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  • Michael Robinson
    [Sandwich was master of the King s Swans] Swan uppers not deterred by rain The traditional count now serves a conservational purpose Heavy rain and high river
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 16, 2007
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      [Sandwich was master of the King's Swans]

      Swan uppers not deterred by rain
      The traditional count now serves a conservational purpose
      Heavy rain and high river levels failed to disrupt the ancient ritual
      of swan counting on the River Thames. David Barber, Her Majesty's Swan
      Marker, and his team of Swan Uppers began the population census on
      time ...
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/6901803.stm
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