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    Default I've been busy...

    ...with Christmas but also arranging my 50th birthday party.

    Here we are showing how to dance Duke of Kent's waltz.

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    Looks like a fine Ball and a beautiful Ballroom Jonas.
    Wish we could have joined you.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Except the two visible smartphones - 100 % authentic!

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    Well observed my dear Comte, I only observed one until you mentioned it.
    Shows why I would never have made a Policeman.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    It was a masquerade, not a reenactment, so I say I was very much impressed by the people that had never dressed up in regency clothing to make such a good effort.

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    By the way, I can only see one smartphone and a camera, but I on the other hand see the quite large loudspeakers...

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    Aaaah - with a closer look I see the speakers. The lady in the left corner at the door has a smartphone.

    The camera is in the right corner, isn't it.

    Can't see the wood because of all those trees...

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    No, Paula in the left didn't. She's holding something round and golden. The thing that makes it look square is the gray head of my father. But you were right. There are two smartphones in the picture. When zooming in on the hi-resolution original I see a second smartphone on the table connected to the speakers. The camera is in the hands of my brother who took the photo.

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    I even got my old man to dress up as an Admiral.

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    Very fine he looks too Jonas. From one Admiral to another I take off my hat to him.
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    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Here you go Jonas, a few shots from our Playford Ball on Saturday.

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    Yours truly.

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    Lady Bligh. aka Speedwell lass on the Left.

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    The musicians.


    Some of the dancers etc.

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    Two of our friends from our Square Dance Club.

    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

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    Well done, Jonas and Rob!

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    Looks like you had a great time!

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    Yes thanks Jonas it was a superb evening. Great fun and great dances. We have not visited our old club for 25 years, it being quite a journey from where we now live. and there were still two members there who we knew from then as well as our friends from our Square Dance club.
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    Extraordinary photos, is like travelling back in a time machine. Congratulations Jonas and Robe.

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    You all look very smart, I'm much impressed.

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    Thank you for your kind words.

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    Great pictures & event, rob.

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    I echo Jonas. Thank you for your kindly comments shipmates.
    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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    After last weeks ball a bit more serious business war enacted this weekend at Swalkstone Bridge which was the furthest south that the main Jacobite army reached in late 1744.

    Hanoverian troops start to arrive in the vicinity.
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    Government highlanders.
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    The General takes tea whilst,
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    The Derby militia are inspected
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    And the Government Highlanders
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    Meanwhile the Highland regiments start to form up near the bridge reviewed by the Prince himself..

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    The Prince deploys the French contingent of the Irish Brigades pickets onto the road from Derby.
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    Therir officer sights an enemy scout.
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    The rest of the Regiment is summoned by a drummer as they make ready their firelocks.

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    Government troops arrive and are given a welcoming volley.
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    the prince arrives to see what the situation isand retires the |rish back onto the main army.

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    A fighting retreat now takes place.

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    The picket withdraw to the main body.

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    The Government troops advance and fire from the cover of a wall as each regiment advances.

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    The Highland line stands firm.
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    The Government troops debouch onto the main battlefield

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    The militia give covering fire from what is now the flank.
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    The battle rages on.

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    It finally takes a highland charge to win the day and secure the bridge and open the road to London.
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    After that we all adjourned to the local Tavern for our anual regimental evening meal and music well into the evening.

    Rob.
    The Business of the commander-in-chief is first to bring an enemy fleet to battle on the most advantageous terms to himself, (I mean that of laying his ships close on board the enemy, as expeditiously as possible); and secondly to continue them there until the business is decided.

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