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Forum: Nautical Colleges 12th July 2020, 11:51
Replies: 139
Views: 40,203
Posted By niggle
Hi Quiney, Yes I was with IMRC August 76...

Hi Quiney,

Yes I was with IMRC August 76 till July 87 finally paying off on Monas Queen at Fleetwood. I used to see Steve Musgrave at Blackpool and Flyde college at Bispham quite often in 1990's...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 10th July 2020, 10:44
Replies: 139
Views: 40,203
Posted By niggle
Hi Sparkie2182. Certainly agree college very...

Hi Sparkie2182.

Certainly agree college very different now pass it often going into Fleetwood from my home in Preston. Dave Barlow 1 was in same group as me with main lecturer being Dave Larter...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 9th July 2020, 11:20
Replies: 139
Views: 40,203
Posted By niggle
I well remember Rose who was living with Mel...

I well remember Rose who was living with Mel Jamison and used to drink at The Mount if I remember correctly. I was in same class as Bernie Prior and Ray Faragher both ex RN then were both prison...
Forum: The Radio Room 31st January 2020, 10:45
Replies: 53
Views: 5,771
Posted By niggle
As already said usually a shipboard multistandard...

As already said usually a shipboard multistandard TV was a complete pain "sparky cannot get signal". One voyage I recall we were in Dunkirk and there was a cup football match on UK channel so I...
Forum: Blue Star Line 8th June 2019, 17:08
Replies: 17
Views: 4,725
Posted By niggle
I also pass on my thanks and best wishes for...

I also pass on my thanks and best wishes for health and happiness to Fraser for keeping a really informative and historical site, as an ex R/O who sailed on Blue Star and ACT ships.
Forum: Ship Research 25th April 2019, 16:44
Replies: 24
Views: 8,483
Posted By niggle
Hi Joneslm1, I was sparky that trip, the...

Hi Joneslm1,
I was sparky that trip, the daughter of the purser Tommy Weston was onboard as well, remember we spent 6 weeks in Bermuda before we carried on to Porto Cabello in Venezuela.
Forum: The Radio Room 18th May 2014, 18:11
Replies: 27
Views: 5,839
Posted By niggle
I recall in 1979 on the MV Troutbank during her...

I recall in 1979 on the MV Troutbank during her maiden voyage we picked up a Chinese national in Whampoa. We had been anchored mid river for a week or so discharging 15000 tons of bagged urea...
Forum: The Radio Room 14th July 2012, 20:47
Replies: 76
Views: 15,041
Posted By niggle
On one voyage from UK to Australia we carried as...

On one voyage from UK to Australia we carried as passengers Leo McKerne (Rumpole of the Bailey actor) and his wife, very pleasent and engaging couple.
Forum: Ship Research 3rd June 2012, 09:28
Replies: 24
Views: 8,483
Posted By niggle
Hi Capkelly, I well remember our 6 weeks in...

Hi Capkelly,

I well remember our 6 weeks in Bermuda, I took lots of photos of the cargo which were for Insurance purposes, even took some of the dumped cargo on the landfill tip behind Island...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th February 2012, 08:18
Replies: 90
Views: 36,565
Posted By niggle
I spent my whole sea career with IMRC from 1976...

I spent my whole sea career with IMRC from 1976 to 1987, good company, Dave Wardley was the manager at Croydon and also when they moved to Commonside East at Mitcham.
Forum: Nautical Colleges 9th October 2011, 12:38
Replies: 19
Views: 5,697
Posted By niggle
Aah John more memories coming back to me, in my...

Aah John more memories coming back to me, in my time at FNC we had liberal studies one year down at Blackpool and Fylde college at Bispham listening to music. Remember the lecturer was into Chicargo...
Forum: The Radio Room 24th September 2011, 18:00
Replies: 32
Views: 6,074
Posted By niggle
Hi Sparkie 2182, Yep I remember Rose...

