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Blanchland Apprentices

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A group of Apprentices who worked on the Blanchland - the last ship launched by Gray's.
Middle row, 3rd in from the left is William Robinson who was fondly known as 'Flicker' to his mates. He was an apprentice shipwright at the William Gray shipyard. He went on to serve in the Merchant Navy and also work at Blohm & Voss in Germany. In his later years he was part of the Trincomalee restoration team where his shipwright skills were once again required. 

Donor : Hartlepool Library Service

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