Lovely pictures with tons of character. The facial expressions, pose, and dress, coupled with the backgrounds make for a historical study and a priceless record.
Bank Line Officers
A lovely snap of a sailing ship Master and officers – ship unknown. Apprentices sitting in the front.
The uniformed men were all serving masters in Heysham Harbour, circa 1969. The author sailed with them all and the names from left to right are: Mills,Ponting,Gill,Irwin,Williams and Ashton. They served in the ‘Duke’ vessels sailing nightly to Belfast with up to 2000 passengers.
Crew of the British sailing vessel GLOOSCAP assembled on the deck, Washington, ca. 1904.