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The Captain's table, SS Himalaya  
   

The Captain's table, SS Himalaya

My parents are on the right, and Mum is sitting next to the Captain (Captain Cowan). I sincerely hope this was "Silly Hat Night".
Sentenced to Twenty Eight Nights at the Captain’s Table

September 18th 1964
We set sail from London on P&O's SS Himalaya on 11 September. Mum and Dad had booked the Himalaya because it was the very same ship that they had returned from England on in 1955, with six week old me in tow. Mum was apparently quite sick after my birth, so I never got to go to their home in the London suburb of Roehampton, but instead went with Mum straight from Guy's Hospital to the ship. I was ... read more
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15th February 2019

Cruising
I'm assuming children weren't allowed at the Captain's table? I bet you were happy about that :) Your memory is incredible, and I love the way you have chosen to write about these events. Cheers, Ren
15th February 2019

Captain's table
Thx Ren, I think children would have had more chance of flying to the moon than being granted a seat at the captain's table, and yes, from my point of view this was a very good thing. Many thanks for your kind words. Cheers, Dave

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