The Blue Funnel Line

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Idwal Jones

1911 ~ 1974

A Classic Blue Funnel Postcard

 

             

Idwal, from Llyshyfryd, Rhiw, like his father William Jones, went away on the Blue Funnel Line. His father, who was a ship's carpenter, was tragically killed on the Glaucus at Swansea in November 1930. He wrote a letter to Idwal, only days before his accident.     The Letter

                                   

Idwal's first ship the Teucer, 1929-31.

 

       

His Seaman's National Insurance Card

 

                    

Christmas card to his wife from the Sarpedon

 

   

Idwal's Vaccination Card

 

Ajax 1931-33

Menelaus 1933-35

           

Sarpedon 1935-39

 

Peisander 1940

 

                        

Betty his wife was very concerned about him, when she hadn't heard from him for a while. But letters to Blue Funnel drew a blank, because of the secrecy that had to be maintained about ship movements at times of war. Idwal arrived home safely a few weeks after the last letter.

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Meny thanks to Mrs E Jones, Idwal's daughter for lending us this fascinating collection.

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