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Re: Yorkshire Ship Enthusiasts

Postby northeast » Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:53 pm

OK clever clogs, 'The 4th Earl of Sandwich's invention' then! Although not quite strictly correct.
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Re: Yorkshire Ship Enthusiasts

Postby magoonigal » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:09 am

The sandwich

The modern sandwich is named after the Rt. Hon. John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, yet the exact circumstances of its invention and original use are still the subject of debate. A rumour in a contemporary travel book called Tour to London by Pierre Jean Grosley formed the popular myth that bread and meat sustained Lord Sandwich at the gambling table.[20] A very conversant gambler, Lord Sandwich did not take the time to have a meal during his long hours playing at the card table. Consequently, he would ask his servants to bring him slices of meat between two slices of bread; a habit well known among his gambling friends. Because John Montagu was the Earl of Sandwich others began to order "the same as Sandwich!" - the ‘sandwich’ was born.[21] The sober alternative is provided by Sandwich's biographer, N. A. M. Rodger, who suggests Sandwich's commitments to the navy, to politics and the arts mean the first sandwich was more likely to have been consumed at his work desk.
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Re: Yorkshire Ship Enthusiasts

Postby northeast » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:38 am

Exactly or perhaps egg-zactly, that man should have been an itinerant ship photographer as well :D
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Re: Yorkshire Ship Enthusiasts

Postby RichardP » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:28 pm

It is sometimes alleged that we are really only interested in being Yorkshire Sandwich Eaters. This is not quite true as we are also partial to a little raw herring when over the seas. And just to illustrate the point here is a Hull registered, Dutch operated, herring trawler ATLANTIC PRINCESS at Ijmuiden on last year's YSE minicruise.
H90 - ATLANTIC PRINCESS is 3229GT, built 1985 by 'Welgelegen' Scheepswerf en Machinefabriek BV, Harlingen (108). Built as VL70-Astrid, renamed KW 171-Maartje Theodora in 1992 and transferred to the UK flag as Atlantic Princess in 1993.
H-90-Atlantic-Princess-2306.jpg
We are not likely to see many trawlers at Rotterdam next week, but join now and we may be off to Ijmuiden next year.....
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