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This photo taken from the Tillerman around 1970. We used to discharge there on what was called the Milk Run, loading four or five products at Canvey for discharge at Portslade, Cowes, Poole and Truro.
Caused a few headaches for the mate as there were only two lines. The ship usually took the groun

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Morning price,
Living two miles up the road, I am sure I can remember Tillerman and others coming to the regent oil storage jetty. Of course all that has gone now and the site has been turned into appartments

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Shippix
 

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Hi Shippix,
I used to run right up into the centre of the City around 1960, on the 'Aridity', we used to discharge coal at the City Quay.
Bruce
 

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Hi Bruce,
Remember many a pleasant evening in the pub at the top of the hill while on Leadsman and Chartsman. Part of the good old days..........
Sebe
 

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Hi Sebe, Yes I remember them well, what was the name of the pub, Jolly Sailor or something like that?, it all seems a long time ago.
I remember meeting you some years later in an official capacity, was it Pembroke Refinery?. Following your comments, I do now remember D.B.Owen.
I left the Leadsman for the last time, anchored in Carrick Roads after discharge at Truro, Hughie Gabb relieved me.
Cheers. Bruce.
 

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Hello Bruce,
Getting behind with my comments. Living a stones throw from the quays in Truro, used to see all the coasters alongside. The Serenity came up one day and on leaving on got stuck on the mud blocking two quays. Stopped a pleasure boat for the day ! I dont know if you remember the old gas works on the quay ? All gone now.. Nearest pub was the Britannia which is just across the road !
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Hi Shippix,
No, I don't remember the Gas Works or the names of any of the pubs, it was such a long time ago, I do remember that the Quay was in a very central position in your beautiful City. I liked going there. I remember someone reported us transferring the deck sweepings(coal) to our Galley bunkers once, I don't think anything became of it.
The 'Serenity' must have been quite a large vessel for Truro, I am not surprised that she was stuck in the mud.
Bruce.
 

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