Items For Sale - Non Conway Sources
B&B in Canada
John Aspin (47/48) resides Prince Edward
Island, Canada.He and his wife run a B&B
"Snugged between woodland hiking trails
and a broad expanse of private beach, The Anchorage beckons the outdoor
enthusiast and the lover of nature. Here you can find a perfect balance
between exhilerating physical activity and complete rest and relaxation
in our quiet, pastoral area of Prince Edward Island. Excellent golf
courses, great cycling trails, fresh and salt water fishing all abound
OC's are half rate at our cottage-allows
them and us to book ahead. Book now!
Book - Away To Sea by Captain A W Kinghorn
Sequel to the book by the same author below,
including nine years with Singapore's Golden Line.
Hardback, Illustrated, UKP.00 + P&P
Book - Before The Box Boats by Captain A W
A life at sea in British Blue Star Line
1951 - 1982.
Softback, Illustrated, UKP.50 + P&P
GBP1.50 pounds sterling
Buy both books above for UKP 26 (post free
United Kingdom, GBP3 overseas.)
Captain A. W. Kinghorn
15, Kendal Ave
Tyne & Wear, NE0 3AQ
Book - Haikuan - The Sea Gate by Christopher
Briggs MBE (1921-23).
The book covers his time on Conway at Rock
Ferry, life at sea in the 20s and then his time in China when employed
by the Marine Department of the Chinese Maritime Customs. An adventurous
time spent tending lighthouses and chasing smugglers. Well illustrated,
the book gives an interesting overview of life for the foreigner in
A.Lane, Publisher, 61 Charles Street, Stockport,
Soft cover UKP 12.00 + UKP 1.20 postage
Hard cover UKP 15.00 + UKP 1.80 postagepostage
Anyone in Australia or New Zealand requiring a copy can get one from
Christopher quicker and cheaper than UK. Cost USD25 for soft cover
Order by E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Book - A Midshipman's War: A Young Man
in the Mediterranean Naval War 1941-1943
by Frank Wade
Cordillera Publishing Company, Vancouver. 1994
ISBN No 1-895590-06-X
The author relates his Conway experience.
More information, including details on
how to order the book online can be found on this excellent site:
Figurehead model NEW!
Costs UKP 9.50 as a resin kit to asdemble and print yourself . UKP £20-30 fully assembled and painted. All plus postage and packaging. Click here for details.
Masefield's Salt Water
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/akenna/masefield.html has an image of the ship on the cover
CD John Masefield's first commercial recording. For details and to order click here
Photos for sale
This is supposedly a photo of the ship at Rock Ferry in the 1940s.
Trouble is she left Rock Ferry in 1941 and by 1939 her white lines had
beeen painted out .The figurehead was masted in 1938 so the image is
iStockphoto has an image of the Coway anchor for sale
Plans Of HMS Nile
Available from the National Maritime Museum,
Greenwich. Size 4' by 2'
Print of HMS Nile Sailing
Available from Brown, Son & Ferguson click here
Timbers and copper still survive and are
held by an OC. I believe they spent some time in someone's back garden.
He has kindly offered to turn them into items of interest for OCs
- tankards, coaster, belaying pins etc. Contact details are on page
5 of the Spring 98 Newsletter, and I'm sure the Hon Sec could also
put you in touch.
Benson & Clegg sell Coway ties (the striped version for UKP 32.50 inclu VAT) and MN ties. Click here.
Video - Seasoned Sailors (Set 4 No.2)
A video in the Seasoned
Sailors series features Old Conway R. W. (Bob) Timbrell (1935-1937).
He left Vancouver in 1935 to find his way
in the naval world and first went to the training ship HMS Conway
in the Mersey. The video has brief background shots of Conway.
During WW II he was given command of a
hired yacht (Llanthonthy) and sent to the beaches of Dunkirk to rescue
allied troops. He became the first Canadian naval officer to be decorated
in WW II and was awarded the DSC "for good services in the withdrawal
of Allied Armies from the beaches of Dunkirk". He gives a gripping
account of his three trips to the evacuation beaches. The Dunkirk
film coverage is impressive.
Seasoned Sailors: "Rear Admiral R.W.
Timbrell CMM DSc MID CD RCN (Retired)". Set 4 No.2. Video running
time 52 minutes.
Policy Publishers Inc, PO Box 74001,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 2HM, Canada
Fax: (613) 741-6013.
E-mail address: email@example.com
The video is available in NTSC (US and
Canada) and PAL or SECAM formats. Additional info, including pricing
and order form, is available on the Seasoned Sailors website: http://home.the-wire.com/videos/lm05.html
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