Living near Greenwich you take it for granted having the Cutty Sark on your doorstep and although it has been behind blue hoardings and closed for its refurbishment the feeling has always been that it is only temporarily out of action. So it was with a surreal sense of horror that I work up to go to work the other day and watched pictures of it burning on the TV. Popping down there today the visible damage was quite disturbing because you can’t help but suspect it might be arson. To have survived for all these years just to become the victim of an idiot is a tragedy.
Anyway next to the burnt out shell of the hull there is a concession booth and they continue to be upbeat selling the merchandise with the logo on for the conservation project. This bookmark is one of the things they are selling.