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Bucklers Hard

By Sezz    
I've been away for a few days to the New Forest and whilst there visited Bucklers Hard, part of the Beaulieu Estate.. I had no idea of it's history or of it's importance with shipbuilding, especially for Nelson's fleet/Trafalgar etc.. that aside, I just liked the last of the late sun on this wooden post and rope. I'll catch up with everyone soon Smile

Bucklers Hard was the birthplace of many British naval vessels, including many of Admiral Nelson's fleet, using the timber of the New Forest. The Hard, under the control of Master shipbuilder Henry Adams was responsible for building many famous ships during the late 18th century and early 19th centuries. These included HMS Euryalus, HMS Swiftsure and HMS Agamemnon, all of which fought at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The industry declined in the nineteenth-century and today the hamlet is given over to tourism, with a small maritime museum, and a modern yachting marina. During World War II, the village was used to build motor torpedo boats and the river was a base for hundreds of landing craft for the Normandy invasion, Operation Overlord. Bucklers Hard was where Sir Francis Chichester began and finished his single-handed voyage around the world in Gipsy Moth IV.

Thank you for your time and as always your thoughts/comments ae very welcome.
Regards - Sarah J x

Tags: Wood New forest Rope Nelson Cobwebs Hampshire Trafalgar Landscape and travel Shipbuilding Bucklers hard

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Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
21 Sep 2012 4:04PM
Excellent composition! I am so glad you left the little webs... Grin

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21 Sep 2012 6:20PM
A very nice shot Sarah, and I've been there many times over the Years, the History is amazing isn't it.

John Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
21 Sep 2012 6:23PM
Simple and effective, Sarah. The lighting and restricted dof separates the post well from the bg.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
21 Sep 2012 6:36PM
Thank you, appreciated!

John yes, lots of history, loved it! I happened to visit HMS Victory yesterday too, so all came together perfectly Smile

Sarah x
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
22 Sep 2012 1:53PM
Think I'd have called this "I'm a frayed knot"!! Grin A well seen shot, Sarah, lovely lighting Smile
Trev Smile
1881 6 India
22 Sep 2012 8:45PM
YOU are really MUSTERGrinMINDED good shot.
posty57 10 6 2 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2012 11:19PM

Quote:Think I'd have called this "I'm a frayed knot"!! Grin A well seen shot, Sarah, lovely lighting Smile
Trev Smile

Very clever comment, but sums up the image. Wonderful detail and light.
Bucklers hard is on my doorstep, so know it well. Lovely place.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
23 Sep 2012 12:34PM
Many thanks everyone Smile

Sarah x
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 6:08PM
Lots of interesting detaill here Sarah.

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