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Postby Grover1 » Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:19 am


From a great-named site, Femalefirst.co.uk ...

http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/royal_family/75352004.htm

(... and, I refrain completely from describing the advertisement that is there to the right of the story as I type this ...)
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Postby wheland » Tue Jul 19, 2005 7:01 am


Well all I can say is that I found the ad almost as interesting as the story. 8O

It can't hurt to have important people behind your hobbies. I can understand why someone like Princess Anne would like the solitude found at Lighthouses- she's almost always on display and needs the down time more than most.

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Postby Kevin vk2ce » Tue Jul 19, 2005 7:40 am


A bit skinny Dennis. :lol:

I would imagine Anne would take every opportunity to get away from the Palace.
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Postby Maria » Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:39 am


It's good to be queen (or princess in this case.) To be able to drop by any lighthouse at any time and expect someone to drop everything to show you around....what a life! Maybe she needs someone to carry her bags?

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Postby Fred » Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:39 pm


Princess Anne has been patron of the Northern Lighthouse Board since 1993,last year she visited the Isle of Man for various engagements and took the opportunity of a visit to one of our lighthouses,she was friendly,chatty and very well informed about lighthouses,it was classed as a private visit which meant we could keep it to six people in the lighthouse which gave a good chance to discuss lighthouse matters.
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Postby plebetkin » Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:24 pm


given the regalness of Princess Anne, it was revealing (pun intended) to see the advertisement alongside the article with the lady in bra and panties. Juxtaposition anyone?
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Postby Grover1 » Fri Jul 22, 2005 4:25 am


No, not the one from "Earl," nor the one from "Flatbush" ... but the one from Edinburgh ... a second Royal is involved with the beacons ...

http://www.eadt.co.uk/content/news/stor ... 3A42%3A937
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Postby Grover1 » Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:21 am


Still another followup to Princess Anne revelation ...

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0, ... 23,00.html
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Postby wheland » Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:58 am


I'm not sure I care for this description of our interest-

"It was strangely reassuring last week to discover that the Princess Royal was just as in thrall to eccentric pursuits as the rest of Britain seems to be. "

I'm not saying it's incorrect, just not sure I like seeing it put that way. :lol:

Now this one I'm definitely sure I don't like the way it is put-

"Little in the world of pharology — the technical term for the study of lighthouses, derived from the Pharos light at Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the World — seems entirely normal."

Those points- and a couple of others- aside it's a nice article and very true in it's description of us Lighthouse Nuts or Wackos as even we call ourselves. :lol:

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Postby plebetkin » Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:51 am


I like articles like this which are more than mere travelogues to allow a writer to sell his piece to a local paper. This article is engaging, well-researched, and hopefully will bring more interest to lighthousing
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Postby wheland » Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:55 am


plebetkin wrote:I like articles like this which are more than mere travelogues to allow a writer to sell his piece to a local paper. This article is engaging, well-researched, and hopefully will bring more interest to lighthousing


I agree with you on this. although calling us names might not help- even if they are true. :-)

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Postby plebetkin » Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:45 pm


sometimes I think it's the insensitivity of the reporter or the lack of knowledge on the reporter's part. The writer probably knew little or nothing about lighthouses before doing the article and most likely doesn't realize that there are dedicated lighthouse buffs
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