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Bryan Young

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Seamens strike.
« on: May 19, 2007, 07:10:29 pm »

Southampton 1966.
3 x Union Castle (SAF Marine) lying idle.
Australis came in and was held.
Does the name "Prescott" come to mind?
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Re: Seamens strike.
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2007, 08:37:38 pm »

Hully Gully sh-t stirrer par excellence  >:( >:(

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Colin Bishop

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Re: Seamens strike.
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2007, 07:10:16 pm »

I've got a set of slides (somewhere in the loft!) that I took during the seaman's strike at Southampton, one almost identical to Bryan's pic. Southampton was chock full of classic liners including Andes and Caronia etc. Seeing them all rafted up three deep was an amazing sight.
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Bryan Young

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Re: Seamens strike.
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2007, 08:19:34 pm »

Colin...please sort them out. I was in "Mercury" then, but as we had a Spanish crew we were not subjected to the then political agenda. Remind me, please. BY.
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Re: Seamens strike.
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2007, 08:33:28 pm »

Bryan, my new scanner is supposed to be able to deal with slides although I haven't tried it yet.  I will see what I can do but it may take a week or so!
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Re: Seamens strike.
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2007, 11:16:06 am »

shipsnostalgia.com provides some interesting views on strikes and J Prescott in particular. A search of the site  on "prescott" throws up (is that the right verb?) some interesting views. Try  http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showthread.php?t=7917&highlight=Prescott for a starter.

Another one reinventing his past?

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Bryan Young

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Re: Seamens strike.
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2007, 06:17:20 pm »

Bryan, my new scanner is supposed to be able to deal with slides although I haven't tried it yet.  I will see what I can do but it may take a week or so!
Any luck yet? Or had you forgotten. Glad you enjoyed your holiday, sorry for the delays! Cheers. BY.
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Re: Seamens strike.
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2007, 08:51:11 pm »

Bryan, my new scanner is supposed to be able to deal with slides although I haven't tried it yet.  I will see what I can do but it may take a week or so!
Any luck yet? Or had you forgotten. Glad you enjoyed your holiday, sorry for the delays! Cheers. BY.
Back to square one then. New computer, nothing works, fat chance of seeing them then!!!!
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Colin Bishop

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Re: Seamens strike.
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2007, 10:02:35 pm »

Sorry Bryan, not a priority at the moment! Too much else on.
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