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Aqua Alta
Venice is having a torrid time with ultra high tides causing flooding. The mayor has appealed to cruise firms and some have diverted to Trieste. Il Piccolo has this picture of two parked by the maritime Station on the Riva. Buses are parked nearby to ferry the...
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Last Post: Nov 17, 2019 3:05pm
by Harry Dixon
There's No Such Thing......
….. as climate change !!!! Il Piccolo carries pictures of Trieste and Venice under water.
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Last Post: Nov 13, 2019 7:45am
by Harry Dixon
Regional Meetings
Suffolk Group Meetings. Our next meeting will be the Christmas Lunch meeting on December 13th. at the Rushbrooke Arms pub at Sicklesmere, Bury St. Edmunds at 12 o!clock. Contact Charlie Dunnett. 01473 745693
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Last Post: Nov 10, 2019 2:23pm
by Charles Dunnett
LAST POST - 858 - Gordon Wingfield
Sadly I have to report that Gordon Wingfield has passed away. He was 91 years old and served in 65 Coy RASC ( Sgt.) 1949-51. Geoff printed a page of Gordon's photos in Journal 56. He was a late comer to the Association, joining in 2016 but regularly attended our Regi...
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Last Post: Oct 28, 2019 11:59am
by Colin Russell
Barcolana 2019
this week BT were showing an hours programme all about the TS 'big event' It is now reckoned to be the first or second largest regatta in the world and anyone can join in. Cannot be compared to the early 50's or indeed if it was then operating. The figure 51 was in t...
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Last Post: Oct 25, 2019 8:47am
by Roy Boyles
Southampton Group
The Southampton group have their lunch meeting on Thursday 24th October 12 o’clock at our normal location of Gusto Lounge, Commercial Road in Southampton. Any new visitors will be warmly welcomed as well as the regulars. It is a very informal meeting of vete...
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Last Post: Sep 27, 2019 11:22am
by Paula Pakeman
Thank you both
Thank you Roland and Harry,it was nice to hear from you both regarding the message board,I hope other members will take the hint.Perhaps at our age our little grey cells dont work like they used to and all things are more of an effort.I enjoyed coming to the meetings...
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2019 3:49pm
by peter saunders
"Pinafore"
"He polished up the handles of the big front door. He polished up the handles so skilfully The now he is the ruler of the Queen's navy." Gilbert and Sullivan satirised the follies of the Victorian age and we sometimes smirk in the certainty that it couldn't happ...
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Last Post: Jul 4, 2019 1:14pm
by Harry Dixon
Bloomsday in Trieste
Il Piccolo today has this photo and the paragraph which follows is a verbatim translation; you'll get the drift: In short, to go around at night for Trieste you risk making strange encounters... especially in this month of June, all dedicated to the celebratio...
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Last Post: Jun 26, 2019 6:31pm
by H Dixon
Ray Bannister
Good day to you all, I have recently obtained my father's Army Service records and found that he served with BETFOR from 15/09/1947 and 31/08/1950. He was in the regular army with the REME (Royal Warwickshire Regiment). I would be more than happy to hear if anyone h...
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Last Post: Jun 15, 2019 9:19am
by Bill Bannister
Sorry........
……..I'm not allowed say where this is: This mountain stream has only a short way to go before it flows into a sea loch. In many visits we've only once met another person - and that's how we like it.
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2019 6:22pm
by H Dixon
Montalbano is back
Just watched last night’s Montalbano. He is in Udine at the end and they are talking about Trieste station. Continuation next Saturday.
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Last Post: Jun 2, 2019 10:05pm
by Paula
WHY.......
…..oh why would anyone want to shoot one of these? Yet some tw..s in tweeds are willing to pay huge sums of money to do it.
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Last Post: May 30, 2019 2:54pm
by H Dixon
El Tram - running again but.......
...not for the public.Il Piccolo has this photo of a car waiting for the tram to pass; there is to be one each day but Joe public can't use it.
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Last Post: May 26, 2019 8:26am
by H Dixon
Southampton Group Lunch
Just a reminder that the Southampton group will be meeting on Thursday 30 May starting by 12 at Gusto in Commercial Road. Anyone is welcome to join this lovely group to share memories, chat about experiences or just enjoy each other’s company over an Italian ba...
