The Dunedin the last ship built was on the stocks then (slipway)
I was with a contractors Hall Thermotank Eng who I had worked for previously in 1978 on the New Zealand Star the last ship built at Haverton Hill, Teeside which had its final finishing off work has to be at Brigham Cowans South Shields.
1980 the Shipyards of the Tyne, Wear and Tees where getting mercilessly butchered then.
Some say not Thatcher to blame but she was PM then.
Trying to remember the name of the Canadian assassin she used at the time as no Brit would do it?
And did he not receive a knighthood?
That long ago going by memory.
And yes I ended up in my time at the death nell of many Industries.
Cmon you cannot blame me just one bonny lad for their failure.
I never worked in the pits or the Steel you can't blame me for that.
But at the helm of government was Margaret Thatcher.
Shame innit some of the world's most skilled men ended up filling shelves in supermarkets after that...
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