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    jimdogge
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    Hi Roy, I would loved to have shared a few of these names and memories of them to the the relevant uncles but they all have passed way now I do miss my wifes uncle sam he was teaching me how to navigate and drink rum. you will never guess what l found the easier. l wish that some of those old boys were still about if just half of the tales they told were true what great adventures some of them had. Stay safe Jim
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    Hi Jim,
    That's OK, in recent years I've lost 4 members of the family, you cannot take anything for granted.

    My Dad wrote a book on his early life, I'll quote some names from it, some of people he knew at the time.

    ' Mr. Stan Bigmore was in charge of dinghy manufacture, Mr Tom Havis was in charge of the joiners shop, his apprentice was a lad named Fred Kempton they were the shirt and tie brigade, the only ones outside the office.
    Most of the first year was in the stores which was run by Mr Jack Bea.
    Miss Ellen Stebbings who worked in the adjacent office.
    There was a permanent janitor Mr Jack Tunbridge. We also had two labourers who did most of the heavy work like lifting large pieces of timber to the cutting machines, one was a Mr Clements and Mr Fred Benson.
    John Perry another Stebbings Apprentice became my best-man when I got married.
    Stan Paterson and his son Jake.
    Frank Deacon
    Bob Jacobs
    Ozzy Johnson
    Gordon Tunbridge and Able Yardley both shipwright and boatbuilders.
    Harry Stebbings and Ted Murrell
    Danny Miller
    Tom Osbourne
    Danny Clowes
    Alan Duce
    Mr Flick
    Cyril Burgess,
    John Cole,
    Cyril Nicholls
    Arnold Read
    Bernard Taylor
    Denis Barnard.

    Regards Roy
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    Regards Roy
    jimdogge
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    Hi Roy, l have no more info than that, unfortunately there isn't anybody left to ask now.
    Peejay
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    I found it. If I click β€˜share,’ then open it in chrome, the whole book comes up! Thank you for sharing that.
    So many ships . . . and so little time . . .
    Colin H
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    After I click the image on the post, there is a little arrow above to left, click it and it downloads. (118 pages.)
    Cheers Colin.
    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    Peejay
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    How do I download? That isn’t an option when I click on the image.
    So many ships . . . and so little time . . .
    Colin H
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    PJ, I had to download it and open in pdf reader, but now have whole book saved on laptop.
    Cheers Colin.
    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
    CB90
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    Hi Jim,

    My dad work for two different boat builders the first was 'Stebbings' at Chapel Road, Burnham and second was 'Priors' much later on.

    Stebbings was set up around 1880 by William Stebbings near to the present building of the Royal
    Burnham Yacht Club.
    In 1907 William died and control of the business passed to his son Albert
    Harry Stebbings who ran the business until ill health prompted its sale in 1943.
    During World war Two Stebbings made lifeboats and whalers for the admiralty. Stebbings closed in about 1967)
    Pic. My Dad at work at the age of 14.

    regards Roy
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    Peejay
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    I can only read the cover from the .pdf that I got.
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    So many ships . . . and so little time . . .
    Colin H
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    Great Book, I had a copy when I was younger, I will ask my mum if she still has it. but at least i can read your copy on my laptop.
    Thanks for sharing it with us, its still a very relavent publication.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
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