Originally Posted by BOB.WHITTAKER
Not the Furness Bridge but I sailed on two of the sister ships the Sir John Hunter and the Sir Alexander Glen in 1975/76 .This with Houlders, both were good jobs at the time and didnt get the same reputation as the Furness Bridge,I was told by Hartley Reid (Super for the F.B.) It was "character building" to sail on her, fortunately I managed to stay clear, I went on the JOULE!!!!! instead. Bob Whittaker
I sailed with Hartley Reid of South Shields who was was chief Engineer with Houlders on the Brandon Priory round about 1963. He had his wife, son and daughter with him.