Coastguards and civilians of Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey
Commemorative postcard, Heroes All! Five brave coastguards and two civilians of Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, who rescued 20 members of the 2nd Walworth Boy Scouts' Troop who got into difficulties when their training vessel, a 32 foot ex-naval cutter, was hit by a sudden squall and capsized. Sadly, nine Sea Scouts died. There were 23 Sea Scouts, the Scout Master and five helpers on board. The tragedy was widely reported in newspapers at the time. A Memorial was erected in 1914 in Nunhead Cemetery.
4 August 1912
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Mistletoe. Leaves and berries on sprigs of the European mistletoe (Viscum album). Mistletoe is a parasitic, evergreen shrub that can grow on a variety of trees, but is usually found on apple trees. The translucent white berries appear from September to January and contain a sticky pulp, which surrounds the seeds.
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Jean, Duke of Berry, exchanging gifts and feasting with his family and friends in January. Illumination from the 15th century manuscript of the 'Tres Riches Heures' of Jean, Duke of Berry
BOOK OF HOURS: JANUARY.
Jean, Duke of Berry, exchanging gifts and feasting with his family and friends in January. Illumination from the 15th century manuscript of the 'Tres Riches Heures' of Jean, Duke of Berry.
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