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Sea Containers Old Lags' Domain

The Sea Containers Old Lags Domain (SCOLD) website was launched in February 2003, primarily as a means of communication and a source of information to alumni and friends of Sea Containers. There are more than five thousand Old Lags (ex-staff, ex-agents, and old friends) around the world. The list includes alumni as far back as 1966

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APRIL 2017
A memorial service was held for the late Nigel J. Tatham, who had been President of the Ship Division for many years.  He had died in December 2016.  Attendees at the service included James and Shirley Sherwood, Maggie Ward, David Benson, David and Marion Collins, Richard Coupland, Malcolm Parrott, and Ian Whiteman.  [See the In Memoriam page.]

 

MAY 2015
RIP Paul Dacey.  His wife informed Charles Bishop: "I am writing you with the sad news that Paul passed away yesterday after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimers' Disease. He remained at home throughout this difficult journey and was surrounded by those who loved him."
 
MARCH 2015
Sad news of the death of Ron Duce, a much loved and respected member of the tank department.  He died peacefully.   No other information has been provided to the SCOLD site.

 

NOVEMBER 2014
Unhappy news of the death of Stanley Lewis, husband of Audrey Goodson.  Details here.
 
OCTOBER 2014
New message from Richard Prescott received Oct. 14 - added to Correspondence.  Or go here.
Check out correspondence section for news of "old-timer" Ed Faulkner of California.  Or go here.
 
SEPTEMBER 2014
Norman Daniels died of cancer on September 9.   Memoriam
 
 
AUGUST 2014
Karl Helmich, German agent, died tragically in a car accident on August 28.
Sudden sad death of Kathy Crossan on August 20, 2014.  See Stop Press.  Memoriam
APRIL 2014
Death announced of John Holmes-Walker after a prolonged illness.  See obituary.
AUGUST 2013
Sad death of Carol White on August 5.   Tributes added to In Memoriam section.  Also accessible here.
JUNE 2013
Death of Gary Skrehot- see Alumni (Database) and In Memoriam links for details
FEBRUARY 2013
Updating with some recent sad news

Informed of deaths of Marc Bass, Terry Jones and Willy Fiebig.  See Database for information

FEBRUARY 2012
Death of Robin I'Anson
DECEMBER 2010
Death of Jack Cheetham
Check correspondence pages for latest additions of news items from retirees,
DECEMBER 2009
The website is renewed by Joe Sinclair after a 5-year gap.
Death of Mike Wicks in June 2009
 
 DECEMBER 2007
Death of Rob Ward
 
MARCH 2004
Check correspondence pages for more cheerful news than of late

The last of the few - ShipDiv disposes of its final vessel. (Click here for article)

 
FEBRUARY  2004
Death of Dimitri Angelopulo - Greek Agent.
Death of Don Moody - Chief Accountant, Factories and Depots.
 
NOVEMBER  2003
Death of Willem Kuster - SpecialsManager, GESeaCo Benelux.
JULY  2003
Death of Veli Nordstrom - ex-Finnish agent.


MARCH  2003
 



 
FEBRUARY  2003
Retirement of Audrey Goodson - click on picture
 
 
JANUARY  2003
Retirement of Rob Ward - click on pictures
JULY  2002
 
Sea Containers GmbH, Hamburg, celebrates 20 years anniversary.
 
