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17th December 2007, 20:28
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.
18th December 2007, 17:39
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.
18th December 2007, 18:26
landarcy graham ex landarcy & queens dock 30 years regards
18th December 2007, 21:46
Good Day Connie
This little piece has been written about Michael Angelow
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.
18th December 2007, 23:25
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
19th December 2007, 10:23
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
19th December 2007, 20:49
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!
21st December 2007, 10:50
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
30th December 2007, 19:41
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!!!
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