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Search: Posts Made By: michael james
Forum: Brocklebank Line 1st November 2006, 15:09
Replies: 49
Views: 3,486
Posted By michael james
Count me in for one please Tony.

Count me in for one please Tony.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 14th September 2006, 20:18
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By michael james
Steve, Great choice, fine vessel. Lovely...

Steve,

Great choice, fine vessel. Lovely to see on opening up sn.(Applause)
Forum: Brocklebank Line 14th September 2006, 20:07
Replies: 28
Views: 2,521
Posted By michael james
Stan, I couldnt agree with you more, as I said in...

Stan, I couldnt agree with you more, as I said in a former post, their experience was vast and with a little help from the amber nectar and the right circumstances they would teach us youngsters more...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th September 2006, 19:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,692
Posted By michael james
Merchant Navy Day

I live in a village 60 miles from the sea, but with only 2 ex Merchant Navy personnel out of a village population of 600 living within the boundarys,you might think Merchant Navy Day was hardly a...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd September 2006, 11:33
Replies: 49
Views: 5,432
Posted By michael james
Also Capt Saxby was Mate on Matra in about 1958 -...

Also Capt Saxby was Mate on Matra in about 1958 - 59; he was always singing "my canary's got circles under his eyes". Why do we remember such stuff? oglebilluk

Bill,
If you were on the Matra in...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 1st September 2006, 10:32
Replies: 14
Views: 1,692
Posted By michael james
Merchant Navy Day

Good timely reminder David, the Red Ensign will be flying on my flagpole.

MikeJ
Forum: Brocklebank Line 14th August 2006, 23:36
Replies: 28
Views: 4,869
Posted By michael james
Nobby Grayson

I never had the honour of sailing with him deep sea - an officer and Master held in high regard within the Co though - I did meet him at the Brocklebank Reunions, I think he attended both the 89 and...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 9th August 2006, 20:58
Replies: 48
Views: 3,739
Posted By michael james
Brocklebank Reunion

RG. It was 18th Nov 1989 and 6th Nov 1993 to be exact both at Bootle Town Hall, I attended and thoroughly enjoyed the experience,especially as some that could not attend the earlier bash were able...
Forum: Ferries 31st May 2006, 20:26
Replies: 54
Views: 15,468
Posted By michael james
Manxman

Well posted Chris, I would make it there on the quayside with you --- here`s hoping ! (*))
Forum: Brocklebank Line 21st May 2006, 18:50
Replies: 23
Views: 1,977
Posted By michael james
A lot of water under the bridge - Welcome Don

Don MacLeod, thats a name I remember well, both Tony and I were on the good ship Matra with you. Glad you have found your way here. Another Crocodile Club Member surfaces....... (Applause)
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th April 2006, 09:52
Replies: 16
Views: 2,957
Posted By michael james
Brocklebanks Well Line Harry, I too joined...

Brocklebanks Well Line

Harry, I too joined the company in `57, first ship ss "Mathura" (1920 version) every bit of cutlery, napkin rings, glasses etc was engraved "Thos. & Jno. Brocklebank & Well...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 30th April 2006, 09:29
Replies: 20
Views: 1,954
Posted By michael james
No Harry you are not alone, nor was it the...

No Harry you are not alone, nor was it the exclusivity of the ss Marwarri, I have eaten my fair share of the little cereal breast strokers too, good source of protein !!!
Forum: Brocklebank Line 29th April 2006, 09:17
Replies: 20
Views: 1,954
Posted By michael james
Brocklebank fare

On joining my first ship as an apprentice, the C/O said " The food is good, eat all you can - its part of your wages"...... of course that is true of virtually every ship afloat, but Brocklebank food...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 22nd April 2006, 23:25
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By michael james
Better late than never !!! Absolutely...

Better late than never !!!

Absolutely correct Bill.

K-G was not usually at all forthcoming on the Flying Enterprise episode. It took a bit of liquid persuasion for him to elaborate on his...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 8th April 2006, 20:05
Replies: 11
Views: 1,202
Posted By michael james
Martand loss

Steve, Like Tony above, I am so grateful that at last I have heard it for an eye witness and participant in the tragedy. There is no substitute for first hand evidence, all sorts of 10th hand rumours...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 23rd March 2006, 11:29
Replies: 10
Views: 3,593
Posted By michael james
Lloyd Triestino

What a shame L.T. has disappeared.

It seems that the corporate image of modern conglomerates who absorb companys with tradition and history,do not give a jot about anything other than balance...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 22nd March 2006, 19:33
Replies: 1
Views: 1,067
Posted By michael james
Jim, Thanks for posting. I coasted the Masirah...

Jim, Thanks for posting. I coasted the Masirah pre the voyage advertised, having just got my 2nd Mates ticket, then promptly got seconded to Guinea Gulf Line - in a weird sort of way I missed the...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 22nd March 2006, 12:46
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By michael james
Tony, Adrian Needham rings the right bells,...

Tony, Adrian Needham rings the right bells, another ex Brock deck apprentice becoming a Pilot, wonder if he is still there ?
Forum: Say Hello 21st March 2006, 14:28
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By michael james
On your own posts you have the option to make...

On your own posts you have the option to make corrections, additions etc, this only applies to your own posts - you cannot do this to another members posts.Hope this helps (Thumb)
Forum: Brocklebank Line 21st March 2006, 11:29
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By michael james
Wink 1958 menu

Bill, Sorry about menu image, I have re-scanned at higher resolution and edited post, please re-view. MikeJ
Forum: Brocklebank Line 20th March 2006, 22:10
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By michael james
Matra Christmas 1958

Bill & Tony, I was an Apprentice on Matra for a year Aug `58 to Aug `59 and Doug Cullen was 2nd Steward then but under W. (Bill?) Jenkins, surely he must have had a break and come back - to be on her...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 20th March 2006, 13:06
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By michael james
More use of Matra Lifeboat

Seychelles 1964.
Tony:
Have you got the picture you were taking standing in the sea ? If so it has to be better than this one, as J. W-R just turned round at the wrong moment. My camera was not up...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 20th March 2006, 12:51
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By michael james
The only names I can add to the above are,...

The only names I can add to the above are, extreem left Harry Redman(QM), on Charlie Droughts` left in white floppy hat could be Edmund Putnam - not sure, two deck Apprentices are W. Davison and...
Forum: Say Hello 16th March 2006, 20:10
Replies: 11
Views: 1,032
Posted By michael james
Hi Bill, A very hearty Brock welcome from me...

Hi Bill,
A very hearty Brock welcome from me too. Your name very familiar, have a feeling we have sailed together,Maipura 1960 to NZ ? or possibly Matra which I was on from 1958 to 1964 off and on....
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 16th March 2006, 19:59
Replies: 62
Views: 21,184
Posted By michael james
Jim, Too early for me - studied Masters there ten...

Jim, Too early for me - studied Masters there ten years after you, 1969-70.
I had B&B in Warsash village, a Mrs Warne, great lady knew how to keep her lads happy---plenty of good food. Never a dull...
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