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I thought this was hilarious

http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/14305964.WITH_VIDEO__Bid_to_improve_central_Weymouth_blighted_by_il...
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The report says: "Melcombe Regis has a rich history and many attributes, which establish it at the heart of Weymouth. Through its diverse nature and characteristics, it is a home to long-standing residents and also to those of a more transitory lifestyle.
Now I hadn't heard of Melcombe Regis so I googled it and what was the first result https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melcombe_Regis
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Melcombe was one of the first points of entry of the Black Death into England in the summer of 1348. (The disease was possibly carried there by infected soldiers and sailors returning from the Hundred Years' War, or from a visiting spice ship.
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The disease was possibly carried there by infected soldiers and sailors returning from the Hundred Years' War, or from a visiting spice ship.


That line was either written by a Brummie, or possibly a typo ? ? ?  Cheesy
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@shutter it was common for trading ships to land along the coast back then, and not all spices came from the far east, spain and morocco have long been spice traders to the rest of Europe....
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Doh !...  and here`s me... an ex mariner, who has travelled half-way around the world, in ships, and I never knew that ....  Grin
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Was it the spice ship Enterprise of Capn Kirk fame?
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I hope there were no Klingons on the starboard bow when it docked Shocked
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Was it the spice ship Enterprise of Capn Kirk fame?

I thought his name was Captain Slog Cheesy

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I hope there were no Klingons on the starboard bow when it docked Shocked
Even in those days eyes watered when pulling  them off.Shocked
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