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brighams shipyard

Post by denis » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:36 pm

Is there anyone out there that used to work in BRIGHAMS in the 50s.i used to be a plumber then

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Post by german john » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:54 am

Bit early for me.Worked there in the 70s.Were you still there then.
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Post by Delilahcat » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:25 pm

My husband Alex worked at Brighams( and many other yards ) during the 60s as a shipwright.

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Post by stoely » Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:28 pm

Hi, I worked at Brighams from 1962 to 1967 as an apprentice plumber, the foreman was Hughie Mordane, charghands were Jackie Adams (squeaker) never knew how he got that name and Alfie White. I worked with Alec Downney and his son Mattie, Terry Dunnington, Tommy Slater, Arthur Murray, Jimmy King did all the drilling and threading, My best mate was John Johnston, sadly no longer with us.
I remember making acetylene and oxygen bombs with our polythene sandwich bags and throwing them on the big gas fire, We frightened the life out of Hughie as his office was directly above the fire. I was hoping to find a list of ships visiting Brighams around that time. Just aquired Lloyds register 1967 - 1968 so making a list of the few ships I can remember.

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Post by denis » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:01 pm

i was there between 50/57 i rememberALFIE,ALEC,JIMMY,ADAMS,HUGHY,also GEORGE HUTCHINSON,JIMMY SMITH,BILL LOUDON,----the ships BARON ELGIN,BARON GEDDES,

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Post by mr-angry » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:48 pm

Does anyone know "Buttons" the Plater? Real name Brian Burton.
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Post by pebe52 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:22 pm

I was an Apprentice Fitter at Brighams from 1968 to 1972, mostly happy times there .Like many before, but only a few later, went to sea and I'm still at it!
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Post by Deka » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:32 pm

Me mate was friends with "buttons",Alan "bumper"Brennan
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Post by tone » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:42 pm

mr-angry wrote:Does anyone know "Buttons" the Plater? Real name Brian Burton.
yes i know him worked at mcnultys for years
used to get in the unionist club on friday nights
did some work at his house
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Post by mr-angry » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:16 pm

tone wrote:
mr-angry wrote:Does anyone know "Buttons" the Plater? Real name Brian Burton.
yes i know him worked at mcnultys for years
used to get in the unionist club on friday nights
did some work at his house
Well next time you see him, tell him, he's the biggest (and ugliest) b*****d I've ever worked for.
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Re: brighams shipyard

Post by J Jackson » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:19 pm

german john wrote:Bit early for me.Worked there in the 70s.Were you still there then.
John,did you know plumber called Malcom Mc Geoch ?
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