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Search: Posts Made By: Welsh Dragon
Forum: Houlder Brothers 18th December 2017, 21:33
Replies: 125
Views: 13,606
Posted By Welsh Dragon
1st Mate to first trip cadet "My God lad were you...

1st Mate to first trip cadet "My God lad were you born out of Wedlock"
Cadet "No Chief Newcastle"
Forum: Houlder Brothers 14th December 2017, 20:34
Replies: 125
Views: 13,606
Posted By Welsh Dragon
Great one liners from Houlders Guys

One thing always springs to mind when I recall my time with Houlders, the great one liners that was said.
Here are a few,
My second trip, John (The Purve )Purvis" I've Rung more Salt Water out of...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 19th February 2014, 12:17
Replies: 6
Views: 1,601
Posted By Welsh Dragon
Yes you did John. Joined the Cumbria in Japan Aug...

Yes you did John. Joined the Cumbria in Japan Aug 1974, paid off December in Alex.
Paul was 3rd Engineer
Forum: Houlder Brothers 18th February 2014, 12:19
Replies: 6
Views: 1,601
Posted By Welsh Dragon
I sailed with Paul AKA Minty on the Joule,...

I sailed with Paul AKA Minty on the Joule, Cumbria and I think the Cavendish. Where was he living when last seen.
Forum: Houlder Brothers 14th August 2013, 22:40
Replies: 3
Views: 1,659
Posted By Welsh Dragon
If the cap fits

Just found my old uniform in the loft. The cap fits, still with the Houlders cap badge. But I can't understand why the rest of the uniform has shrunk. Anyone else found a shrinking uniform. Have a...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 14th August 2012, 22:18
Replies: 24
Views: 6,379
Posted By Welsh Dragon
Remember an Hydraulic hose bursting in the...

Remember an Hydraulic hose bursting in the steering flat and hand pumping gallons of oil back in to the system. Oh joy.
Gas Boats. Give me the Westbury & Banbury any day.
Ian.
Forum: Houlder Brothers 31st December 2011, 14:07
Replies: 1,019
Views: 238,643
Posted By Welsh Dragon
Hi Tim, Did you join the Cumbria in Cape Town....

Hi Tim, Did you join the Cumbria in Cape Town. Then we sailed around to Egypt.
Ian (Taff)
Forum: Houlder Brothers 31st August 2011, 14:32
Replies: 1,019
Views: 238,643
Posted By Welsh Dragon
Your right Marinejockey. I did do 4 month trip...

Your right Marinejockey. I did do 4 month trip TWO of them stepped off the Gangway in Bombay and started the next 4 months when i stepped on board 10 Minutes later. 10 minute shore leave in 256 days....
Forum: Houlder Brothers 29th August 2011, 21:26
Replies: 1,019
Views: 238,643
Posted By Welsh Dragon
Still have the 10 year watch. In fact thought i...

Still have the 10 year watch. In fact thought i lost it years ago when i moved house, found it a few months ago put a battery in it and it works fine. Also keeps good time unlike some of the Jnr...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 24th October 2010, 20:27
Replies: 1,019
Views: 238,643
Posted By Welsh Dragon
Yea remember them all. Photo of Sue via link will...

Yea remember them all. Photo of Sue via link will dig out pictures of others and post them.

https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/191001/title/sue-app-and-chief-stew/cat/500
Forum: BP Shipping 24th September 2009, 21:42
Replies: 7
Views: 1,504
Posted By Welsh Dragon
Sorry to say i have just found out Mike...

Sorry to say i have just found out Mike Whitecross Passed away in April shortly after he joined this site. Mike was 54 and was originally from Swansea but settled in Southampton.
Forum: Houlder Brothers 23rd July 2009, 20:18
Replies: 15
Views: 3,487
Posted By Welsh Dragon
Yea the good old days. posted a picture...

