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Old 18-10-2014, 03:41 PM
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Default Nautical Studies at Amble Modern School

I attended Amble County Secondary Modern School in the 1960. In 1965-66 I was in what I believe was the second year of the Nautical Studies class. Many of my fellow pupils came from other areas and lodged with Amble families. I have often wondered what became of the two year course, it’s boat called Sea Quest and the original school boat that I think was “The Collingwood”. Can anyone help?
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Old 18-10-2014, 03:48 PM
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It was still going strong when I was there up to 1978 (Sea Quest and the course!) Mr Shawcross was the Seamanship/Nautical studies teacher.

Any 'youngsters' care to comment on more recent years?
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Old 18-10-2014, 04:14 PM
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Mr Smith was the original teacher and had spent many years at sea. Initially the class was bases in the dinner room. On one occasion Mr Smith brought in his collection of slide to show us all. To this day his ship going through the Panama Canal sticks in my memory.
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Old 18-10-2014, 06:27 PM
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Not sure about the course ,but we bought and brought the boat 'SeaQuest' back to Amble from Berwick back in 2000. Got lots of photos of her . She was in a sorry state back in 2000 but even in a worse shape now ..............................the boat was recently cut in half to be used as a tea room or something .

She'll never float again :-)
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I was at amble school in the late 60's. Mr smith was a great teacher, and brave. We sailed sea quest up to sea houses. Not a bad trip, but the journey back was horrendous, we nearly missed our moorings due to a stern wind. The English and maths teacher was also a master mariner and a really nice bloke.
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