The Colliers Arms

tillo
17th December 2007, 19:28
Out there are some of BP's old Llandarcei (spelling) Tanker boys...

Would anyone care to own up?

Mid '73' I was there...lodged in Skewen with Mr & Mrs Davis, all homework carried out in the aforementioned Pub.

Closed on a Sunday back then.... unless you were a tanker boy, Then you were classed as a local.

connie
18th December 2007, 16:39
hi tillo, i was there in 82(i think) lodged in caddonnell road with a mrs pugh, can you remember ma long? apparently she used to run a sweet shop, and also took in tanker boys, used to frequent the local rugby club, and the castle hotel in nearby neath, whilst on the subject what became of the most infamous tanker boy, i refer of course to michael angelo ,our very own lords streaker, he i think started the trend for streaking in this country, saw him in a documentry a while ago, and also sailed with him when he was 2nd cook.quite a character!! regards con.

graham
18th December 2007, 17:26
landarcy graham ex landarcy & queens dock 30 years regards

Richard Gough
18th December 2007, 20:46
Good Day Connie

This little piece has been written about Michael Angelow

[QUOTE]Lord's, 1975

Lord's Cricket Ground, 4 August, 1975, the fourth day of the second Test between England and Australia. The Test was drifting towards a stalemate on a stiflingly hot afternoon when, after several hours in the Tavern, a friend bet Michael Angelow, a navy cook, 10 that he did not dare streak across the pitch. Angelow set off, wearing only plimsolls, and athletically cleared the stumps. John Arlott, the veteran radio commentator, revealed that he had not been fully briefed on the new British craze when he exclaimed: "It's a freaker." Angelow was luckier than a streaker at a later cricket match, who was pursued by the batsman Greg Chappell and dealt a resounding stroke on his bare backside. Angelow got off with a 10 fine. He has since kept out of the news[QUOTE]

I do not think the Company too any further action as I do not think BPTC was mentioned in the press.

Richard

musket
18th December 2007, 22:25
Was at LLandarcy in the early 70's well remember Ma Long she had the general store in the village..used to tell her lodgers to chose something from the shop deep freeze for their dinner on the way out in the morning and leave it on the shop counter to defrost..ahh the back room of the Colliers..pause to wipe tear from eye..nostalgia aint wot it used to be!
Had to move from our first lodgins..middle of winter and we were in the attic with a broken window and no heating..the loo was down the garden..eight pints of double diamond in the Colliers and six freezing visits to the dunny!
Fish and chips for dinner just about every night..got an old photo around somewhere of the lads on the course..Jimmy Cheel..Rob Cook come to mind have to have a search round..do you remember that damm thesis we had to write? no cut and paste from the internet in those days! always seemed that you had plenty of time to do it ..then you realised just how short 12weeks is!
Then on to Lambeth to the school of nautical cookery for the higher grades only to find out that Iwas the only one on the course..set your own course work and teach the part one students...next was Cannon Square in Liverpool for the Cat/Offs ticket.just in time for the Toxteth riots oh what fun.not forgetting grab a granny night at the Grafton Rooms on a Wednesday

backsplice
19th December 2007, 09:23
Musket .........did that Rob Cook come from Manchester by any chance ?? I,m sure that was the name of the chief cook on the "Br Judge " that was 71/72 ...backsplice

musket
19th December 2007, 19:49
Backsplice...memory may be playing up a bit but I think that 71/2 may have been a bit early as you had to be 21 to sail as c/cook and I think Rob was a bit younger than me..not sure where he hailed from but I do remember the big afro hair do he had and his habit of making gravy out of HP Sauce..if the scuttlebut is to be believed one ship he was on got a round robin up to have him removed..this may be untrue but he was certainly known as the Cook who could not Cook!

backsplice
21st December 2007, 09:50
musket .......definately not the right bloke .........as everybody used the cape route the galley was well stocked with " Cape Brandy" for BP cullinary delights i don,t mind saying we had many a goooooood session ..after we escaped when she broke down I had several lost days at his mums place in Manchester before heading north of the border (another escape from possible alcoholic you know what.........and no Afro hair do either ...backsplice

tillo
30th December 2007, 18:41
Greeting Lads...
sorry I'd forgotten I'd started this thread...It's good to have the memories rekindled,
As for Ma long...Legend!
I remember one Saturday when I stayed down for the weekend, catching the first bus with old Mr Davies, into Swansea , to the market to get the fresh lava bread,
Then we delivered the stuff to half a dozen houses back in Skewen..After that It was back to the Digs and Mrs D's Gargantuan breakfasts...Including the bloody lava bread!!!
Aaah! Memories...
Stay safe...
Tillo

Forbes1922
25th October 2013, 14:11
Hi my cooks ticket no 44547 issued at Glasgow in july 1964 I was 20 and sailed on British Sovereign as Chief Cook Sep 64,(Had my 21 st Birthday in New yorkin November54) , Cat Off was Danny Gallagher from Coatbridge.

Graham Wallace
25th October 2013, 15:11
Llandarcy 2nd Cook and Bakers course 1964/65 ( from SW Lewis)

There are a few names to go with it, but anyone recognise any?


Graham

beedeesea
25th October 2013, 16:39
I hadn't known that BP had their own catering school until I came across this thread. On Googling "Llandarcy BP" I was even more intrigued to learn about about the murders of three girls there in 1973. Any of you blokes there at that time who remember it?

