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07/11/2012 17:16:29joan (email@example.com)
looking for old friends from Portavogie Co Down
11/10/2012 17:04:22Kenny Allen ()
Bob - looking at the map of the ports that you have visited, I must offer my congratulations on the extensive work you have put into it - Kenny
11/10/2012 16:50:26Bob Jones ()
Some of the comments on this Guestbook relate to a specific port or harbour. If so, please mention the location, otherwise I don''t know which place you''re talking about!
26/09/2012 14:46:17regkelly (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I would like to contact a a senior serving member of the Regt. It was my last posting in 1979 . I am now retired and have close contacts with Army Associations and would like to hold a reunion at McMullen Bks. Can you please advise ? or at least make contact? Thank you. Yours Reg Kelly.
20/08/2012 18:49:05Drew McFarlane-Slack (email@example.com)
since the decision to end Aluminium smelting at Kinlochleven, well over £20m has been spent in providing a new economy for the village and in the 12 years since closure I think,rather than devastated, the community is now more resilient and more in charge of its destiny than at any stage in its history.
16/06/2012 20:25:45Ian Mackinnon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Visited on the 22 Nd May with my wife with
very good dry weather. Great place to visit and view the Paps of Jura.
My I suggest a information board to advise
visitors the history.
09/06/2012 16:01:07David Benyon (email@example.com)
A very interesting site. Finding a place to moor a boat in the south of England tends to be difficult and expensive as invariably the squirearchy will have claimed everything.
07/06/2012 22:09:34Susie McCall (James) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am trying to find out about my family in Scotland. My grandfather was David McCall and he left Scotland in the early 1900''s for Canada. Kingholm Quay was where his family is from. His father''s name was James McCall and his mother''s name was Jane McCall. He was a fisherman.
30/04/2012 01:36:43Jill Jurd (email@example.com)
I worked at the Captain''s Cabin as a waitress in August 1969, with a group of English girls, I was the only Australian, I would very much like to get in touch with one of the girls, her name was Helen MacDonald, unfortunately she moved from the address she gave me, and I have not been able to locate her, any assistance would be appreciated
24/04/2012 10:19:46Annabel Dance (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hi, lovely site, we are putting a link to your site on the Lydney Yacht Club website lydneyyachtclub.org, and I was wondering if you would be willing to put a link on your site for us? That way visiting yachtsmen will be able to get our contact details and we can welcome them.
Thanks very much,
Annabel Dance, sailing secretary, Lydney Yacht Club.
15/03/2012 02:15:51Dave Parker (email@example.com)
This Fascinates me as an amature historian [want to be]. I was doing genealogical indexing and found on the 1871 census the vessel, MATCHLESS, 555.278 out of Gorey Bay Harbour, Jersey. with a crew of 4 and the Masters wife.
I wanted to know what sort of fishing this vessel was engaged in, so I looked up MATCHLESS 1871-1872 and found that the MATCHLESS had been lost near Hauxley, Northumberland [Coquet Island Light House and Rocks of Hauxley] on
18 Dec. 1872.
My inquirery was for the names of the crew members from the 1871 Census vs the 1872 Shipwreck.
I was very surprised to find that four(4) ships were lost that same night within the same area.
18th December 1872 Wrecked two miles north of Amble; crew lost.( Lloyd''s.)
18th December 1872 The Ocean, of Lynn has been wrecked near here (i.e Amble)( Lloyd''s.)
18th December 1872 The Russell supposed of Poole, wrecked at Hauxley; crew lost ( Lloyd''s.)
18th December 1872 Wrecked at Hauxley; crew lost ( Lloyd''s.)
In looking at satelite images and photographs of the area one can visualize what a horrific night that must have been, if there was a storm?
I also found a list of 10 UKN persons washed ashore within the next two (2) weeks
I am still looking for the names of the crew members of the MATCHLESS when the voyage started prior to 12/18/1872 and what is it they were fishing for on that trip?
I have tried Lloyds but at 28 tonnes Matchless is insignificant and I have yet to find the record of the loss except that Lloyds apparently covered that loss.
20/01/2012 14:12:11stuart ungless ()
Hi - very interesting website, I have visited a few myself from Lamorna in the SW to St Andrews in the E and Croig in the NW, but not as many as Bob on his Coastrider trip which linked me to this site. Thanks!
19/12/2011 13:21:17Bob Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org)
It''s the fifth link down on the left-hand side. It says ''Contact www.ports.org.uk''.
19/12/2011 11:49:27Jon Mosen (email@example.com)
There is much outdated information on this
website The webmaster does not supply a link for contacting him, so would suggest anyone browsing this site does so with reservations
15/12/2011 16:08:46Jacqueline Gardner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Interesting site but a pity it''s nearly 12 years out of date.
23/10/2011 19:35:26Tim (email@example.com)
Pleased to advise we are now showing Ridham Dock as a marked location on www.shipscene.com
Access is free so pls check out current vessels in your location.
PS: If you have a separate AIS receiver we will gladly display your data feed on www.shipscene.com
09/10/2011 17:50:10brian brimson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
i had the privilege of serving at
marchwood for 22 yr s from 1958 19 80
i was a port operator
07/10/2011 23:36:23Bob Jones (email@example.com)
Richard (see message below). An Excel file of the data contained on this website can be purchased. Contact site owner for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
06/10/2011 09:43:54Richard Hensman (email@example.com)
Does anyone know if there is an excel version of all this port information as I am looking at being able to filter it for a uni project and this is by far the best collection of information i have found.
09/09/2011 00:16:49Bob Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org)
JK Marketing - it''s Tilbury.
08/09/2011 20:51:29JK marketing (email@example.com)
we looking import product from india china so which sea port will be nearest from luton, bedfordshire, united kingdom
13/08/2011 01:18:40Alan Booth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I was in the unit in 1960-1969 & served in Singapore twice, i was also the Regt. PTI & also a Crane op & engine driver having trained at Longmore & Southend in 1968 after returning from the Far East.I subsequently took discharge in Aug 1969 & emigated to Australia & noe live on the Gold Coast at Mudgeeraba Queensland.
07/04/2011 20:42:02John Gilder (email@example.com)
Wardleys Creek, Hambleton, Lancs, on the River Wyre, has a Georgian quayside in remarkably good condition.
There are roman numerals down one side of the quayside, the lowest one showing an ''X'' which tells you something about the silting.
07/04/2011 20:29:14John Gilder (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Just come across this site and, as one who has long had a fascination for quaysides, can see before viewing more fully that I am going to get lots of enjoyment from it.
I do have a question though: in John Rowe Townsend''s book The Intruder is an illustration of a port and quayside (inside front cover) which I was told by the illustrator was a fictional drawing based on the setting of the story, which is in Ravenglass, Cumbria.
The illustration does have the slightest resemblance to Ravenglass and a hint here and there of Arnside, Cumbria.
If anyone can help here, and I am happy to submit an image, I would like to hear views on where people think it most resembles.