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BLUE FUNNEL

- Voyages & Voices -Take 2
a film of ships and men

After the success of the first Blue Funnel - Voyages and Voices film, the demand for more of the same has been overwhelming, and, here it is…. Voyages and Voices -- Take 2.

After the first film ex Alfred Holt men have popped up all over the world with their amazing old cine footage and photographs. These coupled with more memories of those who actually sailed with Blue Funnel provide us with another glimpse of what the British merchant navy, and in particular Alfred Holt’s shipping line, was like in its heyday.

This time we also include some moving film of the other arm of Holts, the Glen Line or Red Funnel ships, just as important, remembered and revered as their ‘blue sisters’.

When talking to ex- Holts men there is a common thread with them all, a harsh word about the company is very rarely heard. All display a loyalty and affection towards what were, in essence, their employers. It would be fair to say that such an attitude is not universal to all seafarers, but with the ex- Blueys men it is quite remarkable. Why? 

Probably because Holts were a caring, industrious, and in their day a pioneering shipping company. Not only that, but they provided the training, experience and chances of a lifetime for young men who heard the call of the sea and answered it.

No longer young, they have not forgotten Holts. These Voyages and Voices will, we hope, continue to make the memories stronger.

".....a royal harvest of films and clips.......an hour of sheer pleasure.......an excellent film....packed to the gunwhales..."     Sea Breezes

Running time approx:  60.00   mins

Price £17.95 inc. p&p in UK

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BLUE FUNNEL

- Voyages & Voices ( Vol I )
a film of ships and men

Compiled with the help of never before published film taken all over the world by some of those men who actually sailed with ‘Blueys’ on many of their well-known vessels.

Contains some of the sights and sounds of  typical Blue Funnel voyages; leaving UK, sailing through Suez and Panama, the legendary gilly gilly man, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kobe, Tokyo, and other ‘exotic’ ports. 

We also see and hear the thoughts and memories of some of those who sailed with ‘Blueys’ over their working lives, from AB to Captain, Steward to Engineer. 

"...A must for anyone who sailed with ‘Blueys’ or who sailed in the merchant navy of old..."

 Sea Breezes

Running time approx:  55.00   mins

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Cammell Laird
Old Ships and Hardships
- The Story of a Shipyard
By David Roberts

After an extensive search for moving footage of this world famous shipyard at work a film of the history of this shipyard has at last been compiled.

 How Cammell Laird served the nation through two World Wars, building world famous vessels like the Rodney, Hood, Mauritania, Ark Royal, Windsor Castle and many more, up to the tragic day when Lairds was finally shut down.


The story of the yard is also told through the voices of the men who worked at Lairds; Welders, crane drivers, electricians and plumbers; they tell of the hardships of building ships in all weathers and the lighter moments that came from some of the 'characters' of the yard.


The film concludes with an impressive list of some of the many hundreds of famous vessels that began their lives on the banks of the River Mersey at Cammell Laird, in Birkenhead.

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