British Workman

Brent Pyburn
18th January 2007, 17:50
Can anyone put any credence to the legend that when the Workman was in Smith's dry dock on the Tyne someone painted over her name to call her the Workhouse? Also can anyone remember the name of the house that was used as a bar close to the Tyne tank cleaning berth? If the landlady thought you were too young (under 40) she would throw you out!

John_F
18th January 2007, 18:20
Brent,
For further info on this subject see this thread:
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/39656/cat/503/si/british%20workman/perpage/12
Kind regards,
John F.

paul0510
18th January 2007, 20:26
Brent, as if anybody could forget Minnie Beck's!!!

dom
19th January 2007, 03:06
AH,Minnie Becks,god bless er

Brent Pyburn
19th January 2007, 17:40
Brent,
For further info on this subject see this thread:
http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/39656/cat/503/si/british%20workman/perpage/12
Kind regards,
John F.


Many thanks John. I should have known it would have been featured at some stage. Great photographs

Brent Pyburn
19th January 2007, 17:46
Brent, as if anybody could forget Minnie Beck's!!!

Your right Paul I should have remembered, but unfortunately memories dim as you get older. It's funny I was up around Tynemouth and Wallsend last Sunday for the first time in 30 odd years. Tynemouth has hardly changed.