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Last Post: May 24, 2019 7:09am
by Paula
Art Exhibition in Trieste
Il Piccolo had this on the website a few days ago. It's by Angelo Ingani, a 19th century artist. I doubt if the scene is a Trieste one but, when so much "art" these days looks like nothing you've ever seen, I think it's excellent.
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Last Post: May 22, 2019 1:29pm
by Harry Dixon
TEATRO ROMANO
On Trieste's tourist trail, tucked in off the Corso, is the Roman theatre. Il Piccolo has an item about the archeological digs which are going on there at present. The picture shows a group of students listening to one of the archeologists explaining what is goin...
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Last Post: May 17, 2019 11:51am
by Harry Dixon
El Tram
In my inbox this morning and leading the field was Il Piccolo telling me that the tram had been u/s for a thousand days since this happened: Interesting - but hardly urgent.
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Last Post: May 14, 2019 7:36am
by Harry Dixon
Missed it......
We usually mark the end of the war in Europe on 7 May - but we missed it. These young ladies were rehearsing for a parade to be held to celebrate: No prizes for guessing where.
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Last Post: May 10, 2019 7:29am
by Harry Dixon
Villa Necker
Il Piccolo's website has a photo of Villa Necker. There is an article outlining the building's military history, mentioning Napoleon but not the building's role during the time of the FTT and AMG. I never had any occasion to go there but I think it was used as HQ for...
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Last Post: May 6, 2019 10:59am
by Harry Dixon
Al via i lavori di restauro del Museo ferroviario di Campo Marzio a Trieste
Work on retoring……...railway etc etc My email from Il Piccolo this morning began with this "news of the day". A group of railway enthusiasts have been working on this for some time. This is the station which used to serve as the Trieste termina...
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Last Post: May 5, 2019 12:32pm
by Harry Dixon
YOU TUBE & TS
I am interested to know if any of our band of readers ever view the delights of You Tube with its millions and millions of videos. Just mention TS in the search box and off you go. I have just viewed the funeral procession of Franz Ferdinand in July 1914 and the firs...
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Last Post: Apr 24, 2019 8:24am
by roy boyles
Trieste's Tourism is Booming
Il Piccolo reports that accommodation for tourists is "sold out". It is also to be the setting for two "Hollywood" films: one being filmed at Miramare is "The Hitman's Wife" the other, to be filmed in the Cavanna and Piazza Unita is to "star" Trieste, Cavana p...
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2019 1:21pm
by Harry Dixon
Last Post
This is a much belated notice of the sad passing of Jim McLeish. It's doubly sad because his passing has remained unknown to us since February 2017. I'm indebted to Gerald Cockroft for passing on the news. Jim, Gerald and I were in TSO together. Many of you will reme...
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Last Post: Apr 13, 2019 12:49pm
by Harry Dixon
Foibe
The foibe were the deep pits in the limestone of the Carso which were the scene of vengeful punishments, when during the "40 days of terror" suspected pro-fascists and collaborators with the Germans were thrown alive down the shafts with hands and feet bound with...
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Last Post: Apr 12, 2019 1:43pm
by Harry Dixon
MIRA......MARE !!!!
Trieste “invasa” da studenti in gita, arrivi anche da Usa e Regno Unito That's the headline in Il Piccolo today; so British kids are subjected to being dragged round Mirablastedmare wedding cake non-castle and even allowed to see the plaque planted...
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2019 12:47pm
by Harry Dixon
Maltempo again in Trieste
The scene in Piazza della Borsa today: It has been worse of course:
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2019 6:12pm
by Harry Dixon
Photograph formats
No - nor do I understand but it seems that Il Piccolo has gone over to a new format which allows "greater compression" but has meant that I haven't been able to show their photos of Trieste etc. Luckily I've managed to convert their "webp" to jpeg: So there yo...
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2019 3:34pm
by Harry Dixon
Spring Is Sprung at Barcola
This photo of people "swimming" at Barcola comes from Il Piccolo. It's notable for at least two reasons; they're all making a splash in concert and there are folks with cameras to record the scene - so, in spite of the advent of Spring, it's clearly still a bit parky...
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Last Post: Mar 25, 2019 1:37pm
by Harry Dixon
Web-cams around the world.
Note the time this is posted here!! Using the SKYLINE web-cam programme I have just been taking a look at the Weeping Wall in Jerusalem. Bottom of screen showed date/time of - 20/7/2018 - 0012 and there were crowds of people in the square in front of the wall....
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2018 9:18pm
by Larry Southgate
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