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Addding details to "Glimpses" #5
« on: Tuesday 05 January 21 19:14 GMT (UK) »
Watching the film "Hook, Line and Sinker" on Talking Pictures TV;

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This short film made in the 1950s or early 1960s covers the maiden voyage of the 'Glenstruan', a great line fishing vessel from Aberdeen, to within the Arctic Circle and back again.

I was going to try and decode the names on the back (sports) page of a newspaper that is fleetingly shown, but just googling "Glenstruan" shows that her maiden voyage was 1958.

http://www.clydeships.co.uk/view.php?official_number=&imo=&builder=&builder_eng=&year_built=&launch_after=&launch_before=&role=&propulsion=&category=&owner=&port=&flag=&disposal=&lost=&ref=56272&vessel=GLENSTRUAN

I did confirm that the Sportsman I'd seen (The MacGibbon who saved the Kiwis from collapse) was Tony MacGibbon, who toured England in 1958, which is a nice confirmation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_MacGibbon

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Re: Addding details to "Glimpses" #5
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 07 January 21 10:34 GMT (UK) »
There are three mentions of Tony MacGibbon in newspapers for 1958:-

24 February 1958 - Leicester Evening Mail - Leicester, Leicestershire, England Page 12

24 February 1958 - Halifax Evening Courier - Halifax, Yorkshire, England Page 8

25 February 1958 - Daily Mirror - London, London, England Page 16
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire