I’ve had a great response to the Medway Messenger Newspaper article about John Oliver in the MEMORIES pages by Pete Cook this week ( Pub: Friday 7 October )
Thanks to Peter for writing such a detailed and accurate article, and to all who emailed me with information and memories of their own .
Two correspondents recognised the vessel John is photographed in holding the wheel , as the steam tug ‘Cervia’ . This is now being restored at Ramsgate . John was keen on preserving steam engines and helped with several restoration projects including the Medway Queen paddle steamer .
I’m hoping to meet all the people who have contacted me through this article for a longer conversation over the coming months .
Please keep the memories coming!
I’d love to hear from you