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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival 2003
From: clansfolk
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 02:25 PM

wurms mudder


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival 2003
From: alanww
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 11:53 AM

A hungry lot those Shellbacks ...
"What did you eat in the woods today, Henry my son ...!"
Alan


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival 2003
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 11:45 AM

So who of the Shellbacks ended up with a picnic they didn't prepare? I put down ours while you guys were singing in the shopping mall outside Boots (it was in a carrier bag, Sainsburys I think) and when I went back to get it, it had gone, and a bag (Tescos I think)with three bottles of water was left in it's place! Oh we were so hungry!

Sal


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival 2003
From: clansfolk
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 05:06 AM

....only up there for the Saturday - Singing for the "Spirit of Lancashire" naming and Reception (Hope you're all are supporting the Lads? did "The Shellback Chorus" have their named painted on the side?????) - weather not the best but from what little I saw it looked as good as usual. Hi to everyone I didn't see!


Pete

Some piccys from Glasson dock - naming of The Spirit of Lancashire check out pictures pages.....


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival 2003
From: vectis
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 08:07 PM

You missed a good one Alan, Snuffy, Jude, Noreen et al. 'Twer a brilliant festival and I enjoyed my Shellbacking.
HEY YOU LOT
Tell 'em wot they missed


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: alanww
Date: 16 Apr 03 - 09:50 PM

I hope everyone enjoys themselves, particularly the new members of the Shellback Chorus, for whom I should be singing myself. However, I shall be at Miskin this year.

"Hey the last boat's a-leaving ...!"
Alan


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: John Routledge
Date: 16 Apr 03 - 08:37 PM

Have an official programme and Festival looks action packed for the full four days.

I can only make Saturday and Sunday as a day boy which on reflection is about enough for me.

Much singing for all.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: Alio
Date: 16 Apr 03 - 08:49 AM

Geoff and I will also be staying in the Royal Kings Arms (we've been elevated this year!!) so we'll see you Thursday night Andrew.
Looking forward to the weekend, and seeing everyone again.
Ali and Geoff


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: clansfolk
Date: 16 Apr 03 - 07:00 AM

Bad news......   

The three Mariners Landlord has had to put a block on any singing during Thursday day other than at 4.00-4.30pm when the "show" goes out! - scared of the PEL Police? as his license does't start until Friday.......

so don't turn up for a sing during the day on Thursday there as it won't be going ahead.......

The BBC Blue bus WILL be there and everyone is welcome to pop in have a play on the computers/internet or try and stump Chris with a PC problem (Not PEL PC....)

NB. NO SINGING................. Till FRIDAY.................. DOH!!

NNB This has NO EFFECT on the festival proper just BBC cover on Thursday.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: GUEST,Val
Date: 15 Apr 03 - 07:59 AM

I will be going, but please note that it is a Sponsors' Launch, not a concert, by invitation only.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: GUEST,Val
Date: 15 Apr 03 - 07:57 AM


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: clansfolk
Date: 15 Apr 03 - 05:04 AM

Anyone going to the pre Festival Press Concert on Wednesday Night?


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Apr 03 - 02:51 AM

If anyone wants the full 4-day listing for the Lancaster Maritime Festival in .html format please contact: graham@drawing.demon.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: Crane Driver
Date: 14 Apr 03 - 04:53 PM

Will be in the Royal King's Feet, or some such, from Thursday. BTW, what other sort of Kings are there, apart from Royal ones? Of course, I might not actually be there, if I've gone somewhere else. Try the Trois Matelots, the Horseless Velocipede or the Duck & Dragon - in no particular order.

MORE GIN!!!

Andrew


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 14 Apr 03 - 08:20 AM

See also: Lancaster Maritime Festival
Two threads started by diff peeps at diff times.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: clansfolk
Date: 14 Apr 03 - 07:18 AM

Ms Lemon - answered what I thought was a question to me re a remark I'd made.... but it looks like it wasn't ---- but it does answer your question in part as I answered it on the other thread - there are several Lancasters - but both of the current threads refer to the same one - confusing ain't it.

Maybe the festival will be twice as good????? in stereo??

Pete

;-)


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 14 Apr 03 - 06:52 AM

Why are there two threads on this? How many Lancasters are there?

#8-)

Sal


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: nutty
Date: 12 Apr 03 - 11:17 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 11 Apr 03 - 12:03 PM

We are heading up on Thursday lunchtime staying just outside Lancaster at a campsite so may be there then. Not sure if I've ever crossed the Equator - probably not ( just checked the map and definitely not).


