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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Blythe View Post
    Do you remember Freckles' Bar? That wasn't her real name, but she was covered in freckles and had a three-legged dog. Much speculation on what happened to the fourth leg. She used to sell fresh-cooked giant crayfish at lunchtime for the equivalent of ten shillings, with a bottle of vinho verde for about 5s. She sawed the crayfish in half with a tenon saw, as I recall.

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    I just posted about Freckles! I used to go lunchtimes for the fresh giant crayfish.

    Was that dog related to the six legged two head dogs often seen in some ports?
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    I don't know, but it might have been related to the thousand legged chickens Elders always supplied!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Nicholls View Post
    I don't know, but it might have been related to the thousand legged chickens Elders always supplied!!
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    Yes was there for over 4 months on the Dumurra AKA The FILLYFLIER had some great beach parties with the locals

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    hi terry its john clark here from stoke sailed with you a few times freinds with neil hewitt are you on facebook matey

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    yes was trapped with you i was on the mv falaba

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Blythe View Post
    Do you remember Freckles' Bar? That wasn't her real name, but she was covered in freckles and had a three-legged dog. Much speculation on what happened to the fourth leg. She used to sell fresh-cooked giant crayfish at lunchtime for the equivalent of ten shillings, with a bottle of vinho verde for about 5s. She sawed the crayfish in half with a tenon saw, as I recall.

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    I just posted about Freckles! I used to go lunchtimes for the fresh giant crayfish.
    Hi Jim,
    Yes, Freckles Bar seemed to be have been a favourite with the ED crowd.
    I'm guessing that if there was more than one ED ship in port, it must have seemed more like a British Legion Club in the UK!
    As I said, it wasn't a "raucous" kind of place...just a pleasant, daytime watering hole....
    And...ah! yes, the Vinho Verde....very pleasant but I have not sampled Portuguese wine for many years now.

    I tried to locate it on Google Earth....but could not pinpoint it: Am I right in thinking-remembering: you went out the side gate, turned left and it was a hundred yards up the street on the right facing the dock wall?
    It was the early 70's of course....(and I've had a few shandies since then.) Anyone remember it better?
    Cheers to you all...and Freckles...wherever she may be!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron McSorley View Post
    Hi

    My husband Ron McSorley and I were on the Falaba. First in Luanda then down in Lobito for many months. Maybe someone will remember the boat made out of dunnage the crew launched with our last can of beer. All eyes were on the ?Falaba that day.

    Pat McSorley
    Hi Pat,
    I'm pretty sure I sailed with a "McSorley" in ED's....but "Ron" does not quite ring a bell of clarity.
    perhaps if you could mention some of the ships and his rank/dept...it might come back to me.
    I was with ED's from 1970 to 1975....UK-W.A. & USA-W.A.
    Also did a 'one-off voyage' on Blue Funnels' Bellerophon" from the UK to W.A......
    although it had a Yellow Funnel for the occasion of course!

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    #27 Steve I had a cousin sailed for years as 2/eng. with Palm line. Whenever I sailed on other ships with ex Palm Line engineers used to ask if they knew Albert Kempster, they always used to say No. Was a long time before I realised that he used to call himself Tommy Kempster at sea , his middle name. Everyone then knew him. He was always called Albert in the family though , his mother didnít know his alias. Perhaps in his case it was just as well . Cheers JS
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