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Rooney Ramblings


Young Gerry Rooney…San Francisco…1950…his first Yankee suit…$5s…courtesy of the local thrift shop…

The boy's moved on…Hong Kong…1955…drinking no less…like the tie though…

Carinthia…1956 West Indies cruise…happy hour in the Pig…was there any other type…what a motley crew…Tommy Kelsallow on the piano…Gerry on guitar…Billy Henderson…behind Joshie Peters…on guitar…Boss Dunn…Mickey Mooney…Derek Tobias…Stan Cossack…Kenny Smith…and many others…who are they???

The three Caballeros…maybe…Gerry….Joe Worthington…Will Jewel…Akaroa…1953…

Gerry…practicing…Colin Campbell…propably saying…I can do that…

Mauritania…1956…Gerry Hogan…Pinky Purcell…Gerry Rooney and friends…especially the guy with the bottle…

Market Diner…singing for your supper…Gerry and Brian Mooney…mid 50s…

Mauritania…1956…Vinnie Grimes…Ronnie Orchard…Gerry Rooney…Don Parkinson…Curacao…had not caught the bronzie yet…

Empire Clyde…1955…Dickie Foy…Gerry…John Chandler…who else…

Hong Kong again…John Chandler…Gerry… Arthur Basnett…no fried rice lads/…

Here's a bunch of likely lads….Franconia 1956…Gerry…Mick McFadden…John Cuthbert…Kenny Stubbs…and supporting cast…what a load of posers…

Mauritania…1956…Gerry Hogan…Pinky Purcell…Gerry Rooney and friends…having a party…what did they use to say…if you want to get ahead…get a hat…oh boy…

Mauritania….again…Paddy Tierney…Pinky…Gerry Hogan…Vinnie Grimes…Freddie Ward …and friends…life it seems was always one big party…

Mauritania…1957…Freddy Ward…the little drummer boy…Pinky on Bongos…Gerry on guitar…The Maury Trio???...

Franconia 1957…Tommy Lawless…Ricky Smithwick…Gerry Rooney…Roy Thompson…Kenny Smith…Billie Currie…Harry Smith…amongst others…in familiar ground…The Pig…

The seamen's friends…barmen in the Market Diner…always willing to pick you up from the floor…asks John Gilmour…

Now these where the best of friends…Joe Zellin…With Joe Parr and Andy…50s in the Diner…

Empire Clyde…1955…Philly Potter…Gerry…hiding in the background John Chandler…wonder why?

Vinnie McCardle…Lady Barbara…Georgie Briggs…and a very young plate man…Jersey…60s …

Gerry again…no…it's not the police line up…

R.M.S. Potaro…1952…Brazil…2nd cook…Alf McWatt…cabin boy…Gerry Rooney…

New York…50s…Billy Renshaw and Tommy Hesketh in Dempsey's Bar on Broadway…

Akaroa…1953…Billy Jewel…Joe Worthy…Gerry….he's the one with the guitar…George Phillips…and any one put a name to the other guys???

Empress of Canada…1961…The two smart guys in suits…trying to impress…looking for a game of football…

Mauritania…Terry Noonan…Pinky Purcell…John Petrick…where the ever that young…and slim???

Franconia…1956…Paddy Hines…Mick Mooney…Jimmy Watson…Micky Williams…and a couple of K.P.s

Franconia again…1956…Joe O'Dowell…Harry Smith…Ken Smith…Gerry Rooney…Ricky Smithwick…Roy Thompson…guess where they are…

Vinnie and Gerry…don't have to guess where they are…do we…

Akaroa…1953…Billy Jewel…fellow minstrel and guitarist…

Akaroa…1953…JoeWorthy…Gerry…Les Campbell…and A.N.Others

The Mauritania…1957…The Temperance Society meeting…founder members…Gerry Hogan…Paddy Tierney…Johnny Alexander…honest…

Vancouver…1951…Harry Ainscough…a kid named Jonsey…the rest I forget…

Franconia…Joe O'Donell and Gerry…

Q.E.2…Vincent Price and his wife…Ben Gazarra and his wife…being looked after by Pinky Purcell…1st Class Waiter…no less…another star…

Gerry and Grandson…The Maritime Museum may not be the Hall of fame…but for a seaman…it's not a bad place to be…


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Here are some pictures from Charlie O'Neils daughter Gail
a few faces here we will recognize... Charlie is still living in the states .... come on home lad ... all is forgiven .... honest..


