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    ss Media in Canada Dock in 1960 against the light with a borrowed 105mm
    lens, thus you have foreshortening of the ship. Notice the man in the bow he is either polishing the bell or ringing eight bells.


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    That is a cracker mate. I love the mood of the black and white photos. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    The sailor would not be polishing bells in that light. Unless he had been a 'bad lad.'

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    Empress of Britain in the old Gladstone Graving dock
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    Queens Dock in the early 1960`s
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    View from the top of the Nelson Dock sheds in the 1960`s
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    My dad used to take me to see an 'Empress' boat at the Pier Head in the 60s. I'm not sure if it was the Empress of England or the Empress of Canada. Anybody know which one it was likely to be?

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    Gregs dad, Fabulous!!!!
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    They're good pics, gregsdad. How they illustrate the way the docks have altered.

    I particularly like the shot of the 'Britain. So clear and has transferred well. The last time I saw a cluster over the side was when we were waiting to go through the Panama and was trying to catch Garfish on a meat hook

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post

    View from the top of the Nelson Dock sheds in the 1960`s
    They are locks at Sandon Dock Bramley Moore Dock is the next dock down and Nelson after that. The locks are here to the bottom left.

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    Lovely pics again Gregsdad, I love the first one!

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    ss Media in Canada Dock in 1960 against the light with a borrowed 105mm
    lens, thus you have foreshortening of the ship. Notice the man in the bow he is either polishing the bell or ringing eight bells.
    Hi Gregs Dad, Sorry but, That is not the Media in 1960, that ship has four masts on the foredeck, the Media in 1960 only had one mast and was a lot bigger. Good atmospheric photo. I wonder who she realy is?
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    Previous Names: 1947-61 MEDIA / 61-82 FLAVIA / 82-86 FLAVIAN / 86-89 LAVIA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris48 View Post
    My dad used to take me to see an 'Empress' boat at the Pier Head in the 60s. I'm not sure if it was the Empress of England or the Empress of Canada. Anybody know which one it was likely to be?
    Could have been either of these,Canada,England or Britain.
    The Empress of Britain had a chequered career having at least 6 name changes
    Queen Anna Marie,
    Carnivale,
    Fiesta Marina,
    Olympic,
    Topaz
    and the last I heard in 2003 the Peace Boat,see below
    http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/PeaceBoat...az_PC-02_b.jpg
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