Maritime bonanza draws crowds to city docks

Prince Michael of Kent and Capt Sam Dobell aboard SS Shieldhall

Crowds watching the boats

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HUNDREDS of people have lined the docks of Southampton to see Prince Michael of Kent sail into the city.

He arrived in style on board Tahilla, one of the boats taking part in the flotilla of Dunkirk Little Ships which sailed into the Eastern Docks at around noon alongside the historic tug, Challenge.

The Royal visitor was in Southampton in his role as honorary admiral of the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships and to officially open the Southampton Maritime Festival.

Organised by the Southampton Heritage Federation (SHF), the two-day festival is the first of its kind in recent history and has brought together many different elements which make up the city's history.

Highlights tomorrow include a flypast by a Lancaster Bomber, one of the most iconic aircraft from the Second World War and the chance for members of the public to step onboard the SS Shieldhall.

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9:51am Sun 5 May 13

nedscrumpo says...

Nostalgia is a thing of the past!
Nostalgia is a thing of the past! nedscrumpo
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11:01am Sun 5 May 13

bigfella777 says...

Who is this event aimed at? Whatever happened to the balloon festival, Southampton show or Power in the park? Why do we even bother having the common anymore?
Why does everything have to be squeezed into Mayflower park and I would hardly describe the docks as a nice venue.
Who is this event aimed at? Whatever happened to the balloon festival, Southampton show or Power in the park? Why do we even bother having the common anymore? Why does everything have to be squeezed into Mayflower park and I would hardly describe the docks as a nice venue. bigfella777
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1:45pm Sun 5 May 13

cantthinkofone says...

Is it appropriate for children to watch Prince Michael's historic tug?
Is it appropriate for children to watch Prince Michael's historic tug? cantthinkofone
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1:45pm Sun 5 May 13

J.P.M says...

Who is he?
Where does he come from?

Not another Glaswegian rowdy?
Who is he? Where does he come from? Not another Glaswegian rowdy? J.P.M
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3:41pm Sun 5 May 13

Proud from LIVERPOOL says...

J.P.M wrote:
Who is he?
Where does he come from?

Not another Glaswegian rowdy?
Thankfully he and his wife " Princess Pushy " aren't from Liverpool.
I believe she is Austrian.
[quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: Who is he? Where does he come from? Not another Glaswegian rowdy?[/p][/quote]Thankfully he and his wife " Princess Pushy " aren't from Liverpool. I believe she is Austrian. Proud from LIVERPOOL
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6:37pm Sun 5 May 13

kingnotail says...

Woohoo, another pointless 'royal'. He looks like Mick Fleetwood..
Woohoo, another pointless 'royal'. He looks like Mick Fleetwood.. kingnotail
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7:34pm Sun 5 May 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

What a bunch of abject miseries on here, get out and see some life,and while you are at it show some respect for people that are working hard to provide entertainment, and especially for the Dunkirk little ships. This a small event and from what I have seen it is a good one, with any luck it will get bigger and better. Well done to the organisers, all power to your elbow.
What a bunch of abject miseries on here, get out and see some life,and while you are at it show some respect for people that are working hard to provide entertainment, and especially for the Dunkirk little ships. This a small event and from what I have seen it is a good one, with any luck it will get bigger and better. Well done to the organisers, all power to your elbow. OSPREYSAINT
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8:22pm Sun 5 May 13

bogart259 says...

It was a good event. Went there today with the family. Spent a good three or fours going round everything. Well worth a visit if you haven't got anything to do tomorrow.
It was a good event. Went there today with the family. Spent a good three or fours going round everything. Well worth a visit if you haven't got anything to do tomorrow. bogart259
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8:36pm Sun 5 May 13

J.P.M says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
What a bunch of abject miseries on here, get out and see some life,and while you are at it show some respect for people that are working hard to provide entertainment, and especially for the Dunkirk little ships. This a small event and from what I have seen it is a good one, with any luck it will get bigger and better. Well done to the organisers, all power to your elbow.
Why does anyone want to remember a war, which was against this mans relatives. Only for him to come here with an upside-down head, and be adored by British people??
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of abject miseries on here, get out and see some life,and while you are at it show some respect for people that are working hard to provide entertainment, and especially for the Dunkirk little ships. This a small event and from what I have seen it is a good one, with any luck it will get bigger and better. Well done to the organisers, all power to your elbow.[/p][/quote]Why does anyone want to remember a war, which was against this mans relatives. Only for him to come here with an upside-down head, and be adored by British people?? J.P.M
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9:37pm Sun 5 May 13

derek james says...

