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5th July 2007, 22:01
Hi Lads I Am Trying To Find This Book Can Anyone Help
5th July 2007, 22:23
Theres a copy on Abebooks (http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=815995529&searchurl=tn%3Dropner%2Bfleet%26sortby%3D3%26sts%3 Dt%26bi%3D0%26bx%3Doff%26y%3D0%26ds%3D30%26x%3D0) for a tenner.
6th July 2007, 12:25
Thanks Have Orderd It
29th August 2007, 12:38
An old memory has just come to me and I thought I'd post it here before it faded. About 1965 I was walking through Old Hartlepool with Bill Boagey (75 yr old amateur historian and ex ship plater). We passed a house in Durham Street on a corner just opposite the Commercial Hotel (or was it the Beehive Inn?). He stopped and looked into the window of the downstairs room pointing out a large old fashioned white wood table and said, 'When the first Ropner came here from Sweden he was penniless and actually rented space in that room; in fact he's supposed to have lived under that table'.
Hope I've got that right.
12th October 2007, 14:49
Robert Ropner was German, born in Magdeburg. Landed at West Hartlepool onboard the ship Gitania in 1857.
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