A splendid Parker-Seal Launching Dinner arranged by Chris Neale at the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club premises on Saturday night; the RNSYC is a marvellous oasis of anachronistic wonder right in the middle of Lowestoft.
And it is impossible not to record the excellent men’s urinal in that establishment. A truly spectacular example of late Victorian/Edwardian sanitary engineering.
The copper cistern has the Prince of Wales’ feathers etched over the legend “Fata huius Patriae in Vestris Manibus Est”, which translates as: “The fate of the country is in your hands…” If this was ‘aimed’ at the Prince of Wales of the period – who was to become Edward VII – then who can say that it was not apposite…
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