All at sea with this one. I remember when galleons were a recurring motif in English popular art. Perhaps it was something to do with Errol Flynn swashbuckling his way through Hollywood films in the forties and fifties. Shouts from the crow's nest "Where are your buccanneers?". Muted answer from the other ship "On the side of me buckin' 'ead". We had galleons screenprinted on table lamp shades, embroidered onto tea cosies and blind-embossed on the leather covers we kept the Radio Times in. It appeared as part of the past times pageantry dished-up for the Coronation, a nod to the first Elizabethan age with local councillors dressed as Sir Francis Drake flouncing about on bowling greens, ignoring the Spanish Armada coming down the High Street. The English seafaring tradition in Tamworth; a reminder of salty windblown ancestries on letter racks and firescreens. But does any of that help you with this week's puzzle picture? Probably not.
A letter from Michael Wolff No.9
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