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    Were any of you oldies at STC circa 1978?? Im reading a book just now written by a guy who was at the college around that time, talks about some of the lecturers and some of the goings on. Might be a good read for you lads!

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    Re: STC 1978

    lazygenius,
    Is that one of the books by David Baboulene?
    I wasn't there at that time but some of the lecturers sounded very familiar. In case you haven't guessed yet, he was a Bank Line apprentice!

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      Re: STC 1978

      yep, jumping ships is the title.
      The lecturers sounds a lot different to what we have now anyway, I liked the story about every smoking in class! A bit far fetched?!

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        Re: STC 1978

        We had some proper hard nosed old school blokes for lecturers when I was there, had one (old) bloke who'd even been at sea during WW2 and worked as a lecturer part time to give him something to do during retirement. He was a very tough, old fashioned bloke, but he had some great stories.
        Regarding smoking, you have to remember that before it became 'unhealthy' you could smoke just about everywhere, which included indoors in most buildings.

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        • #5
          Re: STC 1978

          Jumping ships is the sequel to Ocean Boulevard which was previously called Pacific Highway.

          I'm about halfway through Ocean Boulevard, its a funny book.
          Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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            Re: STC 1978

            Chris,
            Ocean Boulevard is what was previously called 'Blue Road'.

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            • #7
              Re: STC 1978

              my mistake
              Former TH cadet with experience of cruise ships, buoy tenders, research ships and oil tankers

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