Monday, April 07, 2008


A story in the Voice of Freedom (Issue 92, p.7) reports that the University of Southampton is set to close their Textile Conservation Centre, which stores the sails from Nelson's Victory. As any reader of this blog would know, they are made of hemp. 200,000 lbs. of hemp was on every man-o'-war in the 19th century. The UK went to great lengths to obtain it, including fighting a war, and making a pre-emptive strike to maintain a supply.

A petition to keep the centre open can be found at:

1 comment:

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