Feed back.IT was interesting to read Mr W. Harrison's account of there not being many seafarers
My father eventually went away to sea in two world wars. His last trip was for the Ulster Steamship steamship, watercraft propelled by a steam engine or a steam turbine. Early Steam-powered Ships
Marquis Claude de Jouffroy d'Abbans is generally credited with the first experimentally successful application of steam power to navigation; in 1783 his Company. He was 2nd steward and the ship was the Inishowen Head, sailing to America and back. He died of cancer in 1947.
My grandfather on my mother's side was chief steward
My brother was also a seaman. He served his apprenticeship in C&H Crichtons on Great Howard Street. He went to sea as an engineer. He sailed for Reardons Smiths, Cardiff, sailing out of Barry. His ship was the Empire Kestrel kestrel
Any of several birds of prey (genus Falco) known for hovering while hunting. Kestrels prey on large insects, birds, and small mammals. The male is more colourful than the female. Kestrels are mainly Old World birds, but one species, the American kestrel (F. and he was the 3rd engineer.
On the second voyage, his ship was bombed, on August 16,1943. My brother was drowned, aged 21.
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TOM Slemen's stories are always
thought-provoking and unusual, especially his tales about witchcraft.
I wonder if Tom knows anything about the so-called 'Witch of Edge Lane' case from the 1970s?
I remember it being reported in the ECHO at the time and used to walk past a certain house near Binns Road in terror because of all the stories about the witch who lived there.
Eddy Maguire, L17
MY family and I read Tom Slemen's stories religiously each week. Does Tom have any info on an extraordinary street magician named Wizardo who lived on Nicander Road near Penny Lane in Victorian times?
My gran used to tell me some astounding a·stound
tr.v. a·stound·ed, a·stound·ing, a·stounds
To astonish and bewilder. See Synonyms at surprise.
[From Middle English astoned, past participle of astonen, stories about him, but I can't remember any of them now.
I'd love Tom to look into this character.
Michael Sinnott, Liverpool 7
THANK you for printing my letter for old army mates.
Sadly one has passed away last year, but I was very pleased about Joe Coogan who rang me up. There are now a few of us in contact after 48 years.
Mr B. Pearson, St Helens