J.P.M wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
What a bunch of abject miseries on here, get out and see some life,and while you are at it show some respect for people that are working hard to provide entertainment, and especially for the Dunkirk little ships. This a small event and from what I have seen it is a good one, with any luck it will get bigger and better. Well done to the organisers, all power to your elbow.
Why does anyone want to remember a war, which was against this mans relatives. Only for him to come here with an upside-down head, and be adored by British people??
actually some of his relatives were russian, i believe he is quite well received over there as a fluent russian speaker (he has the time to learn it!) lthough wouldn't expect you to know that
[quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of abject miseries on here, get out and see some life,and while you are at it show some respect for people that are working hard to provide entertainment, and especially for the Dunkirk little ships. This a small event and from what I have seen it is a good one, with any luck it will get bigger and better. Well done to the organisers, all power to your elbow.[/p][/quote]Why does anyone want to remember a war, which was against this mans relatives. Only for him to come here with an upside-down head, and be adored by British people??[/p][/quote]actually some of his relatives were russian, i believe he is quite well received over there as a fluent russian speaker (he has the time to learn it!) lthough wouldn't expect you to know that derek james
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10:38pm Sun 5 May 13

J.P.M says...

derek james wrote:
J.P.M wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
What a bunch of abject miseries on here, get out and see some life,and while you are at it show some respect for people that are working hard to provide entertainment, and especially for the Dunkirk little ships. This a small event and from what I have seen it is a good one, with any luck it will get bigger and better. Well done to the organisers, all power to your elbow.
Why does anyone want to remember a war, which was against this mans relatives. Only for him to come here with an upside-down head, and be adored by British people??
actually some of his relatives were russian, i believe he is quite well received over there as a fluent russian speaker (he has the time to learn it!) lthough wouldn't expect you to know that
And some of his relatives are jerries
[quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of abject miseries on here, get out and see some life,and while you are at it show some respect for people that are working hard to provide entertainment, and especially for the Dunkirk little ships. This a small event and from what I have seen it is a good one, with any luck it will get bigger and better. Well done to the organisers, all power to your elbow.[/p][/quote]Why does anyone want to remember a war, which was against this mans relatives. Only for him to come here with an upside-down head, and be adored by British people??[/p][/quote]actually some of his relatives were russian, i believe he is quite well received over there as a fluent russian speaker (he has the time to learn it!) lthough wouldn't expect you to know that[/p][/quote]And some of his relatives are jerries J.P.M
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6:10am Mon 6 May 13

chrisja says...

Prince WHO of WHERE?? Sorry, but not a SINGLE person there would have known who the hell this bearded wierdo was... just because he has a 'prince' in front of his name doesn't mean anyone gives a flying sh*t apart from perhaps the self-absorbed organisers themselves!
Prince WHO of WHERE?? Sorry, but not a SINGLE person there would have known who the hell this bearded wierdo was... just because he has a 'prince' in front of his name doesn't mean anyone gives a flying sh*t apart from perhaps the self-absorbed organisers themselves! chrisja
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6:12am Mon 6 May 13

chrisja says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Who is this event aimed at? Whatever happened to the balloon festival, Southampton show or Power in the park? Why do we even bother having the common anymore?
Why does everything have to be squeezed into Mayflower park and I would hardly describe the docks as a nice venue.
This wasn't at Mayflower park. As for Power in the Park, lol less said about that rubbish the better...
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Who is this event aimed at? Whatever happened to the balloon festival, Southampton show or Power in the park? Why do we even bother having the common anymore? Why does everything have to be squeezed into Mayflower park and I would hardly describe the docks as a nice venue.[/p][/quote]This wasn't at Mayflower park. As for Power in the Park, lol less said about that rubbish the better... chrisja
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7:14am Mon 6 May 13

Sovietobserver says...

