Thursday, March 19, 2009

Royal Yacht Squadron Club.

The Home of English Yacht Racing this postcard is 1902 and it will be 28 years hence before we challenge the US for the America's Cup which we lost in the mid eighteen hundreds, and to this day the cup has never been back in the UK.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Marines on parade in Newport about 1895

Naval Apprentices

A parade of Naval Apprentices at Newport R I. and demonstrates the Naval ,commercial, and leisure importance this area had.

The Club House, Newport Rhode Island, almost a shrine and certainly regarded as a hallowed place, you have to be several times a millionaire to even be a consideration for membership, and the place where our lads first went to on there arrival in 1930 to compete for the America's Cup.

My thanks to Harriet for the gift of these postcards which she made available after visiting my site. She read with great interest my tale of "Smoker" and his exploits.

It has come to pass that her family were also involved with the Enterprise in 1930, however that's another tale.