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by MJB
Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1137
Views: 224997

Re: What have forum members been up to?

A whole weekend of us lot talking bo'ocks.......that's 'normal for Norfolk' or as we like to say (quickly) we're 'Norfolk and Good', and as I obviously slept through the last 15 years, being blissfully unaware of your project until recently I'm looking forward to bringing myself up to speed as best ...
by MJB
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1137
Views: 224997

Re: What have forum members been up to?

The Albion - now that does ring a bell. Had a look on Google maps and I reckon that's the one, unless of course someone says that it never had any pictures on the wall!! I think I can die happy now that it's cleared up ! Must get back to catching up with the diary, still a few years to go. Also orde...
by MJB
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1137
Views: 224997

Re: What have forum members been up to?

I see I've got you thinking about that one ! I remember that we would walk out of one of the gates from the Hadrian yard to the pub, have a pint and a sandwich or something and then back to the yard and could just about do that in the lunch hour, that's why I thought it might have been where the Had...
by MJB
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1137
Views: 224997

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Debaucherous sounds about right for the Ship In The Hole; glad I didn't forget that part of my stay although the Turbinia doesn't ring a bell. Glad to see from the link Mike sent that the yard could get going again and without any toilets that need seats fitting on those wind thingys, hopefully it w...
by MJB
Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1137
Views: 224997

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Since I realised that your workshop is in North Shields, I've been reminiscing about a cracking 6 months I spent there in 1992 whilst working on commissioning two rigs being built in the Hadrian Yard, so I thought I would Google to see how things have changed. Stayed in the Highpoint Hotel in Whitle...
by MJB
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: BBP Diary
Replies: 443
Views: 104287

Re: BBP Diary

Hi Fred

Thanks for that. I have sent an email to you but not through this forum as I cannot send PMs yet, as I am new member.

Martin
by MJB
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: BBP Diary
Replies: 443
Views: 104287

Re: BBP Diary

Many thanks for making the archived diaries accessible again. So much interesting and at times amusing information ! Just to be a complete pain, any chance of seeing Sept to Dec 2001, I did see somewhere on one of the threads that it had disappeared before sometime in the past! Also 2009 diaries see...
by MJB
Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: BBP Diary
Replies: 443
Views: 104287

Re: BBP Diary

Hi Mike You've finally pushed me into the modern world of multi media communication. This is the first time ever I have written anything other than an email so if I get the etiquette all wrong l offer my apologies. To explain.... I am a newbee observer of the project and started off by watching vide...