J.P.M wrote:
derek james wrote:
J.P.M wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
What a bunch of abject miseries on here, get out and see some life,and while you are at it show some respect for people that are working hard to provide entertainment, and especially for the Dunkirk little ships. This a small event and from what I have seen it is a good one, with any luck it will get bigger and better. Well done to the organisers, all power to your elbow.
Why does anyone want to remember a war, which was against this mans relatives. Only for him to come here with an upside-down head, and be adored by British people??
actually some of his relatives were russian, i believe he is quite well received over there as a fluent russian speaker (he has the time to learn it!) lthough wouldn't expect you to know that
And some of his relatives are jerries
Он стал предателем ! Подонок.
[quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of abject miseries on here, get out and see some life,and while you are at it show some respect for people that are working hard to provide entertainment, and especially for the Dunkirk little ships. This a small event and from what I have seen it is a good one, with any luck it will get bigger and better. Well done to the organisers, all power to your elbow.[/p][/quote]Why does anyone want to remember a war, which was against this mans relatives. Only for him to come here with an upside-down head, and be adored by British people??[/p][/quote]actually some of his relatives were russian, i believe he is quite well received over there as a fluent russian speaker (he has the time to learn it!) lthough wouldn't expect you to know that[/p][/quote]And some of his relatives are jerries[/p][/quote]Он стал предателем ! Подонок. Sovietobserver
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8:49am Mon 6 May 13

pushamara says...

So if its not at mayflower park where is it being held? Haven't heard anything about it! Need something to do today....
So if its not at mayflower park where is it being held? Haven't heard anything about it! Need something to do today.... pushamara
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9:08am Mon 6 May 13

southy says...

Proud from LIVERPOOL wrote:
J.P.M wrote:
Who is he?
Where does he come from?

Not another Glaswegian rowdy?
Thankfully he and his wife " Princess Pushy " aren't from Liverpool.
I believe she is Austrian.
He a high cousin to the Queen, also the first cousin once removed of Prince Philip.
She is a daughter to a German Nazi Officer
[quote][p][bold]Proud from LIVERPOOL[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: Who is he? Where does he come from? Not another Glaswegian rowdy?[/p][/quote]Thankfully he and his wife " Princess Pushy " aren't from Liverpool. I believe she is Austrian.[/p][/quote]He a high cousin to the Queen, also the first cousin once removed of Prince Philip. She is a daughter to a German Nazi Officer southy
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10:50am Mon 6 May 13

southy says...

Sue Atkins will be standing for the TUSC in the Woolston local by-election on June 13th.
Sue Atkins will be standing for the TUSC in the Woolston local by-election on June 13th. southy
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10:53am Mon 6 May 13

southy says...

southy wrote:
Sue Atkins will be standing for the TUSC in the Woolston local by-election on June 13th.
sorry wrong location
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Sue Atkins will be standing for the TUSC in the Woolston local by-election on June 13th.[/p][/quote]sorry wrong location southy
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11:00am Mon 6 May 13

Jamez3000 says...

pushamara wrote:
So if its not at mayflower park where is it being held? Haven't heard anything about it! Need something to do today....
Its located at Dock Gate 4, see http://www.southampt
onmaritimefestival.c
om/
[quote][p][bold]pushamara[/bold] wrote: So if its not at mayflower park where is it being held? Haven't heard anything about it! Need something to do today....[/p][/quote]Its located at Dock Gate 4, see http://www.southampt onmaritimefestival.c om/ Jamez3000
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11:32am Mon 6 May 13

Torchie1 says...

southy wrote:
southy wrote:
Sue Atkins will be standing for the TUSC in the Woolston local by-election on June 13th.
sorry wrong location
It doesn't really matter where you post it, I think we can all predict the outcome.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Sue Atkins will be standing for the TUSC in the Woolston local by-election on June 13th.[/p][/quote]sorry wrong location[/p][/quote]It doesn't really matter where you post it, I think we can all predict the outcome. Torchie1
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11:35am Mon 6 May 13

Torchie1 says...

