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17th January 2010, 12:45
New to me, menu was as far as I can remember usually slipped between the tines of a fork.
17th January 2010, 14:47
Probably off one of the white boats. Posh for passengers. [=P]
17th January 2010, 17:15
Can see it now - stuck on a fork, and starting - '' pea soup and sippits '' If there was mixed grill, the fridge had had a clean out!
On some Bankboats the apprentices were given the task of typing the menus, and we prided ourselves on the little flourish at the end, just after cheese and biscuits, looking like this --------------ooo OOO ooo------------------
17th January 2010, 18:00
Always had a problem with the fry-up left out for the App & Mate on nights in port, nothing to fry it on, never knew how to fire up the galley stove, used the heavy duty pantry toaster...that was an art in itself.
18th January 2010, 01:30
Yep, fork tines were the thing then, menus were pretty much of a muchness, but the food was good. I don't think I ever was on a Bank boat where the food was anything but good.
Teviotbank had proper little holders, but I can't think what they were made of. Not silver or silver plate.
18th January 2010, 15:18
I use: -----ooo000ooo----- as a divider in my written work to this day and I thought I had made it up! Now I know where I first saw it! Thanks.
18th January 2010, 16:24
All new ships were provided with little clear plastic clip-type menu holders with the houseflag embosed on them with 'Bank Line' under the flag. I don't recall that replacements were ever requisitioned and I imagine that these were good souvenir items for snaffling along with the crested teaspoons! The end result was, as has been said, a menu card held out on the end of a fork!
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