FBL Association reunion in Bermuda, May 2012 , section 4

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A number of former shipmates from the United Kingdom and the United States, sailed to the reunion on Holland Americaís Veendam.† This is a picture record of their trip.

Photographs: Peter and Christine Manley

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Above: sailing day from New York

Right: Christine† Manley (left) with Marian and John Durban

Dressed for dinner, seated: Dennis Knight (left) and Peter Manley.† Standing: left to right, John Woods, Ed Pollard, Eric Donnithorne and Brian Broome

The entire party at dinner, except Peter Manley (who took the pictures)†

Top: clockwise from left, Penny Soares, Dennis Knight, guest, John Durban, Marian Durban, Allen Soares, Eric Donnithorne, Eileen Broome, Brian Broome and Christine Manley

Right: left to right, Nancy MacIntyre, Ed Pollard, Ginny Pollard, John Woods, June Woods and Jim MacIntyre

Veendam in the Great Sound (left) and entering Two Rock Passage (right) on her approach to Hamilton, Bermuda

Stephen Cardís painting of Veendam (above) hangs on board the vessel.† This photograph was taken by Peter Manley and Stephen Cardís copyright is acknowledged

In New York, Peter Manley, Brian Broome and others met with Denis Kelleher, a former wiper in the engine-room of Ocean Monarch and Terry Howson, a former engineering officer with Furness Bermuda Line, both residents of New Jersey.

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Marian Durban (left) and Christine Manley bid farewell to New York

Left: Denis at home with his daughters, Helen (left) and Mary

Right: Eileen Broome (left), Joan Howson and Christine Manley

Ginny and Ed Pollard

Denis (centre) with Peter Manley (left) and Brian Broome.

Familiar to many from an earlier time, Veendam points her bow toward Front Street (above), prior to berthing alongside (right)

Holland Americaís Veendam sails the same route that Furness Bermuda Line vessels ploughed until 1966, so it was fitting that she was chosen to transport some of the Bermuda reunion attendees.†

June and John Woods

Right, seated: Denis Kelleher (left) and Brian Broome. Standing: Peter Manley (left) and Terry Howson