J.P.M wrote:
derek james wrote:
J.P.M wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
What a bunch of abject miseries on here, get out and see some life,and while you are at it show some respect for people that are working hard to provide entertainment, and especially for the Dunkirk little ships. This a small event and from what I have seen it is a good one, with any luck it will get bigger and better. Well done to the organisers, all power to your elbow.
Why does anyone want to remember a war, which was against this mans relatives. Only for him to come here with an upside-down head, and be adored by British people??
actually some of his relatives were russian, i believe he is quite well received over there as a fluent russian speaker (he has the time to learn it!) lthough wouldn't expect you to know that
And some of his relatives are jerries
Meanwhile on another forum someone is accused of being a relation of yours.
[quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of abject miseries on here, get out and see some life,and while you are at it show some respect for people that are working hard to provide entertainment, and especially for the Dunkirk little ships. This a small event and from what I have seen it is a good one, with any luck it will get bigger and better. Well done to the organisers, all power to your elbow.[/p][/quote]Why does anyone want to remember a war, which was against this mans relatives. Only for him to come here with an upside-down head, and be adored by British people??[/p][/quote]actually some of his relatives were russian, i believe he is quite well received over there as a fluent russian speaker (he has the time to learn it!) lthough wouldn't expect you to know that[/p][/quote]And some of his relatives are jerries[/p][/quote]Meanwhile on another forum someone is accused of being a relation of yours. Torchie1
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11:40am Mon 6 May 13

Torchie1 says...

Sovietobserver wrote:
J.P.M wrote:
derek james wrote:
J.P.M wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
What a bunch of abject miseries on here, get out and see some life,and while you are at it show some respect for people that are working hard to provide entertainment, and especially for the Dunkirk little ships. This a small event and from what I have seen it is a good one, with any luck it will get bigger and better. Well done to the organisers, all power to your elbow.
Why does anyone want to remember a war, which was against this mans relatives. Only for him to come here with an upside-down head, and be adored by British people??
actually some of his relatives were russian, i believe he is quite well received over there as a fluent russian speaker (he has the time to learn it!) lthough wouldn't expect you to know that
And some of his relatives are jerries
Он стал предателем ! Подонок.
По крайней мере, он прожил достаточно долго, чтобы увидеть падение коммунизма и уважение к семье своего двоюродног
о брата "троюродны
", которые были убиты по приказу Ленина.
[quote][p][bold]Sovietobserver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J.P.M[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of abject miseries on here, get out and see some life,and while you are at it show some respect for people that are working hard to provide entertainment, and especially for the Dunkirk little ships. This a small event and from what I have seen it is a good one, with any luck it will get bigger and better. Well done to the organisers, all power to your elbow.[/p][/quote]Why does anyone want to remember a war, which was against this mans relatives. Only for him to come here with an upside-down head, and be adored by British people??[/p][/quote]actually some of his relatives were russian, i believe he is quite well received over there as a fluent russian speaker (he has the time to learn it!) lthough wouldn't expect you to know that[/p][/quote]And some of his relatives are jerries[/p][/quote]Он стал предателем ! Подонок.[/p][/quote]По крайней мере, он прожил достаточно долго, чтобы увидеть падение коммунизма и уважение к семье своего двоюродног о брата "троюродны ", которые были убиты по приказу Ленина. Torchie1
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8:53pm Mon 6 May 13

IronLady2010 says...

Is he a new Prince? Never heard of him!
Is he a new Prince? Never heard of him! IronLady2010
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8:24am Tue 7 May 13

Tenderhearts wife says...

for goodness sake if nothing is going on in the city then the whingers will moan about what a dull place Southampton is, if something like this Maritime festival is arranged for the enjoyment of all who chose to attend over the two days guess what . . . . the whingers are still moaning. Get a life, get out there and spend time with real people. . you never know you might actually enjoy yourselves or is that what you are afraid of?
for goodness sake if nothing is going on in the city then the whingers will moan about what a dull place Southampton is, if something like this Maritime festival is arranged for the enjoyment of all who chose to attend over the two days guess what . . . . the whingers are still moaning. Get a life, get out there and spend time with real people. . you never know you might actually enjoy yourselves or is that what you are afraid of? Tenderhearts wife
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9:29am Tue 7 May 13

southy says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Is he a new Prince? Never heard of him!
Are you young or did you just not learn any thing
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: Is he a new Prince? Never heard of him![/p][/quote]Are you young or did you just not learn any thing southy
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10:11am Tue 7 May 13

Jayne388 says...

chrisja wrote:
Prince WHO of WHERE?? Sorry, but not a SINGLE person there would have known who the hell this bearded wierdo was... just because he has a 'prince' in front of his name doesn't mean anyone gives a flying sh*t apart from perhaps the self-absorbed organisers themselves!
A "flying sh*t".........now there's an image to think about !

