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A question that needsanswered please from one of my collegues onboard. Did Birmingham(Midlands) have a seamans pool at anytime.
 

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Almost certainly yes. I never had the pleasure of visiting the place but it was a bit of a standing joke in the old days, having a "Pool" in the middle of the country.
 

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gdynia said:
A question that needsanswered please from one of my collegues onboard. Did Birmingham(Midlands) have a seamans pool at anytime.
Possibly for people signing on the good ship "Lollipop" bound for Cadbury's at Bourneville.

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Possibly for people signing on the good ship "Lollipop" bound for Cadbury's at Bourneville.

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Nice reply John T. no doubt you were standing on your head when you thought of that one
 

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gdynia said:
A question that needsanswered please from one of my collegues onboard. Did Birmingham(Midlands) have a seamans pool at anytime.
Birmingham did have a 'Pool' office. I have been informed that it was situated in Daimler House, Queensway. After all Captain Smith of the Titanic was born in Stoke on Trent (not too far away) I come from Hull and our nearest shipping office is in Beverley of all places, A pal of mine has just sat his masters ticket there.
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RayJordandpo said:
Birmingham did have a 'Pool' office. I have been informed that it was situated in Daimler House, Queensway. After all Captain Smith of the Titanic was born in Stoke on Trent (not too far away) I come from Hull and our nearest shipping office is in Beverley of all places, A pal of mine has just sat his masters ticket there.
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Had several PM,s from ex Birmingham Pool Members all ex Everard Guys
 

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When I was at Gravesend Sea School (1962) I'm pretty sure that the Birmingham lads were directed to Avonmouth pool. I was from Doncaster so went to Goole and the Nottingham boys were allocated to Hull!
 
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