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Araluen in Newport Dock

Araluen in Newport Dock

Interesting dock, had to get in at the right stage of the tide, or you missed. There was a pub to the left, a brewer just around the corner and a bookies to the right. What a berth, except that you had to bo ashore for the loo.

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Not actually the main dock,but Tredagar Drydock,in Pillgwennly entered via the River Usk.
The pub to the left was the Ship Hotel,there was also one to the right the Tredegar
Arms,the brewery was Philips Brewery and the bookie was Reg Tolcher, Mitchell and Butlers depot was just along Mill Parade on the port hand side.
Not sure when this photo was taken but it sure brings back Good Memories...
 

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Alan, from memory it would have to be 1962 or 3. Should be able to work it out, the Al Blacks came second when they played Newport about that time. The brewery organised us to have a 18g on the ship, well we did have a number of enginers aboard. Memories, have to try to find the photo of he beer sitting on the loo.
Jim B
 

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Wonderful memories. Drydocked there in ,I think, 1954. The pub on the right was managed by a former rugby player and many of his caps were displayed in the bar
Happy days
Bert.
 

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Smashing photograph of a South Wales port. Never knew ships drydocked at Newport. This particular ship looks in good nick, maybe she is in the latter stages of the docking period? Thanks for posting.
Mick S
 

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Mick,According to my discharge book we were there on August 1963. We had discharged and went to Newport for dry dock. We had done a year run away from the UK and during that time she did a dock at Chester (Phili US). She had ran onto some rocks at Dunkirk, no leaks but could not get a dock to repair her. When we did get into dock they replaced 13 plates on the under hull. The voyage was a great story. I have written it up, from the time I joined her at Glasgow, until I left in Newport, a year later. She was well looked after.
Jim B
 

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