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Old 27th November 2013, 08:38
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Had a great guy at Hull College of Technology. Dave Taylor, I think he was Head of Dept', Marine Engineering. He had his Combined Chiefs Cert at an early age. I was at night school at the college when Dave Taylor came into the class an anounced that President Kennedy had been assasinated, so I'll never forget that class.

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Wasn't he the wizard with chalk, he could do a draw a cross-section of a steam turbine, perfect in every detail in about 2 minutes?
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Old 27th November 2013, 15:18
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At Birkenhead Tech, Derek Burton was a whizz with the chalk cross sections and perspective/isometric views. To his credit it was not showboating as he encouraged us to better our sketches as they were very useful in explaining things.

Old Ron Williams also said the same thing - He was ex Anglo Pet - "Rememeber, a decent drawing is worth a thousand words!".

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Old 11th January 2014, 20:45
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Stan Booth Hull college

A lecturer who had been to sea could tell and teach and then take the tutorial in the Old English Gentleman Pub after class. Brilliant bloke.
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Old 9th December 2018, 13:46
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I was a Shell Engineer Cadet 1959 to 1964 and studied for my seconds and chiefs, all at what was South Shields Marine and Technical College but has this year been re-named South Shields Marine School I'm pleased to say, although still part of South Tyneside College. I live in the town and my wife was Billy Embleton's secretary for while. He was vice priciple and Head of Marine and Mechanical Depts for some of the time I was there. The college had a cine club from about 1965 till 1980, we were members as where Bill Embleton, Alan Stokoe, Royden Whyte, Alan Johnson, Ron Hope and a few other lecturers and we had some great times making amateur films.
Many of the lecturers were prolific writers for the Reeds Practical Mathematics and other series of Marine Technical books and I thought they were all very good at their jobs. They must have been to get me through the exams.
Yes, I was there at about the same time and I thought they were a great group of lecturers
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Old 10th December 2018, 17:27
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I have "An Introduction to Marine Engineering" by D. A. Taylor, MSc, BSc, CEng, MIMarE, MIRNA sat on my bookshelf here in my office. It was given to us along with buttons, braid, ruler, compass etc. upon commencing our Cadetship with Ocean Fleets (Jan '80)It is a good little book with clear explanations on many topics and good ilustrations!

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Not the same one . There was a DA Taylor at Singapore or Hong Kong.

I knew Dave Taylor at Hull, spoke to him a couple of years ago. I first met him on a Pre Sea course for apprentices thinking of going to sea. It was like Motor, Steam and General EKs, the exam at the end was for a book token for the one who got the highest mark. Yes Dave was good. Went out to lecture in Malta for a few years after Hull closed.
The Nautical College in George Street is now the home for Trinity House Cadets.
But whether they go to sea afterwards that's another thing.
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Old 10th December 2018, 17:50
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A lecturer who had been to sea could tell and teach and then take the tutorial in the Old English Gentleman Pub after class. Brilliant bloke.
Yes, old Stan the Man, Electrotech for 2nds & Chiefs. Passed over the Bar. Hull.
He was an ex Chief lecky with Empress Line on Turbo Electric, thats how he lost one of his fingers.
But knew his stuff and could put it across so you could understand it.

I went up to Shields in 1991 for Xtras and Met little George Sowerby who took us for Statics or Dynamics and another George took us for the other.
Then there was Calvert for Fluids & Hydrodynamics, his favourite sayings were " Let the dog see the rabbit" or " If you don't know what you are looking for , you will never find it".

There was Jeff who took us for Thermo and Bill for Materials and Stresses.
All the above had been to sea, but the Maths chap was a production engineer and we could not relate what he taught to Marine Engineering.
The course was a bridge too far for me, so instead of becoming a Lloyds surveyor I became a Pressure Vessel Surveyor looking at steam boilers and pressure vessels, working from home rather than being shipped abroad.
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I didn't realise plumbing was quite such a authoritarian calling. You learn maths and they send you abroad on the strength of it!
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I remember fondly the names mentions at SS college. Was there from 77 to 78. We all had out photos taken in the workshop arround/on the old boiler dressed in the Class rugby shirts. Does anyone recognise any of these guys and know where they are now. As the photographer I'm center front in.front of George S.
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Didn't see any comments on Highbury Technical College in Portsmouth so here goes. I was a BP cadet there for Phase 1 (Phase 3 was at Southampton) from January 74 to December 75. Great times and great memories.

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Hurst as Head; Bouncer as 2nd in charge; Seddon who I met again at Southampton where he got promoted to; Major who took us for practical and MEP; Dore; Boniface; Chisholm who taught Mechanics; Snell who taught Electrical. And I knew the PE teacher well through playing for the College football team. He had a big Mexican moustache but his name escapes me. I think it was Roberts. There was a Trevor as well who helped run the Football team.

