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Caroline Gurney
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Professional genealogist, researcher, blogger & speaker. Ex diplomat & civil servant. Christian. Cat slave.
Professional genealogist, researcher, blogger & speaker. Ex diplomat & civil servant. Christian. Cat slave.

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The BBC's Clydebuilt documentary about Cutty Sark could not cover all my new evidence about the notorious 1st Mate, Sidney William Smith. I'm planning a series of blog posts to share what I've found and, hopefully, present him as a more rounded and human character than the "bucko mate" of legend.

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Caroline Gurney commented on a post on Blogger.
Thank you for this, Russ. Like you, I was unaware of this feature. I never used the blue stars so hadn't looked at source rating for years. The gold star system is very helpful. Just wish we could set it to be the default. 

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I visited Glasgow this week for the preview screening of a new BBC documentary series, Clydebuilt: The Ships That Made The Commonwealth.  

The first episode will be about the Cutty Sark and I spent several months last year doing research for the BBC into various members of her crew. I was then asked to take part in the programme to present some of my findings. 

The programme will feature new information which I have uncovered about the Cutty Sark's notorious "hellship voyage" and will, I hope, lead to a more balanced view of one of the key people involved. I will be able to write more about this once the programme has aired, so watch this space!
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