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john gill
15th July 2011, 09:07 PM
hi------- joined mn 1955----- first trip moss hutchinson boat 'armana'----- lost count of the rest. final voyage1969 queen elizabeth (1) after being shanghied to southampton from my home port of liverpool. anyone left alive who might have trod the same path?

happy daze john in oz
16th July 2011, 04:48 AM
Welcome to the site John. Do you still have your discharge book with ships and dates? If so and you care to list them on site there is a good chance someone will recall you. So sit back with a cold one and enjoy the voyage.

Doc Vernon
16th July 2011, 06:17 AM
Hello John Gill
Well possibly we may have met who knows,as i was wuth the UCL in 1958 and we frequented the Juniper Berry Pub which i am sure you may recall!
Lots of chaps from all Lines used to pop in there and have a few Bevvies.

Also the old Checkpoint nearly opposite the JP ,where many used to go downstairs fot a Coffe and chat up the lovely Chics.

There were many Lads those days,cannot remember too many names! The old Grey matter is getting greater haaha!
You may have also stayed at the old Jellico Seamans Hostel a few times ?

Made some really good friends with quite a few Scousers them days,that was funny as i was then sort of a Mouche (but came from South Africa) but wasnt actually taken as a Mouche! (is that correct spelling) Forgotten LOL!

Soton was a great place then! As was Liverpool!

Anyway John ,hope you will have a good stay here with us old Geezers and hopefully find a few of your good oldtime Friends!
Cheers !

john gill
19th July 2011, 08:41 PM
hi-----yes i did frequent one or two of the places you mentioned, above and below bar, the horse and groom was sometimes worth a visit, although it was strictly 'backs against the wall' in there!! i seem to also recall a restaurant called (i think) german edies where she cut off diners ties halfway through the meal and displayed them hanging from the ceiling. happy daze j

Doc Vernon
19th July 2011, 10:41 PM
Now now John G
Better not try and hijack our other John's Sig.(happy daze j )or otherwise he may be cutting off more tha a piece of you Tie! hahaa!:D
Cant say that i recall that name ,where about was it John?
Cheers

john gill
20th July 2011, 07:03 PM
sorry about the plaigarism, hadn't noticed the original. no idea where that restaurant was located, arrived three sheets to the wind and departed legless as well as tieless.:cool:

Doc Vernon
20th July 2011, 11:00 PM
Well that was the Norm for most of us ! haah!:D
So no worries! Just that i hadnt heard og that one !
Cheers

Stuart Henderson
23rd July 2011, 03:18 PM
Vernon,
The word I think you were searching for in thread 3 was MUSH. A resident of Southampton.
Like you rightly said Scouses were Liverpudlians, South Africans were Yarpys for some reason,Jordies of course from Tyneside,Cockneys from London and there were others in regular use.
MOUCHE is French fir a fly
Stuart H

john gill
29th July 2011, 07:28 PM
used to be a scouse joke doing the rounds re residents of southampton- with reference to the informative previous respondent - what do you call a flat in southampton?---------- a mushrom

john gill
29th July 2011, 07:30 PM
that'll be MUSHROOM--- ( had a few cerveses):confused:

Colin Hawken
31st July 2011, 07:24 PM
You weren't a true Mush unless you were born in Spike Island. The rest of us were tolerated but we wern't true Mushes.

Red Lead Ted
8th April 2012, 11:34 PM
hi------- joined mn 1955----- first trip moss hutchinson boat 'armana'----- lost count of the rest. final voyage1969 queen elizabeth (1) after being shanghied to southampton from my home port of liverpool. anyone left alive who might have trod the same path?


Do you remember Eddie Dean ex Cunard yank {catering} Still going strong M8 Hope all is well in your world J, Terry.:th_thth5952deef: