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Search: Posts Made By: Charlie Gregory
Forum: Special Purpose Vessels 30th August 2018, 23:59
Replies: 16
Views: 3,674
Posted By Charlie Gregory
As a kid in '49 - '50 I used to cycle out to...

As a kid in '49 - '50 I used to cycle out to Barton locks most Sundays. I got to know the lock keepers and skippers of the some of the tugs and regular coasters like the Guiness, Birker Force,...
Forum: The Radio Room 20th August 2018, 21:21
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By Charlie Gregory
R651400 Thank You - I'll pass that on

R651400
Thank You - I'll pass that on
Forum: The Radio Room 20th August 2018, 00:58
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By Charlie Gregory
Silent Key

David Miller, long serving Blue Funnel R/O, passed away in Edinburgh yesterday...
Forum: The Radio Room 24th March 2018, 03:01
Replies: 48
Views: 5,748
Posted By Charlie Gregory
I canít resist joining in the conversation about...

I canít resist joining in the conversation about mad sparkies. We had beut in Wick Ė let him be called Whatís-A-Name, fat as a blubber whale, crafty as a fox. He never did a stroke, yet he worked...
Forum: The Radio Room 24th March 2018, 02:29
Replies: 48
Views: 5,748
Posted By Charlie Gregory
HI R651400 Ė Itís hard to remember which stations...

HI R651400 Ė Itís hard to remember which stations we took snap bearings of. After all, itís 2 or 3 lifetimes ago. However, I definitely remember Stonehaven Ė GND... PCH Ė Scheveningen... and DAN Ė...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th March 2018, 23:52
Replies: 48
Views: 5,748
Posted By Charlie Gregory
The interesting thing that jogs my memory among...

The interesting thing that jogs my memory among the pictures is the gonio. Wick covered a big slice of the North Atlantic, much of it thick with trawlers of every nationality. That meant a lot of...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th March 2018, 21:32
Replies: 48
Views: 5,748
Posted By Charlie Gregory
Probably had it coming to him

Probably had it coming to him
Forum: The Radio Room 15th March 2018, 21:30
Replies: 48
Views: 5,748
Posted By Charlie Gregory
Hi David - yes it could be... but my memory of...

Hi David - yes it could be... but my memory of him is a bit vague after all these years
Forum: The Radio Room 14th March 2018, 01:29
Replies: 0
Views: 494
Posted By Charlie Gregory
Poetic Justice

Traditionally, up in the northland, those of a MacDonald extraction take a dim view of those of a Campbell extraction. That traces back to a bit of skulduggery in the sinister shadows of Glencoe...
Forum: The Radio Room 12th March 2018, 21:01
Replies: 48
Views: 5,748
Posted By Charlie Gregory
The only one there that I ever met was Ken...

The only one there that I ever met was Ken Foster. Knew Ernie Sargent and Charlie Mearns, both GKR/GND... a few other names allude me.
Forum: The Radio Room 8th March 2018, 22:47
Replies: 31
Views: 3,659
Posted By Charlie Gregory
Hi Hawkey - sorry about the Keruffle. Yep Paul...

Hi Hawkey - sorry about the Keruffle. Yep Paul was a boy alright. I could tell you some tales about him - true ones. Suffice to say, when the Principle Surveyor in Cardiff retired (Nev Ianson), Paul...
Forum: The Radio Room 8th March 2018, 22:34
Replies: 48
Views: 5,748
Posted By Charlie Gregory
Ah great, Andy. It all started coming back after...

Ah great, Andy. It all started coming back after I replied to you. I enjoyed my time on the docks and met a lot of interesting people. I don't know who we knew in common. But Nev Ianson is long gone....
Forum: The Radio Room 7th March 2018, 23:48
Replies: 48
Views: 5,748
Posted By Charlie Gregory
Hi Ian - never met Mackay, Ogilvie or Mackenzie...

