MEECHING TUG CREW 1960's

By Laurie Stonehouse

The following photographs show some of the first crew members to work on the Meeching Tug.

Photo:Meeching Tug / Dredger Crew - c1964

Meeching Tug / Dredger Crew - c1964

Private Collection of J K Stonehouse

Photo:Tug Crew and Family Members - c1964

Tug Crew and Family Members - c1964

Private Collection of J K Stonehouse

Photo:Bob Stonehouse , Bob Patterson

Bob Stonehouse , Bob Patterson

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Photo:Low Flowers,Bob Stonehouse,Charley Stone,John Watkins,Ted Townsend

Low Flowers,Bob Stonehouse,Charley Stone,John Watkins,Ted Townsend

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Photo:Fred Holden, Sally (Low) Flowers, Bob Stonehouse - c1963

Fred Holden, Sally (Low) Flowers, Bob Stonehouse - c1963

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Photo:Bob Stonehouse in the engine room - 1968

Bob Stonehouse in the engine room - 1968

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Photo:Frank Gilbert

Frank Gilbert

Private collection of J K Stonehouse

This page was added by Laurie Stonehouse on 26/02/2008.
Comments about this page

Nice pix, Laurie. Brings back a few memories! The date would be 1964 onwards for both my Dad and Alex Pringle to be working together on Meeching.

In the first photo, the two people to the right of my Dad are Alex Pringle and John Watkins. I don't recognise the others as being tug crew - I think they are from the dredger 'Testside'. I hope that's lemonade in the bottles!

In the second photo, the Chief Engineer's name was Bob Patterson.

Andy

By Andy Gilbert
On 27/02/2008

Man crouching in white shirt holding bottle is Tug Meeching greaser Charley Stone.

By Jim Still
On 29/02/2008

Out of all the pictures of the Meeching's Crew, I have yet to see one with Gerry Osborne in the picture. He was an engineer when Meeching had two crews and was there when Meeching towed a Floating dock from Dartmouth to Flushing but lost the tow off Ostend. Can anyone add to this?

By Jim Still
On 04/03/2008

I lived at 88 Western Road and John Watkins lived a few doors along from me. I remember he had a lovely motor scooter which he accidently crashed into my push bike and damaging it.  I got into a lot of trouble.  Later while working at marine workshops in Newhaven we worked on the Meeching if I remember correctly she had two Lister blackstone engines. From the marine workshops I moved on to the Senlac as a 4th engineer. Happy days

By John Lipscombe
On 05/02/2016

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