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Search: Posts Made By: Ken Glasdir
Forum: Say Hello 14th February 2018, 12:32
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By Ken Glasdir
Thanks harry

Hello Harry. Thanks for your kind words. I wrote Chasing the Tide to share something of the flavour of sea-life, good, bad and indifferent, the pain of trying to swallow the anchor and to encourage...
Forum: Say Hello 28th October 2017, 17:49
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By Ken Glasdir
The best place to look for crew lists etc is the...

The best place to look for crew lists etc is the Maritime History Archive, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland. They have a massive archive and will communicate search...
Forum: Say Hello 28th October 2017, 17:48
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By Ken Glasdir
The best place to look for crew lists etc is the...

The best place to look for crew lists etc is the Maritime History Archive, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland. They have a massive archive and will communicate search...
Forum: Coasters 16th September 2017, 18:06
Replies: 2
Views: 2,287
Posted By Ken Glasdir
As a fellow writer (who started his seafaring...

As a fellow writer (who started his seafaring career aboard Irish Sea coasters in the fifties) I would love to help with this sorely needed book. Unfortunately I have neither the time nor skills to...
Forum: Coasters 16th September 2017, 17:51
Replies: 10
Views: 5,895
Posted By Ken Glasdir
I remember the Calyx and the River Loyne (lost...

I remember the Calyx and the River Loyne (lost with all hands off the north Wales coast). Also knew the masters of Multistone and Mountcharles.
Forum: Coasters 16th September 2017, 17:48
Replies: 8
Views: 2,267
Posted By Ken Glasdir
Remember her well. Apparently the skipper had...

Remember her well. Apparently the skipper had started his career aboard her as a boy and spent his working life aboard her
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 21st August 2017, 21:44
Replies: 4
Views: 1,310
Posted By Ken Glasdir
i was a fellow student of doug pooley at coleg...

i was a fellow student of doug pooley at coleg harlech in north wales. They may be able to tell you where he went from there.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 21st August 2017, 21:35
Replies: 2
Views: 850
Posted By Ken Glasdir
Could put you in touch with an ex-master mariner...

Could put you in touch with an ex-master mariner whose uncle was skipper of a Master Niklaus in the fifties. I have a photo somewhere. Very old ship.
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 12th August 2017, 20:40
Replies: 10
Views: 2,175
Posted By Ken Glasdir
Did one aboard Debrett 1958. Several trips aboard...

Did one aboard Debrett 1958. Several trips aboard Romney early sisxties
Forum: Say Hello 12th August 2017, 20:35
Replies: 19
Views: 4,170
Posted By Ken Glasdir
Taranaki

I have a couple of the Taranaki
Forum: Say Hello 12th August 2017, 20:25
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By Ken Glasdir
Chasing the Tide

Would like to thank everyone for helping me keep in touch with the old way of life. My novel, Chasing the Tide, is dedicated to all seafarers. Google in 'Chasing the Tide by Ken Davies' to find it...
Forum: Looking for Old Shipmates 22nd March 2017, 15:13
Replies: 10
Views: 2,175
Posted By Ken Glasdir
Hi! I sailed on Debrett and Romney , late...

Hi!
I sailed on Debrett and Romney , late fifties early sixties
(Jester)
Forum: Coasters 3rd February 2015, 18:53
Replies: 10
Views: 5,895
Posted By Ken Glasdir
I remember the steamers Mountcharles and...

I remember the steamers Mountcharles and Multistone. Also the motor vessels Calyx and River Loyne. The latter was lost with all hands off the north Wales coast, an event I remember well as a small...
Forum: The Bridge 6th February 2014, 17:51
Replies: 46
Views: 8,029
Posted By Ken Glasdir
Wink Walker log

We always used the log aboard coasters in the late fifties/early sixties. That's all we had - the log and a magnetic compass, and as sailing between headlands called for accurate dead reckoning it...
Forum: Ship Research 17th January 2014, 18:58
Replies: 4
Views: 1,591
Posted By Ken Glasdir
Wss Have Produced A History Of Hain's Listing All...

Wss Have Produced A History Of Hain's Listing All Their Ships
Ken Glasdir.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 12th January 2014, 18:40
Replies: 67
Views: 12,217
Posted By Ken Glasdir
Happy hunting Nick. I was in West Bank late...

Happy hunting Nick. I was in West Bank late fifties - Coppack's Normanby Hall with stone dust from the north Wales quarries. Mostly Cooper's barges there then. Remember a pub known as the Sludge Hole...
Forum: Lamport & Holt Line 12th January 2014, 18:35
Replies: 16
Views: 6,369
Posted By Ken Glasdir
L&H was a great outfit to sail with. Basic...

L&H was a great outfit to sail with. Basic accommodation but fair grub and a decent crowd of officers. I was in the Debrett and the good old Romney under Captains Legg and Casey. The homeward load of...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 27th November 2013, 19:00
Replies: 126
Views: 29,022
Posted By Ken Glasdir
Mine was in 1961, the same day we crossed the...

Mine was in 1961, the same day we crossed the line homeward bound from the Plate aboard Houlders' Oswestry Grange. Another lad was twenty on the same day and the cook - a real good 'un from Valetta -...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 27th November 2013, 18:50
Replies: 52
Views: 11,825
Posted By Ken Glasdir
Smile Yarning

When I as a kid I used to go aboard an old steam coaster with my Dad who was the second. I loved to hear the men yarning; I liked the smell and when I ran my finger along the rail and licked it I was...
Forum: Ship Research 27th November 2013, 16:23
Replies: 32
Views: 8,930
Posted By Ken Glasdir
Kvin Duggan

Knew Kevin well and have a good photo, Alf
Look forward to hearing from you
[email protected]
Forum: Ship Research 10th November 2013, 16:33
Replies: 32
Views: 8,930
Posted By Ken Glasdir
Hi Alf: Sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. I have...

Hi Alf: Sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. I have a good photo of him aged about 18 along with me and Joe Keane of Cobh. Make contact if you wish:
[email protected]
Forum: Ship Research 10th November 2013, 16:32
Replies: 32
Views: 8,930
Posted By Ken Glasdir
Kevin Duggan

Hi Alf: Sorry to hear of Kevin's passing. I have a good photo of him aged about 18 along with me and Joe Keane of Cobh. Make contact if you wish:
[email protected]
Forum: Ship Research 8th November 2013, 11:28
Replies: 32
Views: 8,930
Posted By Ken Glasdir
Would welcome contact to chew the cud Ken...

Would welcome contact to chew the cud
Ken Davies (Glasdir)
[email protected]
Forum: Ship Research 8th November 2013, 11:28
Replies: 32
Views: 8,930
Posted By Ken Glasdir
Would welcome contact to chew the cud Ken...

Would welcome contact to chew the cud
Ken Davies (Glasdir)
[email protected]
Forum: Say Hello 6th November 2013, 19:16
Replies: 6
Views: 1,038
Posted By Ken Glasdir
Smile Taliesin

I am landlocked too, but can reach the Bristol Channel easily. The identity Taliesin intrigues me for two reasons: 1. there used be a tug called Taliesin on the Chester River (my home beat) and 2. I...
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