Yea the good old days. posted a picture 13/07/2009 of some of the Engineers on the Westbury 1977. Loved doing the 12 hour Genny watches in South America and then having 24 off. [=P]
Forum: Houlder Brothers 17th July 2009, 21:52
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By Welsh Dragon
Reardon Smiths Fairwater Cardiff (Llandaff)

Did any other Houlders guys go to Reardon Smiths collage, Fairwater, Cardiff (Llandaff)
I was there 72 to 74 Eng cadet. Great Time.
Forum: Houlder Brothers 9th July 2009, 21:18
Replies: 17
Views: 3,359
Posted By Welsh Dragon
Small world my Neighbours father was on U552...

Small world my Neighbours father was on U552 think his name was Hoist or Hiest Jordon. she had a plaque of the U Boat creast and a picture. Don't know what happened to him.
Forum: Houlder Brothers 5th July 2009, 18:43
Replies: 27
Views: 7,680
Posted By Welsh Dragon
I think that was John Patterson. His nickname...

I think that was John Patterson. His nickname when i Knew him was Twizzle. Nice lad.
Forum: Houlder Brothers 28th June 2009, 20:45
Replies: 4
Views: 2,130
Posted By Welsh Dragon
Thats right, he had Two certs. his 2nd Wife...

Thats right, he had Two certs. his 2nd Wife insisted on the second before they got wed (So he told me) Met her when he was Chief on the Banbury 1980 ish. lovely lady. When i was on the Hardwicke with...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 22nd June 2009, 20:41
Replies: 4
Views: 2,130
Posted By Welsh Dragon
John Purvis Backing Group

Do any of you guys remember John Purvis. going ashore with John (The Purve) was an experience. On many occasion we were roped in to acting as his backing Group as he went though his Al Jolson...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 22nd May 2009, 19:30
Replies: 15
Views: 3,487
Posted By Welsh Dragon
Great Ship & Great Trips its all what a young Lad...

Great Ship & Great Trips its all what a young Lad could imagine going to sea was like.(Thumb)
Forum: Houlder Brothers 19th May 2009, 15:48
Replies: 47
Views: 10,708
Posted By Welsh Dragon
Alan was living in Santos Brazil. Sure his wife...

Alan was living in Santos Brazil. Sure his wife was from there.
Forum: Houlder Brothers 4th April 2009, 17:47
Replies: 1,019
Views: 238,643
Posted By Welsh Dragon
Hi Lofty, 1948 a bit before my time (were you on...

Hi Lofty, 1948 a bit before my time (were you on a squre rigger, sorry just joking (Jester) ), Great place BA you must have been to young to sample the delights of the night [=P]
Forum: Houlder Brothers 22nd March 2009, 22:05
Replies: 80
Views: 24,894
Posted By Welsh Dragon
I did two trips on the Hardwicke between Oct 75...

I did two trips on the Hardwicke between Oct 75 and April 76 Eng/Cadet. On the second trip to Bahia Blanca whilst still at anchor I was taken ill and rushed ashore to Hospital. If it wasn’t for the...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 19th March 2009, 20:55
Replies: 119
Views: 36,063
Posted By Welsh Dragon
Recall the Grapes down by the river. David Owen...

Recall the Grapes down by the river. David Owen MP (Gang of Four) lived a few doors away. Spent 3rd phase there 1975. If I recall we used to go to a Girls Collage over the river nick name of Raggy...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 17th March 2009, 19:47
Replies: 46
Views: 6,870
Posted By Welsh Dragon
Wink Houlders Ships that you Hated to Leave.

I nearly wept when I Left the Westbury 1977. Did 2 trips and 2 coasts.
Some names of the guys that made the Trips (East Coast S. America) The best time I ever had at sea.
John Purvis C/E
Mike...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 5th March 2009, 22:12
Replies: 325
Views: 63,883
Posted By Welsh Dragon
Met the Wife in a Liverpool watering hole (Bit...

Met the Wife in a Liverpool watering hole (Bit more up to date) The She Club. We were on a regular run from S America to UK and used to Target the She Club as it always had lots of Nurses and Office...
Forum: Houlder Brothers 2nd March 2009, 18:36
Replies: 118
Views: 24,722
Posted By Welsh Dragon
And when it all went wrong the Mates would call...

And when it all went wrong the Mates would call for the Ginger Beers (Thumb)
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