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 ====== A historical encounter at the Bristol Dockyard ====== ====== A historical encounter at the Bristol Dockyard ======
  
-It wasn't an auspicious start to the outing to Brunel'​s SS Great Britain in Bristol due to rain but by the time we reached our coffee stop it had given up and the day continued dry and warm. The ship itself was full of historical significance and information meaning that the 4 hours we had wasn't really long enough to find out all it had to tell.+It wasn't an auspicious start to Junje 2013 outing to Brunel'​s SS Great Britain in Bristol due to rain but by the time we reached our coffee stop it had given up and the day continued dry and warm. The ship itself was full of historical significance and information meaning that the 4 hours we had wasn't really long enough to find out all it had to tell.
  
 Brought back from the Falklands in 1973 and restored to its original condition was a mammoth task resulting in a fascinating insite into the life and conditions of those who sailed in her - some journeys as long as to Australia. The Dockyard Museum tells the SS Great Britain’s remarkable story, from her launch in 1843 through a long career as luxury liner, emigrant steam clipper to a super-sized sailing ship carrying coal to San Francisco. It makes one appreciate how fortunate we are to be living in the 21st Century. Brought back from the Falklands in 1973 and restored to its original condition was a mammoth task resulting in a fascinating insite into the life and conditions of those who sailed in her - some journeys as long as to Australia. The Dockyard Museum tells the SS Great Britain’s remarkable story, from her launch in 1843 through a long career as luxury liner, emigrant steam clipper to a super-sized sailing ship carrying coal to San Francisco. It makes one appreciate how fortunate we are to be living in the 21st Century.
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 +Photographs by Veronica Smith & Chris Senior.
  
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