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HMS Thetis Memorial

HMS Thetis Memorial

The 75th anniversary of the sinking of the HMS Thetis was marked by a memorial being unveiled in Birkenhead showing the names of all those who died. Here’s Bill Smith and Ronnie Swain talking about their experiences of seeing the Thetis at the time of the disaster.

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Empress of Ireland memorial service

Empress of Ireland memorial service

The Liverpool Retired Merchant Seafarers held a memorial service for the 1,012 people lost in the sinking of RMS Empress of Ireland in the Saint Lawrence river on May 29, 1914. The service took place in the Liverpool Parish Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas, Chapel Street, at 2.30pm on Thursday, May 29, 2014.

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The Alex Owens Recordings – Part Two

The Alex Owens Recordings – Part Two

Part Two in our series of VHS recordings of Liverpool Seafarers made by Alex Owens in the 1990’s. Some really interesting stories here and strange to see people smoking inside a pub! Mike Feltham has recognised some of the people featured in the video, who were members of the Anchorage Club. From Left to Right Ron Graves   Les Dobbing…

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The Alex Owens Recordings – Part One

The Alex Owens Recordings – Part One

In the 1990’s Alex Owen’s made a series of VHS recordings of Liverpool Seafarers talking about their memories and seafaring stories.  We’ve digitised them and will be publishing them here as part of a series of archive interviews.  This is part one.  Please let us know if you recognise any of the interviewees. Mike Feltham has recognised the people in…

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Visit to The National Memorial Arboretum.

Visit to The National Memorial Arboretum.

On Wednesday last week, I was lucky enough to be invited by Captain Mike Feltham to document a trip by the North West Russian Convoy Club to the National Memorial Arboretum in Stafford. Seven veterans in all, plus family and friends made the trip. It was great to meet them, hear their stories and film the veterans at the new…

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