Forbes1922
25th October 2013, 18:55
I was on the first course held there.Nov 1962/3 Stayed with Mr Mrs Prosser in New Road Skewen. Mike Butler
Others on the course were Ewan Nicolson, Frank Ford. Robert Norrie.Duncan Yule Dave Bloomberg ? Les Balls.Charlie Rennie. and 4 others whoose names I can't remember at the moment

DAVELECKIE
25th October 2013, 19:22
Hi my cooks ticket no 44547 issued at Glasgow in july 1964 I was 20 and sailed on British Sovereign as Chief Cook Sep 64,(Had my 21 st Birthday in New yorkin November54) , Cat Off was Danny Gallagher from Coatbridge.

Danny Gallagher, great bloke excellent Cat Off and superb footballer.
Sailed with him on the Kiwi in 71 when he relieved Jim Harding.
Played a football match against a German cargo vessel in either Dar Es Salaam or Mombasa arranged by the vicar from the seamans mission.
We drew 2-2 and Danny played on the wing, some pace he had.
Great memories, happy days.

Old Janner
11th November 2013, 10:18
Llandarcy,
An amazing three months of trying to learn to be serious with 10 seamen, who only wanted to drink and have as much fun as possible.
It got to the stage where they changed night classes for afternoon classes as nobody turned up for the night lessons!
We had a bloody good time on our small weekly salary I think it was 18 pound a week, but from that we had to pay our digs and laundry.
Catering Superintendent 'Phil Caine' used to come to pay us our Money, and slap the wrists of the bad boys.
Good times in Neath at the Duke of Wellington, "the Wellie Boot" and all the ladies who used to hang out there.
Mrs Long did not like it when you stayed out overnight arriving back to the digs on a Sunday afternoon.
I think she had a 'Hot line' to John Nicolson, as he always seemed to know, if I was a regular lodger or a part time lodger.
Good Days.
OJ

richdown
5th January 2014, 14:12
Out there are some of BP's old Llandarcei (spelling) Tanker boys...

Would anyone care to own up?

Mid '73' I was there...lodged in Skewen with Mr & Mrs Davis, all homework carried out in the aforementioned Pub.

Closed on a Sunday back then.... unless you were a tanker boy, Then you were classed as a local.

hi, have just joined, I was there September 73 had a bloody great time stayed at ma long just up the road from the pub. have just dug out old photo of the 8 of us long haired louts cannot recall names of all Norman Webster jimmy hogg and me Richard down (dick) that's 40 years ago **** where has that gone. Still we all had a bloody good time don't really remember a lot, old age. SO YES I WAS A TANKER BOY ... and proud of it cheers dick p.s. happy new year

kevjacko
5th January 2014, 18:15
Llandarcy 2nd Cook and Bakers course 1964/65 ( from SW Lewis)

There are a few names to go with it, but anyone recognise any?


Graham

Pray tell Graham

richdown
6th January 2014, 19:05
I hadn't known that BP had their own catering school until I came across this thread. On Googling "Llandarcy BP" I was even more intrigued to learn about about the murders of three girls there in 1973. Any of you blokes there at that time who remember it?

HI ,I was there from sept to dec 73 I went home 1 weekend that one of the girls was murdered the police finally questioned me about 15 moths later

Graham Wallace
6th January 2014, 20:10
Pray tell Graham

Kevin,

I should have done this ages ago. The following info is from SW Lewis' memory.

L - R back, "Phil Caine Catr/Supt" "Llandarcy Catering Manager" Next two guys ?? but both came from Yorkshire, "Uncle John Nicolson Catering Manager BP Tankers" this guy improved the BP standard of catering and was a great person to work for", SWL, other guy was from Manchester name?, "Head Chef from Neath Catering College"

L - R bottom Ian ? from Scotland , Wee Ian McIntosh, next ? ,last was "Ron Bird from Cardiff"

Graham

Graham

beedeesea
6th January 2014, 21:10
HI ,I was there from sept to dec 73 I went home 1 weekend that one of the girls was murdered the police finally questioned me about 15 moths later

Thanks for reply, Richdown, glad to hear you were proved innocent!

Brian

Old Janner
7th January 2014, 10:43
Kevin,

I should have done this ages ago. The following info is from SW Lewis' memory.

L - R back, "Phil Caine Catr/Supt" "Llandarcy Catering Manager" Next two guys ?? but both came from Yorkshire, "Uncle John Nicolson Catering Manager BP Tankers" this guy improved the BP standard of catering and was a great person to work for", SWL, other guy was from Manchester name?, "Head Chef from Neath Catering College"

L - R bottom Ian ? from Scotland , Wee Ian McIntosh, next ? ,last was "Ron Bird from Cardiff"

Graham

Graham

Update: the tall guy next to myself SWL, is Colin Doran a characheter from Manchester.

Spence.

kevjacko
12th January 2014, 20:44
[QUOTE=Graham Wallace;726936]Kevin,

I should have done this ages ago. The following info is from SW Lewis' memory.

L - R back, "Phil Caine Catr/Supt" "Llandarcy Catering Manager" Next two guys ?? but both came from Yorkshire, "Uncle John Nicolson Catering Manager BP Tankers" this guy improved the BP standard of catering and was a great person to work for", SWL, other guy was from Manchester name?, "Head Chef from Neath Catering College"

L - R bottom Ian ? from Scotland , Wee Ian McIntosh, next ? ,last was "Ron Bird from Cardiff"
Cheers Graham. Uncle John was gone before my time Ofie (sic?) Shaw was cat super when I started