A life on the ocean wave...
AN ANTIQUES expert from the BBC Antiques Roadshow gave an entertaining talk about the story of cruising to the Hedgerley Historical Society on Saturday.
Writer, lecturer, broadcaster and curator Paul Atterbury is known to millions of viewers of the popular TV programme. He specialises in the art and design of the 19th and 20th centuries and has been a member of the team of experts for 24 years.
Mr Atterbury’s talk was entitled Port Outward, Starboard Home, which gave rise to the word ‘posh’ – it was only the well-to-do who could afford cabins on those sides of the ships to ensure they got the best of the sun on both the outward and return journeys.
He took a nostalgic look at the story of cruising, from the early days of steamships in the Victorian period to modern cruise liners, via the great ships and their interiors, the posters and publicity, the menus and memorabilia, the food and the fashions and classic views of life at sea, past and present.
With cruising holidays more popular than ever, the talk was a voyage through cruising history. a ground breaking operation to separate twins joined at the head.
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