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another weird discovery
« on: Monday 25 March 19 20:01 GMT (UK) »
??

Was I on the Titanic  ! or half of the Titanic...

Well NO

but I was on the ASTURIAS  which it seems when scrapped the Rank organisation bought her starboard side and painted her up for the film
Night to Remember..

So I was on the Titanic... ish..

We came back from  Australia on board this ship... it was at the time a Troop ship and our Father was given special permission to bring us back on it...

whilst on board I was ill with Whooping cough...... and sent upstairs to the hospital deck.

Earlier this week I considered looking to see if there is a record of my time spent in that hospital.. just to add a little something to my list..

then I got on with other research and it went to the back of my head.

Today ------ tidying up loose bits and pieces and my Illegitimates from Kirkcaldy.

I discovered a wonderful Kirkcaldy photo album that I had saved some time back without studying

LO and behold there is a picture of the Asturias in its original and first life state as a Hospital ship for the war...

this game is and or can be spooky beyond belief.

I often KNOW not just feel I am being directed. 

..........

xin dafter by the day

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Re: another weird discovery
« Reply #1 on: Monday 25 March 19 20:25 GMT (UK) »
I have a passenger list for my grandfather sailing to Rio de Janeiro in July 1913 on the Asturias!  Surely, it could not be the same ship.  And it wasn't.  He would've been on Asturias 1, and you would've sailed on Asturias 2, of Titanic fame. 
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Re: another weird discovery
« Reply #2 on: Monday 25 March 19 20:51 GMT (UK) »
Yes  that is right... it was Titanic 1 that I found a pic of with the Kirkcaldy memories  book and that is what set me off.

So checked Wiki out and it told me that I was actually on the 2nd Asturias..of Titanic fame!!!!

Which had an interesting life...

We were on it as it sailed from Australia to UK to then go back and pick up prisoners of war or something like that...   

Gosh I wish I could tell my Pops... or maybe he told me  ha ha...
xin

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Re: another weird discovery
« Reply #3 on: Monday 25 March 19 20:52 GMT (UK) »
Query your Avatar?  what is the tale there :)


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Re: another weird discovery
« Reply #4 on: Monday 25 March 19 22:42 GMT (UK) »
It's the book she wrote Xin.

Lovely story for your personal history  :D
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Re: another weird discovery
« Reply #5 on: Monday 25 March 19 22:59 GMT (UK) »
Wow.... looks a great book :)  well done you


thanks Carol  --

I have most of the BMDs census and gen stuff for the tree.. so now am filling out the life stories with some interesting hard searched discoveries..


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Re: another weird discovery
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 27 March 19 17:48 GMT (UK) »
Sorry didn't read your message till now.  The book is my mother's WWII WAAF diary, published for the benefit of her grandchildren and  generations beyond.  Thank you for your interest. 
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Re: another weird discovery
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 27 March 19 20:21 GMT (UK) »
Think I once went on board the Asturias when serving in the RAF in Aden and I was on a stretcher party.    That thought came to me in 1956 when on my way in Oronsay to Melbourne.    We were somewhere in the Indian Ocean headed for Colombo when I was standing in the open concourse which had a large window on one side and for a few moments a ship came into view as we passed each other and there was an announcement to say that it was the Asturias.
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Re: another weird discovery
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 27 March 19 22:03 GMT (UK) »
oooo that is interesting...

I remember going to columbo and riding in a rickshaw 

the boat boys selling stuff to the big ship

my Poppa tying ribbons in my hair..

and my sister and I running around the deck....

We were back in UK for Coronation...

a couple of years later and we could have waved to each other. :)

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