Nautical Lecturers we knew

Bill Davies
12th November 2008, 10:04
I am thinking now of Liverpool: Ozzie Stewart, Frank Main, Chalkie (First Mates) and the younger ones Alan Bole, Len Holder, Terry Beggs.
Any memories?

makko
12th November 2008, 16:21
Hi Bill,
Was it not Terry Beggs who was superintendent at Aulis?
Dave

Bill Davies
12th November 2008, 17:25
Hello Dave,

It was indeed the same Terry Beggs. I heard he ended up in Coe Metcalf thence retired to Anglesey (Beaumaris).

Brgds

Bill

rothesian
17th November 2008, 00:14
I am thinking now of Liverpool: Ozzie Stewart, Frank Main, Chalkie (First Mates) and the younger ones Alan Bole, Len Holder, Terry Beggs.
Any memories?

Len Holder was at Aulis 1964
Alistair(Thumb)

sidsal
17th November 2008, 22:05
Wasn't Terry Beggs Captain Superintendent of the Indefatigable shore scholl at Llanfairpwll, Anglesey. I think I am right ! If so, he and Capt Parry Hughes published a wonderful book on the Menai Straits - full of graet photos which terry Beggs took. I understand he was a very good photographer.
Regarding lecturers, not many of you will remember Nellists Nautical Academy in Newcastle on Tyne. I studied for 2nd Mate there in 1946 or 7. Neither of the two brothers had ever been to sea but their success rate was the best in the country.
Sid

B.Nicholson
13th April 2009, 01:53
Wasn't Terry Beggs Captain Superintendent of the Indefatigable shore scholl at Llanfairpwll, Anglesey. I think I am right ! If so, he and Capt Parry Hughes published a wonderful book on the Menai Straits - full of graet photos which terry Beggs took. I understand he was a very good photographer.
Regarding lecturers, not many of you will remember Nellists Nautical Academy in Newcastle on Tyne. I studied for 2nd Mate there in 1946 or 7. Neither of the two brothers had ever been to sea but their success rate was the best in the country.
Sid

Nellists Nautical Academy is now a Pub.
They were the best and so highly thought of in the country
Bob

Longdistancevoyager
13th May 2009, 18:56
I remember "Bomber" Lancaster at Hull Trinity House, he was a terror to us all when we were in the Navigation school, he used to tell us we should all be in approved schools, but when we went back to sit our tickets he was great to us, and always pleased to see us.

slick
14th May 2009, 07:47
All,
I was up in front of an Examiner Captain ----- ?(yes, above Burtons) for Coxswain Second Class when at the Boulevard Nautical School in Hull in 1958, can someone please enlighten me as to his name.
He was ferocious we lived in terror.
Yours aye,
Slick

sidsal
14th May 2009, 20:22
When I was at Nellists Nautical Academy doing 2nd Mates in 1945 there was a chap briefly in our digs who was doing his 3rd orals for master. At his first oral he had disagreed with the examnier over some point and had been failed and told to come back after 3 or 6 months back at sea. He came back - went into the orals - was asked same question - stuck to his answer - sent back to sea again. Third time examiner relented and passed him. Wish I could remember what the bone of contention was between them.

Mikeirwin
9th June 2009, 22:37
I remember "Bomber" Lancaster at Hull Trinity House, he was a terror to us all when we were in the Navigation school, he used to tell us we should all be in approved schools, but when we went back to sit our tickets he was great to us, and always pleased to see us.

'Bomber' Lancaster had 3 pet hates,

1) Long haired coffee bar cowboys
2) People who smoked
3) Women who played bingo

Needless to say he ended up marrying his landlady, who smoked 30 a day, and spent her evenings at the bingo hall.

A great guy when we came up for 2nd Mates.

howardang
10th June 2009, 00:02
All,
I was up in front of an Examiner Captain ----- ?(yes, above Burtons) for Coxswain Second Class when at the Boulevard Nautical School in Hull in 1958, can someone please enlighten me as to his name.
He was ferocious we lived in terror.
Yours aye,
Slick
It may have been Captain McQueen - I did 2nd mates there in 1964 with him.

Howard

Santos
10th June 2009, 00:06
Anyone remeber Captain Holland at Liverpool.

Chris

makko
10th June 2009, 00:30
Wasn't Terry Beggs Captain Superintendent of the Indefatigable shore scholl at Llanfairpwll, Anglesey. Sid

Sidsal,
I remember Terry Beggs being the superintendent for deck cadets at Aulis. I think he left 79-80 or thereabouts. I think that it was Lyle "Commander" Crowe that took over from him. I later sailed with Lyle on Barber Blue Sea.
Regards,
Dave

slick
10th June 2009, 09:11
Post 11
Howard,
Captain McQueen I remember, this Examiner was pre McQueen 1957-8.
Yours aye,
Slick

jaydeeare
10th June 2009, 23:56
Tom Ollerton, Jed Stone, Roger Scholes of Fleetwood Nautical College and not forgetting the 'punny' humour of Dougie Stott!

vic pitcher
15th June 2009, 10:04
Anyone remeber Captain Holland at Liverpool.