The Infamous Five ... L to R ... ???? ... Bob Burns ... Eric Jones ... Bert Chapman ... and Danny Morgan ... somewhere sunny ... Florida I think ... looking at the cars

The Shanty Claire ... New Jersey .. come on lads ... you look like the Ames Brothers plus three ... I know these guys... Vinnie McCardles they were not ... L to R Frankie Drake.... Eric Jones... Billy porter .... Billy Phillips ... A Scotish lad ... didn't give his name ... couldn't blame him ... Dominick Hogan ... and trying to hide in the corner our Charlie.. good choise...

Did these guys ever work.... Sandy Miller and young Charles... Charlie has the best bronzie.... well he would have would't he....


The Caronia football team... Charlie... Bobby Burns.... Eric Jones.... does anyone recognize the rest of the lads... answers please...

Eric Jones... Ricky ??... Charlie's at the back ... is that Bobby Burns with him... was Bob ever that young?..

Charlie thinks this is the football team from the Four Seasons Restaurant.. and he is right.. Back Row... ???.... Vinnie McCardle... henry Ball... Tommy Jennings... Charlie.... Peter Kennedy...??? ...??? ...Mike Murray... jimmy Fields...
Front Row ... ???... Don Owens... Dominick hogan... Billy(pansy) Potter ... Eric Jones ... ???... this was in the early 60's .. most of the lad's ex-cunard...


Takes you back a bit doesn't it ... thanks Gail....




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Here are a great bunch of pictures from John Delemare...from Gravesend Sea School 1950...to the Queen Victoria in 2008...not a bad trip eh...Not quite This is Your Life...but it has got to be great memories...here are the early days...look at the Where are They Now gallery for John as he is now...I think he scrubs up well...don't you...R.B.



Here we go..John at Gravesend...March/April 1950...look at them...never been Kissed...kicked or Cuddled...up til then...John is on the back row...third from left...

Look at this lot...I wonder...were they cheaper by the dozen...Queen Mary...1950... back row...from left to right...Terry Cullen...John Stanley...John Delamare...Mr Lenny Foel...Ray Hall...???...Eddy King... front row...from left to right...???...Dave Wilkins...Dave Whettingstrell...Mitch Mitcham...Peter Lawrence...boy can you remember that far back...I cannot...

Young John on his first trip...posing of course...

Old...well...older John...about 53...but still posing...

Xmas party in the pig early fifties...Jack Dafter in the hat...well...what do you expect with a name like that...I hope John never touched the beer...

Joe Davis chief printer on the Mary... with the Queen Mother...mid fifties...
Left & Right : A program for a ships concert...mid fifties again...anyone recognise the names...I would love a few pictures from that show...would'nt you...

Copy of the first two pages of john's discharge book... and a copy of the crew landing permit...bet they bring back memories...

Copy of John's lifeboat ticket...identity card...and national service registration...you know I can't remember any of these...never mind...
     


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Hi...as you probably know...I have a great collection of photographs of Liverpool seamen from the forties...fifties...and sixties....these have been given to me by the lads in the pictures...or the guy who took the picture... many of my old shipmates...These are of my time at sea...my memories...and theirs...But now and then I receive one that is from another time...another era...A picture that takes you back...to an incident that was traumatic and sad at the time... This is such a picture...and I wonder...as this was a Liverpool ship...sailing on the Liverpool to New York run...there is a good chance that one or more of the lads in the picture came from Liverpool...It is the ...R.M.S. "Lusitania" Engineers Football Club...(Winners of the Challenge Cup...1911-12) You will notice that the officers have the prefix Mr. before their name...the lads in the team do not...

Three years after this picture was taken...on May 7th 1915..."the Lusitania" was sunk by a German submarine with a loss of 1198 lives...out of 1959 crew and passengers...it was the biggest loss of life since the Titanic... So you look at this...and wonder...where they on the ship when it was sunk...did any of them survive...are there any children... which I doubt... or grand children of these lads around ...I have asked the chap who sent me the picture to see if there is any history with it...but being an ex-seaman...and knowing how much football means to the lads at sea...then...and in my time...this old picture has a great deal of poignancy...

