A Tugman's Tale: Life Aboard Thames Steam Tugs in the 1960's (English Edition) por Anthony Edwards

A Tugman's Tale: Life Aboard Thames Steam Tugs in the 1960's (English Edition) por Anthony Edwards

Titulo del libro: A Tugman's Tale: Life Aboard Thames Steam Tugs in the 1960's (English Edition)

Autor: Anthony Edwards

Número de páginas: 115 páginas

Fecha de lanzamiento: October 18, 2018

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(Please note that this book is extracted from the early part of 'Paid to Live the Dream' and was meant for those interested particularly in Gravesend and the Tugs)
'A Tugman"s Tale' gives a fascinating insight into life in the 1950's and 60's living in Gravesend and tells of a young man’s experiences working on Thames steam tugs. Anthony Edwards joined ‘Ship Towage Ltd’ at the age of 15, when, like all new recruits, he started as cook.
He stayed for nearly seven years, then left for warmer climes and to pursue his dream of sailing. His leaving was concurrent with the slow demise of the steam tugs as they were scrapped one by one to make way for a new era and new vessels.
Life aboard the steam tugs enjoyed only basic comforts – a rough blanket was the only bedlinen, and cooking for the nine members of the crew was done on coal-burning stoves in very small galleys. The hard environment, long hours and ever-present dangers helped to build up a sense of camaraderie and of belonging among the men aboard.
'Uplifting and a great tale - I can't wait for the next instalment. Its well researched, informative and good fun and written with quite a twinkle in the eye!'
'Couldn't put the book down as I could identify with the author having worked in similar circumstances.'
'I am amazed that a Gravesend council house kid could grow up and not only live the dream but put it all into a terrific diary of events.'
'A very enjoyable read, well written and thought-provoking.''A Tugman"s Tale' gives a fascinating insight into life in the 1950's and 60's living in Gravesend and tells of a young man’s experiences working on Thames steam tugs. Anthony Edwards joined ‘Ship Towage Ltd’ at the age of 15, when, like all new recruits, he started as cook.
He stayed for nearly seven years, then left for warmer climes and to pursue his dream of sailing. His leaving was concurrent with the slow demise of the steam tugs as they were scrapped one by one to make way for a new era and new vessels.
Life aboard the steam tugs enjoyed only basic comforts – a rough blanket was the only bedlinen, and cooking for the nine members of the crew was done on coal-burning stoves in very small galleys. The hard environment, long hours and ever-present dangers helped to build up a sense of camaraderie and of belonging among the men aboard.

'Uplifting and a great tale - I can't wait for the next instalment. Its well researched, informative and good fun and written with quite a twinkle in the eye!'
'Couldn't put the book down as I could identify with the author having worked in similar circumstances.'
'I am amazed that a Gravesend council house kid could grow up and not only live the dream but put it all into a terrific diary of events.'
'A very enjoyable read, well written and thought-provoking.'