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Poem of dockers' nicknames

A poem written in the 1970's giving the nicknames for dockers working for Orkney Islands Shipping Co.

By Mrs Ray Skinner
Picture added on 28 July 2013 at 16:30
Added by Kathleen Keldie on 29 July 2013
I did LOL when I read that.
Absolutely brilliant
Added by Bruce Moar on 29 July 2013
Tommy Bews gave me a list of Dockers 95 that he remembers working there with many of there nicknames
Added by Billy Cardno on 30 July 2013
My dad John Rendall wrote this and the amended last couple of lines was
'I forgot the one alas alak
But Tattie Bogle was on fallback!'
Added by Sylvia Leonard on 09 August 2013
wonderfull bunch o men great poem no mention o da rancher toolie great guy mony a fun wee dem aa
Added by G.s.burgess (bertie) on 09 September 2017
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