Even worse was going onto ships that had just tied up, in the morning. By 1000 the Chief Engineer would often be dispensing large gins, whilst apologising for having run out of tonic somewhere off the coast of Africa. I once had to pour my boss into a taxi, about 11 am, to get him home to safety. Can't begin to imagine his wife's reaction, when he fell out at the other end!
Gerry Winskill Fred Stopforth wrote:
Aye I wore clogs back in the early 60s when I did a stint as a barrel washer/scrubber for 2 years at Duttons Brewery, Blackburn.They were comfortable and surprisingly warm in the freezing winters.By gum we got us fresh fresh free beer at break times. Fred----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter Dodds" <pdodds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Cc: <pdodds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2008 12:05 AM Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Real World FlyingReckitt's Blue? Yes, my Mum used it - I remember it well. I seem to remember too that it was good on stings and insect bites. Little blue linen bag tied at the neck with thread - a dolly bag, perhaps?It is amazing how things have changed in one lifetime. I lived on and offbetween the ages of 10 and 16 in Gamelsby, near Wigton, Cumberland and studied for my O levels by paraffin lamp and candle, because we had no electricity until 1963. The primary school in next door Biglands had a grand total of 12 pupils and we learned maths by "what is 5 cows add 5 cows" as all the kids except me were farmers' kids. I knew what a Freisan Cross was before I learned my 2 times table! When we moved to Workington, I wore clogs to school. Anyone else ever worn clogs? Very comfortable. The great playground game was to see who could get thebiggest spark from the clog irons, by striking the tarmac with a glancingkick. Peter*From:* Gerry Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx> *To:* jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx *Date:* Fri, 06 Jun 2008 23:44:33 +0100 Hi Paul, Is that where they make Dolly Blue? Sorry, I bet I'm the only one old enough to remember the stuff! Saltend looks as though they've done a bit od demolision, since the original VFR GM was done. Gerry Winskill Paul Reynolds wrote: > > The weather wasn_t brilliant but we managed to get off the ground > this afternoon. I took control for all of about 10 minutes during > which I was given the opportunity to turn both left and right on > the rudder, climb 500ft then watch the OBI come and pick up the > OTT 325 radial back to the field. It seemed odd watching the OBI > when I_d geared myself up for and was actually felt more > comfortable with my eyes outside. > > Coming back in was interesting as we joined on the dead side for > a LH circuit to R12. What really made it was we had traffic > calling downwind for a touch and go just as we were about to call > joining from the dead side. Steve, our pilot, then called joining > the pattern at 2000ft then asked the traffic for position and > altitude as we had no visuals with him. We were informed he was > turning base 1000ft so we decended to 1500 and called downwind. > As we levelled out, the traffic called finals and we gained > visual with him. > > As to be expected, we took the camera but it was pretty murky out > there today. I_ve posted the shots on my site: > > www.hippouk.karoo.net/html/real_world_flying.html > <http://www.hippouk.karoo.net/html/real_world_flying.html> > > Gerry, since I_ve got your ANO_s loaded in FS2004, I_ve included > a shot of the Reckitts chimney in Hull (note the blue on the side > of the buildings, it_s where they produce Cobalt Blue powder, the > basis for almost all the blue paint around). There_s also a shot > of BP Saltend and the KC Stadium. > > Paul >--------------------------------------------------------------------------------No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG.Version: 8.0.100 / Virus Database: 270.0.0/1487 - Release Date: 6/6/2008 8:01 AM