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Today a surprise, received the following to my inbox:-

Hi Paul

My name is Michael Adkins. I am a journalist on Kentish Times Newspapers.

It would be great to speak to you about your website and the Merchant Navy College as we are running a piece about the Cutty Sark and its link to Greenhithe.

Could you please e-mail me a contact number or call me on 0208 269 xxxx extension xxx.


Michael Adkins

So I did, and he wanted to know about the period in the 1930s when the Cutty Sark was moored at Greenhithe so I put him on to the Worcester crowd via their contacts page and he said “is there anything we can do for you?”, when I hesitated he said “what about the reunion?”. After a moments thought I replied that would be great and so we are going to get a few lines to tell the people of Kent about the reunion. Some badly needed publicity coming fortuitously, although I am sorry it had to be this way since the Cutty Sark has long been a favourite of mine.


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Dover coastguard came and went – I had a few months work there but decided it wasn’t for me – not because of the coastguard role but rather the other work tagged on, miles away and unappealing. So now it’s back to taking exams and improving my C.V. if you’re interested.

From last night the website has a Google Group – at which has a member’s gallery to post photographs and a discussion board.

The reunion is not far away now – June 16th from 1900 onwards at the former White Hart, now the Sir John Franklin, buffet available if paid for in advance, cheques to me, you will most likely already have received an email with full details, if you haven’t please contact me directly to