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Sooty
21-05-07, 07:53 AM
Am so upset about the Cutty Sark going up in flames. It was such a beautiful ship, and one I visited both as a child with my parents, and as a parent with my children. A unique part of Britain's maritime heritage and shipbuilding history gone forever. http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

BBC news (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6675381.stm)

sunflower
21-05-07, 07:57 AM
Oh no - how awful. The report says the police are treating it as suspicious, why on earth would anyone want to do that.

TheresaW
21-05-07, 08:07 AM
I think it is very sad. http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Thistle
21-05-07, 09:43 AM
very sad

conniegirl
21-05-07, 10:14 AM
its not gone completely thank god. if you read on only half of the ship was actually there and alot of that is salvagable

Sooty
21-05-07, 10:25 AM
Yes, luckily it was undergoing restoration. Still, it won't be the same.

airedale
21-05-07, 12:03 PM
mentally it won't be the same but physically these people who restore artefacts are so good that in reality I don't think we'll be able to 'see the joins' - unless they want us to

viola
21-05-07, 12:26 PM
It's being discussed now on BBC Radio 4 if someone wants to tune in!

meandmyself
23-05-07, 08:44 PM
How sad http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif