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Tuesday, 04 August 2015

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Youngsters help guide tall ship into Cumbrian harbour

A tall ship sailed into Whitehaven harbour crewed by a special team of girl guides.

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The tall ship Lord Nelson comes into Whitehaven

Crowds of people lined Whitehaven harbourside yesterday to welcome the Lord Nelson to the town.

Whitehaven is the penultimate destination for the ship’s 100-day voyage around the country, which set off from Glasgow in June.

The Lord Nelson will stay in the town until Thursday morning when it sets sail for its final leg of the voyage.

Guiding members have been crewing the vessel as part of celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of the organisation.

Since leaving Glasgow, it has called at Oban, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Boston, London, Chatham, Portsmouth, Falmouth and Milford Haven, each time taking on a new crew of up to 44 girl guides.

Many of those on-board have been sailing for the first time.

Whitehaven marks the final leg of the journey, with three of the crew boarding the ship for that trip being Cumbrian.

Today brownies and rainbows from Workington and Whitehaven will take part in activities at the harbourside.

A group of 24 brownies and six leaders from the Whitehaven area will then be welcomed aboard the Lord Nelson by the captain and given a tour, before spending the night on the ship.

Tomorrow morning they will help scrub the decks and polish the brass to make the ship ready for the next intake of crew.

The ship will set sail from Whitehaven on Thursday, weather depending.


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