Throwback Thursday

Paul McCartney, 8, with his father on a day trip - 1950.

Paul McCartney, 8, with his father on a day trip – 1950.

William Harley and Arthur Davidson, 1914 - The company was founded in 1903 and demand for motorcycles grew starting with WWI.

William Harley and Arthur Davidson, 1914 – The company was founded in 1903 and demand for motorcycles grew starting with WWI.

1960 : Elvis Presley playing a ducally on the beaches of Hawaii.

1960 : Elvis Presley playing a ducally on the beaches of Hawaii.

Gustave Eiffel - on the original spiral staircase of the Eiffel Tower, which he used to reach the summit during the inauguration in 1889.

Gustave Eiffel – on the original spiral staircase of the Eiffel Tower, which he used to reach the summit during the inauguration in 1889.

Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov, the Grand Duchesses of Russia, in 1902.

Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov, the Grand Duchesses of Russia, in 1902.

Atlanta housewife Ann Cox Williams poses with the $12.50 worth of groceries that in 1947 fed her family of four for a week. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' consumer price index, this is equivalent to $135.63 in 2013.

Atlanta housewife Ann Cox Williams poses with the $12.50 worth of groceries that in 1947 fed her family of four for a week.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ consumer price index, this is equivalent to $135.63 in 2013.

1890's : Workers of Canadian Pacific Railway pose for a photo, British Columbia The Canadian Pacific Railway was founded in 1881. These trains were instrumental in the settlement and development of Western Canada. They are still actively running today.

1890’s : Workers of Canadian Pacific Railway pose for a photo, British Columbia
The Canadian Pacific Railway was founded in 1881. These trains were instrumental in the settlement and development of Western Canada. They are still actively running today.

1952 : Marilyn Monroe and a Russian Blue cat, Los Angeles Such a mesmerizing picture. The origin of the Russian Blue cat is in Arkhangelsk, a city in Russia.

1952 : Marilyn Monroe and a Russian Blue cat, Los Angeles
Such a mesmerizing picture. The origin of the Russian Blue cat is in Arkhangelsk, a city in Russia.

#WorldBookDay. 1933 : George Bernard Shaw at work in his Whitehall flat, London  Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt

#WorldBookDay.
1933 : George Bernard Shaw at work in his Whitehall flat, London.
Photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt

1911 : A man giving milk straight from the cow to a thirsty wallaby in Queensland, Australia

1911 : A man giving milk straight from the cow to a thirsty wallaby in Queensland, Australia

1915 : Theodore Roosevelt in a 1910 Mitchell model S with a Connecticut plate.

1915 : Theodore Roosevelt in a 1910 Mitchell model S with a Connecticut plate.

1902 : An Edwardian lady and her pet dog, Marseille.

1902 : An Edwardian lady and her pet dog, Marseille.

June 1951 : Princess Elizabeth, aged 25, deputizes for her sick father at the "Trooping the Colour" ceremony.

June 1951 : Princess Elizabeth, aged 25, deputizes for her sick father at the “Trooping the Colour” ceremony.

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#MilitaryMonday: USS Theodore Roosevelt Stuns, Greeted with Cheers

The nuclear powered supercarrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the solent.

The nuclear powered supercarrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the solent.

Cheers greeted US Navy supercarrier USS Theodore Roosevelt as she sailed into Stokes Bay on Sunday.

Hundreds of spectators flocked to the area to watch as the gargantuan vessel, nicknamed the ‘Big Stick’, arrived for a five-day visit as part of a round-the-world deployment.

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Earlier, the ship stunned onlookers on Southsea seafront as she dwarfed the Victorian-era Solent Forts sailing through on her way to the bay.

The ship is crewed by more than 5,000 sailors, many of whom will be seen around Portsmouth’s restaurants, bars and shops as they take ‘liberty’ breaks onshore in coming days.

Photo courtesy of Sterling Creations Photography.

Photo courtesy of Sterling Creations Photography.

Brian and Jacqui Rodgers traveled from Dorset to see the carrier arrive at Stokes Bay. Mr Rodgers said he was ‘very impressed’ by the ship.

He said: ‘It’s a slumbering giant. I guess it’s one of the biggest carriers in the world. It’s a bit like watching a floating town arrive off the coast. We’ve seen a few carriers before but I think these goodwill visits are getting a lot less frequent than they used to be because they’re more busy militarily.’

Photo courtesy of Sterling Creations Photography.

Photo courtesy of Sterling Creations Photography.

Photo courtesy of Sterling Creations Photography.

Photo courtesy of Sterling Creations Photography.

Photo courtesy of Sterling Creations Photography.

Mrs Rodgers said: ‘It’s massive. When you see a sailing boat by go by the side of it you realise how huge it is.’

Eight-year-old Reuben James, from Hedge End, was there with his parents to see the ship. One of many onlookers carrying binoculars, Reuben said he was able to spot individual sailors on the carrier’s deck.

‘It’s great,’ he said. ‘You can see the planes, the helicopters and the people.’

The carrier is accompanied by the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S Churchill, which has berthed in Portsmouth Harbour. The carrier, which is more than 1,000ft long, is too big to fit inside the harbour entrance.

Fair Winds and Following Seas!

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