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Not so little then...

The MV Royal Daffodil (1939) was one of the "Little Ships". According to the list of particiipating vessels on Wikipedia, it evacuated a total of 7461 people over 5 crossings. (read more...)

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As one Journey ends, another begins...

When Dorothy returns to the Wizard of Oz, she discovers that everything she's been working for is a charade. There's no magic wizard, just a guy who knows how to pull a few levers to give the right impression.   (read more...)

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A life on the rolling waves?

One of the thorniest issues facing the Little Ships idea is what to do when the 'owners' of the publicly owned land don't want to sell their land (to us or anyone). For years, I've kicked this problem around until the solution came to me in a WW2 film recently. (read more...)

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What have these four got in common?

Apart from the Y-chromosome and neck-tie, there's a few pairings: Charles and Boris are both public school educated, Ken and Peter (Peter Kyle, local MP) are both state school educated. Ken and Boris are both ex-London mayors, Charles and Peter are known for their advocacy of the environment. (read more...)

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Curiouser and Curiouser...

PR said not to blog too much. (Twice a year OK, Jo? :-)   So, we think an entire blog post dedicated to administration. is what you all need. Summary of what's been happening in 2019 so far:

It took a mighty 5 months to get the CIC formed. Long and boring story. (read more...)

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First day at work

Little Ships' first day at work hasn't actually happened yet as this would require paid staff. Here are some random notes on recent events:

Been hunting for a key worker union rep re. Target project no. 1. One phone call and already deep in the Gilliam-esque world of this very very large public institution. (read more...)

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That which we call a rose...

I've been 'umming' and 'ahhing' for a year or so about the name - Little Ships. I got the idea of using it after seeing the film 'Dunkirk' last year with the family. It made a big impact on all of us, the kids especially. (read more...)

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