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Shipping Forecast map hankie

£10.00

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  • Image of Shipping Forecast map hankie
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A screenprinted cotton handkerchief featuring a vintage map of the UK shipping forecast areas around the coast of the British Isles and Northern European coastline.

The Shipping Forecast is a BBC Radio broadcast of weather reports and forecasts for the seas around the coasts of the British Isles. It is produced by the Met Office and broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

The chart I've used to inspire this hankie dates from the mid 20th Century, and shows the following shipping regions:- Viking, Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne, Dogger, Fisher, German Bight, Humber, Thames, Dover, Wight, Portland, Plymouth, Biscay, Finisterre, Sole, Lundy, Fastnet, Irish Sea, Shannon, Rockall, Malin, Hebrides, Bailey, Fair Isle, Faeroes, Iceland

Hand printed in the Mr.PS studio in Salford.

Available in a choice of colours, teal green and coral red.

Size: 40 x 40 cm

Machine wash at 40C

Individually wrapped in a cellophane packet, wrapped in an embossed paper band.

A great gift for a sailor or fan of Radio 4!