I ran as Captain on various of their ships regularly to Tyne Tees Wharf and could write a book about the local watering holes. I knew Mr Mason very well. Although an excellent manager he was also a good friend. An excellent servant to the company but with a good heart and respect for the ships and their crews
Originally Posted by Erimus
Tyne Tees had a wharf on the Tees,next to the Fire Boat landing adjoining the Transporter Bridge. The site was managed by Gus Mason,probably a Director of the company,he was a short man but with a great sense of humour even to an Office Boy from another agents! Part of the site had the only public wine and spirit Bond 'Middlesbrough A Bond'....when this was closed after many years it transferred across the river as 'Middlesbrough B' and I was the fellow that ran it,amongst a 1000 other duties!