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Old 4th May 2006, 17:03
redgreggie redgreggie is offline  
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Originally Posted by trotterdotpom
In about 1973 the bosun from Spero (either her or her successor) stayed at Anchor House, Hull, while on leave. Sorry can't remember his name but he'd been there for years. He told me about a sleazy Swede who came on board in Gothenburg and set up his cine equipment in the mess and showed a stack of blue movies to the crew. The show was greeted with plenty of laughs and ribald comments from the appreciative lads. While packing up his gear, the Swede said: "Right, who wants to be in one?" He turned round to see and empty mess room! Gentler days?

John T.
The bosun, was a tallish, thin chap, a Swede I believe, he now and again went on a bender, you always knew when he had been on one as he use to polish off a can ( or two ) of conny onny.
The Swede who use to come on board with the porn was affectionately known as Pete the Peddlar, no one ever use to buy anything of the porn, though if I remember correctly he use to do some trade in watches, one day someone knocked a mug of coffee over the whole selection of porn, Pete was none too happy.
Happy days eh!
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