20th April 2009, 16:24
Reading Mike Allan's post #28 in the 'If I had my time again' thread set me to wondering.............................
Over the years how many on this site met their partner and married as a result of sitting for tickets or attending nautical courses at the South Shields Marine & Technical College?
I'll be the first to put me hand up
20th April 2009, 17:37
Yup, me too. Met her at the "Yellow Welly" in Westoe. "Yellow Welly" transcribes to "The Golden Slipper", later to become "The Hedworth"
30 something years ago
20th April 2009, 17:40
Not me. But how many of you who did fall for the fatal charms also ended up living up there, not too far from her Mam?
20th April 2009, 18:01
No. But my wife was the VHF voice at the coastguard down at G Yarmouth at one time.
20th April 2009, 19:23
Not quite but my electronics ticket at Saudi Shields and getting home each weekend made sure the Memsahib's claws got a good grip.
We got married in 1975 a year after I finished at Martec.
Still going strong.
21st April 2009, 08:38
Don't suppose it counts, lived 10 minute walk from the Marine & Tech, took my tickets there and married a good Geordie lass. Difference is I then moved 'darn sarf' to live. Back to front !
21st April 2009, 09:12
I met one there that I should have married!!
22nd April 2009, 21:29
I met one there that I'm b----y glad I didn't
1st February 2016, 18:51
I sat my Chiefs part A in 1978 and also met my wife to be in the Beacon at Law top. We married in 1979 and although I'm from Derbyshire we've been in or around Shields since!!