If sh*t could fly, the moaners here really would have something to complain about !
[quote][p][bold]chrisja[/bold] wrote: Prince WHO of WHERE?? Sorry, but not a SINGLE person there would have known who the hell this bearded wierdo was... just because he has a 'prince' in front of his name doesn't mean anyone gives a flying sh*t apart from perhaps the self-absorbed organisers themselves![/p][/quote]A "flying sh*t".........now there's an image to think about ! If sh*t could fly, the moaners here really would have something to complain about ! Jayne388
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10:26am Tue 7 May 13

Jayne388 says...

Just thought I'd add this for the people who don't know much about our monarchy :

http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Prince_Mich
ael_of_Kent

It's funny. I thought it was a me-orientated "child" thing to beligerantly proclaim ignorance about a subject on the grounds that "because I haven't heard of it, it can't be important". Prince Michael would certainly out-class most people here in intelligence, bravery and achievement.
Just thought I'd add this for the people who don't know much about our monarchy : http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Prince_Mich ael_of_Kent It's funny. I thought it was a me-orientated "child" thing to beligerantly proclaim ignorance about a subject on the grounds that "because I haven't heard of it, it can't be important". Prince Michael would certainly out-class most people here in intelligence, bravery and achievement. Jayne388
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12:37pm Tue 7 May 13

Proud from LIVERPOOL says...

Tenderhearts wife wrote:
for goodness sake if nothing is going on in the city then the whingers will moan about what a dull place Southampton is, if something like this Maritime festival is arranged for the enjoyment of all who chose to attend over the two days guess what . . . . the whingers are still moaning. Get a life, get out there and spend time with real people. . you never know you might actually enjoy yourselves or is that what you are afraid of?
Whilst observing news items on this site over the last 18 months , I have noticed a very disturbing phenomenon concerning peoples attitudes to what is happening here.
If Southampton wants any chance of becoming city of culture then the people have got to become more involved in what is going on. The council has got to listen to the people and the whole community has got to come together for the greater good of Southampton and the surrounding area.
I do not live in Southampton , but looking at any posting on any subject on this site leads me to the conclusion that all is not well in Southampton.
There are so many local people on this site who are so anti this and anti that . At first glance one could get the impression that there is open warfare on the streets of Southampton.
With the hostility shown on here I find it incredible that you as a city are bidding jointly with Portsmouth for the title, I only hope that you can turn things around for the greater good of both area's.
[quote][p][bold]Tenderhearts wife[/bold] wrote: for goodness sake if nothing is going on in the city then the whingers will moan about what a dull place Southampton is, if something like this Maritime festival is arranged for the enjoyment of all who chose to attend over the two days guess what . . . . the whingers are still moaning. Get a life, get out there and spend time with real people. . you never know you might actually enjoy yourselves or is that what you are afraid of?[/p][/quote]Whilst observing news items on this site over the last 18 months , I have noticed a very disturbing phenomenon concerning peoples attitudes to what is happening here. If Southampton wants any chance of becoming city of culture then the people have got to become more involved in what is going on. The council has got to listen to the people and the whole community has got to come together for the greater good of Southampton and the surrounding area. I do not live in Southampton , but looking at any posting on any subject on this site leads me to the conclusion that all is not well in Southampton. There are so many local people on this site who are so anti this and anti that . At first glance one could get the impression that there is open warfare on the streets of Southampton. With the hostility shown on here I find it incredible that you as a city are bidding jointly with Portsmouth for the title, I only hope that you can turn things around for the greater good of both area's. Proud from LIVERPOOL
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1:39pm Tue 7 May 13

Jayne388 says...

Proud from LIVERPOOL wrote:
Tenderhearts wife wrote:
for goodness sake if nothing is going on in the city then the whingers will moan about what a dull place Southampton is, if something like this Maritime festival is arranged for the enjoyment of all who chose to attend over the two days guess what . . . . the whingers are still moaning. Get a life, get out there and spend time with real people. . you never know you might actually enjoy yourselves or is that what you are afraid of?
Whilst observing news items on this site over the last 18 months , I have noticed a very disturbing phenomenon concerning peoples attitudes to what is happening here.
If Southampton wants any chance of becoming city of culture then the people have got to become more involved in what is going on. The council has got to listen to the people and the whole community has got to come together for the greater good of Southampton and the surrounding area.
I do not live in Southampton , but looking at any posting on any subject on this site leads me to the conclusion that all is not well in Southampton.
There are so many local people on this site who are so anti this and anti that . At first glance one could get the impression that there is open warfare on the streets of Southampton.
With the hostility shown on here I find it incredible that you as a city are bidding jointly with Portsmouth for the title, I only hope that you can turn things around for the greater good of both area's.
You are making a number of assumptions that may need a second thought.

