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Chance meetings

I was playing bowls the other day and got chatting to the guy I was playing against and it transpired that he had worked for P&O as an engineer at around the same time as I had worked for P&O as a lecky. His name is John Newman but he is not listed in the A-Z on this site. We knew some of the same people who had also worked for P&O, including Jack Cheetham and Bob Sanderson (an engineer who also is not listed on this site) and with whom he is still in touch. We had never sailed on the same vessel together so this was the first time we had met. He started off on passenger ships and them went on to cargo ships. Later he joined Townsend Thorensen which then got taken over by P&O. It's a small world, isn't it?

Where are you from: Ipswich originally, now Chandlers Ford, Hampshire.