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Search: Posts Made By: Harry Nicholson
Forum: Brocklebank Line 1st October 2018, 11:32
Replies: 33
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Posted By Harry Nicholson
Hello, Ray. I cannot find where I posted that. I...

Hello, Ray. I cannot find where I posted that. I came ashore in 1961. Just right now I cannot recall Alan Woods . . . though the name rings a bell; but I do take a while to become alert these days....
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd September 2018, 23:02
Replies: 33
Views: 5,729
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Thanks for that list, John. Compared to the Tyne...

Thanks for that list, John. Compared to the Tyne collier I was on, Brocks was the Ritz. On Corburn, when we docked, the cook sent the boy ashore for a dozen sliced loaves, and fish and chip takeaways...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd September 2018, 09:45
Replies: 33
Views: 5,729
Posted By Harry Nicholson
[QUOTE=appbob;2943485]Peter Boggan was around...

[QUOTE=appbob;2943485]Peter Boggan was around when I joined Elder Dempsters in 1950. We bumped into oneanother over the years until I came ashore in 1960.
Elders carried a purser or asst purser if...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd September 2018, 09:41
Replies: 33
Views: 5,729
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Thanks for this, Pat. Dick organised an enjoyable...

Thanks for this, Pat. Dick organised an enjoyable run ashore in Calcutta for a picnic. I was grateful to him for getting some of us away from that foetid Kidderpore dock and out into the Bengal...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd September 2018, 09:32
Replies: 33
Views: 5,729
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Thanks for all the responses, chaps. I've now a...

Thanks for all the responses, chaps. I've now a clearer picture - it's surprising what recall comes when you're given a few triggers.
Les Flockhart played the tea chest double bass on Mahanada's...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 31st August 2018, 23:10
Replies: 33
Views: 5,729
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Thanks, Pat. It's interesting to hear of him...

Thanks, Pat. It's interesting to hear of him after nearly 60 years.
This discussion has triggered some pale memories - I can 'see' the pursers' cabins at the end of the corridor that ran past...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 31st August 2018, 19:53
Replies: 33
Views: 5,729
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Hello, Pat. Here's a pic of a trip ashore from...

Hello, Pat. Here's a pic of a trip ashore from Calcutta autumn 1957. The chap on the right I think is Mahanada's purser. I'm next to him (2r/o).
The fellow in specs is Steve Lee r/o but I dont think...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 31st August 2018, 16:39
Replies: 33
Views: 5,729
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Thanks, Roger - I hope all is well with you. I...

Thanks, Roger - I hope all is well with you.
I have pics from 1957 Mahanada that show two different chaps as steward. I've been wrestling with that. Perhaps there were two, and Les Flockhart (from...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 31st August 2018, 15:07
Replies: 33
Views: 5,729
Posted By Harry Nicholson
Pursers. One or two?

Can anyone recall if it was unusual to have two purser/stewards on Brocks? Reading some old threads I find references to 2nd purser.
I'm trying to recall if we had one or two on Mahanada 1957 and...
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