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Reminiscences of Arthur Douglas Addams about his life

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Date(s): late 20th century

Creator(s): Addams, Arthur Douglas

Scope & Content: Tracks 1 and 2: Arthur talks about working with the plumber on SS 'Orduna' during the Second World War; return to island on leave, visiting Billy Faragher, Sheila and Greeba Trindell; Harry Brown and his sister Barbara who he was dating; nephew Harry Kewley in the RAF, killed over Berlin at Christmas; voyage in 1944 on the 'Empire Alliance', visiting USA, North Africa, the Mediterranean with anecdote about shipmate Harry Fowler and other stories; Harry Heywood, Ben Haupt, George Merry, Captain Freddie Vine, Percy Reid, Les Pratley and Sid Croucher; joining the 'Shell' (crew) pool; returning to the Isle of Man and helping his recently widowed sister who had also lost her son; courting Barbara Brown.

Administration / Biographical History: Arthur Douglas Addams (1920-2011) was born on 22 February 1920 in Douglas.

Language: eng

Extent: 1 hr. 35 min. 27 sec.

Item name: cassette tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0110/8

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