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PROBLEM POST: A quiet life on ocean waves.

Byline: WITH PATRICIA WATTERSON

COULD you publish the address of a cargo ship com-pany which allows passen-gers on t heir cargo ships for cruises?

WITH the festive season nearly finished t his, along with the holiday advertise-ments, must be a sign of our thoughts of sunnier days.

You need to write for the free brochure or look at the website of Strand Voyages, which provides cruises for those who look for a cruise without the usual lots of people, pro-gramme of entertainment etc. Strand now offer 95 different voyages, from ten days to Finland t o a 100-day voyage round the world. Most start at Tilbury or Felixstowe but two go from Liverpool. The address is Strand Voyages, Charing Cross Shopping Concourse, Strand, London WC2N 4HZ, phone 0 207 836 6363. The website, regularly updated, is www.strand travel.co.uk CAN you give me the address of the Liverpool Maritime Museum? I want some infor-mation regarding the Caernarvon Castle w hich went on fire and sank off the western coast of Australia in Jan-uary/February, 1907. MERSEYSIDE Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liv-erpool L3 4AQ. Tel 0151478 4499. The archives are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11am-4pm.

I HAVE decided to give my body for medical research. Can you tell me the pro-cedure? WRITE to the Bequeathal Office, Department of Human Anatomy, Sher-rington Buildings, Liverpool L69 3 GE. You will be sent a letter of explanation and two forms.I HAVE been given a BT Caller display unit without instructions. Can you help? CALL BT on Freephone 0800 980 8999IS A firm called Cushy Numbers, making men's shoes, still in business? SORRY, no, at least, while they are retailers, they no longer manufacture Cushy Numbers shoes.MY HUSBAND and I have retired to Wirral and need t o make new friends. Are there are local groups of retired people I could get in touch with for socials, etc?

I HAD another reader from your area asking this kind of question some months ago and while then I had only limited infor-mation I have since been sent details about the Association of Retired Per-sons Over 50, modelled on a very successful Ameri-can idea. Apart from the socialprogramme, the association w orks for equal rights among elderly men and women, against age dis-crimination, for better pensions and also funded the European Court battle for equal rights for free prescriptions. The Wirral group pro-vides a programme of entertainment, t alks, days out, a monthly pub lunch, etc. You can call chairman Ray Watkins on 0151-639 7945 or just call in at one of their monthly meetings held every third Thursday, Victory Hall, Salacre Lane, Upton Village, at 2pm.

CAN you tell me where I can get new black JP 192 ink car-tridges for an Olivetti printer?

YOU should not really have been having any difficulty getting these. But among the places with them in stock is Atherton's, 98, Dale Street, Liv-erpool, L2 5TS. Price pounds 32.50, plus pounds 4 post, if needed. The telephone number is 0151-236 7977.

I WOULD like to obtain an address of a firm which sup-plies medical goods for the convenience of the elderly. I AM not sure you want mean by medical goods but think perhaps you are thinking generally of aids for the elderly. In this case, you need to contact Help The Aged, a charity which works to enrich t he lives of elderly people. Write for a free cata-logue to Help The Aged, 207-211 Pentonville Road, London N1 9UZ. Tel 020 7 278 1114. If I have misunderstood you about your meaning of medical goods, please write to me again.I CANNOT find anyone w ho wants a nice, but old, set of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Do you have any ideas?

USUALLY, the sets of value are either really old, from the 19th century, or modern. Otherwise, y ou could offer them to a char-ity shop or put them in a car boot sale.THANK you for all your let-ters in 2002 and my thanks also to those readers who have written to say how much they have enjoyed and appreciated Problem Post. Keep the letters coming in 2003. A happy and healthy New Year to all.
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