Firstly, how many people post here regularly ? A dozen, maybe two dozen at most ? There are tens of thousands who NEVER read this forum, let alone post here.

How do you know they are all living in Southampton ? They could be posting from anywhere in the world.

Some of the people who regularly post here are likely to be disabled, unemployed, retired or whatever - look at the time of each post. A few eccentrics might actually operate multiple ID's to try and generate some "fun" - very easy to do.

Some people like to be here all day, everyday. I say some : it's Loosehead, Southy, and Canthinkofone. That's THREE only. Downfader, Gingercyclist, Lone Ranger, Freefinker, and Georgem hang around for a day or two now and again. I'll probably come into that category if it suits me.

Let's see. That's NINE people so far. Let's imagine there were NINE HUNDRED people ( there aren't, of course ) on this forum, moaning and complaining. With a population of over 240,000, even with my terrible maths abilty, I know that represents less than 1%.

And you. Nobody knows who you are, do they ?

May I offer some condescending advice ? Think, reflect, then speak/write. Always in that order.
[quote][p][bold]Proud from LIVERPOOL[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tenderhearts wife[/bold] wrote: for goodness sake if nothing is going on in the city then the whingers will moan about what a dull place Southampton is, if something like this Maritime festival is arranged for the enjoyment of all who chose to attend over the two days guess what . . . . the whingers are still moaning. Get a life, get out there and spend time with real people. . you never know you might actually enjoy yourselves or is that what you are afraid of?[/p][/quote]Whilst observing news items on this site over the last 18 months , I have noticed a very disturbing phenomenon concerning peoples attitudes to what is happening here. If Southampton wants any chance of becoming city of culture then the people have got to become more involved in what is going on. The council has got to listen to the people and the whole community has got to come together for the greater good of Southampton and the surrounding area. I do not live in Southampton , but looking at any posting on any subject on this site leads me to the conclusion that all is not well in Southampton. There are so many local people on this site who are so anti this and anti that . At first glance one could get the impression that there is open warfare on the streets of Southampton. With the hostility shown on here I find it incredible that you as a city are bidding jointly with Portsmouth for the title, I only hope that you can turn things around for the greater good of both area's.[/p][/quote]You are making a number of assumptions that may need a second thought. Firstly, how many people post here regularly ? A dozen, maybe two dozen at most ? There are tens of thousands who NEVER read this forum, let alone post here. How do you know they are all living in Southampton ? They could be posting from anywhere in the world. Some of the people who regularly post here are likely to be disabled, unemployed, retired or whatever - look at the time of each post. A few eccentrics might actually operate multiple ID's to try and generate some "fun" - very easy to do. Some people like to be here all day, everyday. I say some : it's Loosehead, Southy, and Canthinkofone. That's THREE only. Downfader, Gingercyclist, Lone Ranger, Freefinker, and Georgem hang around for a day or two now and again. I'll probably come into that category if it suits me. Let's see. That's NINE people so far. Let's imagine there were NINE HUNDRED people ( there aren't, of course ) on this forum, moaning and complaining. With a population of over 240,000, even with my terrible maths abilty, I know that represents less than 1%. And you. Nobody knows who you are, do they ? May I offer some condescending advice ? Think, reflect, then speak/write. Always in that order. Jayne388
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2:37pm Tue 7 May 13

Proud from LIVERPOOL says...

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May I offer some condescending advice ? Think, reflect, then speak/write. Always in that order.

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I always do !!!!!

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I was merely explaining the impression that is gained from reading some of the comments on this site.
They say first impressions count, if so then the ones posted here most times don't give off positive vibes of a happy, forward facing ambitious city.