How I passed my OND I don't know. Not going to lectures and recovering from the nights before didn't help. I can remember when me, Danny Watson, Chris Lake Chris Jackson, Anthony (Statlely) Strong and Eric Cowan went to Bouncer and asked permission to get the Friday afternoon off to play in a charity 5 a side football match tournament the Polytechnic was running. He took a sceptical look at us and said since Chris Lake was with us he said it was ok. Chris was a bit more studious than us and hadn't been in as much trouble.

What we didnt tell Bouncer was that it was a Drunken Football match and we were all to meet in their Union Bar. We did the drinking bit fine and never made it to the football!
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Didn't see any comments on Highbury Technical College in Portsmouth so here goes. I was a BP cadet there for Phase 1 (Phase 3 was at Southampton) from January 74 to December 75. Great times and great memories.

Lecturers included:

Hurst as Head; Bouncer as 2nd in charge; Seddon who I met again at Southampton where he got promoted to; Major who took us for practical and MEP; Dore; Boniface; Chisholm who taught Mechanics; Snell who taught Electrical. And I knew the PE teacher well through playing for the College football team. He had a big Mexican moustache but his name escapes me. I think it was Roberts. There was a Trevor as well who helped run the Football team.

How I passed my OND I don't know. Not going to lectures and recovering from the nights before didn't help. I can remember when me, Danny Watson, Chris Lake Chris Jackson, Anthony (Statlely) Strong and Eric Cowan went to Bouncer and asked permission to get the Friday afternoon off to play in a charity 5 a side football match tournament the Polytechnic was running. He took a sceptical look at us and said since Chris Lake was with us he said it was ok. Chris was a bit more studious than us and hadn't been in as much trouble.

What we didnt tell Bouncer was that it was a Drunken Football match and we were all to meet in their Union Bar. We did the drinking bit fine and never made it to the football!

So that's where you disappeared to !
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Yes Riversdale back in 1955. Gordon (?) Kenworthy-Kneale (Heat Engines) has already had a mention; also George Harwood who would help us out with any other subject when needed; ? Bailey for Mechanics (he was a bell ringer at the Sailors Church) also very proud of his Rover car - we lifted it onto bricks so the rear wheels were just off the ground, he started it and thought the clutch had gone. I can see the sadistic PE guy but can't put a name to him. I'll try to recall some others, who was it who went to a new college in(I think) Singapore?
10 years after that he could have been at So. Shields, same style.
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Old 30th September 2019, 13:42
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Guy with the White & Black Mini Cooper S was Mr Norris ."Knocker Norris"....liked a cigar or two.



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I was at Argyle Road Southampton from Sep 75 to June 77 (BP Engineering Cadet) and remember Val Parsons very well. He got me through Mechanics with a distinction. He built a ship testing tank in the old outside toilets and used Airfix models of HMS Hood and the Bismark to measure hull efficiency etc. He reckoned he got better results from his home made tank that they did in the main college with their super duper tank. I believe him. He was a Geordie and spoke very fast and was full of enthusiasm.
The other guy I remeber at Argyle Road was the Maths lecturer who used to drive a Mini, wear green suits and was a bit of a tea pot. He used to challenge us to do a calculation with our new fangled calculators quicker than he could do the same calculation with log tables. He usually won.
Had a good 2 years. Went to South Shields for Phase Three.
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Old 8th October 2019, 16:20
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Hi guys

Just browsing this afternoon and oh how some of these comments struck a chord.
I served my time with the Diamond 'D' of 120 St Vincent Street, Glasgow. Offices above the Bank of Scotland. I was in the first, first year of Part 'A' Seconds Alternative entry in 1968. We moved in when the workmen were still there. The catering consisted of rolls and some tea and coffee from two very friendly ladies. One was called Eileen and I well remember her regular chivvying of the queue 'Next again. Next again.'
I remember many of the names mentioned here, Principal Mr Marshal, Sandy Smith, David Duff ( I remember him taking one of our Shell cadets out of the class and escorting him to the top of the steps at the front door and telling him he was no longer welcome as he didn't work hard enough. I remember the guy's name but won't mention it here).
I remember Mr Elliot, Mr McCrum, Mr Paterson, and many of the other mentioned. I also remember initially attending Stow College for some basic metalwork and Springburn Tech in Phase 111 and sitting inside the LP cylinder of the triple expansion engine in the workshop. Doing up machinery from Ship Breaking Industries at Faslane. Working on someone's Fiat 500 and ending up with knuckle rash trying to do the tappets.
I am sorry to have missed the reunion. I remember the College being opened at the end of our first year in 1969 by Lord Louis Mountbatten and him walking into a cupboard where some workmen were having a brew and saying 'You are the guys I'm not meant to see.' He then sat down and had a blether.
I susbsequently went to sea with Denholms, then went with Texaco Tankers ending up in the North Sea with OIL before coming ashore and joining Strathclyde Police.
I still read 'Sea Breezes', 'Ships Monthly' etc. (other marine publications are available as they say). I think we had the best of education and were around at the time of the growth in box boats and supertankers. Sad to say our Merchant Navy is much depleted and we are meant to be a seafaring nation.
Best wishes to all
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