Shaw Savill Society (NZ Branch)

brandane
11th October 2005, 06:11
This is to inform any former Shaw Savill Line crew, who are not already members of the Shaw Savill Society, that we are actively seeking new members to join. Our organisation has branches in UK, Australia and New Zealand, and we have been operating successfully since 1983 after the Company closed down.

The UK Society has annual Reunions in a different city every March, and in Australia a reunion every second year - the next one in Brisbane, June 2006.

In New Zealand, our reunions are alternative years with Australia and we had very successful reunion in Wellington in April 2005. Our next National Reunion will be in April 2007 in Tauranga.

In the Auckland area - we are very active, and have two BBQ's per annum - Christmas and also a Mid Winter BBQ. We also have mini-reunions once a year - this year in Bay of Islands and next one planned for South Island.

The Society has its own logo-styled Society Merchandise, and we produce a twice yearly newsletter.

Any former crew members or anyone with interest in Shaw Savill are eligible to join us - please contact: ******** for more details or application form.

Jamie Shedden
Subscriptions Officer
Shaw Savill NZ Branch

flyer682
11th October 2005, 06:25
I've deleted the email address from the above post. Always done with the best of intentions, but there is always the possiblity that it could generate some unwelcome mail.
If you wish to contact Jamie, check his profile - there are two options in there to get in touch.

Pompeyfan
26th October 2005, 21:58
Good luck to you all. I envy you having a barby in Auckland, my former home when I lived and worked at Cornwall Hospital in Cornwall Park. The hospital is long since gone of course, but my memory is still there as are my trips north on my days off in my 1939 Morris 12 when I used to drive north to see friends in Keri Keri. Ka Pai te kai at your next BBQ?!. David Cole

nickagoodwin
30th January 2006, 20:04
Hi Jamie, long time since I spoke and I have now had another relocation in my Life and am now resident in San Francisco, CA. No chnace of a reunion in this part of the world???

Nick Goodwin
SSA 70-76

brandane
31st January 2006, 06:20
Hi Nick,

Just spotted your message - sorry have not been online for a while. So what brings you to sunny California? Are you still in shipping?

Caught up with a couple of Savillites this week - Mick Bullock (Capt of containership) and Tony O'Prey (Hotel Manager with RCCL). Mick is home in NZ for two weeks and Tony flew back to LAX yesterday to rejoin "Vision of the Seas" based at Los Angeles. He tells me he will be bases in Seattle for Alaska season from May.

UK reunion in Torquay in March - and our next one in Tauranga April 2007 - maybe you could manage the next NZ Reunion??

Good to hear from - keep in touch,

Cheers Jamie

Pompeyfan
18th February 2006, 20:44
Further to my post in October, not answered, I was a passenger on Northern Star in 1968 when I emigrated to New Zealand. Pictures in my Gallery. She had engine trouble so only called at Wellington meaning we passengers for Auckland either had to fly up as I did, or take the train. Auckland was then my home until 1971. Perhaps it was that I did not mention that I sailed on Northern Star that my post was not answered?!. David

Rup
10th April 2006, 20:03
Hello,
My Dad was posted to Trinidad in 1934 in the T&T Police. I was born there, and travelled to the U.K. and back in 1945, 1949 and lastly in 1952. The last trip was on the H.M.T. Georgic. (a) Was this a Shaw Savill ship ? (b) I am sure that my Dad said that the ship we went on either in 1949 or 1952 was on its Maiden voyage and that it was a Shaw Savill ship. I vaguely remember that the name started with an 'A', but this could be all wrong. The trips were always in the summer. Any help there, please ?
Rup.

John B.
11th April 2006, 03:39
Hello Rup,
GEORGIC was a White Star Line ship, with regard to the maiden voyage, perhaps this ship was ATHENIC, built in 1947.
John B.

Mick quinn
11th April 2006, 20:25
As a fairly new member to the Forum , as a ex-Shaw Savill deckie, would be interested in joining the Society. Excuse me being a bit thick but how exactly do I apply to join?

Grateful for any assistance

Mick

Rup
13th April 2006, 11:08
Hello Rup,
GEORGIC was a White Star Line ship, with regard to the maiden voyage, perhaps this ship was ATHENIC, built in 1947.
John B.

