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    Default Re: The evolution of Blue Star line

    In my opinion the only good thing about Blue Star was the funnel. I sailed in two Canberra and Brasil, both full of bull...., lousy accommodation, cheapest of food. There were far better companies.

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    #11... Sounds like they were a bad advertisement for Newcastle Brown Ale , Louis. JS
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.sabourn View Post
    #11... Sounds like they were a bad advertisement for Newcastle Brown Ale , Louis. JS
    I was a great supporter of the Blue Star, there was one hanging outside every S & N PUB.

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    #13 .It must be over 50 years ago I can remember that Blue Star being discussed on some ship , where it was reckoned that either Blue Star line or maybe the other way round where Newcastle Brown Ale was trying to buy the other one out to be the sole owner being able to show. Or trying to claim a patent for same. Don’t think it ever came to anything. JS
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.sabourn View Post
    #13 .It must be over 50 years ago I can remember that Blue Star being discussed on some ship , where it was reckoned that either Blue Star line or maybe the other way round where Newcastle Brown Ale was trying to buy the other one out to be the sole owner being able to show. Or trying to claim a patent for same. Don’t think it ever came to anything. JS
    heard it said in shields they were known as newcastle broon ale boats ,,,,you needed a dozen bottles inside you to sign on one of them......not a favourite on tyneside

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    Default Re: The evolution of Blue Star line

    Wonder if there is any truth in the story I heard that the funnel was designed from a drawing done by a schoolchild in a competition run by Lord Vestey. Probably just another story after a few cans in the bar.
    Regards Michael

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Black View Post
    Wonder if there is any truth in the story I heard that the funnel was designed from a drawing done by a schoolchild in a competition run by Lord Vestey. Probably just another story after a few cans in the bar.
    Regards Michael
    You never know Michael, after all it was the Spitfire designer's 14 year old daughter that showed him his wing lift calculations were incorrect, and in the days before computers

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