slow boat to UK

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JR.
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slow boat to UK

Post by JR. » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:32 am

I was recently discussing some old family history with my one living brother. His version didn't agree with what I had pieced together, so I went to the documents (I have some of my dad's old notebooks and papers.)

We were discussing his time spent in UK back in the 30's, as I have shared before he was sent by WE over to England to record the coronation of King George in 1936, for newsreels.
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ERPI was the division (subsidiary?) of WE that my father worked for. The receipt shows his round trip boat passage over and back.The trip over involved a room with a bath, apparently they didn't care how he smelled for the return trip...as that cheaper cabin did not include a bath. :lol:

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Re: slow boat to UK

Post by billshurv » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:42 pm

About $7k in todays money! But considerably more of an adventure back then...

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