I would like to say Hello to all members

alfj
23rd January 2013, 00:14
My name is Alf Jones I am 71 years old,live in Geelong Aus. I originate from Birkenhead Cheshire and as a 10 pound Pom migrated to Aus in 1966. I sailed with Elders & Fyffes and Elder Dempster, as an engineer.

Pompeyfan
23rd January 2013, 07:54
On behalf of the 'SN Moderating Team', welcome aboard Alf.

gdynia
23rd January 2013, 08:21
Welcome onboard to SN and enjoy the voyage

R58484956
23rd January 2013, 09:14
Greetings Alf and welcome to SN. Bon voyage.

Gulpers
23rd January 2013, 14:27
Alf,

Also on behalf of the SN Moderators, thanks for your introduction and a warm welcome aboard from the Isle of Anglesey.
You will thoroughly enjoy your time on SN and get many happy hours entertainment from your membership. (Thumb)

Peter (Pat) Baker
23rd January 2013, 18:07
Alf,
I am a Wllasey lad myself, but a couple of years after you left
the U.K., I had left the sea and I took a pub in Birkenhead.
It was the Lord Exmouth, in Exmouth Street.
Do you remember it?
Pat Baker.

alfj
25th January 2013, 02:43
Peter (Pat)
I do remember it Peter I have had a few beers there while serving as apprentice at Grayson Rollo & Clover Docks before sea going enterrd my life.
Do you still have the pub?.

Peter (Pat) Baker
25th January 2013, 17:46
Alf,
No, the pub was demolished in 1969, with no intention of re-building it.
However about 18 months later the brewery (which had become
Whitbreads) contacted me and asked for the licence to be returned
to them as they intended to rebuild it, which they duly did.
I was a damned fool as I returned the licence willingly.
I should have told them I wanted paying for it.
Take care Alf.
Cheers,
Pat.

robert the bruce
25th January 2013, 19:00
Welcome Alfg to a great site. Engineer Elders & Fyffes, what ship? Rob

alfj
27th January 2013, 02:00
g'day Rob
I sailed on the Matina, Golfito, Chuscal I had my 21st birthday on the Matina in Jamaca. Aug 1962.

alfj
27th January 2013, 02:04
Alf,
No, the pub was demolished in 1969, with no intention of re-building it.
However about 18 months later the brewery (which had become
Whitbreads) contacted me and asked for the licence to be returned
to them as they intended to rebuild it, which they duly did.
I was a damned fool as I returned the licence willingly.
I should have told them I wanted paying for it.
Take care Alf.
Cheers,
Pat.

So where are you now (are you still in berkened)

alfj
27th January 2013, 02:05
So where are you now (are you still in berkened)

billyboy
27th January 2013, 06:22
A warm welcome aboard from the Philippines. Please enjoy all this great site has to offer.

gordy
27th January 2013, 09:03
Welcome Alf, the year you emigrated I joined Blue Flue, and sailed on the Aussie run.
Great times.
Right now I wish I'd emigrated too!

Look forward to hearing your tales.

alfj
29th January 2013, 04:07
Thanks for the welcome gordy. I worked on a few Blue Flue ships when I was an apprentice in Birkenhead. all Blue Flue ship where well built to there own specs. (what part of the band did you play in?)
As far as tales are con cerned how much time do you have?
keep in touch and Take care regards
Alf

TonyR
29th January 2013, 05:07
Hi alf,drop in and say hello, i am just down the Bellerine Highway at Point Lonsdale. Came here to work at the lighthous but after four years went back to sea onthe "coast", Finishing up on the port phillip pilot boats for twenty five years before retiring ten years back,regards TonyR

alfj
29th January 2013, 06:15
Thanks Tony
The invertation to drop in applies to your good self.
You will find me on the corner of Townsend road and Willson road I have the old Farm house oppiste the little church in Whittington.

robert the bruce
29th January 2013, 15:22
g'day alfj.
Did a couple of voyages, 3rd Eng, "Golfito" April-----December 1964. Engine room, and Deck officers great bunch, passengers, no comment.
Great to contact you.
Rob,

alfj
30th January 2013, 00:02
Hi Robert
I sailed in the Golfito Oct & Nov 1963, yes a good crowd deck and eng, I recived a mention from the chief after attening the old mans cocktail party first night out (thoes were the days). Mount Gay rum was 7shilling and sixpence a quart in Barbados, gin & scoch was 10 bob a quart we partied most of the trip home. when you heared the bongos you folled the sound and joined in.
Happy memories. Did you come accross an eng from Carnoustie??