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Nick Collis Bird

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Re: Where are you?
« Reply #80 on: September 21, 2014, 07:02:26 AM »

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Re: Where are you?
« Reply #81 on: September 21, 2014, 10:01:50 AM »

Rockport Maine eh. The guy who made my guitars, lives around that neck of the woods.


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Re: Where are you?
« Reply #82 on: September 21, 2014, 10:01:50 AM »

I was a boy seaman at HMS St Vincent,1952/53. Did'nt think much of Gosport......

Must be something in the blood for old tars to take up the melodeon. But HMS Vincent! luxury compared to TS Foudroyant which was the fifties equivalent to an ASBO. I think the ship has ended up in Hartlepool, but back to her former name of HMS Trincomalee the oldest british sailing frigate still floating.

If there is anybody up there where they hung the monkey, go and play a tune on board for me. I was not musical at all in those days but I sure we used to sing the Drunken sailor as we used to holy stone the deck.
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Re: Where are you?
« Reply #83 on: September 21, 2014, 11:45:32 AM »

Perth, Western Australia
Any Melneters heading this way send me a pm for info on Morris, Folk, Sessions. Bring a melodeon.
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Re: Where are you?
« Reply #84 on: September 21, 2014, 02:05:33 PM »

Rockport Maine eh. The guy who made my guitars, lives around that neck of the woods.


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No, Rockport Mass. aka Cape Ann
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Re: Where are you?
« Reply #85 on: September 21, 2014, 03:06:46 PM »

H.M.S. Vincent? You were lucky. Ever tried H.M.S. Ganges  in Shotley Gate Suffolk.?
That put me off the Navy for good. AND I am the first male of our family in 200 years not to join up.
  Do I feel thread drift hereabouts?  >:E
  PS. Ganges was so good it was closed down, for health and safety I beleive.  ;D
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Re: Where are you?
« Reply #86 on: September 21, 2014, 08:24:49 PM »

It's 'St' Vincent Nick http://. We boxed the Shotley boys on a regular basis...back to the thread...
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Re: Where are you?
« Reply #87 on: September 21, 2014, 09:02:55 PM »

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Re: Where are you?
« Reply #88 on: September 21, 2014, 09:32:53 PM »

Well this has been an interesting thread, and it's great to see how widespread we are.
As I said before, it would be nice if you added a location/country, to your profile, as well.


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Re: Where are you?
« Reply #89 on: September 21, 2014, 09:38:17 PM »

Thorpe Satchville, a few miles from Melton Mowbray (where the pork pies come from), Leicestershire, UK. 
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Re: Where are you?
« Reply #90 on: September 21, 2014, 10:25:48 PM »

Im in the dog house.
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Re: Where are you?
« Reply #91 on: September 22, 2014, 12:00:31 AM »

"I think the ship has ended up in Hartlepool, but back to her former name of HMS Trincomalee the oldest british sailing frigate still floating".
I am about 12 miles away from Hartlepool. (HMS Trincomalee has been very well restored to its original condition, on display as part of the Hartlepool Historic Quay museum, well worth a look it you get lost and end up on Teesside by accident  ;D).

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Re: Where are you?
« Reply #92 on: September 22, 2014, 02:55:30 AM »

I was a boy seaman at HMS St Vincent,1952/53. Did'nt think much of Gosport......

Must be something in the blood for old tars to take up the melodeon. But HMS Vincent! luxury compared to TS Foudroyant which was the fifties equivalent to an ASBO. I think the ship has ended up in Hartlepool, but back to her former name of HMS Trincomalee the oldest british sailing frigate still floating.

If there is anybody up there where they hung the monkey, go and play a tune on board for me. I was not musical at all in those days but I sure we used to sing the Drunken sailor as we used to holy stone the deck.

I played for a private party below decks on the Trincomalee, early last year. Pie and pea supper, real ale ... great sound, great crowd ... but too low for dancing.
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Re: Where are you?
« Reply #93 on: September 22, 2014, 07:02:32 AM »

My dad was on hms hermione, wasnt a box player though !
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Re: Where are you?
« Reply #94 on: September 22, 2014, 10:01:44 AM »

just done a quick check, only one of the contributors to this page doesn't have their town or area on profile. There is surely much sample bias if we want to apply that statistic to melnet in general though  ;)
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Re: Where are you?
« Reply #95 on: September 22, 2014, 10:04:27 AM »

We must always assume, that contributors to Melnet, actually know where they are, of course.


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Re: Where are you?
« Reply #96 on: September 22, 2014, 10:49:36 AM »

John - in my experience, never assume  ;D
I often don't know where on earth I am, then discover I'm on the 'B' music when I thought I was on the 'A' !!

....and of course, to quote the famous Eccles
" Everybody's gotta be somewhere....."
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Re: Where are you?
« Reply #97 on: September 22, 2014, 11:15:50 AM »

Usually "up sh*t creek without a paddle" in my case  :'(
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Re: Where are you?
« Reply #98 on: September 22, 2014, 04:45:36 PM »

Just back -posting, hadn't fully grasped your drift.....
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Re: Where are you?
« Reply #99 on: September 22, 2014, 06:12:50 PM »

I'm not all that sure Nick is 'on form', speaking in a medical sense. Wishing an accelerated convalescence ...
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