Posts Tagged "blue funnel line"

China Town 1981

China Town 1981

Spotted this on the BFI Player this week – it’s a lovely piece on China Town in Liverpool made by the ‘Here and Now’ tv programme in 1981. Wishing you the very best for Christmas and the New Year.

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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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Mr San

Mr San

The legend that is Mr San has had a Chinese restaurant on the dock road for the last 40 years. He used to be a ships cook on the Blue Funnel Line. He has some amazing stories to tell and he’s a good singer too.  

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The Blue Funnel Association

The Blue Funnel Association

The Blue Funnel Association meet on the last Saturday of the month. It’s a chance for everyone who worked on the Blue Funnel line to get together and exchange stories. Alfred Holt and Company, marketed as the Blue Funnel Line, was founded by Alfred Holt on 16 January 1866. The main operating subsidiary was the Ocean Steam Ship Company, which…

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