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    is that Greta Thunberg peeking out the 2nd story window? Oh wait that's not her. That's Kilroy

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    London dustcart. 1910.

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    I like that curved ladder...

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    I see no horses. I wonder if the other three men are on the traces and employed as cart pullers. There must have been huge amounts of "dust" when these carts got their name.

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    I'am having a hard time comprehending "Dust Cart".

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    Dust=dung...

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    Dust = Rubbish
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    Dust=dung...
    Its a British term, also carried over to (some of) the colonies. We used to put out our Dustbins weekly for collection. Now its our Wheelies.

    Cheers Phil

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    Engine room of the HMHS Brittanic under construction.

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    Every time the subject of the Britannic surfaces, I'm reminded of the story of Violet Jessop...

    Violet Constance Jessop (2 October 1887 5 May 1971) was an Irish Argentine ocean liner stewardess and nurse who is known for surviving the disastrous sinkings of both RMS Titanic and her sister ship, HMHS Britannic, in 1912 and 1916, respectively. In addition, she had been on board RMS Olympic, the eldest of the three sister ships, when it collided with a British warship Called HMS Hawke, in 1911.

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    Oh boy, that is one engine room I'd love to see in action, today they are mainly big diesels or steam turbine's, BORING! But all those reciprocating rods and the sounds of life you can actually see everything, it all comes to life.

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