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I know my father was on this ship and jumped into I think Hull dock to pull out and rescue a guy who had fallen in sometime in about the 50's. It made the papers and he was given an engraved silver cigarette box by the Harbour Master.

If you want more details I will have to ask my Mother!!
 

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I've since checked with mother and the port in question was Blythe.

The date was 10th April 1957, my Dad jumped into the dock to rescue another crewmember who had fallen in and my Dad was probably a third officer in those days.

The award was made by the Cliff Quay owners at the time which was the Electricity Board.
 

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Bunkerbarge said:
I know my father was on this ship and jumped into I think Hull dock to pull out and rescue a guy who had fallen in sometime in about the 50's. It made the papers and he was given an engraved silver cigarette box by the Harbour Master.

If you want more details I will have to ask my Mother!!
Ahoy Bunkerbarge,

Found this one,maybe your mother[other relatives] will like her and will it bring back some good memories.
the CLIFF QUAY 1950
By courtesy/© A.Duncan.
 

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Thank for that one Ruud – having spent many hours (over several years) watching Cliff Quay at Cliff Quay, swinging off the berth with the help of only the tide, it is nice to have a quality photograph to remind me of this excellent piece of seamanship. (Applause)
 

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Those pictures bring back some memories. I remember seeing the Cliff Quay, and many other colliers, at the staithes in South Shields by the Mill Dam back in the '60's. My younger brother and I used to spend a great deal of our spare time down there and we got to be friends with a guy called George Keedy (sp?), who used to ferry the seaman to and from the ships when they were out on the buoys off the Mill Dam. He also used to take stores out to ships from Petersons ships chandlers who had a place near by. We eventually were entrusted with running Georges boat ourselves while he had a break, that was quite a thrill for a pair of teenage lads!
 

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memories

I can remember all these types of colliers ...i thing it was CEGB who owned them I was on the LOCHEE in 58/59 and loaded at CLIFF QUAY many atime and remember it was a hellava walk up to the pub but that did,nt phase us ...them were the days ....backsplice (Thumb)
 

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Ahoy,

Glad you like them oldies,and bringing back the "good old days" memories and will scan some more of these oldies and post them here in the "Colliers" thread, if there are any requests, just give a sign, and I will have a look if I can help.There must be a +/- 100 piccies.
 

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One of the CEGB ships swinging off the berth at Cliff Quay, Ipswich sometime very early 70's.
Thanks David, - I cannot quite work out what and where ,as the power station seems to be missing. It is taken from the Wherstead Road/West Dock side I guess, but it does not fit in with that I remember. I must be getting old.
Kind regards
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One of the CEGB ships swinging off the berth at Cliff Quay, Ipswich sometime very early 70's.
Hi David

Tried to enlarge the picture but without a great deal of success but looking at the amount of letters on the bow, I would hazard a guess this is the Cliff Quay herself. Her running mate was the Barford and these were the two regulars for the Ipswich Power Station. If memory serves me right the others of the class, who very rarely ever put in an Orwell appearance all had much longer names apart from the Lord Citrine.

Peter4447(Thumb)
 

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Thanks Duquesa; and it was a touch confusing as the collier is actually swinging more up river than normal and is right at very end of the western end of the berth, so it does appear distorted. As you correctly say, the power station is where the power lines end up (or rather start) off to the left
 

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Ruud that is another lovely shot of the Cliff Quay. She was quite a 'handsome' vessel in her day.

Many thanks for posting the picture, very much appreciated.
 

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Ahoy,
Yep indeed another lovely shot,just when I scanned her I was thinking of your request a while ago[more then 1 year ago], so I've posted her here, with the W J H WOOD, which I didn't knew.Will try to post some more colliers & flatirons, but have to search in what thread to post, some have never been requested.
 
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