In his hottest nostalgia column in the Western Telegraph, JEFF DUNN discusses more aged instances:
Last week’s Neyland -Hobbs Stage ferry boat exclusive seemed to be sure to many, and here’s some of the opinions.
Ronald Starkey commented: “3 of the ‘old ladies’ have been my university bus heading to Pembroke Dock Grammar. Never did a trip on the King as I experienced joined the Grey Funnel line in 1959.”
And Sue Kenny reported: “Did day-to-day outings in the Cleddau King when I labored in Pembroke Dock. The Morris auto in the image could be me ! ”
Barry Thynne rang to say that it introduced back some excellent memories..the weekly excursions across with his father providing to the Llanion Barracks, also the exhilaration of a jaunt, with his friends from Steynton, when they, on their bicycles, would head above to Bosherston and back.
Several thanks for all the type words and phrases re that specific piece, and without a doubt for this column by itself.
There was more comments re earlier TRM’s, this electronic mail from John Gillespie:
“A couple of things in this week’s column have stirred me to call you.
“I understood an Oliver Harries when I lived in Hakin, and he has pointed out the Jubilee Club. I lived in St Anne’s Street, just down the street from the club, which I keep in mind as a purple brick creating. I in no way truly went into the setting up for the reason that I was as well younger at the time, but I try to remember currently being intrigued by it, and wondering accurately what it was employed for.
Also your image of Foster Powell’s shop in Charles Road reminded me of his shop in Hakin, which was right reverse No 42, which was our property.
“I keep in mind Mrs Medway, who made use of to manage the shop, which was an Aladdin’s Cave of items. The shop, and The Moon and Sixpence Cafe have been built in an aged quarry wherever we utilized to participate in soccer as young children.
“The third explanation that I have composed is to implore you to continue on with your weekly poser. I go through your column and as I study I speculate what the poser is likely to be at the stop.”
Cheers John, great to listen to from you all over again. Re the TRM teasers…the jury’s even now out !
Then I had this exciting recollection from Bobby Oughton.
“Hi Jeff…immediately after reading your column on 8 Dec, about Flying Boats landing in the haven, it reminded of the time I was in Air Cadets of 585 Squadron (Milford Haven) A.T.C.
“A team of Cadets have been made available a flight in a Sunderland Flying Boat from RAF Pembroke Dock in Oct 1957. I assume the Station closed in 1958.
“Every single plane carried 5-6 Cadets on a vacation of 5 hours + crew of 10. We remaining Pem Dock at approx. 11am and flew out over the Irish Sea, then down to the Bay of Biscay. Following 4 hrs we returned to Milford Haven to land and take-off 3 instances just before ultimately landing.
“I recall the other Cadets on our aircraft, which was from 201 Squadron RAF Coastal Command, as Peter Richards, Frank Ashton, David Greatest, myself + many others ?
“I can tell you additional about the flight but will wait around in situation other customers can remember more. I’ve enclosed a picture exhibiting the kind of aircraft we Cadets experienced a flight on. ”
Cheers, Bob, and if any individual has equivalent reminiscences, you should get in touch.
In TRM Trawler Corner this 7 days is the metal sided trawler “Lilias” GY 121. The very first diesel trawler to sail out of Milford. Developed in 1920 in Selby 227 tons 115′ duration.
Landed at Milford from August 1928 to June 1931. Skippers: Alfred Whisby, Herbert Jenkins.
She was damaged up about 1960, and here is a image of the trawler alongside with an undated snap of just one of her crews…like just a number of of the names.
In the trilby..Skipper Herbert Jenkins in the bowler..Reggie Hancock “Greenback” Picton,
Sid Wonnacott. The young lad at the again was most likely on a “satisfaction trip.”
I have experienced a further request for assistance, this time from Wendy Abbott: “I was wondering if you could assist. I’m the existing Detachment Commander of the Milford Haven Army Cadets and was on the lookout for some facts.
I’ve just lately come across the aged Regular/Banner for the 1st Pembrokeshire Cadet Regiment, and was seeking to find some background on the Regiment : when it was formed.. when they adjusted to one thing else..as I’m hunting to lay the Common in St Katharine’s Church next thirty day period. If you could help I would be most grateful.”
Please get in contact if you can assistance Wendy.
I’ve made a decision to introduce an occasional ” Did you know” area in the column, one which
seems to be again a little bit further than normal. This week’s goes back around 250 many years.
Did you know that in 1774, the little harbour of “Harbarston Haikin” was typically full of ships loading and unloading corn, coal and limestone ? Castle Pill was busy in the same way.
Trade deserted these village creeks and quays when the towns ended up created.
That’s just about it from me for a different week, never overlook, if you have obtained a TRM-like memory you’d like me to consist of, be sure to get in touch.
When again I’ll depart you with a imagined..this time a Chinese proverb.
“Grandfather is the wisest person in the home..but couple of the home pay attention.”
Just take treatment…please remain safe.