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A young Gordon Gilchrist 1954 on the Sylvania ... meddie cruise ... first class waiter you know…

Our Gordon again ... just outside Gibraltar .. same year .. some ship

Lookinvg Smart ... dig the argyle socks .. The Parthenon ... who was it said ... we only made the bars

With the smile on his face ... I reckon Gordon had a great bunch of bloods ... don't you

Billy Harrison ... Frank Gardene... and Tommy? the medical orderly

The Carinthia ... 1956-7 .. Tommy Cherry ... a budding Elvis

This is the Parthia ... 1953 ... young Billy Harrison and friends..

The Britannic .. 1953-4?... Franky Bennett ... Ivan Hayward ... murphy ... and a young man who hid his face .. he didn't want his mother to know he was looking at those pictures

Billy Harrison and mates ... in the Tatler Hotel in Sydney .. 1955 ... they let anyone in there

The Carinthia ... 1959 ... no one is owning up to this picture .. and I don't blame them

The Britannic ... 1960 ... with that hat ... he should have worn Y-fronts ... unless it's anyone for tennis



Stan Waters Wanderings

Great picture Stan .. Derek Hughes ….Billy Crownie … Kenny Adams Ron Plomer Keith Hole … in Japan … on the Caronia South Pacific cruise …. Must have been great bronzie weather … 1954 …

This has got to be my favourite picture …. like many of the boys it was my first stop when I hit New York … Birdland … early 50s … a bunch of sharp looking guys … don't forget we were 19 … 20 … Stan …; Derek Hughes …. Billy Henderson … two other guys who we can't put a name to …. Excellent taste in dress and music …. Dig those coming attractions …..

Stan on the Empress of Canada …. Early 70s …. looks like his own private bar …. no wonder you were popular

Coming up in the world …. Head Waters on the Cunard Princess …. Stan and Tony Fitzsimmons …. Ship was concession operated …. Never in the UK.

There's life after Cunard …. Here I am … Bar Manager on S.S Norway …. This was the old Ille de France …. a great ship …. What is the Skipper laughing at Stan …. And what is the young lady looking for ….. hmmm …. I wonder …..

Stan and Harry Leatherbarrow …. his assistant …. another ex Cunard man …. look very serious …. Checking someone out …..

On the N/S Windward …. in good company …. not bad eh ….they were doing a Baywatch TV show …. that David …. what a poser …. he thought he was a Cunard Yank ….

1993 …. my wedding day …. supported by two old shipmates …. Malcolm Windess …. and Kevin McGhee …. Old QE2 lads …. Kevin was on her for 17 years …. And they never found out …. Strange ….

Key West 1993 …. Our Honeymoon …. What is it they say …. Love is lovelier the second time around …. Believe it ….

Millennium …. I retired that year at 66 …. I guess I went the distance …. But lifes been good …. I hope most …. No ….all you guys have been as lucky …. SW

Epilogue from Common Waiter to Hotel Manager, not bad eh and after 50 years still looks good. Must have been doing something right. RB

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Hi.... here are a group of pictures i believe from the early fifties... on the Franconia and in the Market Diner ... I can only put a name to one or two of them ... if anyone can shed a light on the others... I would be delighted...R.B.



Crew members in the pig...'The Franconia' early fifties... Dave Blundell... front right... looks half asleep to me... either that... or the barkeeper hadn't watered the beer that night...

Here are a group of boys in the diner.. again in the fifties... the guy on the right seems to have dave blundell's problem...

Same place... the Diner... same time I think ... boy ... where did they get those shirts...

More lads in the pig.. again the 'Franconia'.. recognise Gerry Rooney ... kenny Smith .. and Lawless ... Looks like the dart team....

Three more of the lads in the Diner .. full glass's ... looking smart ... Thats more like it…
 
Gerry Ashton and shipmates ... same place ... the Diner... about the same time to... I think...


I got a winner... at least that's what I think he is saying... looks happy... doesn't he... But who?


Mr Rooney again... with friends.. ' Franconia' early 50's I thinbk ... I was on her in 53.. but cannot place anybody else .. mind you... I couldn't tell you what i had for breakfast....


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