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Search: Posts Made By: Captain America
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 29th November 2018, 17:54
Replies: 325
Views: 63,835
Posted By Captain America
The Oyster Catcher is gone; it's going to be...

The Oyster Catcher is gone; it's going to be flats. I found out that Alan Turner and Aunty Doll were the licensees of the Graving Dock on Beaufort Road in 1939.
Forum: Cameras, Photography and Equipment 25th January 2010, 17:21
Replies: 14
Views: 2,462
Posted By Captain America
Or the paranoia of the people it is applied to....

Or the paranoia of the people it is applied to. Anyone going about lawful activity with nothing to hide has nothing to worry about. Stop and think about the atrocities that the legislation is...
Forum: Historic Shipping lines and Ships 25th January 2010, 17:13
Replies: 26
Views: 4,130
Posted By Captain America
Wirral Borough Council lacks insight and...

Wirral Borough Council lacks insight and fore-thought and have been no different since the Tower was dismantled in New Brighton, almost 100 years ago, or numerous other heritage sites which have been...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 19th June 2009, 18:28
Replies: 325
Views: 63,835
Posted By Captain America
Think you mean the Wellington, closed and...

Think you mean the Wellington, closed and re-opened as "The Duke".
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 18th June 2009, 23:05
Replies: 325
Views: 63,835
Posted By Captain America
The Leasowe opposite Squibbs was demolished to...

The Leasowe opposite Squibbs was demolished to build flats, the Black Horse closed but is now upmarket and has re-opened as "Sheridens", the Ship is still there (but for sale), Pool Inn is closed...
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 28th May 2009, 17:46
Replies: 325
Views: 63,835
Posted By Captain America
Wilsons Brewery, same as the Graving Dock pub...

Wilsons Brewery, same as the Graving Dock pub (long gone) on Beaufort Road Birkenhead.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 20th May 2009, 17:36
Replies: 325
Views: 63,835
Posted By Captain America
I'm having a senior, senior moment. Being a...

I'm having a senior, senior moment. Being a couple of years older than Makko (my esteemed brother) I can tell you with confidence that the suname was Turner. Alan and Dolly Turner (our Aunt and...
Forum: Ship Research 14th April 2009, 23:29
Replies: 31
Views: 3,117
Posted By Captain America
Can I have a second guess? Is it a sextant?

Can I have a second guess? Is it a sextant?
Forum: Ship Research 14th April 2009, 23:22
Replies: 31
Views: 3,117
Posted By Captain America
Sounds like an indicator. Has the arm got a...

Sounds like an indicator. Has the arm got a needle/knib/marker on it and is the brass part a cylinder which can rotate backwards and forwards?
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd February 2009, 22:28
Replies: 137
Views: 51,676
Posted By Captain America
I remember Mr Endbinder very well, we had him for...

I remember Mr Endbinder very well, we had him for Electrotechnology second year of phase 1. I remember him walking around the Riversdale campus, all 4' 10" of him, shiny bald pate, with a fag hanging...
Forum: Offshore Oil & Gas Industry 21st December 2008, 21:37
Replies: 79
Views: 43,288
Posted By Captain America
Did you ever sail with Angus MacLean? He went to...

Did you ever sail with Angus MacLean? He went to Zapata Marine after leaving Ocean Fleets in 80/81, think he works for Lloyds of London now.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 4th December 2008, 17:44
Replies: 325
Views: 63,835
Posted By Captain America
Ahh, sawdust floors,Slaughter House, The Swan, Ye...

Ahh, sawdust floors,Slaughter House, The Swan, Ye Olde Crack. Quality pubs all. Then there was the Cross Keys, Corn Exchange, The Vines for a more up market night out. The Roscoe (Head) for the...
Forum: Say Hello 1st December 2008, 17:50
Replies: 24
Views: 3,798
Posted By Captain America
Welcome to the forums Zillah. Good luck with your...

Welcome to the forums Zillah. Good luck with your search. It's a long shot, but was your Dad Tony Ford?

Best wishes. (==D)
Forum: Say Hello 30th November 2008, 13:24
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By Captain America
Thanks for the intro Dave, thanks for the welcome...

Thanks for the intro Dave, thanks for the welcome guys. I should have posted in the "Hello There" thread but I was so excited I got stuck straight in!

Just a little biopic, I was with Blue Flue...
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 29th November 2008, 16:31
Replies: 60
Views: 19,497
Posted By Captain America
I am new to the forums, so reading the old topics...

I am new to the forums, so reading the old topics and replying will tend to "bump" them. Not always a bad thing! The description you gave of Swettenham really brought back memories for me. Has...
Forum: Elder Dempster 29th November 2008, 14:13
Replies: 61
Views: 8,645
Posted By Captain America
I never visited West Africa, but I sailed with...

I never visited West Africa, but I sailed with crew from Sierra Leone. I remember the pidgin they talked, called Krio, vividly. When I first heard it, it didn't make much sense. After a while I...
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