View Full Version : Meaning of the saying.

Jim Brady
26th June 2011, 07:01 PM
Some of the old hands may remember this"Turn in on the rake"whats it's origin what does it mean?

Captain Kong
26th June 2011, 10:20 PM
Turning in on the Rake is turning in fully booted and spured.
When I went as a coal burning fireman on the BEECHFIELD I always turned in on the rake. I would stagger out of the stokehold doing four on and four off by the time I had dumped the ashes and got forard and down the focsle it would be 20 minutes past say 4am I would be up again in three hours so I crashed down on the Rake covered in coal dust and ash. no time to get undressed and then dressed again at 7.30 for 8 to 12 watch..
That is the meaning of turning in on the rake.

Maybe some one else has a different idea of it.