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Old 27th January 2006, 23:16
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Greetings from Glorious Devon

Just joined this marvellous site. Ex-Grey Funnel Line (hope you won't hold that against me). I work for a Seafarers Charity as Port Chaplain covering the southwest of England ports.
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Old 27th January 2006, 23:39
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Welcome aboard Peter4447, SN is a great site and I hope you enjoy it. It is people like you that keep the World going around.

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Old 28th January 2006, 00:07
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A very warm welcome Peter. I hope that you will join in the banter and the more serious threads on the site. Most of all I hope you enjoy your membership.

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Old 28th January 2006, 04:07
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A warm welcome from me too Peter, about time this bunch of scallywags had some good spiritual influence so the timing of your joining is both appropriate and welcome.
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Old 28th January 2006, 05:03
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Old 28th January 2006, 05:34
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Welcom aboard Chaplain. happy ship with a great crew. enjoy browsingthe many subjects on offer
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Old 28th January 2006, 05:46
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Welcome Peter 4447.

I think you'll find plenty on this site to keep you occupied and amused for hours on end but, be warned, it IS addictive!
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Welcome aboard and to join quite a few members from the REAL NAVY. i am sure your blessings will be most welcome especially from some of the virtuall ships crews
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Old 28th January 2006, 18:19
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Posted my first message around midnight and woke up this morning to find I had received several very kind messages of welcome - didn't realise you kept watches on this site. No doubt I'll be expected to cover the graveyard watch !
Thank you all for your words of welcome, they are really appreciated.
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Posted my first message around midnight and woke up this morning to find I had received several very kind messages of welcome - didn't realise you kept watches on this site. No doubt I'll be expected to cover the graveyard watch !
Thank you all for your words of welcome, they are really appreciated.
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Hi there Peter from Glorious Devon: Oh! I come from Devon...where it does rain 6 days out of seven...and on the 7th just for a change...it does pour! I comes from just north...where the BEST zider do comes from!! Or should I say DID...at 4d a pint...tastes nothing like it did before UK joined the EU!!! Vix
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Old 28th January 2006, 22:54
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Hi Vix. "Of England's counties by the sea, From East to West be seven, But the greatest of them all, Be Devon Glorious Devon". That's what it says in the song so who am I to argue! If the truth be told I'm not a native as I come originally from Harwich in Essex. I've only tried cider once - can't remember much about it as it certainly reached the parts other 'beers' cannot reach. It's funny but I spend a lot of time driving around Somerset but where are all the orchards?
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Hi Vix. "Of England's counties by the sea, From East to West be seven, But the greatest of them all, Be Devon Glorious Devon". That's what it says in the song so who am I to argue! If the truth be told I'm not a native as I come originally from Harwich in Essex. I've only tried cider once - can't remember much about it as it certainly reached the parts other 'beers' cannot reach. It's funny but I spend a lot of time driving around Somerset but where are all the orchards?
Hi Peter, Sorry to say the orchards went the same way as the M.N. it was a crying shame when they started ripping out the old orchards. The last time I was 'home' I tried some of the so called cider...a bottle of cola was just as strong...I was told and I don't disbelieve this...the apples are now imported...from France ...of all places! Ah! More memories of an era lost to the next generation! Vix
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I tried some Devon cider a few years ago while passing thriugh Winkliegh. inches cider press. good drop of stuff it was too!~ made me quite rubbery legged LOL
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Ahoy Peter,

Welcome aboard, enjoy yourself on this fine ship and her crew, as we do; looking forward to your postings.
From Holland

Btw.....nothing better on a hot,warm day.... a glass of icecold real farmer's cider.
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Welcome Peter to the site enjoy it and all it has to offer and may your lord go with you.
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Hi Peter, Where on earth were you this morning for Sunday Service? We all had to go down the Pub Instead. Welcome though, there is certainly a big crew on this ship...I don't think I want to Pay off now! (ahh, that's why the Pool's all closed down...)
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Old 29th January 2006, 20:58
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Hi Strawberry - which pub was that then - The Green Shutters or one of the others along the 'strip'. My Wife and I ran 'Aggie Westons' in Castletown until the RN closed the base down. We have many happy memories of our time in Portland and occasionally make nostalgic visits although so much is changing.
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It was called "The Gnat's Chuff" we were all there (in my head). Peter, Portland is doing very well since the Navy left, and now that the RFA are here, the Pubs along the "Strip" are doing a great trade. Next time your down this way take a look at the harbour, you will see what I mean! Andy
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Just joined this marvellous site. Ex-Grey Funnel Line (hope you won't hold that against me). I work for a Seafarers Charity as Port Chaplain covering the southwest of England ports.
Peter4447
Welcome to the site, I reckon I've beaten you by ten days. Of course we are going to hold the Grey Funnel Line association against you. We always did at sea, it's the curse of jealousy. I must say whenever we met up with the RN overseas, it was always an occasion for great conviviality. A couple of times I was caught in the "Wardroom Trap" by having a drink with five or six officers, one after the other. They were always very kind and poured us back to our own vessels in a very happy state.
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