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    i have just been trawling the these posts about the empress of france ex the duchess of bedford also the talk from different guys about the merseyside and some of the names ring a bell but my memory is not that good the old duchess made a name for her self during the war lou barron

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    Default Attn Jim Brady, Re, Empress of France.

    Hi Jim, have been having a browse through the threads and saw your comments Re The Empress of France.

    I was on the "Beaverglen" Oct.'56 to Aug.'57, and the "Beaverdell" Sept.'57 to Apr.'59. We were in the Bay of St Lawrence

    and were told that the France was full of Hungarians from the uprising and would be passing us close. I managed to get a good

    Photo with my trusty brownie box camera, and I'm at the moment trying to date some of my photo's, have you any idea when this might

    have been, although I doubt if you will remember a Beaverboat belching smoke, but you never know.!!!! Fred.

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    Fred,try this link HERE .

    Best Regards

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    Default Empress of Ausralia and France.

    Hi Fred, the only time I was in the Bay Of St. Lawrence on the France would've been the first trip upto Montreal after the winter.Signed on 26/3/57 so it would've been early April,I left her 27th May and joined the Emp of Britain.Yes plenty of Hungarians the France and the Britain some sad sights.
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    Blimey !!!!! that was a quick response, thanks Gulliver & Jim, have worked it out and was on the Glen in

    April. '57. on way back to London after the first trip Montreal after the winter, used to go to St John's in the winter months.

    Thanks again for your help. Fred.

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    second trip to sea joined the empress of britian not a good start they had one to many deck boys this bloke dressed like captain full uniform said to me what the hell are you doing here i said pool sent me had put one boy on deck and gave me qms peggy dead cushy job but bloke in the uniform turned out to be mr martin quinn i could not do anything right for him I tried to avoid him even hiding when i saw him coming end of trip I was owed 2 sundays at sea pay he said you ar not having it so I got the union man on to him i got got my pay and mr quinn said to me dont you ever darken my gangway again i went and i never did found out later who he was

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    I always think back to my war days on the Empress of France (nee Duchess of Bedford she made a name for her self also I had been in a few convoys with the Empress and Duchess ships

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    Hi I’m trying to get any stories about my grandfather Martin Quinn, I noticed you did know him could you possibly help ..

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    Hello Iím trying to find out about my grandfather Martin Quinn and my dad George quilliam I noticed you had mentioned his name was wondering if you could help plz .

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    Hi Iím trying to find out about my grandfather Martin Quinn and my dad George quilliam I noticed you had mentioned Martin wondering if you can help plz

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    Hi Christine, unfortunately Lou Barron is no longer alive, he was a very well respected member of this site, sorry to give you that news, kt
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