Hi Ian - never met Mackay, Ogilvie or Mackenzie but know them by name and repute. I knew all the rest well, guess they are all SKs now. I had many a toe to toe with Owen Owen in his day, ratty little...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th March 2018, 21:55
Replies: 48
Views: 5,748
Posted By Charlie Gregory
Hi Andy - weren't you an independent radio...

Hi Andy - weren't you an independent radio company, marketing your own equipment - or something like that?
Forum: The Radio Room 7th March 2018, 21:07
Replies: 48
Views: 5,748
Posted By Charlie Gregory
Hi Andrew... God... I know your name but I can't...

Hi Andrew... God... I know your name but I can't place you. Remind me... But you're dead right. After the '80s the real characters were swept under the PC - Pratt's Carpet. We certainly had a full...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th March 2018, 21:06
Replies: 48
Views: 5,748
Posted By Charlie Gregory
Yeah but no but yeah but..

Hi Andrew... God... I know your name but I can't place you. Remind me... But you're dead right. After the '80s the real characters were swept under the PC - Pratt's Carpet. We certainly had a full...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th March 2018, 21:01
Replies: 31
Views: 3,659
Posted By Charlie Gregory
Hi Hawkey 01 Been trying to reply to you but...

Hi Hawkey 01 Been trying to reply to you but after I click the options button my message refuses to print so I'll leave it out. In a nutshell I was saying thanks for all the info. That's sad news...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th March 2018, 00:14
Replies: 48
Views: 5,748
Posted By Charlie Gregory
Hi R651 - yeah I knew about Tom via my wife's...

Hi R651 - yeah I knew about Tom via my wife's Aunt who lives in the same road. And I knew about Paul too. I knew them both well. Tom was very guarded about his age - kind of a Peter Pan character....
Forum: The Radio Room 6th March 2018, 00:03
Replies: 31
Views: 3,659
Posted By Charlie Gregory
Hi hawkey - I replied to you a bit earlier but it...

Hi hawkey - I replied to you a bit earlier but it hasn't materialised. I must have pressed the wrong button. But yes thanks a lot for your info. I was sorry to hear about Mike but it's really good to...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th March 2018, 00:01
Replies: 31
Views: 3,659
Posted By Charlie Gregory
Hi hawkey - I replied to you a bit earlier but it...

Hi hawkey - I replied to you a bit earlier but it hasn't materialised. I must have pressed the wrong button. But yes thanks a lot for your info. I was sorry to hear about Mike but it's really good to...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th March 2018, 23:45
Replies: 31
Views: 3,659
Posted By Charlie Gregory
Hi H01 - Many thanks for that. That's really sad...

Hi H01 - Many thanks for that. That's really sad about Mike but I'm glad he made the grade. Being well liked is a great thing. But not a thing I know a lot about. I did hear about Paul on the...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th March 2018, 21:03
Replies: 31
Views: 3,659
Posted By Charlie Gregory
Yeah the miserable git hated us getting overtime.

Yeah the miserable git hated us getting overtime.
Forum: The Radio Room 5th March 2018, 21:01
Replies: 31
Views: 3,659
Posted By Charlie Gregory
Hi Ian - Thanks for that. I remember my interview...

Hi Ian - Thanks for that. I remember my interview at London HQ. The interviewer started with Stonehaven then went clockwise round the coast, Cullercoates etc, and told me the history of every station...
Forum: The Radio Room 5th March 2018, 00:43
Replies: 31
Views: 3,659
Posted By Charlie Gregory
Thanks Bob. Yeah, my wife's aunt lives at...

Thanks Bob. Yeah, my wife's aunt lives at Westbanks House, next to the bungalow facing where the laundry used to be. Was back there 5 years ago. The laundry's a car park now. The station was a mess...
Forum: The Radio Room 4th March 2018, 22:36
Replies: 31
Views: 3,659
Posted By Charlie Gregory
Hi Bob, great to bump into you again. Yes... I...

Hi Bob, great to bump into you again. Yes... I always felt a lot of respect for Sandy and his like. I'm sad now that I didn't show it more. But in those days they were just workmates with various...
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