New member from Manchester.

mickbrown7
28th April 2018, 21:41
Hello all. Been "looking" for the past few years, thought it is time to join in. Ex Manchester Liners mainly, but had my share of others. Joined 1961 packed in 1970, (didn't fancy being "containerised").

billyboy
29th April 2018, 01:55
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer

Laurie Ridyard
29th April 2018, 10:52
Hello all. Been "looking" for the past few years, thought it is time to join in. Ex Manchester Liners mainly, but had my share of others. Joined 1961 packed in 1970, (didn't fancy being "containerised").

Hi !

Whereabouts in Manchester are you from ?

I am from Didsbury.


I worked for Manchester Liners in 1968 .I did 3 trips on
M.V. " Manchester Faith " as 3/0, but had to pack up because of an injury the previous year, on M. T. " Beechwood ".

I had to sue the owners. John I. Jacobs, and it made all the newspapers because their solicitors put a PI on my trail, and he fiddled with my car , then took photos to try and prove I was faking; but you cannot fake a PU certificate !

Laurie.

Trader
30th April 2018, 00:59
Welcome aboard Mick. You have joined a great ship. I sailed with Manchester Liners from 1956 to 1965 on and off and like you moved on when containers came in. I was on the Progress, City, Port, Regiment (the old ones) and Vanguard (old one) Faith and Fame.

mickbrown7
2nd May 2018, 21:41
Hello Mates, From Radcliffe, quite a few lads were from here on "Liners". I was on Spinner Nov 61. City Feb 62 to June 62. Trader Jul 62 to Aug 62. Mariner Oct 67 to Jan 68. Exporter Jul 68 to Dec 69. Fame Dec 69 to July 70.