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Colombo Harbour

Taken from Manaar in 1965/66. A place remembered with very fond memories. Regret I cannot read the names of the ships alongside.

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Thanks Stuart. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I've enjoyed your Brocklebank images.
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John
 

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Picture full of memories,so a good nostalgic one John but as for naming any of the ships alongside, sorry nil points for me!
 

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Her harbour dues must have exceeded her value several times over as she was there for years, last time I was there she was still in place and in one heck of a state - we circled her in Mawana lifeboat in 1969, would be interested if anyone has news of her fate..........
 

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Very tenetative guess at two. First on right hand side could be one of Chargeurs Reunis French flag, third one down on right Dutchman of Royal Rotterdam Lloyd, but maybe well wide of the mark.
David
 

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...and is that the Gaulle Face Hotel I spy in the backgound? Oh, those gin and limes......!
 

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Not the Galle Face Hotel; it's the GOH. Grand Oriental Hotel, latterly known as the "Taprobane". Still had GOH painted on the roof tiles! Must agree on the Gin and Limes, none better.
 

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Brings back memories of a Bibbly Line cadetship. Isn't this what used to be known as Queen Elizabeth Quay? The top berth nearest the town was known as the Passenger Ship Berth, near the gate . Go out of the gate turn left passed Queen Victoria on her plinth then next left and 5mins to to mish with the one armed doorman who got the sack for changing money ( he actually used momopoly money!)

Then on to the Taprobane for a few beers.

Oh I was young once!

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The third ship down looks like an Hellenic Lines job .

Why did they change the name of the GOH to that "Taprobane" ? I loved that lift. Must have been worth a fortune(Thumb)
 

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