That's my impression and it doesn't do Southampton any favours.
Quote .................... May I offer some condescending advice ? Think, reflect, then speak/write. Always in that order. -------------------- -- I always do !!!!! -------------------- --- I was merely explaining the impression that is gained from reading some of the comments on this site. They say first impressions count, if so then the ones posted here most times don't give off positive vibes of a happy, forward facing ambitious city. That's my impression and it doesn't do Southampton any favours. Proud from LIVERPOOL
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3:14pm Tue 7 May 13

Jayne388 says...

Proud from LIVERPOOL wrote:
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May I offer some condescending advice ? Think, reflect, then speak/write. Always in that order.

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I always do !!!!!

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I was merely explaining the impression that is gained from reading some of the comments on this site.
They say first impressions count, if so then the ones posted here most times don't give off positive vibes of a happy, forward facing ambitious city.

That's my impression and it doesn't do Southampton any favours.
Look, I can see where you are coming from with your comments, but you are talking about my town, my home, and I feel a bit sensitive, particularly as the evidence you present is gleaned from the idle comments of a few people on a backwater open forum who may not even be in or from Southampton ! I've been reading this forum for a lot longer than 18 months, and it is typical of anonymous internet chat forums in that normal codes of behaviour go out the window. It's a bear pit, it's the "wild frontier", and ultimately unreliable, untrustworthy, and unsatisfying as the now defunct Billy The Kid found, and probably many others who tried to "direct" the forum.

My experience, after quite a long life, is that "first impressions" are unreliable, and that further investigation is always needed if it is fact and truth you seek.

My fear is that you might be a subtle troll trying to wind up the people here. I hope you are not.
[quote][p][bold]Proud from LIVERPOOL[/bold] wrote: Quote .................... May I offer some condescending advice ? Think, reflect, then speak/write. Always in that order. -------------------- -- I always do !!!!! -------------------- --- I was merely explaining the impression that is gained from reading some of the comments on this site. They say first impressions count, if so then the ones posted here most times don't give off positive vibes of a happy, forward facing ambitious city. That's my impression and it doesn't do Southampton any favours.[/p][/quote]Look, I can see where you are coming from with your comments, but you are talking about my town, my home, and I feel a bit sensitive, particularly as the evidence you present is gleaned from the idle comments of a few people on a backwater open forum who may not even be in or from Southampton ! I've been reading this forum for a lot longer than 18 months, and it is typical of anonymous internet chat forums in that normal codes of behaviour go out the window. It's a bear pit, it's the "wild frontier", and ultimately unreliable, untrustworthy, and unsatisfying as the now defunct Billy The Kid found, and probably many others who tried to "direct" the forum. My experience, after quite a long life, is that "first impressions" are unreliable, and that further investigation is always needed if it is fact and truth you seek. My fear is that you might be a subtle troll trying to wind up the people here. I hope you are not. Jayne388
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3:47pm Tue 7 May 13

Proud from LIVERPOOL says...

I am not a troll.

I am as proud of my home city as you are proud of Southampton.

I originally started posting on here to correct and answer all the negative, malicious and slanderous statements that this paper and the trolls who post here about Liverpool.

Having lived through Liverpool's " European City Of Culture 2008 ", which was truly amazing, I have offered certain idea's which would have helped Southampton in their bid for " City Of Culture ". The main point being is that the whole population has to work together in order to deliver the event.
I am not a troll. I am as proud of my home city as you are proud of Southampton. I originally started posting on here to correct and answer all the negative, malicious and slanderous statements that this paper and the trolls who post here about Liverpool. Having lived through Liverpool's " European City Of Culture 2008 ", which was truly amazing, I have offered certain idea's which would have helped Southampton in their bid for " City Of Culture ". The main point being is that the whole population has to work together in order to deliver the event. Proud from LIVERPOOL
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4:17pm Tue 7 May 13

Jayne388 says...

Proud from LIVERPOOL wrote:
I am not a troll.

I am as proud of my home city as you are proud of Southampton.

I originally started posting on here to correct and answer all the negative, malicious and slanderous statements that this paper and the trolls who post here about Liverpool.

Having lived through Liverpool's " European City Of Culture 2008 ", which was truly amazing, I have offered certain idea's which would have helped Southampton in their bid for " City Of Culture ". The main point being is that the whole population has to work together in order to deliver the event.
Why are you targeting a couple of dozen people here ? A bit like going to Stornaway to spread the word of Jesus, isn't it ?