Chris

I remember him well, at first when attending the "Pre-Sea Cadet Course" at the old Clarence Street location (College of Building) in 1955.

Later on had him for 2nd Mate in 1960 and Mate in 62.

A genial, humerous man with a broad Lanky accent, his first name was Frank

michaelF
15th June 2009, 23:58
Tom Ollerton, Jed Stone, Roger Scholes of Fleetwood Nautical College and not forgetting the 'punny' humour of Dougie Stott!

Johnny was it not Alan ollerton ( smoked a pipe ) and also Neil Robertson .


mike

Bill Davies
16th June 2009, 00:12
The Byrom Street Lecturers were very much two tier (age wise). Ozzie Stewart headed the old timers.
The younger ones who were contempories of Terry Beggs (mentioned above) were Len Holder and Alan Bole ( all three BF). Percy Owen was ex Brocks and Tom Maddox ex T & Js. There was only one lecturer in Byrom Street who did not have Extra's and that was Chalkie (lived Leasowe Road). Chalkie was only allowed to teach up to First Mates (FG) which was a shame as he really knew his stuff.

jaydeeare
16th June 2009, 00:45
Johnny was it not Alan ollerton ( smoked a pipe ) and also Neil Robertson .


mike

MIke, you may well be right, it's so long ago now (I left in 1970). Can't recall him smoking a pipe, though. I recall he drove a Hillman Minx (or Super Minx). When he made a point, he used to make a sort of plopping noise with his tongue.

Don't remember Neil Robertson, sorry.

Stephen J. Card
26th June 2009, 14:02
More by good luck than by design, I did all of my study & tickets in Glasgow at GCNS between 1971 and 1980. The lecturers in the Nav Department were the finest and fairest one could possibly hope for. They must have been to get me past DOT! I had the grestest respect for each and every one of them.

Harold Brown
Andrew Callendar
Tony Wright
George Gordon
Ian Pearson
Moore LaMay
Alistair Crozer
Alistair Douglas
Ian Drummond
Capt. Kennedy
Douglas Watkinson (Head of Dept).

I'm sure I've skipped a few.

Stephen

michaelF
26th June 2009, 17:01
MIke, you may well be right, it's so long ago now (I left in 1970). Can't recall him smoking a pipe, though. I recall he drove a Hillman Minx (or Super Minx). When he made a point, he used to make a sort of plopping noise with his tongue.

Don't remember Neil Robertson, sorry.

Johnny ,
thats sounds like him , by the way there is nothing wrong with a minx , in that era i drove a morris 1000 and a triumph 1250 .

ps
just looked at your profile , i was local lad to Blackpool , Cleveleys and Fleetwood you might remember a couple of my mates who went to FNC at the same time as you , Neil Morehouse , Adrian Blampied , and Willie Winton

mike

jaydeeare
27th June 2009, 01:12
Johnny ,
thats sounds like him , by the way there is nothing wrong with a minx , in that era i drove a morris 1000 and a triumph 1250 .

ps
just looked at your profile , i was local lad to Blackpool , Cleveleys and Fleetwood you might remember a couple of my mates who went to FNC at the same time as you , Neil Morehouse , Adrian Blampied , and Willie Winton

mike

Sorry Mike. I don't recall any of them. My Nav Course was '67 to '68, then sparks from '68 - '70. If they were Nav. Cadets other than the '67 - '68 I wouldn't have known them.

sparkie2182
27th June 2009, 01:18
Alan "O" was still going strong last November when i was chatting to him, sadly, at a the funeral of a mutual colleague.........

a lovely man and a fine servant of maritime training over many years.

S2182

johnb42
27th June 2009, 01:58
Did 2nd Mates at King Teds and remember a Bell and a Ballard.
Did Mates at Warsash and remember only Ken Glass.
Did Masters at the Boulevard and remember only a Captain Ferguson or "Fergie" as he was known. He used to lecture with a roll-up ciggy hanging from his mouth and the longer it sat there the soggier and more disgusting it used to get. One of his vintage jokes was to leave this old tab end on the side somewhere, then just before finishing the lecture pretend to find it and pronounce "ah, glad I found that, I would have had to come back tonight to look for if I had'nt".
Seems strange now, to even think about a class full of students all lighting up as and when they wished.

Plumber
27th June 2009, 17:44
You Trinity House lads were a few years after me.1946-1949,we had Mr. Tennyson, & Mr.Harrison,and an old ex CPO.RN forSeamanship and Signals.

I paid a visit lastl year to see what the old place looked like.only recognised the old school hall.