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Humphrey Woollen Whale on Ebay

Whale

 

Woollen Whale for Sale on Ebay – All money from the Sale of our ‘Humph’ will be donated to ‘World Cetacean Alliance’ (WCA) who would like to raise awareness of the impacts of Ghost Netting in the Seas. 


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Humphrey – Humpback/Baleen Whale

In the middle of making a small sculpture – 60cms high by 40cms long of a Whale made from Shetland and Finnish wool – greyish

Have read Humpbacks are the noisiest and most imaginative Whales  – creating long complex, eerie and beautiful songs.


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Warblington Castle

Warblington Castle - m.joy
Grey wet day and all that remains of Warblington Castle, a fortified manor house near Hayling island. You wouldnt believe wading through the mud of the farm surrounding it, its history. We discovered it by accident, looking for ancestors – a sea captain and his family in the old church next door from 17th century. Warblington is just into Hampshire and close to Emsworth and Hayling island.

Even Elizabeth 1st may have visited in 1586 –  but in January 1643 Parliamentarians garrisoned the house with a force of between 40 and 80 men.  It was besieged and taken and as the current owners the Cotton family were Royalists, the manor was mostly demolished by Parliamentarian forces but one turret of the gatehouse was left as an aid to navigation for ships in Langstone channel. And here it stands today.