Tag Archive: ships

The Trilby Hero

I joined the merchant navy at 17 and I’d been round the world 3 times by the time I was 21 – then I did something daft and got married which put paid… Continue reading

Happy with my Lot

I’m not the harbour master – I’m just the lackey. I suppose I’m his deputy really. The harbour master’s job is to police the harbour – make sure everybody’s abiding by the rules… Continue reading

No man has ever kept me

“I’m an old-fashioned girl and I take after my Gran, Henrietta. She ran a corner shop and brought up four children all on her own. She ended up owning three houses. Her shop… Continue reading

A nod and a wink

My Grandad was the Customs and Excise Officer along Dean Point – that’s where the cargo ships used to go to load up quarried stone. I used to think it was the best… Continue reading

Engineer to the core

I was born in ’38. A very good year. We took the world steam locomotive speed record that year. 126 miles an hour. I’m afraid I’m an engineer to the core. I built… Continue reading