You have a whole gaggle of famous stand-up comedians and scriptwriters to thank for the "malice and slander" aimed at Liverpool. I doubt anything said on this forum had any local impact, let alone national influence.

I'm sure your views are of immense and earth-shattering importance in your own back garden, but nobody is going to listen to the anonymous "Proud of Liverpool".

Set up a website. Post some links here.

I'll not pursue this with you any further, if you'll excuse me. Thank you for sharing your views.
[quote][p][bold]Proud from LIVERPOOL[/bold] wrote: I am not a troll. I am as proud of my home city as you are proud of Southampton. I originally started posting on here to correct and answer all the negative, malicious and slanderous statements that this paper and the trolls who post here about Liverpool. Having lived through Liverpool's " European City Of Culture 2008 ", which was truly amazing, I have offered certain idea's which would have helped Southampton in their bid for " City Of Culture ". The main point being is that the whole population has to work together in order to deliver the event.[/p][/quote]Why are you targeting a couple of dozen people here ? A bit like going to Stornaway to spread the word of Jesus, isn't it ? You have a whole gaggle of famous stand-up comedians and scriptwriters to thank for the "malice and slander" aimed at Liverpool. I doubt anything said on this forum had any local impact, let alone national influence. I'm sure your views are of immense and earth-shattering importance in your own back garden, but nobody is going to listen to the anonymous "Proud of Liverpool". Set up a website. Post some links here. I'll not pursue this with you any further, if you'll excuse me. Thank you for sharing your views. Jayne388
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1:20am Wed 8 May 13

kingnotail says...

Jayne388 wrote:
Just thought I'd add this for the people who don't know much about our monarchy :

http://en.wikipedia.

org/wiki/Prince_Mich

ael_of_Kent

It's funny. I thought it was a me-orientated "child" thing to beligerantly proclaim ignorance about a subject on the grounds that "because I haven't heard of it, it can't be important". Prince Michael would certainly out-class most people here in intelligence, bravery and achievement.
He should be abolished with the rest of the worthless parasites.
[quote][p][bold]Jayne388[/bold] wrote: Just thought I'd add this for the people who don't know much about our monarchy : http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Prince_Mich ael_of_Kent It's funny. I thought it was a me-orientated "child" thing to beligerantly proclaim ignorance about a subject on the grounds that "because I haven't heard of it, it can't be important". Prince Michael would certainly out-class most people here in intelligence, bravery and achievement.[/p][/quote]He should be abolished with the rest of the worthless parasites. kingnotail
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4:35am Wed 8 May 13

Jayne388 says...

kingnotail wrote:
Jayne388 wrote:
Just thought I'd add this for the people who don't know much about our monarchy :

http://en.wikipedia.


org/wiki/Prince_Mich


ael_of_Kent

It's funny. I thought it was a me-orientated "child" thing to beligerantly proclaim ignorance about a subject on the grounds that "because I haven't heard of it, it can't be important". Prince Michael would certainly out-class most people here in intelligence, bravery and achievement.
He should be abolished with the rest of the worthless parasites.
Abolish the monarchy - it's a relevant point of view, and I can understand where people are coming from who feel this way. There's a lot of wealth tied up there that could be put to better use, I agree.

I think you would have an impossible task proving beyond reasonable doubt that they are "all worthless parasites".

I wouldn't mind betting that Prince Michael has contributed more to this country than you and I and the rest of the motley crew that post here put together !

No offence to you - it's merely my opinions.
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jayne388[/bold] wrote: Just thought I'd add this for the people who don't know much about our monarchy : http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Prince_Mich ael_of_Kent It's funny. I thought it was a me-orientated "child" thing to beligerantly proclaim ignorance about a subject on the grounds that "because I haven't heard of it, it can't be important". Prince Michael would certainly out-class most people here in intelligence, bravery and achievement.[/p][/quote]He should be abolished with the rest of the worthless parasites.[/p][/quote]Abolish the monarchy - it's a relevant point of view, and I can understand where people are coming from who feel this way. There's a lot of wealth tied up there that could be put to better use, I agree. I think you would have an impossible task proving beyond reasonable doubt that they are "all worthless parasites". I wouldn't mind betting that Prince Michael has contributed more to this country than you and I and the rest of the motley crew that post here put together ! No offence to you - it's merely my opinions. Jayne388
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