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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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Archive Newsletters

Archive Newsletters

Here’s one of our archive newsletters.  We’ve slightly re-styled our website to make it easier to use and there is more archive newsletters on the dedicated newsletter page.  There is still a few adjustments to be done but hopefully an improvement.    

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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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Ships of the Mersey

Ships of the Mersey

Read the full article…‘; A short sample from some audio recordings we think were made in the late 1960’s, early 70’s. I’m trying to find out about the man who made them. Does anyone know?

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The Blue Funnel Association – Revisited.  Part Two

The Blue Funnel Association – Revisited. Part Two

Here’s the second video from my visit to the Blue Funnel Association last month. Apologies, for some reason I failed to get the name of the first man featured, the second I know is Tommy Owens. If anyone knows his name, please let me know and I’ll add it to the credits. There’s the final video from this night to…

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Albion House – White Star and Blue Star Line HQ

Albion House – White Star and Blue Star Line HQ

Today, I popped down to Albion House, or the White Star Building, which was open 10am – 1pm to the public, to allow people to have a look around the before refurbishment place takes place as it transforms into a new apartment hotel. You can read about that here. Access was limited to one room, and there were plenty of…

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The Blue Funnel Association – Revisited.  Part 1

The Blue Funnel Association – Revisited. Part 1

The Blue Funnel Association meet up in Liverpool on the last Saturday of every month. I paid a visit last Saturday and talked to a few people about their time with the Blue Funnel and I’ll post them in a series of short videos. This is the first one. There’s an interesting video here from Michael Harrison featuring some of…

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