Charlie Farmer

forthbridge
31st March 2010, 01:02
I noticed in the obituaries in Edinburgh Evening News tonight Charlie Farmer aged 70 , Retired Merchant Navy, from North Berwick. I remember a Charlie Farmer in Ben Line but that was more than 30 years ago so may not be the same one but if anyone interested the funeral is at Mortonhall Crematorium , Pentland Chapel at 12.30PM on thursday April 1st.

dom
31st March 2010, 01:24
sailed with Charlie Farmer on the Cairn boats he was a case and a half,Vale Charlie

john fraser
31st March 2010, 07:36
I noticed in the obituaries in Edinburgh Evening News tonight Charlie Farmer aged 70 , Retired Merchant Navy, from North Berwick. I remember a Charlie Farmer in Ben Line but that was more than 30 years ago so may not be the same one but if anyone interested the funeral is at Mortonhall Crematorium , Pentland Chapel at 12.30PM on thursday April 1st.

Hi Forthbridge.
It seems the same Charlie.He was from North Berwick but lived mainly in the Mission in Leith.He was slightly older than me.The only relatives he talked about was a sister or sisters in the US or Canada.
May he rest in peace

ian keyl
31st March 2010, 09:48
Yes I would agree with you John this can sadly only be the only Charlie Farmer formerly with ben Line and lived in and around Leith with his sister.

Charlie we beleave may have been on the Bendoran or possibly the one who in Dec 1958 painted " Ship Ben " on the side of a Bluey lying in Singapore.
A very good sailor worked hard and played hard in the right ports .
He liked the Japanese coast , for whatever it gave you, Cherry blossom in the Inland Sea at this time of year or great gifts to take home from all the different ports or the entertainment the gaeisha girls gave in the bars down the lanes of Yokohama,Kobe and Nagoya.

Its sad to hear another great salt of the Ben Line Pool has crossed the Bar.
My sympathy and condolances to any living relations.

Rgds Ian.

Tom S
31st March 2010, 15:18
Sorry to hear about Charlie sailed with him a few times latterly when I was Mate on the Bendreoch in 1970/71 had a lot of time for him he was one of the many who were Ben line to the core. Used to see him in Leith when I worked with Forth ports
TomS

john fraser
31st March 2010, 16:33
Yes I would agree with you John this can sadly only be the only Charlie Farmer formerly with ben Line and lived in and around Leith with his sister.

Charlie we beleave may have been on the Bendoran or possibly the one who in Dec 1958 painted " Ship Ben " on the side of a Bluey lying in Singapore.
A very good sailor worked hard and played hard in the right ports .
He liked the Japanese coast , for whatever it gave you, Cherry blossom in the Inland Sea at this time of year or great gifts to take home from all the different ports or the entertainment the gaeisha girls gave in the bars down the lanes of Yokohama,Kobe and Nagoya.

Its sad to hear another great salt of the Ben Line Pool has crossed the Bar.
My sympathy and condolances to any living relations.

Rgds Ian.

Hi Ian.
The Charlie Farmer I sailed with in Ben Line was a steward,a character,unless there were two Charlie Farmers.There was a Charlie McNair a sailor who lived in Leith,and,also Charlie Martin aka Carlos Martinez also from Leith.

ian keyl
31st March 2010, 23:55
Yes John ,you are correct it was a failure of the connection between the grey matter and a diode somewhere .That what happens when you make a quick decission to reply and dont notice the real charactor as you all ready have some one in your mind.
My appolgies to all concerned It was Charlie Macnair i was thinking of.
Happy Easter to all Ian.

hughesy
1st April 2010, 00:36
safely Anchored, all the best to the Man, condolances to his family.

hughesy

celsis
27th January 2014, 19:34
Ah, Charlie Farmer, the Man with no name!

I remember him on the Cramond when we went to Chile in 76. As usual, he went ashore alone, but we bumped into him in one of the bars in Tocopilla or Concepcion, and there he was, smoking a long stogie and conversing in perfect Spanish with some girls! He kept his cards close to his chest!

RIP

jg grant
27th January 2014, 22:16
Hi all I sailed with Charlie on the Cairnforth. Rest in peace Chas. Ronnie.

Paul Barford
29th January 2014, 02:29
Hi Ian.
The Charlie Farmer I sailed with in Ben Line was a steward,a character,unless there were two Charlie Farmers.There was a Charlie McNair a sailor who lived in Leith,and,also Charlie Martin aka Carlos Martinez also from Leith.

Yes, Charlie Farmer I knew was a steward who kept us "entertained" on the Grey Fighter. At the time, another young steward was on board known as "The Fonz", rivalry between these two was always good for a laugh!(Pint)

oldman 80
29th January 2014, 05:09
Hi Ian.
The Charlie Farmer I sailed with in Ben Line was a steward,a character,unless there were two Charlie Farmers.There was a Charlie McNair a sailor who lived in Leith,and,also Charlie Martin aka Carlos Martinez also from Leith.


Charlie McNair I remember very well from my Benarty days. I did 5 or maybe 6 voyages with him 1963 - 1965. I was cadet, he EDH in those days. I wonder where he is today ? He taught me a lot, as did so many of them, and they always did so most willingly.
Charlie Farmer though - I never sailed with him, although the name is familiar, for some reason or other.
My condolences, nevertheless.