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  1. Histories
    I am writing a historical novel, which concerns a fictional hospital/troop-ship in the Adriatic at the beginning of 1916. For my narrative to work, my fictitional coal-fired ship needs to develop a fault which will partially disable it but still allow it to make headway, even if at reduced...
  2. Trimmers, River Blyth, 1894

    A group of trimmers on the River Blyth in 1894. These are the workers who level the coal after it has been 'teemed' into the hold of the ship. This photo inlcudes my Gt. Gt. Grandfather who was born in 1826. He is the guy bottom right, with dog & gun, I presume he was retired then. I wish I
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