Welcome back Tony & Deirdre

Tony & Deirdre Poynder left Whittlesey @ 30 Ramsey Road over 30 years ago.
Tony was a Navigating Officer in the Merchant Navy, he moved to work with Townsend Thoresen Ferries out of Dover.
He was the Liaison Officer on the ‘Herald of Free Enterprise’ – fortunately he was not on duty on the night of 6th March 1987 when disaster struck when the ferry capsized due to the bow doors being left open, killing 193 passengers and crew.
Tony continued to work for P&O Ferries until the mid-90’s when he took early retirement and set up his own consultancy – dealing with Maritime safety.
He and Deirdre only come back to Whittlesey very occasionally to visit Deirdre’s mother grave in Doddington.
We have always kept in touch and we did meet them recently when we were in Kent.
A very good dinner at ‘The Dog-In-A-Doublet’ this evening.
Tony & Deirdre have just become first time Grand-parents.
Tony and his family originally lived at Portland Place Whittlesey.

Tony P                         RG                                                      Deirdre P                 Connie G

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