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Duke Of Lancaster - the incoming storm - 02/06/2013

After years of obstacles put in place by the local Flintshire County Council the power of social media and the power of the internet has brought together a group collective of like minded ship lovers and locals to save the ghost ship of Wales, the TSS Duke of Lancaster. Sheer bloody mindedness encouraged by members of Duke of Lancaster Appreciation Society (DOLAS) and the shadowy art group  Dudug has finally paid off with the discovery of possible "smoke and mirrors" tactics by the local council.   Over a period of 30 years the council stated firmly that access to the Duke of Lancaster was required for emergency vehicles and the only access was via a bridge which happened to only have a 10 tonne weight limit, the bottom line was the bridge was unsuitable for fire engines. Now after persistent correspondence with the bridge owners, Network Rail, Ashley Gardner has now been able to reveal that the bridge was in fact suitable to for emergency vehicles and vehicles up to 24 tonne.   Flintshire County Council moved fast to deny claims of false obstacles in the local paper Daily Post today. The ship now has growing interest from around the world from fans of the growing artwork, but other than local media interest and specialist art websites the mainstream media had yet to pick up on the story and amazing artwork of the Duke of Lancaster. Well that was until the collective thru in a trump card with a photo special in the national newspaper The Daily Mail on the same ...

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