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Shipping Forecast – Sailing By For 150 Years

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the Shipping Forecast – the world’s longest continuous weather forecast. Warning of storms in thirty-one sea areas around the British Isles in a specific & concise format, it was originally sent by telegraph & then transferred to radio. The BBC have been broadcasting it four times a day since 1924, with a short interruption during WWII. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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Sailing By

Sailing By (not to be mistaken for the lovely 1980’s Christopher Cross song), is one of the orchestral numbers PLUC have been playing for a few years now and it’s my favourite.  Many new members to PLUC had never heard this or weren’t aware of its place in the psyche of many sailors and avid Radio 4 listeners. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 9, 2013 in PLUC - Songs We Play

 

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