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    For any Everard men, this short, vey grainy film shows the launch of the Alacrity from Goole, i know some members were with everards kt
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    I did 6 months on the AMITY, December 1952 to May 1953. a good job. went everywhere on her. every Irish port, every English port, Every Scottish and the Islands ports. Every Welsh port and the Channel Islands.
    I was 17 and we took many a young lady around the land with us. A lot of storys about her.

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    My first trip was on the Seniority out of Glasgow to Lidkoping on Lake Vanern in Sweden. Not a bad wee boat but I was a bit dissed when I got to Rothsey Dock to join her. Looked down at her from the dock and then across the Clyde at a Blue Star boat and a Manchester Liner. My first thought was “ Now that’s what had in mind” but no complaints, I got around Northern Europe on her for 4 months and then the inevitable deep-sea. Never looked back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Tindell View Post
    For any Everard men, this short, vey grainy film shows the launch of the Alacrity from Goole, i know some members were with everards kt
    No Video KT ??
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    Here is another grainy film of Bob Roberts, one of the last sprit sail barge skippers, no engines, sail only. The Cambria was originally one of Everards and Bob was appointed skipper of her, he later bought her from Everards and ran her himself, the last of the old seamen. In his later years he lived on the Isle of Wight, and i have sat and listened to his stories in the Folly Inn on the river Medina, he also was well known for singing his sea shanties, he died some years ago aged 74, but an interesting life lead, kt
    ps, the film is 40 min long

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r785dfa_PKQ&t=233s
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