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Derek Priest wrote on May 31, 2019 at 8:06 pm:
Wishing all those attending and those, like myself, absent. A happy and successful 2019 reunion at Livermead Hotel, Torquay. Sad to say cannot make this year. Regards Shipmates Derek & Jude Priest.
Wishing all those attending and those, like myself, absent. A happy and successful 2019 reunion at Livermead Hotel, Torquay. Sad to say cannot make this year. Regards Shipmates Derek & Jude Priest.
David H Parry wrote on May 24, 2019 at 4:45 pm:
HMS Dido was the ship adopted by the town of Bolton, my hometown in Lancashire as her WWII wartime namesake had been before her. In the early 1970s, 1972 I think, my mum and me heard she was coming to Salford Docks for a goodwill visit, and so went to see her. It rained. I was only about 6yrs old at the time. We toured the ship. It was great. I think my mum was chatted up by a sailor, so she kinda liked the trip too. I loved everything technical and still recall the trip and the big ship...... Read more
HMS Dido was the ship adopted by the town of Bolton, my hometown in Lancashire as her WWII wartime namesake had been before her. In the early 1970s, 1972 I think, my mum and me heard she was coming to Salford Docks for a goodwill visit, and so went to see her. It rained. I was only about 6yrs old at the time. We toured the ship. It was great. I think my mum was chatted up by a sailor, so she kinda liked the trip too. I loved everything technical and still recall the trip and the big ship... and how much like 'coming home' it felt going up the walkway from the dock. An odd feeling! I have a leaflet from the visit somewhere. The one thing I do recall is that a sailor lifted me up so I could ring the ship's bell as I couldn't reach... and when I rang it, I must have been a bit 'too excited' and the bell broke from its mounting, fell and bounced along the deck with a loud bonging noise and ALMOST bounced over the side into the dirty water of the docks. I was stood there with the rope and clapper in my little hand, watching the bell bounce around, before another sailor grabbed it! I thought I'd broke the ship! I'd like to officially say 'Sorry'' now as I may have been too little and too shocked at the time to say sorry then. I was only 6. Sorry. Apart from breaking the RN ship, it was a great trip. My family have a connection to the sea going way back to N Wales, but we lived in Bolton then. I later became a temporary crew member aboard a merchant ship accompanying a cargo out from Liverpool to the Eastern Med. I never forgot that incident with the bell on Dido and so avoided that cargo vessel's bell just in case! Golden moments... Best Wishes to all.
ROBIN FREEMAN wrote on February 28, 2019 at 8:06 am:
My name was removed you have my email now
My name was removed you have my email now
Basher wrote on June 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm:
Welcome to our new website. Any problems with the site, please let me know.
Welcome to our new website. Any problems with the site, please let me know.