Many thanks, John. I'll do some research on the Athenic. Sounds hopeful. Good one. Rup.

brandane
24th May 2006, 12:19
Hello Mick - Regarding your interest in joining the Shaw Savill Society - I assume you are in United Kingdom - so you will want to join the UK Branch.
As I am not allowed to publish my email here - I suggest you check out my profile and there are ways of contacting me there. I can then put you in touch with the membership secretary of the UK Branch.
Which ships did you serve as deckie on SSL fleet - the UK branch secretary is Deck Officer Graham Pepper - you may already know him!
I have just returned from Med Cruise on the classic liner Oceanic - see photos in my gallery.
Hope to hear from you soon,
Cheers Jamie

brandane
24th May 2006, 12:21
As a fairly new member to the Forum , as a ex-Shaw Savill deckie, would be interested in joining the Society. Excuse me being a bit thick but how exactly do I apply to join?

Grateful for any assistance

Mick

See response already posted

ewenlowrie
3rd July 2007, 13:42
my name is lowrie ewen ex shetland isles living in auckland would like to join society nickname big low

stewart buchanan
21st November 2007, 13:07
Hi Jamie, been way too long since we last had a dram either in Auckland or Bute. Just found this site and got logged on with considerable help from a very patient andy bright. Will put mre details in with the xmas card.

Stewart(A)

K urgess
21st November 2007, 13:09
Welcome aboard, Jamie.
If you're looking for more shipmates I suggest you put a post in the say hello thread.

brandane
23rd November 2007, 06:53
Hi Marconi - thanks for the welcome but you are a little late - I registered here 2004!!

brandane
23rd November 2007, 07:07
my name is lowrie ewen ex shetland isles living in auckland would like to join society nickname big low



Hello Big Low - did you receive the application form to join the Society as I arranged for secretary to send the form or email to you?

Our Christmas BBQ will be on Sat 1st December - would be opportunity for you to meet a few of our members.

Please let me know if you received the application,

Cheers Jamie

brandane
23rd November 2007, 07:12
Hi Jamie, been way too long since we last had a dram either in Auckland or Bute. Just found this site and got logged on with considerable help from a very patient andy bright. Will put mre details in with the xmas card.

Stewart(A)

Good to see you on this site Stewart - never knew you are secret ships's buff! Hope you get as much pleasure from this site as I do - so many wonderful images of old ships - its truly a nostalgic website - so many happy memories!
Keep in touch

K urgess
23rd November 2007, 11:02
Brain hiccup, Jamie.(==D)
Still, a retrospective welcome from me.
I think I was aiming at Stewart originally and got the name wrong.
I promise to improve.

Salaams
Kris

GWB
29th March 2008, 04:10
Where does one apply to sign up in Australia also is there any meeting or that planed in Aussie for ex SSA guys.

GWB

raybnz
29th March 2008, 08:22
Hi Jamie Sorry I have been slow in responding to my membership application but I have just sold the house and at present living with the daughter and son in law. Hoping to have built a cottage in the next 6 weeks then I can unpack and find the application forms. They are in a box somewhere.

Walter Clarke
1st April 2008, 19:33
I am interested in finding out more on the Shaw Savill Society. Was with Shaw Savill early seventies.
Can anyone advise if Graham Pepper is still the secretary.
Many thanks
Walter(Thumb)

brandane
6th April 2008, 07:03
Hi GWB - in response to your query regarding the Aust Branch of the Shaw Savill Society - the Society was active in Australia for many years having very good reunions in Sydney (many) Melbourne (1) and the last one was in Brisbane (2006) when it was decided to amalgamate with the NZ Branch as no one was willing to organise further events in Australia. As result of this, it was voted at the NZ Reunion in Tauranga in 2007 that Australian members could join the NZ branch ~ and many have done so.
I am the subscriptions co-ordinator and if you wish to join - please send me your personal email and I will email application form to you - cost being Aus$25 per family/couple per annum.
Our next reunion is the 150th Anniversary in Wellington in October this year = and already I am taking bookings for the event - with many attending from Australia.

Cheers Jamie

brandane
6th April 2008, 07:19
Hi Walter - yes Graham Pepper is still the UK secretary - do you need his contact?

Cheers Jamie (NZ Branch)

Walter Clarke
6th April 2008, 10:45
Hullo Jamie,
Yes Please. I did send an E Mail but did not get a response so thought there may have been changes.

many thanks,
Walter

gbmason
26th April 2008, 01:01
Hi Gerry Mason from Newmarket here wishing to join your club.I worked on the SSS up until 1972, first as a Steward then a Catering Officer. Please send details so I can submit my details. Thanks

William Murdoch
15th June 2008, 11:31
This is to inform any former Shaw Savill Line crew, who are not already members of the Shaw Savill Society, that we are would actively seeking new members to join. Our organisation has branches in UK, Australia and New Zealand, and we have been operating successfully since 1983 after the Company closed down.