Hi Sparkie 2182,

Yep I remember Rose Dollah!, can't remember her boyfiends name but he had ginger hair and a tash. They lived near the Mount I recall
Forum: The Radio Room 18th September 2011, 18:16
Replies: 420
Views: 88,614
Posted By niggle
Hi Sparkie2182, Steve Egerton is the name...

Hi Sparkie2182,

Steve Egerton is the name you are looking for, Maurice Wilson is the librarian you named. The librarian I remember during my tenure was Maureen O' Brien. During the nineties the...
Forum: The Radio Room 18th September 2011, 17:58
Replies: 32
Views: 6,074
Posted By niggle
During my time in Fleetwood circa 74 to 76 I...

During my time in Fleetwood circa 74 to 76 I remember the Strawberry Gardens for lunch when we had lectures down the road on the corner of Lord St and ? as there was not enough space at Broadwater....
Forum: The Radio Room 10th September 2011, 17:21
Replies: 26
Views: 6,336
Posted By niggle
Aah........ no you have got me, I know you are...

Aah........ no you have got me, I know you are referring to Neville Watson but as to why ABU.....back to you
Forum: The Radio Room 10th September 2011, 17:10
Replies: 26
Views: 6,336
Posted By niggle
L.R.B. easy Lawrence Rivers Bland next

L.R.B. easy

Lawrence Rivers Bland

next
Forum: Maritime Family History Research 10th September 2011, 17:06
Replies: 5
Views: 2,599
Posted By niggle
Shipping company Coe Metcalfes was sold to James...

Shipping company Coe Metcalfes was sold to James Fisher and Co in the Eighties. James Fishers are still very much active and are based in Barrow in Furness Cumbria, a call to them may help if they...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th January 2011, 16:53
Replies: 203
Views: 38,507
Posted By niggle
GOVR s.s. ACT5 Joined Seaforth Liverpool...

GOVR s.s. ACT5

Joined Seaforth Liverpool August 1976 next stop Melbourne Australia.

Chief R/O Bob Blacklege and Capt was A. Chivers.
Forum: Shell 9th December 2010, 02:35
Replies: 2
Views: 1,094
Posted By niggle
thanks for the good laught

(Applause)(Applause) im new to this site and sailed on many shell tankers and just want to thank you all for the past 6 hrs ive sat in front of this screen,, laughting,,crying,,and remembering what...
Forum: Shell 9th December 2010, 02:27
Replies: 18
Views: 10,342
Posted By niggle
(Jester)(Jester)(Jester) they are worht a lot of...

(Jester)(Jester)(Jester) they are worht a lot of money if full coulor by pete
Forum: Shell 9th December 2010, 01:56
Replies: 26
Views: 12,545
Posted By niggle
(Applause) mysella xmas do please explain...

(Applause) mysella xmas do please explain (Jester)
Forum: Ship Research 22nd November 2010, 21:46
Replies: 22
Views: 9,187
Posted By niggle
To Vectiscol After stirring the brain cells...

To Vectiscol

After stirring the brain cells it was definitely Canadian rubble loaded in Dalhousie into the hold next to the one nearest accomodation. I hope you used a brown pencil to match the...
Forum: Blue Star Line 26th September 2009, 17:20
Replies: 4
Views: 2,078
Posted By niggle
The Andlucia Star was chartered for some time to...

The Andlucia Star was chartered for some time to Union Castle and carried the funnel colours of afore said, as for Ken suggest you put an entry into the log book section of Fraser Darrah's website...
Forum: Blue Star Line 8th July 2009, 20:44
Replies: 2
Views: 3,381
Posted By niggle
pension fund address

Hi Southern Cross,

I have copied this address from a log book entry on Fraser Darrah excellent Blue Star website, have a look you might find a few names and ships you remember

Western United...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th November 2008, 21:47
Replies: 420
Views: 88,614
Posted By niggle
Fleetwood Nautical College I was taught by a...

Fleetwood Nautical College

I was taught by a real gent and superb teacher for fundamentals and radio theory the late Dave Larter who got a whole class through the first year with 100% pass. Other...
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