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Old 9th November 2012, 22:16
John Callon John Callon is offline
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Hi Anne,

In response to your reply, no it was not common practice for crew members to fraternise with the passengers - in fact it was forbidden. By crew members I am referring to the ratings i.e. Cooks, Stewards, Sailors etc. Officers were allowed to mix with passengers so it was possible for them to form a liaison with female passengers. As to anybody being conceived in the ships laundry, this would not be possible as have you have rightly said, it was running 24 hours a day and also was deep in the bowels of the ship well away from passenger accommodation. I am afraid I can not help you with the accident with the deckchair. A lot of things happened on a daily basis on those Liners and some events you never heard about. There are some avenues you could explorer like what was your Mum's maiden name at the time. If you wish, send me a private email through this site and maybe I could help you some more.
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