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    Default Re: The jobs we did before and after our Sea life .

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Vernon View Post
    5/2/2019
    A revival of this Thread for all the New Comers Hope we get some good Experiences!


    Hi to All
    OK i know quite a few have been here before on the old site,but that is all gone now,so i thought that we might all just recap the things we have done other than in the MN??(Well include that as well of course)
    Thanks,and i will start the Ball rolling!
    Vernon ............................................


    I know there are a few more that i have forgotten,but will come to me in time! Memory lapse!
    Life was a sort of Jigsaw puzzle to me never knew exactly what came next!
    Always just played it by Ear!

    Now old and Grey,and wasting my time away! haha!
    Cheers
    Vernon

    Wouldnt change a thing for quids if i had the time all over again!
    And I thought my brother had a lot of jobs!!!Rememer the Fairey Knowe well,from camping at he Ebb N Flow caravan park when a kid,until last there in 2012,now a backpackers doss house.
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    At 15 Errand boy for the CO-OP
    At 16 South Shields Marine College.
    17-22 Radio Officer, MN. A great training for what was to come.
    Then Commercial TV studios and facilities companies doing vision engineering and editing, finishing with Yorkshire TV as technical supervisor studios.
    At 52 left TV and have done ok working for self as an enamel artist and author. But I do miss the sea!
    Harry Nicholson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Watson View Post
    And I thought my brother had a lot of jobs!!!Rememer the Fairey Knowe well,from camping at he Ebb N Flow caravan park when a kid,until last there in 2012,now a backpackers doss house.
    How times change things,that was a lovely little Hotel with first class Service, we as Waiters tended to put as much pride in our Service as possible, and always well attired .
    Then had many a good Night on Capstan Hill with the then Girlfriend,overlooking that lovely Bay!
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    from the age of 12 I worked between school holidays on demolition soon picket up the burning gear at 15 driving a front loader loading hardcore plenty of money then as soon as I could get into the merchant navy that was me skint but loved the sea after a couple of trips was offered college free by blue funnel but the same day as offered I had to come ashore I found that my dad was terminally ill but I have work on the water many times with flouting cranes and my steering ticket came in handy on a few jobs 2 days after leaving the sea my wages went up from 26.oo a month to 180.00 per weak and that was in 69 I promised my dad on the day he died I would always look after mam she lived into her 80s I did my duty and very confident I would have made a good captain. what did a captains wages in 69 lads and I was only 19 at the time answers please. jp

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    Default Re: The jobs we did before and after our Sea life .

    Just again trying to revive this Thread for any Newer Members that have joined our Ranks recently!
    I am sure thee must be some out there (Newbies) that have some interesting Career moves during their lives and loves!
    So come on you newer Lads and lases why not join in the Fun!
    Don't be shy! LOL


    Cheers and thanks!

    How about some new blood on this Thread,its always interesting to read on what others did in their lives so for all the New Members that have missed this thread (its quite old) how about your times!
    Cheers




    How about some of the Newer Members joining in this Thread!
    I am sure some of you must have some interesting jobs that you have done in your life!
    Now come on Lads don't be bashful LOL
    Its all in good fun and makes for some interesting reading!
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    Vernon, it hopefully will be of interest to future younger generations to see just what we had to do in our time.
    Many of the younger ones do not see working for a living as being of importance, they believe that some how they will be supported by some other means.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

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    I was an apprentice Engineer with De Havilands sacked, then in a cotton mill until the Vindi. after ten years got married came ashore, Steel Erector then in a Steel works. then sacked, building sites digging holes, sacked for burying the Foreman down a hole, In a Plastics factory, then a Gas board salesman, KNOCKING ON DOORS, "GOOD MORNING MRS, I HAVE COME TO GET YOU IN DEBT, THEN a Biscuit Sales man, then a Paint and wall paper sales rep,
    Then went back to sea. till retirement. Then bouight a Flower Shop for Anne and then I became a roughy toughy Flower sales man. and helpijng out in the Funeral Parlour nexr door
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Kong View Post
    I was an apprentice Engineer with De Havilands sacked, then in a cotton mill until the Vindi. after ten years got married came ashore, Steel Erector then in a Steel works. then sacked, building sites digging holes, sacked for burying the Foreman down a hole, In a Plastics factory, then a Gas board salesman, KNOCKING ON DOORS, "GOOD MORNING MRS, I HAVE COME TO GET YOU IN DEBT, THEN a Biscuit Sales man, then a Paint and wall paper sales rep,
    Then went back to sea. till retirement. Then bouight a Flower Shop for Anne and then I became a roughy toughy Flower sales man. and helpijng out in the Funeral Parlour nexr door
    Brian
    Looks like you've had a few dead-end jobs then Brian, but the lad did well!!

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    Hi Ivan,
    my future ashore was to be a Labourer in and out of work No future in that,Best move I ever made was to go back to sea. That's where I belonged.


    Cheers
    Brian

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    Interesting revival Doc:-

    Worked on a farm when not at school left school at 15 started work as an apprentice mason it didn't last long, was young and wild wanted to go to sea!
    Joined the Fred Everard right before Xmas as a cabin boy, next came deck boy Foxfield Liverpool, Thomas M Metcalfes Jos, M.v Kinderence L&R.
    Wanted to be a ships engineer so got an apprenticeship at Edbros Bolton as apprentice fitter/welder served apprenticeship
    Had to do compensatory workshop service ( Examiner of engineers L'POOL)
    Worked for Fletcher plant Bolton as a Maintenance Fitter.
    Worked as a plant fitter for Euclid heavy earthmoving.
    Joined B.P. as a junior engineer did eight trips with them before going ashore.
    Worked as a service engineer on heavy earth moving equipment for large international.
    Started own business in heavy plant repairs/hire and specialised in diesel injection equipment/engine repairs.
    Back at sea on suction dredgers.
    Works Engineer for large major international
    Team Lead at large acute hospital
    Engineer in medical gas systems working at some 50 hospitals until retirement at 68.
    Nowhere near as many as some, but the best years were those spent at sea






























































    Worked on a farm when not at school left school at 15
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