Happy landing!

Happy landing!

Postby Keelman » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:25 am

Ferry landing 2015.jpg
Northumbria August 68.jpg
Northumbria car on ramp.jpg
Ferry exodus.jpg
Ferry landing.jpg
Watching the orderly exodus of passengers from the ferry at South Shields the other day reminded me of times past when a bit of fun was often had, generally but not exclusively by the younger generation, as the ferry's ramp was lowered. These retrospective views from around 1968 give a hint of the interesting sights to be seen on the cross river trip.
Boy! have things changed since then!
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Re: Happy landing!

Postby magoonigal » Mon May 25, 2015 9:10 pm

What a GREAT set of Pictures, they deserve to be brought to the top again.
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Re: Happy landing!

Postby northeast » Tue May 26, 2015 6:10 am

Certainly do, sorry did not comment earlier, really like the oldies and the 'ramp jumping'!
Cheers, George
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Re: Happy landing!

Postby Keelman » Tue May 26, 2015 8:01 am

Thanks for your comments gents, it's nice to know they are appreciated. I do regret that I that I didn't record much much more of everyday events taking place up and down the river in those days.
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Re: Happy landing!

Postby Tynesider » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:56 am

We used to spend hours from the upper deck with live entertainment watching car drivers coming aboard and parking on the ferry as 50% always hit something either another car or parts of the ferry :D
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