A Big Warm Hello to You All!

7th April 2010, 19:54
Hello to you all at Shipsnostalgia, I'm absolutely delighted to have found this site as its exactly what I have been looking for.

My Grandad, Ernest Beavers, was a deep sea Trawler Skipper fishing out of North Shields in the first half of the last century. He died when I was 3 or 4 years old, but I can still remember being stationed at my Grandma's living room window to watch out for him coming back from the pub so that his dinner could be put out for him!

It's my Mam's birthday at the end of this month (April) and I would like to find a photograph of my Grandad's Trawler the Mary A Purdy GN 70, to give to her as she hasn't got one. Plus any photographs of North Shields Fish Quay from around the same time.

Am hoping that Shipsnostalgia is going to be a gold mine for me! Many thanks, Alison

K urgess
7th April 2010, 20:00
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Alison.
Find your way around and get to know the crew.
Have a good voyage.

bert thompson
7th April 2010, 20:04
Welcome Alison to this great friendly site
Best wishes

7th April 2010, 22:59
Welcome from Lancashire - I hope you will enjoy the site.

7th April 2010, 23:27
Hi Alison,

Nice Picture and information HERE (http://www.grantontrawlers.com/Trawlers/Mary%20A%20Purdy%20GN%2070.htm)


8th April 2010, 11:59
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

8th April 2010, 15:38
Greetings Alison and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

10th April 2010, 10:51
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage