Monthly Archives: July 2015


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(Click on Pictures to enlarge)           LOF Personnel (l-r) Bob Blake, Bob Mayman, Gwen Cartwright, Paul Cartwright, Roy Gerstner, Charles Cornish, Connie Gerstner, Bob Stinchcombe, Margaret Stinchcombe, Mick Howells, Gwyn Howells, Keith Cederholm, Barbara Cederholm. We exchanged a ‘few’ salty stories at the Black Horse across the road from the […]

Captain Rodman Bell Tarbuck – Farewell


We have arrived in Hoylake for tomorrows funeral of Capt Tarbuck, Connie and I called in to see Jeannie before coming to our hotel. On arrival, we’ve had a ‘quick’ hello meet with Mick & Gwyn Howells. Just about to have diner, and meet with Bob & Margaret Stinchcombe along […]

We have arrived in Hoylake – Tarbuck


Campbell D & Bob B 2015 - 01
Ex Ch/Eng Campbell Dobbie, who went to work in Australia after his sea-going days, is still globe-trotting. Recently in Europe/UK passed by E&EO Bob Bruce – the picture tells the rest of the story. Campbell D         Bob B (Click on picture to enlarge)

Meet – Up




Just a reflection: When I first joined Counties as 3rd Mate, was welcomed aboard SUDBURY HILL by c/o Rodman Tarbuck who gave me very helpful and wise advice as to how to conduct myself which, at this late stage is still appreciated. I did not sail under him as he […]

Capt T – Memories from Campbell Swift


Hello Roy, A delayed response but thanks for the few names you came up with from those times. I guess because the radio room was usually just behind the bridge, I probably would remember more deck officers than engineering.  Actually, I became a ‘ Sparks ‘ by default really as I […]

Brian Harvey – Further News…



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The funeral of Capt Rodman Tarbuck will take place Wednesday 15th July at 12:00 It is being held at St Peters Church 2 Village Road Heswall Wirrel CH60 0DZ The cremation will take place at 13:00 at Landican Cremetorium & Cemetery Arrowe Park Road Woodchurch Wirral CH49 5LW I will be attending along […]

Capt R Tarbuck – Funeral Arrangements.


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It is with great sadness to report the passing away of an old salt. A great personal friend to many in LOF – Roddy passed away yesterday 01st July aged 84, he had been diagnosed with cancer in January and given 12 months, but sadly never made it. Our condolences […]

Very Sad News – Captain Rodman Tarbuck