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Steve's Movies 

This is a selection of my old Super 8 movies that I've recently had converted to DVD. I've been meaning to do it for years but was finally inspired by Kevin Timms' collection. Basically I've split them up into 20 separate movies listed in alphabetical order. 

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Acapulco Bay 1976  

Starring in order of appearance: 

SS Oriana, Mike Jack, Toby Tompkins, Ian Colquhoun (3rd Eng), ?? (Fireman), 2 Unknown Engine Room Crew, Steve B.

 

Athens 1975

Starring in order of appearance: 

SS Oriana, Garry Stewart, Bill Wilson, Steve B, Alan Conlin, Mark Sawyer, Dave Oakes, Andy Jackson, Mick Everson, Kevin Timms.

 

Beach Somewhere 1975

Starring in order of appearance: 

Passenger, Passenger (Princess), John Russell (Nice John From Windsor), Passenger, Geordie John Atkinson, Charlie Oxley.

 

Boat Trip Somewhere 1975

Starring in order of appearance: 

John Thow, Dave George, ?? (Deck Cadet), 3 Unknown Deck Officers, Unknown, Toby Tompkins, SS Oriana.

 

Boat Trip 2 Somewhere 1975

Starring in order of appearance: 

Charlotte (Jokers 7), Mike Jack, Charlie Oxley, John Hammond, Unknown, Geoff Groucho Heap, Dave George, Mark Sawyer, Geordie John Atkinson, Dave Whitehand, 3 Unknowns, Les Diffey, Kevin Timms, ?? (Nurse), 4 Unknowns, Betty Leong (Jokers 7), Shirley Golby, 2 Unknowns, Nick Taffy Williams, Dirty Harry Adamson, Alan Conlin, Ian ? (3rd Eng), John Thow, Super Mac, Unknown, Mick Everson, Philip Jackson, 2 Unknowns.

 

Boys On Leave 1976

This movie starts off outside the house I grew up in and lived in for the first 21 years of my life in Grange Lane North, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. We then took a drive to Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire for a day out. Check out the priceless re-enactment of a notable scene from Monty Python's Holy Grail.

    

Starring in order of appearance: 

Alan Conlin, Garry Stewart, Geoff Heap, Jen B, Dirty Harry Adamson. 

 

Cabin Bonding 1975

Starring in order of appearance: 

Geoff Groucho Heap, Andy Ball, Bob Chambers, Mike Jack, Toby Tompkins, Les Diffey, Ken Worsfold, Alan Conlin, Super Mac, Mark Sawyer, Dirty Harry Adamson, Glyn Dodson.

 

Cabin Bonding 2 1975

Starring in order of appearance: 

Dave Oakes, Mark Sawyer, John Russell (Nice John From Windsor), Chris Hall, Bert McAughtrie, Mick Everson, John Speed, Dirty Harry Adamson, Glyn Dodson.

 

Celia Cowan 1975

Starring in order of appearance: 

Celia Cowan, Dirty Harry Adamson.

 

Leaving Sydney 1976

Starring in order of appearance: 

No Officers or Crew to mention but some of you may recognise the three female ex passengers crying on the quay, waving us goodbye.

 

Madeira 1976

Starring in order of appearance: 

SS Oriana, Kevin Timms, Dave Oakes, Our Taxi Driver, Steve B.

 

Oriana FO 1975

Starring in order of appearance: 

SS Oriana, A group of un-named Engineering Officers dressed in White Mess Jackets.

 

There's an explanation required here. I was on local leave in Perth when the Big O came into Fremantle so I thought it'd be a good idea to hire a light aircraft and fly low over the ship as she left port at 18:00 hrs. Due to licence restrictions we had to be back in Jandakot by sundown i.e. around 19:30 hrs. Anyway, to cut a long story short, she was late leaving and I was told later that it was because Toby Tompkins, who was doing the 4th's Bunkering duties that day, had put too much oil in the starboard tanks listing the ship against the quay trapping the gangways so they were madly trying to re-ballast so they could get the ship away from the side. Anyway I'd also arranged for a group of the lads to be out on deck so I could film them. I should also point out here that over land we have to stay above 1000 feet but at sea we could have come down to 500 feet but we never got that chance. What you see on the aft deck is a message to me from the lads as they were very hungry and wanted to go to Dinner. Thanks boys! 

 

Oriana Freo 1975

Starring in order of appearance: 

SS Oriana, Jen B, Alan Conlin.

 

This is when the ship arrived back into Fremantle where me and TT were to rejoin. TT had taken leave in the Eastern States but flew to Perth a week early and stayed with Jen & I waiting for the ship to turn up hence the reason we were unhappy was that our leave was over. 

 

Oriana Valletta 1975

Starring in order of appearance: 

Just the Big O herself.

 

Pago Pago 1976

Starring in order of appearance: 

Passenger, Toby Tompkins, Jen B, SS Oriana.

 

Soton Refit 1975

Starring in order of appearance: 

Bob Stewart (Surely Surely), Bruce Waller, Ken Worsfold, John Hammond, Kevin Timms, Bob Chambers, Steve B.

 

Sydney Arriving 1975

Starring in order of appearance: 

Celia Cowan on Manly Beach

 

Trade Winds Hotel Suva 1976

Starring in order of appearance: 

Charlotte (Jokers 7), Betty Leong (Jokers 7), Various unknown Crew members.

 

US Med Fleet 1975

Starring in order of appearance: 

John Speed, Dirty Harry Adamson, Dave George.

 

Explanation, We tied up alongside part of the US Mediterranean Fleet in Palma I think and we asked Bruce Waller what would be our chances of getting on one of the ships to have a look around. He simply said put on your best whites and cap and go and ask, so we did. We were piped aboard as we walked up the gang plank which blew me away and was saluted by the Master at Arms at the top. Dirty Harry saluted back with his left hand if I remember right! Anyway, they called a Lieutenant Engineer who said he would be delighted to show us around but they were on a 5 minute standby which meant they had to be away from the quay and doing full ahead within 5 minutes and if they had to go we'd be going with them so we took the risk and went for a brilliant tour.

 

Windsurfer 1975

Starring in order of appearance: 

Mike Jack and the Big O. This was the first windsurfer I'd ever seen.

 

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