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Iam telling a quick story about my Dad. In 1937 dad was aged 7 he lived near Hessle rd Hull, when he was not at school he was off fishing in the Humber for eels he would go to Hull fishmeal for a bag of fishguts for bait and spend the day catching eels, he loved it. Someone told him that you can catch cod in the fishdock so off he went to fish in the black oily water of the dock with hundreds of men working around him,inc bobbers and filliters it was two days before easter and dozens of trawlers were landing fish, he was biteless until a fish buyer came up to him and gave him the biggest cod on the dock, it was around four feet long (as big as him) dad thanked him and put the cod over his back and off he went home with a big cheer from the bobbers. That easter dads five brothers and sisters had their easter fish and chips on good friday. with big cheers from his mum and dad. He never forgot that day and jumped on a Hull trawler aged 14 and stayed there until he was 65. there's some great folks in Hull.
 

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In Hull you used to be able to take a fish to the fish shop and they would fry it for you for two or three pence. All trawlermen when returning home would pick up a fry when they settled up some would give it away some would swop it for a drink if it was a bad trip. but everyone on Hessle rd got a fish.
 

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In Hull you used to be able to take a fish to the fish shop and they would fry it for you for two or three pence. All trawlermen when returning home would pick up a fry when they settled up some would give it away some would swop it for a drink if it was a bad trip. but everyone on Hessle rd got a fish.
Hi rusty reminds me when I was a kid,fishing off north shields fish quay all you could catch was eels shimmy sods ,anyway were they landed the fish from the trawlers in the shed there was a hole so I helped myself to two fish cod or haddock can't remember so I took them home gave them to my mum ,I tod her I caught them she said your a clever little bugger you've even cleaned and gutted them
 

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In Hull you used to be able to take a fish to the fish shop and they would fry it for you for two or three pence. All trawlermen when returning home would pick up a fry when they settled up some would give it away some would swop it for a drink if it was a bad trip. but everyone on Hessle rd got a fish.
Rusty,
Took mine to Stanton鈥檚 cafe on dock, a few pence for frying.
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Eyup Bob i see that you were on the NORTHELLA, dad joined the NORTHELLA on23.3 91 in Portsmouth, ( M.O.D.) and stayed with her until his last trip and retirement 3.2 95. (M.O.D.) The last skipper on his last trip was E.R. JOHN i think
 

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Rusty,
I was ch eng. of Northella 1984/5. Was relieved on the last day at Faslane submarine base before she sailed to Portsmouth . Even missed out at the farewell party at the Garelochead Hotel which I arranged with the RN wrens, bugger, had to join Pacific Horizon.
Great ship and crew, skipper was Rimmer.
Happy days,
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Blast from the past,!! as 15 year old, I used to get the job of going to Stantons for the "bacon cakes" for the lads in the Humber St Andrews Machine shop, stand in the queue with an old fruit crate to carry them all back in. They where good to me though, I most often got mine paid for!. Ernie?, Stanton was some relation to my Grandmother apparently. I know she always got a pressy from them come christmas.

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When I was a lad in the 50/60s, I would cycle to the lockhead of KGD Hull to visit my grandad the lock keeper, and sometimes help to operate the gates. Little did I know one day I would on one of those famous shipping companies ,in my case P&O. Funny enough I never got to my home town on their ships, Immingham dry dock was the nearest I came on the MV Wild Mallard.
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. there's some great folks in Hull.
I'll drink to that. Met a great lad from Hull in California, he was a footballer who had played for Blackpool, Preston NE, and Bradford before trying his luck in America lastly playing for the California Surf in Anaheim. Career over he stayed in the USA and started playing for a British social club in Garden Grove. That is where I met him and played with him for a few years. He was a great lad and the team was built around him with some success. A few years ago he went back to Hull to take care of his mother. He is still in Hull and I occasionally call him. Me and Gerry Ingram in the photo.
 

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How about Amy Johnson she was from Hull, first lady to fly solo from U.K. to OZ, her dad was a fish merchant on Hull fishdock or our famous boxer the undefeated M.P. jOHN PRESCOTT, he also went to sea. Maureen Lipman, her dad made bespoke suites for the fishermen.
 

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Don't forget Tom Courtney. Also boxer Roger Tighe who was manager of the Merchant Navy House in Hull - he used to go down to London to spar with Joe Bugner and come back with his head looking like a butcher's block. Great bloke. I just looked him up and sadly he died last year.
Those suits that Lipman made only had to last three days - nice piece of schmutter.

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Iwas thinking of people that were connected to the sea, i think Rix family had oil barges, but did Whitfield drive a bus,he was a great singer and on his garden gates in Kirkella he had the notes of the song cara meia my . Tom Courtney did live off Hessle rd, who was that lad that won a gold in the olimpics,or that bloke that stopped slavery, he was an M.P.
 

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Iwas thinking of people that were connected to the sea, i think Rix family had oil barges, but did Whitfield drive a bus,he was a great singer and on his garden gates in Kirkella he had the notes of the song cara meia my . Tom Courtney did live off Hessle rd, who was that lad that won a gold in the olimpics,or that bloke that stopped slavery, he was an M.P.
David Whitfield was in the RN. The Rix family operated coastal tankers. William Wilberforce did not go to sea.
 
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