Hello from Dave of Andover

26th January 2010, 16:11
I am 62 and have an interest in Solent Shipping having spent many years living in Portsmouth. especially the old Paddle Steamers that used to ply to and from the Isle of Wight.
My grandfather was a Stoker in the Royal Navy before, during and after the First World War and I am interested in his time in the Navy.

fred henderson
26th January 2010, 16:15
A warm welcome Dave. If you explore the site I hope that you will find many items that fall within your areas of interest.

Fred (Thumb)

non descript
26th January 2010, 16:26
Dave, a warm welcome to you on your first and interesting posting. Thank you for joining the community; do enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your futher postings. (Thumb)

26th January 2010, 16:31

A warm welcome aboard from the Isle of Anglesey, I guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy the SN experience!
Since you share common interests with many of our members you will undoubtedly be exchanging messages before long. (Thumb)

26th January 2010, 17:36
Greetings Dave and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

bert thompson
26th January 2010, 18:12
Welcome to this great site
Best wishes

K urgess
27th January 2010, 00:49
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Dave.
Find your way around and get to know the crew.
Have a good voyage.

27th January 2010, 01:04
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

27th January 2010, 19:39
Welcome from Lancashire - I hope you will enjoy the site.

29th January 2010, 01:27
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

29th January 2010, 18:34
Hello, Dave, and welcome - I was born and bred on the Isle of Wight, and would like a small fee in guineas for every time that I used the Ryde-Portsmouth ferries, though only once from Southsea on one of the old paddle steamers. Enjoy the site, even if some of us hooligans are Saints fans!