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: vectis
Date: 10 Apr 03 - 07:15 PM

OOOOO ERRRRRRR and THE GLOVES!!!!!
Luverly :-))


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 10 Apr 03 - 06:31 PM

Thanks Pete! :0)


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: clansfolk
Date: 10 Apr 03 - 06:06 PM

just one of many...............

Ninety percent of our crew were Pollywogs, (that is a person who has not crossed the equator). We knew that we were all in for a good hazing. All of our Chief and First Class Petty Officers were Shellback. Most of them had served on the battleships that went down at Pearl Harbor. Tradition was a big thing with them.

The day before we were to go over, the Shellbacks constructed the 'Royal Bath.' This was a pool about four feet deep and about seven by seven feet square.   A handy billy was then rigged and sea water was pumped into the 'Royal Bath' and mixed with diesel oil. Word was passed that Davie Jones was to come aboard that evening and we were to entertain him on the fantail. Some had to dance for him, others told stories or recited poetry. I was lucky in being in a singing group.   After the entertainment we were presented with a summons to King Neptune's Court the next day.

Breakfast was piped at eight bells for all shellbacks the next morning. Our ensign had been lowered and the 'Jolly Roger' was hoisted. This meant that the hazing was underway. Steak and eggs was the meal for the Shellbacks. We had hard tack and coffee made with salt water.

Various charges were levied against the Pollywogs. Officers were dealt with more harshly than enlisted men. We had a lieutenant who had been in the First World War. He was a Mustang with 25 years of service , but had never crossed the line. Accused of painting the town when we were in New York, he was made to climb the rigging with a bucket of paint. Another officer was ordered to the forecastle with two coke bottles for binoculars to keep a look out of the mail buoy.   I was accused of impersonating an Irishman, and had to eat an Irish apple, (which was a raw onion).

As you knelt before the Judge in King Neptune's Court, you were ordered to kiss the Royal Baby. He was the ugliest guy on the ship. A bucket of mustard was hidden behind him and when you went to kiss him, he reached back to the bucket and hit you with a handful of mustard. The royal barber was next. He had electric clippers that kept shocking you as he cut your hair. After that came the 'Royal Bath.' You had to say Shellback three times as they were dunking you.

Running the gauntlet was the final stage of the exercise. A tarp was spread out on deck and greased with graphite, over it about a foot was strung a cargo net. You had to crawl along the tarp for about ten yards with Shellbacks paddling you and another at the end with a fire hose to drive you back just when you thought you were through. When it was all over you could take a deep breath and with great pride say: Now I am a Shellback.

Pete


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: SussexCarole
Date: 10 Apr 03 - 05:58 PM

......great another initiation ceremony Noreen......welcome Mary........(get the gloves ready Noreen)


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: Barb'ry
Date: 10 Apr 03 - 05:57 PM

Can't wait for Lancaster festival - think Shellback rehersal is on Saturday morning though - and we are supposed to be singing at the John O'Gaunt on Monday afternoon - those with any voices left, anyway! See you all there xxxx


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: Crane Driver
Date: 10 Apr 03 - 05:56 PM

See you all there - I hope. We arrive sometime Thursday evening (still don't know where we're staying) - performing (!) Friday & Saturday, then joining in as a punter the rest of the weekend. Home again Tuesday-ish.

Andrew


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 10 Apr 03 - 05:49 PM

...before the initiation, Vectis. Have you not been told about that? Oh dear...


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: clansfolk
Date: 10 Apr 03 - 05:40 PM

pollywog - pre Shellback.....


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: vectis
Date: 10 Apr 03 - 05:21 PM

wassa pollywog?


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 10 Apr 03 - 05:10 PM

Now there's a thought! Start a day early...

Noreen- a Shellback and a pollywog!


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: clansfolk
Date: 10 Apr 03 - 03:44 PM

Just for info - The Radio Lancashire BBC Blue Bus is going up to Lancaster on Thursday 17th April - and would like to do the whole programme on a music basis - Maria Felix Vas (the presenter) would like to interview people, record music etc, for the show - the bus will be at The Three Mariners, Lancaster for the day with a transmission going out at 4.05pm to 4.30pm - why not pop along and see the bus (surf the internet) have a chat with Maria - and sing a shanty or two.... get into the festival mood early!

Pollywogs and Shellbacks alike!

Pete


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 09 Apr 03 - 12:55 PM

Me too vectis see you there - sadly not retiring though!


