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Search: Posts Made By: Long gone
Forum: The Engine Room 21st September 2018, 10:36
Replies: 18
Views: 3,434
Posted By Long gone
Indeed; Ken Stansfield and David Farrington to...

Indeed; Ken Stansfield and David Farrington to name but two. I did several stints there between 2006 and 2016, so they must have thought I was O.K.! The owner sold the company to Centrica around...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th September 2018, 23:52
Replies: 18
Views: 3,434
Posted By Long gone
The remaining part of Mirrlees, in Hazel Grove,...

The remaining part of Mirrlees, in Hazel Grove, was bought out and closed by MAN in 2006-ish. A CHP design and installation company in Salford I did some work for took several of their engineers and...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 15th July 2018, 22:43
Replies: 9
Views: 979
Posted By Long gone
As in The Godfather Part 1

As in The Godfather Part 1
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 6th February 2018, 14:31
Replies: 21
Views: 1,347
Posted By Long gone
Ufton Nervet; an insignificant railway crossing...

Ufton Nervet; an insignificant railway crossing in Wiltshire. One day a man suffering from depression drove his Land Rover onto the crossing as a high-speed train approached. The collision destroyed...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 8th September 2017, 23:41
Replies: 54
Views: 22,354
Posted By Long gone
Dave Scrimgour does ring a bell....can't remember...

Dave Scrimgour does ring a bell....can't remember where though
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 8th September 2017, 14:10
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By Long gone
Would have said 'Jazz Rock' myself; you ever...

Would have said 'Jazz Rock' myself; you ever heard 'Aja' and 'Deacon Blues'?

At 68, far too young.
Forum: Nautical Colleges 5th September 2017, 18:17
Replies: 19
Views: 3,986
Posted By Long gone
Remember it's 45 years; where was Carlos Cabin? I...

Remember it's 45 years; where was Carlos Cabin? I have a feeling I should know that as well
Forum: Nautical Colleges 31st August 2017, 20:47
Replies: 19
Views: 3,986
Posted By Long gone
I remember The Hedworth; I seem to recall going a...

I remember The Hedworth; I seem to recall going a couple of times. Iain Smith and his kukri?
Forum: Nautical Colleges 28th August 2017, 15:17
Replies: 19
Views: 3,986
Posted By Long gone
Remember them all except the Yellow Wellie. Where...

Remember them all except the Yellow Wellie. Where was that?
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 6th August 2017, 11:06
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By Long gone
Wasn't part of his early career playing Flash...

Wasn't part of his early career playing Flash Harry in the original St Trinian's films? Stereotyped, or what?
Forum: The Engine Room 13th February 2017, 12:30
Replies: 208
Views: 16,982
Posted By Long gone
1688?

1688?
Forum: Wrecks 9th January 2017, 20:07
Replies: 3
Views: 2,015
Posted By Long gone
Don't get me started on the CSS Alabama!

Don't get me started on the CSS Alabama!
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 26th September 2016, 18:55
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By Long gone
Ambassador to any sport, if the truth's told....

Ambassador to any sport, if the truth's told. R.I.P.
Forum: The Engine Room 16th May 2016, 10:50
Replies: 25
Views: 3,082
Posted By Long gone
No, that was the old GWR people in charge being...

No, that was the old GWR people in charge being their usual 'different' selves
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 12th May 2016, 09:52
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By Long gone
Tony Cozier

Tony Cozier, the West Indian Cricket commentator died yesterday, aged 75
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 10th April 2016, 10:35
Replies: 65
Views: 6,916
Posted By Long gone
Ignoring Basil's post for a moment; there is of...

Ignoring Basil's post for a moment; there is of course no guarantee that if this money was brought back into use that it would be used to fund our public services, given the present HMG's idealogical...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 9th April 2016, 20:15
Replies: 65
Views: 6,916
Posted By Long gone
Corrected for you, Barrie! I always thought...

Corrected for you, Barrie!

I always thought that money stashed in these sort of places was useless to anyone. Surely its only use is as means of exchange in goods and services.

It may legal;...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 18th October 2015, 23:08
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By Long gone
I seem to remember, however, in the season that...

I seem to remember, however, in the season that Everton won the F.A. Cup (1983/84?) he came within an ace of getting the push; in a League Cup match against Gillingham (?) they struggled to a 0-0...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 18th October 2015, 12:46
Replies: 7
Views: 1,157
Posted By Long gone
Howard Kendall

Not an Everton supporter, but one of the greatest players (and managers) of his generation has died at the tragically young age of 69.

Was at the time the youngest player to appear in an F.A. Cup...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th September 2015, 10:25
Replies: 82
Views: 14,778
Posted By Long gone
Thought it was BH (Calcutta) failed. The...

Thought it was BH (Calcutta) failed. The bloodhound in the Perishers cartoon in the Daily Mirror
Forum: BP Shipping 21st July 2015, 19:21
Replies: 38
Views: 7,692
Posted By Long gone
Was it called 'Tanker'? If so, it's the one we...

Was it called 'Tanker'? If so, it's the one we were shown at the first year Engineer Cadets' get-together at Easter 1971
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 2nd July 2015, 19:44
Replies: 14
Views: 3,029
Posted By Long gone
Think he 'did' buses as well.

Think he 'did' buses as well.
Forum: BP Shipping 26th June 2015, 19:28
Replies: 17
Views: 3,049
Posted By Long gone
Rankin Kuhn rings a bell.

Rankin Kuhn rings a bell.
Forum: BP Shipping 23rd June 2015, 19:58
Replies: 31
Views: 6,216
Posted By Long gone
Known as 'Ross' in the family; later, in the late...

Known as 'Ross' in the family; later, in the late 50s/early 60s, a pilot at Barrow. For his part aboard Ohio, he was awarded the B.E.M. I would imagine that, as a civilian, he wouldn't have qualified...
Forum: BP Shipping 24th May 2015, 16:09
Replies: 17
Views: 3,042
Posted By Long gone
On Tony's second point, I too bought a Zenit...

On Tony's second point, I too bought a Zenit camera, a 'B', whilst in Shields; that shop must have done well out of the college!
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