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    This little coaster was built in Middlesborough...

    This little coaster was built in Middlesborough in 1911 for the Meteor Steamship Co. of that port; she was a very fortunate little vessel and she survived two world wars ,as well as four different...
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    This portrait is of the Booth Liner ANSELM,the...

    This portrait is of the Booth Liner ANSELM,the second ship in the fleet to bear that name. She is shown making her way up the Amazon on the 1000 mile journey to Manaus. She was built by Workman...
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    This portrait is of the Booth Liner ANSELM,the...

    This portrait is of the Booth Liner ANSELM,the second ship in the fleet to bear that name. She is shown making her way up the Amazon on the 1000 mile journey to Manaus. She was built by Workman...
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    Sticky: Hi Genten, I really enjoyed reading...

    Hi Genten,
    I really enjoyed reading your post,it was chock full of memories and brought some flooding back to me. I remember those little shops,especially Josie's sweet shop. The younger...
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    Well the clock on the ward wall is heading toward...

    Well the clock on the ward wall is heading toward midnight and the night staff are coming around to make sure we are all tucked in.We've finished our cocoa and I've just finished spinning another...
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    Well,Christmas is over for another another year...

    Well,Christmas is over for another another year and here we are in 2012. I'm writing this from my hospital bed (been here since the 29th). Thank heaven for the NHS, they called me in because they...
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    Hi Tony, I was on the Empress of...

    Hi Tony,
    I was on the Empress of Britain in 1962 and was a deck hand. Martin was the Bo'sun and one of the bosuns mates was a guy called Tommy Molloy. I never saw ,or heard of, any violence...
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    It's Christmas

    These pictures were taken at a Christmas party which was organised by the Sharon Fox centre, a really special project which helps families who have someone who is suffering from an incurable disease...
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    Hi Dave, just finished reading your...

    Hi Dave,
    just finished reading your post's,fascinating stuff. We are both of the same vintage and have many common memories. Your dad's story was special though,I have never seen so...
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    Very tragic stuff Lesley,and powerfully written,I...

    Very tragic stuff Lesley,and powerfully written,I was very moved,
    BrianD
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    Sticky: Hi Mickey, I never received your pm, I...

    Hi Mickey,
    I never received your pm, I would have replied .Well what can I say,I have'nt got the mental energy to try and flog this story to some publisher,I would'nt want to change it so...
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    You have got True Grit Lesley; i'm looking...

    You have got True Grit Lesley; i'm looking forward to reading about the happy times,
    BrianD
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    Is there something in the male genes that makes a...

    Is there something in the male genes that makes a lot of men so mysoginistic? My dad was not as bad as some men but he was bad enough,his ale money and clothing money was more important than...
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    I could'nt refrain from sticking my oar in on...

    I could'nt refrain from sticking my oar in on this one. I well remember Russ,he was'nt a raving rocker just a nice guy who sang gentle ballads. When we were in our teens we would sing his songs as we...
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    Sticky: Hi Maureen, thank you for your nice...

    Hi Maureen,
    thank you for your nice welcome. I cannot remember a John Charlton at Tiber Street but I do recall seeing a little girl getting run over by a small saloon car. She was a...
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    21090 Shoesmith Captain Kong e.mailed...

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    Captain Kong e.mailed these Shoesmith study's to me yesterday he took whilst staying aboard the RMS Queen Mary in Longbeach, California. He found them in one of the state...
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    Hi Everyone, Thank you for those...

    Hi Everyone,
    Thank you for those kind words, they mean a lot to me. I have'nt been so active lately because I've been so wrapped in my grandchildren and re-decorating our homestead....
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    Hi Richie, You can certainly book me in...

    Hi Richie,
    You can certainly book me in for a start, I went down to my first re-union in 2007 and was amazed to find so many old boy's there. I met you there, 42 years after sailing with...
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    Shoesmiths Maritime Art

    Here are two posters that were designed by Kenneth D. Shoesmith for the grandly named Empire Marketing Board,an organisation that was created for the fostering of trade within the British Empire. It...
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    The Gannet This vessel was built in1879 and is...

    The Gannet

    This vessel was built in1879 and is a product of the transition from sail to steam, She was classified by the Royal Navy as a sloop,and was designed to police the trade routes and...
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    This study is simply titled "Wartime Traffic on...

    This study is simply titled "Wartime Traffic on the Thames",the painting is far from simple.The artist,John Platt,has evoked a scene that took place during the bombing of Surrey Commercial Docks.We...
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    Victoria & Albert

    This is another classic Kenneth D. Shoesmith portrait,again it is of the Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert,but this time it was not for a company brochure but to commemorate a special occassion. The...
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    Georgie 's right Brian,get the pictures on...

    Georgie 's right Brian,get the pictures on site,we're dying to see what the South Seas look like now'
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    Victoria & Albert

    Kenneth D. Shoesmith,being a mariner himself, was more than familiar with the lines and angles of a ship, he did many study's stern on which seemed to draw the viewer into the picture. In this...
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    Hospital Ship Maine

    This is another wonderful Thameside study by Charles Dixon,sadly there was no information other than the ships name and where she was anchored.Old Kong will be the first to notice what seems to be an...
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