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FOUR YEARS OF FUN WITH ANCHOR LINE by Ian Walker
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Brian Williams who presently lives in Adelaide South Australia has sent me the underlining few words and also a selection of ships he sailed in whilst at sea beginning in the mid fifties.
Should any readers like to comment on Brian's contribution to the site please let me know and I shall forward his e-mail address..

I have lived in Adelaide, South Australia since 1970.   Hobbies include listening to music and reading anything maritime.   I have a vast collection of books pertaining to the sea along with many CDs from the earlier years of rock'n' roll to classical.  Since retiring my wife and I have enjoyed travel which has included the occasional cruise on ships which bear no resemblance from those passenger ships of an earlier era !   Unfortunately as we are all aware travel has now become very restricted since March of 2020.  The photo of us below is from our last cruise to New Zealand just before the virtual collapse of the cruising industry.

Shortly after coming ashore I went door to door cold selling and must say how soul destroying that can be even with a company car provided !  Later I joined a friend as plumber's mate and also dabbled in home maintenance.  After a year living in South Australia I started my own business as a contract painter building the business to eventually become one of the most successful in Adelaide providing work for a dozen employees.

Eventually retiring in my mid fifties I encouraged my son to carry on the business which he is still doing today very successfully.


As you can see my wife and I continue to enjoy good health while, sadly, many of our old shipmates are no longer with us.

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BRIAN & WIFE SAM CRUISING

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BRIAN - 1958 STILL WET BEHIND THE EARS !

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SHORESIDE WITH MATES 1955

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M.T. "HOLLYWOOD"

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"WELLINGTON STAR"

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"PORT BRISBANE

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READY FOR SHORESIDE.....

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PORT BRISBANE-DECK GOLF-MIDDLE OF THE INDIAN OCEAN

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SWIMMING POOL "PORT BRISBANE"

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"PINEMOOR"

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"LODESTONE"

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"AUK"

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"ALSATIA"

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"BARON HERRIES"