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BS: Poem about Westward Ha! in Somerset.

Big Al Whittle 26 Jul 21 - 10:33 AM
Nigel Parsons 26 Jul 21 - 10:48 AM
Steve Shaw 26 Jul 21 - 11:00 AM
G-Force 26 Jul 21 - 05:28 PM
Black belt caterpillar wrestler 26 Jul 21 - 05:35 PM
Georgiansilver 28 Jul 21 - 08:01 AM
Jon Freeman 28 Jul 21 - 08:21 AM
Big Al Whittle 29 Jul 21 - 11:56 AM
keberoxu 29 Jul 21 - 10:55 PM

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Subject: BS: Poem about Westward Ha! in Somerset.
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 26 Jul 21 - 10:33 AM

What's it like in Westward Ho!
I've not been there, I don't know.


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Subject: RE: BS: Poem about Westward Ha! in Somerset.
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 26 Jul 21 - 10:48 AM

In the 1860s she was a camp follower of the wagon train taking pioneers to open up new lands in America.
She was the westward ho!


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Subject: RE: BS: Poem about Westward Ha! in Somerset.
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 26 Jul 21 - 11:00 AM

Well there's Kipling Cliff and a fabulous fossil forest on the beach which is exposed at very low spring tides. There used to be a somewhat notorious sewage outfall that threatened the beach, but I assume that's been fixed. It's 30 years since I went, though I can be there in 45 minutes. But I have Bude...


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Subject: RE: BS: Poem about Westward Ha! in Somerset.
From: G-Force
Date: 26 Jul 21 - 05:28 PM

I don't know about Westward Ha!, but Westward Ho! is in Devon, not Somerset.


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Subject: RE: BS: Poem about Westward Ha! in Somerset.
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 26 Jul 21 - 05:35 PM

Had an interesting local railway and it is said that one of the locomotives was sunk after being sold when the ship it was being transported on went down.
Should be a song there somewhere.

Robin


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Subject: RE: BS: Poem about Westward Ha! in Somerset.
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 28 Jul 21 - 08:01 AM

Westward Ho!.... the only place in Britain with an exclamation mark as part of its name. On the coast of North Devon near Bideford town. Spent many a day there as a child, sitting on the pebble ridge which runs the length of the beach and stops the resort being flooded. Great beach for swimming.


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Subject: RE: BS: Poem about Westward Ha! in Somerset.
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 28 Jul 21 - 08:21 AM

So Westward Ho! for Trinidad, and Eastward Ho! for Spain

I remember dad having a record with that (apparently the Old Superb) on, possibly the John Shirley-Quirk recording of Songs of the Sea


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Subject: RE: BS: Poem about Westward Ha! in Somerset.
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 29 Jul 21 - 11:56 AM

'I don't know about Westward Ha!, but Westward Ho! is in Devon, not Somerset.'

Like I said, I don't know.


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Subject: RE: BS: Poem about Westward Ha! in Somerset.
From: keberoxu
Date: 29 Jul 21 - 10:55 PM

I'm a little confused here:
was the thread title meant to be
'about Westward Ho!' and it came out 'Ha!' instead??


There is a USA connection to the Ha variation of the phrase.
Humo[u]rist S. J. Perelman collaborated with
the famous cartoonist Al Hirschfeld on a book titled:

Westward Ha! or,
Around the World in Eighty Clichés.

I haven't looked at it yet.


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