Trafalgar Day 2005

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar, many schools in Thanet are having their children dress-up with a navy theme today, as you can see from this photo taken at Chartfield School in Westgate.

Known worldwide for its historical accuracy, the BBC just reported the end of the battle as “The ships parked side by side and then they went downstairs.” This is of course why they wish to raise the license fee to almost £200 a year, to be able to employ a journalist with some grasp of basic nautical expressions, such as “moored” and “below-decks”, which I suspect even the primary school in the photo children may be familiar with.


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