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    Smile Liverpool nautical catering college

    I went to the college in 1969 to complete my Ch/Stwds cert(Purser/Cat/Offs cert, just wondering if anyone on the forum was there around the same era, and is there any info on what became of the college.
    I have to say it was a most enjoyable time there,lots of socialising,during and after a days action.
    I remember a few visits to a night club (a converted ferry) think it was named "Clubship Lighthouse", anybody got memories of that abosutley jumping place.

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    Hi,I did thirten years at sea in the 50s and 60s and never heard of a Ch/Stwd's ticket,I was always under the impression that youwere taught the companies way of doing the books and away you went.Could you please
    enlighten me on the Collage etc,would love to learn more about it.

    Cheers,

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    Hi there

    Here's a photo of the college. Now long gone.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/44435674@N00/374924760/

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    Hi,
    Thank you for the photo',just another bit of the U.K. history going down the gurgler,

    Cheers,

    Len,R621945.

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    I think you would find that it was called the 'Clubship Landfall' Monty.
    Colour blindness prevented me taking up a seafaring career on deck. I heard about the opening of the Nautical Catering College on Radio 4 in 1964, I think. As I was preparing to enroll for a hotel management course more locally to where I lived, I made inquiries. I was lucky to find that Elder Dempster Lines sponsored Catering Cadets - a three year apprenticeship leading to 2nd. catering Officer i.e. glorified 2nd.Steward. I started at the college in September 1966 on a sandwich course of City & Guilds, NEBBS and work experience on their mail boats and cargo ships. This went through to 1969. Trade qualifications in cookery, bakery & butchery. food & beverage service, accommodation services. Derek Hall was the Principal. Jim McNulty was one of the tutors and a Mr.Matthews (I suppose he had a first name) was our main cookery tutor. As Catering Officer, it was deemed that I needed a Ship's Cook certificate and I was looking forward to another six weeks at the college - but because I had C&G 151 - they said I only needed to take the exam. Pity. I enjoyed my time in Liverpool. Elders merged with Blue Funnel and became Ocean Fleets. I served in their mail boats and cargo ships to West Africa and USA, cargo ships and container ships to the Far East, tankers to the Gulf etc. leaving them in 1975 to take up a post on some Pacific Islands to train stewards and galley boys to serve on overseas ships. I remained at sea or associated with shipping lines becoming Purser / Hotel Manager on cruise ships and cruise ferries. Time served at the Nautical Catering College gave a very good grounding. John S Martin.
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    I had been looking for a photo of my old college. So thank you. Only one I have found so far. Forgot how imposing the Old Sailors Home was....

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    John you are correct it was the Clubship landfall, pulled many a time on there , if memory serves she was an old converted landing craft, hence the Clubship Landfallh_00565892.jpg
    The clubship "Landfall", formerly tank.. Art Print
    The clubship "Landfall", formerly tank landing craft LCT7074, which took part in the D-Day landings in Normandy travels down the Mersey to its new mooring to Collingwood Dock. Liverpool, Merseyside. 21st August 1972

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    In April 1961 I attended the Liverpool Nautical Training College (Better known as Dickie Bonds) Liverpool and obtained my Second Cook and Bakers Certificate. In April 1964 at the same place obtained my Ships Cook Certificate. I cannot remember any Chief Stewards Certificate being needed , at least not for the ships I sailed on ie Tankers and General Cargo. I cannot even remember what the outside of the building looked like but I am sure it certainly didn't look like the building in the photo in 3#

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    I heard that our Lord John went to a Catering Training School in Manchester, that seemed to be a bit strange as he lived in Ellesmere port at the time. any one know the true story??
    Brian.

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