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Old 15th June 2005, 11:55
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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.
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