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Old 6th June 2008, 02:37
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Gloxinia, New years Eve

In reply to Trotter.pom
I know it is an old thread. It was new years eve 1970 when the Gloxinia sailed from Smiths Dock on new years eve. Willy Hunter was the old man Stevie Tong was mate. I was a cadet with one trip behind me. Sailed for Manchester probably to load flourspar for Cleveland but I paid off while she was laying by at Partington. I remember that the crane driver had to be encouraged with a few cartons of cigarettes before he lifted the gangway. He no doubt went straight to the Jungle for a lock in. Ernie Lamb was on the Quay to wave us off. Does anyone remember him and his Capstan Full Strength.

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