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Old 18th December 2015, 22:27
Laurie Ridyard Laurie Ridyard is offline  
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Organisation: Merchant Navy
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Active: 1959 - 1976
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I went up and down the Canal several times in 1962, whilst 3/0 of M.V.
" Trevean " At this time the Canal was supposed to be getting healthy, as firms were being stopped from dumping waste water in it.

We had a donkey greaser who used to put a fishing line over the side at practically every port we went to. I don't think I ever saw him catch anything.

We persuaded him that the Canal had so improved that he could fish in it, so he put his line over. I bought a frazen trout and stuck it on the end of his line !!!

I do understand the story made the MEN.

Laurie Ridyard.
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