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Old 23rd September 2013, 08:33
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hello Peter, nice to hear from you, where did you use to go on the Spero of your day?
The Spero I was on was a ro/ro ferry from Hull to Gothenburg, up till then i had only ever worked on tankers and cargo boats.I didn't like the Spero when I joined it, we lived so far down in the ship it was awful. I started off in the crew mess, serving them their meals and cleaning up, the job was ok. as I was working on my own, I then found out that there was a football team on the ship and that they were hoping to get into a league for merchant navy ships of any nationality and to play in the team I transferred to working in the passenger cafeteria.
It turned out to be a fantastic job, I was in the football team so life was brilliant.
I ended staying on the ship for 1 year and had a great time, I got the sack for continually turning to late, I can't blame them as I really was a pain, the social life on the ship was really good and it took it's toll.
All in all I really enjoyed my time on there.
I was also with the same shipping company with the Cicero and then the Silvio and enjoyed those ships, perhaps not so much the Cicero.
I worked in catering, mainly as a galley boy, it was a job I really enjoyed, I must have been one of the fastest spud peelers in the western world.......and loved it!
Again, it was nice to hear from you.
Ray
I was on spero and I got the sack for turning to late after a party to celerbrate my birthday cant remember the date
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Old 23rd September 2013, 10:29
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I was on spero and I got the sack for turning to late after a party to celerbrate my birthday cant remember the date
Your memory is bad! Most people have no trouble remembering the date of their birthday.
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Old 23rd September 2013, 15:29
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Your memory is bad! Most people have no trouble remembering the date of their birthday.
think I was 24 but the stewards told every one I was 21 had 2 strokes at xmas gordon
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I sailed with Captain Freddie Briggs in 1964, he was relieving on the City of Winnipeg, did he go to the Spero shortly after that.

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Old 5th February 2014, 22:51
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please add yourself to our new FB group all about EWL Hull, might bring back some memories for you also you might be able to contribute to the site, Im try to build like a history group on the company, if you know anyone else who might be interested then please share our link below.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ewlhull/

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