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: vectis
Date: 08 Apr 03 - 07:58 PM

Yes I'm Shellbacking for the first time.
I had to do something to celebrate my retirement!!!!!!!he he he


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: clansfolk
Date: 08 Apr 03 - 05:06 AM

If you get chance go along to the "Spirit of Lancashire " which will be at Glasson Dock over the weekend - the naming of the boat will be on Saturday 12.00 noon (ish) - these lads deserve all the support you can give.

We (The Elderly Brothers) have arranged sponsorship for them and our name will be crossing the Atlantic with them - you can do the same (only a pound a letter!!!) what a bargain - also would make a good present!! (better than an acre of the moon!)

So go along there's lots more going on there in conjunction with the Festival singing etc....


Pete


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Apr 03 - 05:47 PM

Detailed programmes for Lancaster now available free of charge, if any one would like one - phone Val on 01524-582395. Cheers me dears. The line -up is listed at the top of this thread.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Apr 03 - 05:44 PM


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 26 Mar 03 - 01:10 PM

Temporarily mislaid my list but I thought Shellbacks were only there Saturday and Sunday?


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 26 Mar 03 - 11:45 AM

gentleman? :0)

You a Shellback now Mary?


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 26 Mar 03 - 10:56 AM

I'm hoping to be there too with my gentleman friend.

#8-D


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: vectis
Date: 26 Mar 03 - 09:12 AM

See you at the Shellbacks' rehersal on Fri am :-)


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: Noreen
Date: 25 Mar 03 - 06:23 PM

Great! look forward to seeing you there, Mary! (But I'm only there til Sat am)


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: vectis
Date: 25 Mar 03 - 05:39 PM

YiPPEEEEEEE!!!!!
I'm going this year.
See y'all
Mary

Beware the beer towels :-0


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: GUEST,Joe S
Date: 19 Mar 03 - 09:08 PM

Mrs Duck - ring the Lancaster Tourist Information Centre and they will send you a list of camp sites out. Free of charge. Or give you info over the phone. Their number is 01524-32878.They've done the same for me.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 19 Mar 03 - 01:15 PM

I will be there. Wish there was a campsite though the thoughts of having to drive from yorkshire two days running.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 19 Mar 03 - 12:11 PM

So pleased to see that my old pals MAINBRACE are at Lancaster. Anyone going there who han't heard them yet, do make an effort to catch their sets. They are good. I'm always surprised by the fact that they can sing regularly in the USA and Europe but get so little work on other UK festivals. They have powerful voices, they choose good songs, they sing with real swing, they do not waste the audience's time, they are professional to the nth degree. Check 'em out. You won't regret it.


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: nutty
Date: 19 Mar 03 - 10:47 AM

See other Thread

HERE


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Subject: RE: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 19 Mar 03 - 06:47 AM

And not to mention the (in)famous Lancaster Pace Egg Play performed on Good Friday by the Abram Pace Eggers.

I said NOT to mention...

Oh dear, another session on Pusser Rum. It'll all end in tears you know.

Cheers

Dave the Gnome
A valiant knight am I and Hector is my name


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Subject: Lancaster Easter Maritime Festival - Who's On
From: GUEST,Heather
Date: 19 Mar 03 - 06:11 AM

The line-up of sea song and shanty singers for this year's Lancaster Festival is on Bitter End's website at www.shanty.co.uk. In alphabetical order: Baggyrinkle, Benny Graham, Bitter End, Cyril Tawney, Danny & Joyce McLeod, Dan Milner & Bob Conroy, Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman, Derek Gifford, Dick Miles, The Endeavour Shantymen, Forebitter, Fore 'n' Aft, Geoff Higginbottom, Graeme Knights, Hughie Jones, John Conolly, John Horsey, Johnny Collins, Jim Eldon, The Keelers, Keepers Lock, LocTup Together, Louis Killen, Mainbrace, Matt Armour, The Mollyhawks, Monkey's Fist, The New Scorpion Band, One Sheet Short, Paul Sirman, The Portsmouth Shantymen, Red Duster, Richard Grainger, Roaring Forties, Roy Clinging, Scold's Bridle, The Shanty Crew, Shanty Jack, The Shellback Chorus, Sheafknot, Sid Kipper, Steve dawes & helen Pitt, Stormalong John, Th'Antique Roadshow, Tim Laycock, Trim Rig & A Doxy. For further information, ring the organisers on 01524-586822.


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