In the middle of photographing Saturday's
an interesting pamphlet was given to me. It is a memorial sonnet
recalling the sad loss at sea, off the coast of Anglesey, in
1859 of the "Royal Charter" a 2719 ton steel built steam
clipper of 1851 en-route from Australia to Liverpool with about
371 passengers (but designed to carry 600 passengers) and 112
crew on board.
I photographed her
in the Extravaganza Parade,
Miss Charlotte Peters Rock,
a one woman crusade,
charmingly bore down upon me
and thrust into my sticky hand a sonnet grand
- recalling that great loss of yesteryear.