The UK Society has annual Reunions in a different city every March, and in Australia a reunion every second year - the next one in Brisbane, June 2006.

In New Zealand, our reunions are alternative years with Australia and we had very successful reunion in Wellington in April 2005. Our next National Reunion will be in April 2007 in Tauranga.

In the Auckland area - we are very active, and have two BBQ's per annum - Christmas and also a Mid Winter BBQ. We also have mini-reunions once a year - this year in Bay of Islands and next one planned for South Island.

The Society has its own logo-styled Society Merchandise, and we produce a twice yearly newsletter.

Any former crew members or anyone with interest in Shaw Savill are eligible to join us - please contact: ******** for more details or application form.

Jamie Shedden
Subscriptions Officer
Shaw Savill NZ Branch
How do I join?Would like to make contact with deck crew that I was with 60'sand 70's

William Murdoch
15th June 2008, 11:35
your site is a bit complicated for a non techy.Name is Bill Murdoch and looking for shipmates 60'sand 70's

gadgee
15th June 2008, 22:12
William
Check out Brandane's post in this thread dated 25/05/06 at 1219hrs and he tells you there what to do. ie. send him an email or private message via his profile(click on his name for drop down options.
Regards
Paul

Four Bells
9th August 2008, 05:42
EX AB Cedric,Cymric,Canopic,Illyric,Suevic(scrap run 74) How due I jion????

Four Bells
9th August 2008, 06:05
Bill WHERE you been for the last 34years,Clancy sent me an email saying you were on her(Suevic),for the scrap run,shall be good to catch up.

mcgrattan
9th August 2008, 22:00
I was also there on the scrap run, 1974.

Tom McGrattan

Four Bells
9th August 2008, 23:33
G-day and greetings Tom, you would have had your work cut out as I remember the constant,breakdowns,water rationing 10 mins after each watch??and the IRON MIKE broke down from about day 2. 3man watches all the way.

captflood
4th October 2008, 22:16
Further to my post in October, not answered, I was a passenger on Northern Star in 1968 when I emigrated to New Zealand. Pictures in my Gallery. She had engine trouble so only called at Wellington meaning we passengers for Auckland either had to fly up as I did, or take the train. Auckland was then my home until 1971. Perhaps it was that I did not mention that I sailed on Northern Star that my post was not answered?!. David

I aslo sailed on the Northern Star in 1968 to NZ ,it left Southhampton if i remember right ,where can i get photos of this ship ,Captain Flood

K urgess
4th October 2008, 22:21
Welcome aboard Captflood.
Plenty of pictures of Northern Star in the gallery
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/search.php?searchid=196966
Cheers

brandane
11th October 2008, 22:08
For many good photos of Shaw Savill ships ~ check out: www.shawsavillships.co.uk

Anyone still interested in joining Society in NZ or UK send me message here. The Australian Branch has closed but you are welcome to join the NZ branch at cost of NZ$25 per family per annum ~ I currently have 27 members from Australia.

Our special celebration 150th Anniversary of the Shaw Savill Line, to be held in Wellington, NZ on 24/25October ~ is now fully booked ~ and 17 Australian and 10 UK members will attend.

Jamie Shedden
Shaw Savill Society (NZ)

brandane
19th April 2009, 06:52
The next National Reunion of the Shaw Savill Society New Zealand Branch will be held in New Plymouth Anzac weekend April 2010. Information regarding the reunion will be mailed to members in October 2009. Any non-member wishing to join the Society ~ please contact me with email address and I can email application form. The annual fee per family in Australia is Aust$25 (to cover additional airmail postage) and NZ20 for NZ members .

Thanks Jamie

Mike Earp
7th October 2009, 05:40
The next National Reunion of the Shaw Savill Society New Zealand Branch will be held in New Plymouth Anzac weekend April 2010. Information regarding the reunion will be mailed to members in October 2009. Any non-member wishing to join the Society ~ please contact me with email address and I can email application form. The annual fee per family in Australia is Aust$25 (to cover additional airmail postage) and NZ20 for NZ members .

