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Old 14th April 2019, 13:52
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Hi everyone my name is Mike Clarke and I worked on various Bristol pilot boats operating out of Barry dock from 1973 until 2010..
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Old 14th April 2019, 19:02
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Welcome to SN Pill44, are you from Pill.?
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Old 15th April 2019, 15:47
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Hi John. No I live in Bridgend South Wales. So was a reasonable commute to work on the boat based at Barry, retired early due to health issues but they were good days. Mike.
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Old 28th April 2019, 11:49
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Thanks for your reply Pill44. Bridgend, I been there a few time as my sister lived in St Athans.
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Old 29th April 2019, 09:57
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Morning Pill44, hope you enjoy the site.
When I was third mate in Bank Line we discharged lead blisters in Barry.
As I remember we were too big for the locks so had to use the basin.
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Old 29th April 2019, 17:08
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One of my mates, when we were teenagers, was apprenticed to the Barry Pilots.
My Dad was foreman in charge of the maintenance of lock gates, coal tips, swing-bridge etc etc, but he retired in the early 60s.
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