Anyone Know the Foster's of Devonport?

NickNZ
4th February 2012, 08:25
I am a nephew of Don, Bill, and Peter Foster, who were (to a degree) (in)famous in the dockyard. Now I know that the dockyards were big, busy places, but they, and now their sons Kelvin and Keith are carrying on a proud tradition started i think by my Grandfather Georeg Reuben Foster of Torpoint. Anybody know them? I am travelling to UK this year to see as many of them as I can. If they belong to this site, I would love to hear from them so that we can meet for a drink or two before watching Argyle play .

RetiredPMSO
4th February 2012, 15:07
You may wish to look at the Devonport RMAS website which has a couple of contact email addresses for the committee. They will probably be able to help.

http://www.rmasassociation.co.uk/

trotterdotpom
4th February 2012, 15:18
Not many Fosters in Devenport, Tasmania ... it's Boags Country.

Sorry Nick, had to say it ... good luck with your search.

John T

mil511mariner
6th February 2012, 15:19
Steve (not Keith) in Devonport
Kelvin in Pompey
Don is an active member of the RMAS Assoc and the Secretary Eddie is the guy to contact.
My Grandfather taught Bill and Don to box after WW2 - Both Bill and Don much respected Bosuns in Devonport during there careers

jan martin
7th February 2012, 21:30
hi im john martin i was a cabin boy in 1964 on the devonport tugs don was a bosun we played in the same football team dockland settlement as iwas the youngest by many years and also the goalkeeper don jerry nicholls would protect me don and jerry were also bouncers at plymouth guildhall on saturdays so i also got in free we did not win many games but we had a great time good luck with your search as i live in kent im sorry we cant meet have a pint of scrumpy for me green army for ever john martin

NickNZ
8th February 2012, 10:12
Steve (not Keith) in Devonport
Kelvin in Pompey
Don is an active member of the RMAS Assoc and the Secretary Eddie is the guy to contact.
My Grandfather taught Bill and Don to box after WW2 - Both Bill and Don much respected Bosuns in Devonport during there careers

Thanks for that, I realised it was Kelvin & Steven after I had posted the question. I still keep in contact with Don & Bill, and am hoping to get across and see them later this year. Will contact the Society as suggested.
Don taught me a lot of 'tricks' when I was ayoungster, including how to get past Mod Plod, and spent many happy days in the Dockyard on my school holidays viewing all the warships close up.

nodes
16th April 2012, 10:21
Kelvin, worked in the office at Pompey for SERCO for some years, believe he became disenchanted and now works on Wightlink Ferries.

Nutbourne
30th April 2012, 22:57
Hi Yes Nodes you were correct, I see Kelvin every now and again hes well and lives locally. Nodes were you on the Moorhen the name rings a bell!!

NickNZ
8th May 2012, 09:29
Don (Uncle Don to me) taught me how to cheat at cards, and also managed to get me into the dockyard on many occassions, so that I could drive some of 'his' tugs.
Don, Bill & Peter were all in the dockyard, following their Dad George Foster.
Don is still well, with that very cheeky grin. I hope to get back to UK soon to visit. Anybody see any of them, please give my regards.