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Old 6th July 2017, 17:04
Roger Smith Roger Smith is offline  
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1965 MAR South Shields

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This photo might jog your memory of the time on MAR
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Old 7th July 2017, 18:00
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MAR course

Hi Roger,

I have some photos of the time in Shields. The one of everybody has me in the middle standing up with a very white shirt and tie. The other one shows the most of the crowd I mixed with and the car we bought between us.
We are also in a group in the middle of the first picture.
Hope this is of interest.

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Old 9th July 2017, 12:32
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Hi Nick
Thanks for those photos, they brought back some memories.I can put a name to some faces but not all,I am standing far right.I only ever kept closely in touch with John Hume(standing in the striped jumper) but tragically he died after being stabbed whist ashore in Mexico in 1985.I might have seen one or two when up for 'tickets' at the Marine School.
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Old 9th July 2017, 17:57
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Hello Nick
Yes I was on the 1st MAR course and yes at 1st we did stay in 'digs' for a while until Winterbottom Hall was made fully ready for us.If I remember correctly there were nearly 30 of us to start with mainly BP along with some lads from Souters/Huntings/Dagliesh/Stag.Some of the names I remember are -
Jim Hartley/Ron Plant/Jeff Breeze/Bill Harvey/Jeff Dickinson/Barry Hope/Bob Morgan/Mick Spink/Chris Woods/Jim Smith/Jim Caizley/Rolly Gray and one lad we used to call 'Drac', your name I regret to say I cannot remember

brgds Roger
Hi Roger and Nick,

Nick ,any chance I can get a copy of that MAR photo?

Roger, Any chance of getting names to faces in the photo? I have also taken note about John Hume (JWHume 1962 NA, #2030 in present NA/NC database)

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Old 9th July 2017, 19:04
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No problem Graham
I would be pleased if there were some names put to people.

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Old 10th July 2017, 07:14
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Eric Livemore

A shot in the dark, but this BP thread is impressively comprehensive, which makes me optimistic that someone out there might remember Eric Livemore. We 're talking late fifties / early sixties.

My interest is that Eric was a friend, a character not ever forgotten, and we completed the first Maritime Studies B.Sc together in Cardiff 1969. He lived close by in Caerphilly with his family during the study period.

Sadly, he was killed in Nigeria by gunmen who stopped his car on the road.

Any recall would be very welcome. Thanks to the BP fraternity!

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Old 10th July 2017, 10:31
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Nick
This photo might jog your memory of the time on MAR
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Left to right they are
Roly Gray - Souter
Jim Hartley - BP
Ron Plant - maybe BP
Me - BP
Bob Morgan - maybe BP
Jim Caizley - Huntings
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Old 10th July 2017, 10:39
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No problem Graham
I would be pleased if there were some names put to people.

Regards

Nick
On this photo I recognise faces but have difficulty putting many names
to them.There is me far right,Roly Grey on my right, possibly Dave McGrail - the blonde lad on the right side of the back row,Jim Caizley is in there as well and the lad we called 'Drac' is front row on the left in light coloured jacket with fag in hand.That might be Mick Spink kneeling down in the white shirt centre of front row.
Jeff Breeze and Jim Hartley seem to be missing(both BP)
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Old 10th July 2017, 10:43
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Hi Roger and Nick,

Nick ,any chance I can get a copy of that MAR photo?

Roger, Any chance of getting names to faces in the photo? I have also taken note about John Hume (JWHume 1962 NA, #2030 in present NA/NC database)

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John Hume was Ch.Mate in BP until about 1975 I think and then left to join CP Ships where he was promoted to Master around 1980 and served on various ships until his tragic death.
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Old 10th July 2017, 17:42
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A shot in the dark, but this BP thread is impressively comprehensive, which makes me optimistic that someone out there might remember Eric Livemore. We 're talking late fifties / early sixties.

My interest is that Eric was a friend, a character not ever forgotten, and we completed the first Maritime Studies B.Sc together in Cardiff 1969. He lived close by in Caerphilly with his family during the study period.

Sadly, he was killed in Nigeria by gunmen who stopped his car on the road.

Any recall would be very welcome. Thanks to the BP fraternity!

