Just aboard

Hadleigh Shrimper
6th May 2008, 23:31
Hi to everyone,

I have recently joined this wonderful site, and thought it time I said hello.
My love of all things maritime started in 1959 when my parents decided we were emigrating to Oz. We travelled out on the Orion and returned in 1961 on Canberra. Not settled, we returned to Oz in 1964 -again on Canberra, and finally ended up in the UK again in 1965 (courtesy of Orsova).

I live in view of the Thames Estuary, so am lucky to see ships passing every day.


Fiesty Fay
6th May 2008, 23:34
Hi Gary Welcome from Suffolk to Ships Nostalgia, I am sure you will find lots to enjoy and i think you will find it addictive, I know I have. Enjoy your tour of the site, bon voyage.

Janet (aka Fiesty Fay)

Bruce Carson
6th May 2008, 23:37
A warm Welcome to Ships Nostalgia, Gary.
We're glad you're enjoying our site.
Good to have you onboard.


K urgess
6th May 2008, 23:53
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Gary.
You've probably found your way around by now.
Enjoy the voyage.

non descript
7th May 2008, 08:18
Gary, a warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining the community; enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings in due course. Bon Voyage

7th May 2008, 16:47
Welcome to SN.

I hope you will enjoy the site.



7th May 2008, 19:15
Greetings Gary and welcome to SN. Enjoy the site and bon voyage.

8th May 2008, 04:47
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

8th May 2008, 07:19
Hi Gary
just thought I would say hello.
I was brought up in Leigh and now live Shoebury. I served with Elder Dempster line mid 60s and Royal Naval Reserve for Nearly 20 years - mostly based at HMS Essex in Shoebury. Sailed in Canberra 1981 as Naval Liaison Officer.
I get down to old Leigh quite often for a pint in the Billett - always something of interest down there.

Hadleigh Shrimper
8th May 2008, 13:51
Hi Kings,

Nice to hear from you as a near neighbour!
The Billet is definitely the best pub in Leigh, and, as you say it is a very interesting area. My lad used to attend Sea-Scouts on Bell Wharf, so I managed to get out on to the water with him a few times.

May even bump into you one day.


Malcolm Frost
18th March 2009, 14:22
I was on the CANBERRA in the sixties
I lived in LEIGH all my life and used to go in all the pubs
My Friend was T Osbourne (cocklers in No 1 shed)
I now live on Canvey Island.
Who are you and maybe meet up.

M J Frost.