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Search: Posts Made By: Bighenners
Forum: Tugs 8th September 2016, 05:33
Replies: 25
Views: 6,137
Posted By Bighenners
Thanks Paul. Will be in Hull 15th-25th, how...

Thanks Paul. Will be in Hull 15th-25th, how about somewhere in between, the following Friday after your normal get together.
I can get around easily so it will be no problem to me. Hope to see...
Forum: Tugs 27th August 2016, 11:09
Replies: 25
Views: 6,137
Posted By Bighenners
Lets Get Together Anyway.meet And Greet, Any...

Lets Get Together Anyway.meet And Greet, Any Day.any Time. This Is On My Bucket List. 15th To 25th September Please Come.
Forum: Tugs 27th August 2016, 06:35
Replies: 25
Views: 6,137
Posted By Bighenners
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Thanks Paul. Looks like I will miss out then. I will be in Hull 15th to 26th September,so I will visit the pub anyway and have a look at the memorabilia on the walls. I will visit Les Linford an...
Forum: Tugs 23rd August 2016, 07:32
Replies: 25
Views: 6,137
Posted By Bighenners
Well,that is all good news.I will be visiting...

Well,that is all good news.I will be visiting Hull just in time for the reunion,as I am now domiciled in Brisbane Australia. I served as a deckhand,on Merman and the Yorkshireman in 1955/56. Jack...
Forum: Ship Research 6th August 2011, 01:38
Replies: 120
Views: 43,095
Posted By Bighenners
My son who lives in Queenstown.NZ. has informed...

My son who lives in Queenstown.NZ. has informed me that the TSS Earnslaw,which ferries passengers across Lake Wakatipu is the only working coal fired steamship on the Lloyds register. I have been on...
Forum: The Engine Room 26th July 2011, 11:24
Replies: 3
Views: 2,286
Posted By Bighenners
Hi John. I served on HMS Albion 1958-59 and...

Hi John. I served on HMS Albion 1958-59 and Hermes 62-3. Then transfered to the New Zealand Navy as a Mechanician. Loved the boiler room watchkeeping and fast backdowns during fuelling. Great...
Forum: Tugs 25th July 2011, 22:45
Replies: 63
Views: 23,691
Posted By Bighenners
I remember a Malcolm Shakesby from my childhood...

I remember a Malcolm Shakesby from my childhood years,maybe from the Hopewell road area. I moved to Preston Road 1949.
Know the pub you mentioned Greenbricks,remember seeing the sign on the side of...
Forum: Tugs 24th July 2011, 23:13
Replies: 63
Views: 23,691
Posted By Bighenners
Hey,Dennis your name sounds familiar. I lived 178...

Hey,Dennis your name sounds familiar. I lived 178 Wingfield road through the war years then moved to C
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 24th July 2011, 11:08
Replies: 44
Views: 8,808
Posted By Bighenners
Thank you to all the subscribers to this website,...

Thank you to all the subscribers to this website, my wife said that it has given me a new lease of life,and she did not realise the strong bond that seafarers had
even in their twilight years. A few...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 24th July 2011, 03:47
Replies: 44
Views: 8,808
Posted By Bighenners
I am pretty sure that an AMNESTY was given a few...

I am pretty sure that an AMNESTY was given a few years ago to all ship jumpers,that had settled in the Antipodes. There were that many,that some astute Immigration official made the suggestion.
I...
Forum: Tugs 23rd July 2011, 23:21
Replies: 63
Views: 23,691
Posted By Bighenners
Hi Honneston, nice to hear from you.I live only 5...

Hi Honneston, nice to hear from you.I live only 5 minutes away from Daisy Hill at Windaroo. Where is the Greenbricks? I will be over next year so may be able to catch up with you. The Minerva was...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 23rd July 2011, 07:21
Replies: 44
Views: 8,808
Posted By Bighenners
I was on the HMS Albion in Auckand in 1960,she...

I was on the HMS Albion in Auckand in 1960,she was an aircraft carrier and quite a few jumped there and made a few quid working on the harbour bridge,especially the divers. Did'nt jump myself but...
Forum: Tugs 23rd July 2011, 03:22
Replies: 63
Views: 23,691
Posted By Bighenners
I was a deckhand on the Merman in 1956,the...

I was a deckhand on the Merman in 1956,the skipper was a Dutchman,nice fella ,Jan Van Da Vaart,I served on the Auto crat and the Yorkshireman with Taffy. The I joined the Navy. I remember the...
Forum: Say Hello 16th July 2010, 05:30
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Bighenners
New member

Greetings from Australia. I was originally from Hull and worked for United Towing before joining the Navy in 1956. Retired now of course but did a some volunteer work on the hospital ship MV...
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