Alan Rawlinson (ex Bank Line)
I sailed briefly with Eric on the British Merlin in 1968 I believe. He was extra 2nd mate and I was Sparks. I remember him as a very nice chap. As I recall he was married to a Danish girl. It stuck in my memory that his children could speak three languages, Welsh, English and Danish. He has been mentioned on this site before on a previous thread, if that is of any help.
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Old 10th July 2017, 17:53
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I sailed briefly with Eric on the British Merlin in 1968 I believe. He was extra 2nd mate and I was Sparks. I remember him as a very nice chap. As I recall he was married to a Danish girl. It stuck in my memory that his children could speak three languages, Welsh, English and Danish. He has been mentioned on this site before on a previous thread, if that is of any help.
Many thanks for the interesting recall. That's right - the kids had compulsory Welsh while we were living in Caerphilly. His Danish wife was named Annie, if I remember correctly. He may have been away at sea during the summer break in 68, but that was also during the degree course - we graduated in 69. His wife jokingly used to prefix her sentences with a statement and a straight face - " When Eric is running BP ", etc....... !

I have some happy memories with him as he had a quirky sense of humour. RIP
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Old 14th July 2017, 17:09
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Bob Morgan

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Left to right they are
Roly Gray - Souter
Jim Hartley - BP
Ron Plant - maybe BP
Me - BP
Bob Morgan - maybe BP
Jim Caizley - Huntings
I sailed with a Bob Morgan on the British Bulldog in 1968, he was 3rd Mate & I was a Deck Cadet in my final year. We later met up in Cardiff in 1969; Bob was up for Mate's and I was up for 2nd Mate's. I did MAR in 1967 and Bob two years earlier in 1965 the chronology would suggest that this is the same Bob Morgan thus definitely a BP man. Unfortunately, the quality of the photo is such that I could not swear that the Bob Morgan in the photo is the one that I knew.
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Old 19th July 2017, 22:48
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Well done with the list Graham. Could you forward me a copy?

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Old 20th July 2017, 21:18
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Well done with the list Graham. Could you forward me a copy?

Kind regards,
Russell.
I have sent you an SN email.I need and updated email address.
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Old 21st July 2017, 17:29
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Hello Roger
You are right, I am 6th from the right on the back row, with too much blond hair, (it's now a different colour).
I recognise a lot of the names and I remember you putting your own words to many Beatles songs. I recall John Hume had a motor bike, fell off it and was known as "limpy".
I went back to Shields for 2nd Mate's and Mates but Liverpool for Master's.
I left BP in 1973, daughter arrived, went on the M/C ship canal s..t boats for a while, then RAF marine branch, then offshore, retired last year from wind farm work, coincidently in an office round the corner from Britannic House.
It is good to know that so many of us are still around.
I will watch this thread
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Old 2nd April 2019, 21:45
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My dad Eric livemore

[QUOTE=Alan Rawlinson;2535130]A shot in the dark, but this BP thread is impressively comprehensive, which makes me optimistic that someone out there might remember Eric Livemore. We 're talking late fifties / early sixties.


Hello come across your thread Iím Eric livemore son would love to hear from you about your times with my dad
Any recall would be very welcome. Thanks to the BP fraternity!
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Old 4th April 2019, 08:18
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I guess I must be on this database. Is it downloadable from anywhere?
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Old 4th April 2019, 17:01
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A shot in the dark, but this BP thread is impressively comprehensive, which makes me optimistic that someone out there might remember Eric Livemore. We 're talking late fifties / early sixties.


Hello come across your thread Iím Eric livemore son would love to hear from you about your times with my dad
Any recall would be very welcome. Thanks to the BP fraternity!
Hi C,

You sent me a Shipsnostalgia Private message, I will reply in full in that.
However, I do know of your father, I believe he was a 1955 Navigating Apprentice ( I was a 1955 Engineering Apprentice) from Southend?
He appears at #2398 on my Navigating Apprentices database and the first ship I know of was the Vision in October 1956 with 3 other NA's ( who I have never come across and also 2 EA who I do know.
Last ship as far as I know was Rover 3M 1961

I think I know what happened to him.

I'll be in touch.

Graham
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