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Search: Posts Made By: Barrie Youde
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries Yesterday, 14:15
Replies: 37
Views: 1,360
Posted By Barrie Youde
Perhaps better described as life's pattern at its...

Perhaps better described as life's pattern at its richest.

Laughs, there were many; but the more obviously serious aspects far outweighed all of those things.
Forum: Model Ships Yesterday, 12:41
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Barrie Youde
Granty, That is a splendid story - and an even...

Granty,

That is a splendid story - and an even more splendid model!

You are a star!
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries Yesterday, 00:02
Replies: 37
Views: 1,360
Posted By Barrie Youde
Politics hath no end. Long ago it was pointed...

Politics hath no end.

Long ago it was pointed out to me that Tories place their hands LIKE THIS, Socialists place their hands LIKE THAT and Liberals place one hand ON THE HIP. Very little...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 20th December 2014, 23:37
Replies: 37
Views: 1,360
Posted By Barrie Youde
#33 Rejuvenating, innit?

#33

Rejuvenating, innit?
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 20th December 2014, 22:14
Replies: 37
Views: 1,360
Posted By Barrie Youde
#30 Many thanks, JT, Yes, I remember the...

#30

Many thanks, JT,

Yes, I remember the Uxbridge bit, too, now that you come to mention. But I do have a vivid recollection of a connection (or at least a purported connection) with Hoylake,...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 20th December 2014, 14:51
Replies: 37
Views: 1,360
Posted By Barrie Youde
I rather think, on reflection, that the sense of...

I rather think, on reflection, that the sense of history at the time was justified.

1963 (as Philip Larkin once noted) was when sex first began. It also saw the recent publication of Private Eye,...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 20th December 2014, 13:38
Replies: 37
Views: 1,360
Posted By Barrie Youde
#21 Always pleased to help, if I can! One of my...

#21

Always pleased to help, if I can!

One of my own recollections was reading at the time that Miss Keeler spent her early life in Hoylake, Wirral, having been born and quite possibly conceived...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 19th December 2014, 23:25
Replies: 37
Views: 1,360
Posted By Barrie Youde
But everybody smoked, in those days?

But everybody smoked, in those days?
Forum: British India Line 6th December 2014, 22:15
Replies: 17
Views: 894
Posted By Barrie Youde
Dear Nina, Am confident that your every hope...

Dear Nina,

Am confident that your every hope will be fulfilled!

B
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 6th December 2014, 20:50
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By Barrie Youde
A most edifying experience of my own life was in...

A most edifying experience of my own life was in 1967 when I spent two weeks aboard a Stornoway trawler. It was quite clear then that a good living was being made, trawling most of the day in the...
Forum: Other Companies/Ships 6th December 2014, 00:00
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By Barrie Youde
#9 I was familiar with Anchor Line/Runciman/Moor...

#9

I was familiar with Anchor Line/Runciman/Moor Line operations at Liverpool from about 1950 to about 1975.

The names of some Masters were (in no particular order):-

James McGill Brown
Walter...
Forum: British India Line 5th December 2014, 16:49
Replies: 17
Views: 894
Posted By Barrie Youde
I knew a Clan Line man who greatly enjoyed...

I knew a Clan Line man who greatly enjoyed singing it.
Forum: The Radio Room 4th December 2014, 21:08
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By Barrie Youde
Advanced cruising? Whatever next? More advanced...

Advanced cruising?

Whatever next?

More advanced ways of wasting time and money?
Forum: Ship Research 2nd December 2014, 09:16
Replies: 22
Views: 1,871
Posted By Barrie Youde
Hi, Pat, The Bosun was Mike Brabander. The Mate...

Hi, Pat,

The Bosun was Mike Brabander.

The Mate was Peter Broomfield (no beard, not a bully). A forceful character, but decent with it.

Best,

BY
Forum: Ship Research 1st December 2014, 22:54
Replies: 22
Views: 1,871
Posted By Barrie Youde
Early July of 1960 I sailed in Memnon from...

Early July of 1960 I sailed in Memnon from Birkenhead for the Far East. The sailors' strike was just beginning and (if my memory is right), after we had left the berth at Cathcart Street we moored...
Forum: The Bridge 12th August 2014, 22:12
Replies: 67
Views: 5,901
Posted By Barrie Youde
I always thought that using a sextant was...

I always thought that using a sextant was relatively easy.

It was in the calculations afterwards when difficulty arose!
Forum: Tall ships 9th August 2014, 00:25
Replies: 15
Views: 1,587
Posted By Barrie Youde
#14 You are right, Norman. It is an epic...

#14

You are right, Norman. It is an epic indeed.

But please allow me to point out that McAndrew's Hymn is Kipling and not Masefield.
Forum: Ship Research 4th August 2014, 22:37
Replies: 97
Views: 4,947
Posted By Barrie Youde
#91 Perish the thought, Jon! This is far from...

#91

Perish the thought, Jon!

This is far from being a ship of fools - but we all (as far as I can see) are slightly crackers, here! Welcome aboard!
Forum: Ship Research 4th August 2014, 18:54
Replies: 97
Views: 4,947
Posted By Barrie Youde
#86 and #87 Many thanks, Chaps! All understood!

#86 and #87

Many thanks, Chaps!

All understood!
Forum: Ship Research 4th August 2014, 08:48
Replies: 97
Views: 4,947
Posted By Barrie Youde
Please, If a light is a lamp and a bulb is a...

Please,

If a light is a lamp and a bulb is a thing which goes into the ground, what is the name of the glass pear-shaped globe which (i) contains a filament (ii) is fitted with a metal (aluminium?)...
Forum: Tall ships 3rd August 2014, 22:18
Replies: 15
Views: 1,587
Posted By Barrie Youde
#11 many thanks! I hadn't read "Reynard The...

#11

many thanks!

I hadn't read "Reynard The Fox" but I remember well "Reynard's Last Run", from which my #7 is taken.
Forum: Ship Research 3rd August 2014, 16:53
Replies: 97
Views: 4,947
Posted By Barrie Youde
Dear Pete, How kind. Thank you! Pink gin would...

Dear Pete,

How kind. Thank you!

Pink gin would do very nicely. Ice is not necessary at all.

Cheers!

BY
Forum: Ship Research 3rd August 2014, 14:53
Replies: 97
Views: 4,947
Posted By Barrie Youde
#69 Very many thanks, Ray. Another expression...

#69
Very many thanks, Ray.

Another expression remembered is the "bridge apron".

The apron is a term used elsewhere in ship-construction/ boat building as strengthening between the stem and the...
Forum: Tall ships 3rd August 2014, 01:44
Replies: 15
Views: 1,587
Posted By Barrie Youde
#9 It's the adrenalin! Nothing else! And never...

#9

It's the adrenalin! Nothing else! And never forgotten.

It's exactly the same feeling as riding a horse over fences. You keep going at speed for as long as you can; and then there comes a...
Forum: Ship Research 3rd August 2014, 01:39
Replies: 97
Views: 4,947
Posted By Barrie Youde
I think that it can safely be said that all of us...

I think that it can safely be said that all of us oddballs who used (and still use) the term "fore-part" recognise that, in full, it means the fore-part of the mid-ships accommodation (which as a...
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