Thanks Jamie

Jamie,
I've just registered with shipsnostalgia would appreciate info on joining Shaw Savill Society in NZ. Please send me a PM. Served with Shaw Savill from 1965 to 1970 latterly as 3rd Engineer on the Akoroa
Regards Mike Earp

K urgess
7th October 2009, 11:42
Welcome aboard, Mike.
I've removed your email address to help prevent you getting a lot of spam.
Find your way around and have a good trip.

brandane
6th November 2009, 21:26
Hi Gerry Mason from Newmarket here wishing to join your club.I worked on the SSS up until 1972, first as a Steward then a Catering Officer. Please send details so I can submit my details. Thanks
Hi Gerry

Just been re-reading some of the messages on this forum and note your message from April 2008 ~ sorry I cannot recall if I ever replied to you but if you still interested ~ would like to welcome you aboard. If you can provide me with your personal email by private message ~ I can send you application forms for Society and next reunion. Cheers Jamie

K urgess
6th November 2009, 21:36
Hi Gerry

Just been re-reading some of the messages on this forum and note your message from April 2008 ~ sorry I cannot recall if I ever replied to you but if you still interested ~ would like to welcome you aboard. If you can provide me with your personal email by private message ~ I can send you application forms for Society and next reunion. Cheers Jamie

You may have a long wait for GB Mason he hasn't been on line since January.
Mike Earp, above, asked the same question.

Site policy is not to include email addresses in posts.

brandane
13th November 2009, 06:56
Thanks ~ Mike has been in touch and joined our group in NZ
Cheers Jamie

joemack
29th July 2010, 02:48
For many good photos of Shaw Savill ships ~ check out: www.shawsavillships.co.uk

Anyone still interested in joining Society in NZ or UK send me message here. The Australian Branch has closed but you are welcome to join the NZ branch at cost of NZ$25 per family per annum ~ I currently have 27 members from Australia.

Our special celebration 150th Anniversary of the Shaw Savill Line, to be held in Wellington, NZ on 24/25October ~ is now fully booked ~ and 17 Australian and 10 UK members will attend.

Jamie Shedden
Shaw Savill Society (NZ)

Hi Jamie, tried that SS link you've posted, looks like it links direct to a wine merchant?

Joe

hugh ferrier
29th July 2010, 18:17
Joe,
I noticed this about3/4 months ago.they have a company name of Shaws Avill Ships and a web address of:- shawsacillships.co.uk, seems to me that they have hi-jacked the domain name or web address, all very odd!! I emailed wine merchant, but they did,nt reply ,its a great pity as it was an excellent Shaw Savill site
Hugh

ben27
2nd January 2013, 07:29
good afternoon.shaw savill menbers,i have been reading your messages about your time with s.s.l.i was on the mataroa.back in 1948.i did 3 voyages.on the n.z run.anybody about from way back then,?have a good one ben27

brandane
7th January 2013, 02:09
Hi Ben ~ good to hear from you. We had branch of the Shaw Savill Society in Australia for many years but now they have amalgamated with NZ Branch - and as many as 20 Oz members attended our last Reunion in Picton, April 2012. If you interested in joining our group ~ can arrange to send you membership application ~ just Aust $25 per annum.
Cheers Jamie
Shaw Savill Society
Auckland NZ

Noel Martin
9th July 2013, 05:42
Hi guys of SSL Im Noel Martin of Christchurch NZ (Leckie oh a lot of ships 1960s) am a member here (look at the threads) As i live in ChCh Ive never joined the SSL society but there was a site that had the ships by name and you could put up your email address & name by the ship you were on ( brilliant idea) but its gone along with the addresses so can some body help me with SSL nz society Auckland.My email is noelm@clear.net.nz Regards to all Noel

brandane
9th July 2013, 10:02
Hi Noel

Unfortunately the website for Shaw Savill ships has been deleted - no idea why but there are other websites showing Shaw Savill ships and histories ~ use search engines to locate which ship (s) you are interested .
I am NZ membership secretary for Shaw Savill Society ~ membership stands at $20 per annum / per family.
Our next National Reunion will be held in Hamilton 25-27April 2014.
If you wish to join ~ will be happy to send our membership application towards the end of current year (I am overseas till November)
Society email is brandane69@yahoo.co.uk
Cheers Jamie

IAN M
9th July 2013, 19:03
You may be interested to know that Shaw Savill & Albion losses are listed in my new book SHIPPING COMPANY LOSSES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Best wishes

Ian

brandane
10th July 2013, 15:20
Thanks Ian

I will pass this information on to our members.

Cheers Jamie Shedden
Shaw Savill Society (NZ Branch)

IAN M
10th July 2013, 22:49
Thanks, Jamie

Regards

Ian

Arnold1
21st February 2014, 04:29
Jamie,
I am interested in joining and attending this years reunion in Hamilton.
Please advise details etc.
regards
Bill Jones ( not sure if you remember me)
ex eng. cadet
Arawa