PSNC Officers Reunion 2016
The Reunion took place on
Friday 11th & Saturday 12th March 2016
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Page created 15th March 2015 and updated 20th March 2016
Had hoped to attend
Crossed the Bar
Photographs have been uploaded!!
The regular venue - the Beefeater Packet Steamer, Northern Perimeter Road, Netherton, Liverpool L30 7PT (TEL 0151 531 1497) - was again the venue for the Eighteeenth Annual Reunion.
(However, it would have been the 19th if we had counted the Inaugural meeting when four of us went on a trip up the Manchester Ship Canal in August 1997.)
All former uniformed sea-going Officers of the Pacific Steam Navigation Company (and latterly Furness Withy) were welcome to attend; there was no charge as both evenings were informal.
It has been customary to have a "slide show" of nostalgic photos of personnel and ships etc from the old days on the Saturday evening.
Mike Lee, Jim Ellis and Martin Greenwood carried on the tradition and entertained us with a selection of images of people, places and ships that created a lot of laughter and brought back many memories!
(2) means both evenings
The following folk have indicated they will be coming:-
- Boyle, Peter (2)
- Bridson, Dave (2)
- D'Arcy, Sam- (Fri) " Will be moving house, downsizing early March, having pre-op for new shoulder on 14th, & a new shoulder on 24th. Wish me luck!!"
- Davies, Cliff and sons Kevin & Karl (Fri)
- Ellis, Jim (2)
- Erskine, Barry & Anne (2)
- Farrell, Hugh (Fri)
- Flaherty, John (2)
- Greenwood, Martin & Corinne (2)
- Gregson, Phil & Chris (2)
- Guymer, Bernie & Anne(2)
- Hilton, Bill (2)
- Jenkins, John & Wendy (2)
- Lee, Mike (2)
- Newton, Dave (Sat)
- Nuttall, Jeannie (2)
- Parker, Andy (2)
- Quirk, Mike & Kath (Sat)
- Richardson, Merv (2)
- Ratcliffe, Peter (2)
- Smith, Phil & Helen (2)
- Stringfellow, Arthur (2)
- Tomlinson, George? (Sat)
- Tickell, Ian (2)
- Van Toren, Adrian (2)
- Wile, John (2)
If you attended and your name is missing from the list please let me know
Had hoped to attend:-
Apologies received from:-
- Fullam, Norman - was unable to attend as spare part for boat did not arrive in time for Irish Sea crossing!
- Atkinson, Frank - just moved house and are renting a property before we move again into a permanent new home.
- Erskine, Ross & Lois & Eli - had booked but had to cancel - sudden family illness
- Robinson, Richard
- Scott, Carlisle & Eurwin - family commitments
- Tanner, Pat - "Unfortunately, finding travel a bit too much nowadays!"
- Weate, Tony - "Sorry Barry but once again I will not be there, OZ is still as far as away as it always was."
Former PSNC Officers and family who have "Crossed the Bar" since our 2015 Reunion
- Capt. David J Houghton
Sadly, on 8th April, I learned from Elaine Moran that her dad, one of our most popular former Captains, David "Dave" Houghton, had passed away early that morning after a period of illness.
The funeral arrangements were:-
Friday 17th April at 1.30pm at St. Thomas of Canterbury, (the Church where David and Sheelagh were married).
Great George's Road, Waterloo, Liverpool L22
Then on to Thornton Garden of Rest, Lydiate Lane, Thornton, Liverpool L23 1TP
Afterwards: The Pheasant, 20 Moss Lane, Hightown, Liverpool L38 3RA
Unfortunately, on that day Anne and I were in Tonbridge attending our son's 40th Birthday Bash.
However, David's family were delighted that three of our members were able to attend and received a warm welcome.
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Above Cliff Davies & his sons Kevin and Karl, Peter Ratcliffe. Andy Park, Bernie Guymer, Adrian van Toren, Ann Guymer
Above Chris Guymer Anne Erskine Corinne Greenwood Kath Quirk
Above Martin Greenwood Hugh Farrell Corinne Greenwood
Above Phil Gregson Mike Lee
Above Merv Richardson John Wile
Above John Flaherty Bill Hilton John Jenkins
Above Cliff Davies Ian Tickell Bernie and Ann Guymer
Above: Barry Erskine and George Tomlinson Dave Newton deep in thought
Above Standing: Mike Quirk Barry Erskine
Seated: Arthur Stringfellow Peter Boyle Les Moore Ian Tickell Dave Bridson
Adrian van Toren had a display of PSNC memorabilia from the "Old days!"
If you took photos at the 2016 Reunion please send them to me and I will publish as many as I can. Thanks.
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