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  • Tower of London.(MH/H)

    Hi all,
    I also went to the Tower of London, which is fascinating, given the long and very involved history of the place. There is a fantastic exhibition of Henry VIII's armour, weapons and clothing in the Royal Armoury. There is also a permanent Museum to the Royal regiment of Fusiliers, which is small but very comprehensive and interesting. The whole complex is quite big and takes a full day to get around and is very busy but worth the effort.
    regards
    GttC

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    It's one of those rare places where you can smell the history.
    The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
    (George Bernard Shaw, Playwright, 1856 - 1950)

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    • #3
      I visited there with my good lady wife last year and had the pleasure of meeting the first lady beefeater in the history of the Tower of London, will dig out and post pictures later.

      Connaught Stranger.

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      • #4
        If visiting the Tower (or indeed, a lot of other sites in London & the rest of England), and travelling there by train, do visit this site http://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/ and download the relevant voucher(s) before travelling. They give 2 for 1 admission. It also covers 2 for 1 for various shows, etc.

        It can make for serious savings, we got 9 of us into London zoo for less than £10 each a few weeks ago.

        Enjoy!
        'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
        'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
        Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
        He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
        http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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        • #5
          Beefeaters suspended over bullying claims

          Originally posted by Connaught Stranger View Post
          I visited there with my good lady wife last year and had the pleasure of meeting the first lady beefeater in the history of the Tower of London, will dig out and post pictures later.

          Connaught Stranger.
          http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20091102/...c-dba1618.html
          The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
          (George Bernard Shaw, Playwright, 1856 - 1950)

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          • #6
            Pictures from my visit to the Tower of London in August 2008:-

            First few shots from outside the walls.

            Connaught Stranger.
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            • #7
              First Lady Beefeater Ms. Moira Cameron, who originally hails from Scotland.

              And a shot of some eyecandy on a soldier, in case you are wondering why his hands are positioned like that he was bringing them down from fixing his cap.
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              • #8
                More inside shots.


                Connaught Stranger.
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                • #9
                  Well worth a visit but get there early as there is loads to see.

                  I threw in a shot of HMS BELFAST taken from the top of Tower Bridge gratis.

                  Connaught Stranger.
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                  Last edited by Connaught Stranger; 2 November 2009, 16:27.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Connaught Stranger View Post
                    First Lady Beefeater Ms. Moira Cameron, who originally hails from Scotland.

                    And a shot of some eyecandy on a soldier, in case you are wondering why his hands are positioned like that he was bringing them down from fixing his cap.
                    Its coincidental that you published that because on todays paper

                    she is mentioned

                    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...an-warder.html
                    Last edited by Vickers; 20 January 2013, 16:10.
                    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
                    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
                    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
                    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
                    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
                    Are full of passionate intensity.

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                    • #11
                      Great Pics C.S. Was there myself a number of years ago but alas my pictures vanished some time back..
                      Go Mairidís Beo

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                      • #12
                        Great Pics C.S.

                        Somewhere in the Tof L complex, the Colours of the disbanded Irish regiments are 'laid up'. Not sure if they are vailable for viewing by the public though.

                        The Colours were laid up on June 12 1922.

                        I have searched for photos but never found any. Would appreciate any further information on this matter.

                        Corkman

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                        • #13
                          great pics any info on the highly decorated cannon

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Corkman View Post
                            Great Pics C.S.

                            Somewhere in the Tof L complex, the Colours of the disbanded Irish regiments are 'laid up'. Not sure if they are vailable for viewing by the public though.

                            The Colours were laid up on June 12 1922.

                            I have searched for photos but never found any. Would appreciate any further information on this matter.

                            Corkman
                            You might find assistance on the Combined Irish Regiments, Old Comrades Association website.

                            http://www.ciroca.org.uk/index.html

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                            • #15
                              I see a posting from GttC on the Air Corps thread, looks like he made a successful break out from the tower...........or else they were glad to get rid of him.
                              Tony K

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