 NOVEMBER  2001
Retirement of Ralph Torretta - click on picture

 
 
JULY 2001
Retirement of Brian Bennett - click on picture

 
 
 2001
Death of John McCarthy
Retirement of Peter Hedger
Retirement of Dick Moore
80th birthday of Elsie Stead
Retirement of Terry Jones
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2000
Departure of "Lady Lyn" - aka Lynda Driskel
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Death of Martyn Gill - December
GE SeaCo takes stand at Intermodal Brazil (Sao Paulo) 
1999
Retirement of John Pawsey after 27 years at Hart Fenton
Departure of Mary Bethune, PA to JBS, after 22 years
Retirement of David Colebrook of engineering department
Retirement of Roy Myles, in charge of car park security
Death of Freddie Clemo, long-time agent in the Philippines
Death of Heinz Wille late manager of Sea Containers in Brazil
Death of Peter Ewerth - a pioneer agent of Sea Containers in Germany
Death of Jorgen Dithmer - another pioneer, this time in Denmark
 

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Picture taken from group photograph of Lisbon Agents' Conference of 1970.  Click on picture to expand

 
1998
Appointment of Toby Grey as Regional Director for South America
Death of Andrea Colzi of Sea Containers Italy (April)
Departure of Sarah Bainbridge (nee King), secretary to Brian Bennett (May)
Combined GE/SeaCo meeting at Windsor Court in New Orleans (June)
First major GE SeaCo exhibition - Intermodal 98 in Rotterdam (December)
Last issue of SeaCo Newsletter; first issue of GE SeaCo newsletter.
 
1997
Death of Trevor Milner.  Manager Sea Containers British Isles. (February)
Death of Jan-Erik Eliasson.  Erstwhile agent for Sweden and Norway.
Death of Erik P. Woit, Senior Vice President of Sea Containers Ltd
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1996
Retirement of Toni McLeod, Assistant to Mary Bethune (PA to JBS)
Departure of Pierre de Schepper from ICTC Antwerp to start his own company.
Departure of agent Gershon Maas from IFCO Israel.
Death of John Ellis, Ship Manager of Pacifica Shipmanagement, Singapore.
Death of Colin Bather, Vice President Orient Express Hotels until retiring 1991.
 
1995
Departure of Ron Boddy from ship department after nine years.  To the Far East.
Departure of Steve Harris from PR Department.  After five years.
 
1992
John Wardill completes 25 years service with YMCL.  A record!
 
1991
Retirement of Dick Seymour, General Manager Group Insurance, Bermuda
Retirement of Mike Simmons, Managing Director Sea Containers Asia Ltd
25th anniversary celebration of agency relationship with ICTC Antwerp
 
1990
Retirement of Ivo Marcinko, Agency Manager, Transjug, Jugoslavia
 

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STOP PRESS

July 30, 2017

After a prolonged period of inactivity following the introduction of Windows 10 and the consequent loss of my dtp system I have apparently succeeded in replacing this, and this notice is merely to test it out.

April 30 2015

Your jovial webmaster on this date visited Audrey Goodson in her new home located coincidentally not many yards away from the home he himself vacated a few years ago.

A happy evening was spent recalling several old SC lags and wondering "where they were now".

If they felt their ears burning, they will find their names in the report in the correspondence columns or you can find it HERE.

Perhaps they might write and let us know where they are, or more importantly, how they are.


WE HAVE ADDED A NEW COLUMN TO THE  ALUMNI MAIN DATABASE SECTION WITH LINKS TO OTHER SECTIONS OF THE WEBSITE SUCH AS OBITUARIES AND CORRESPONDENCE.

WE HAVE ALSO LINKED MANY MORE OF THE NAMES TO PHOTOS OF ALUMNI.

THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ALUMNI IN THE MAIN DATABASE SECTION NOW EXCEEDS 440.  IF YOUR NAME IS MISSING, OR IF ANY INFORMATION IS INCORRECT, PLEASE LET US KNOW.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO SEND US YOUR NEWS. YOUR PHOTOS, YOUR COMMENTS.

 

November 2009Access to this site was renewed via Joe Sinclair's personal website.

The Domain Name SCOLD was allowed to expire in 2004 as a consequence of the lack of support from potential contributors of material and lack of interest in paying the (albeit small) fee for renewal.

Several expressions of regret in the "demise" of the site and of interest in seeing it renewed resulted in this initiative.

It does need support in the form of information about the whereabouts and activities of past and current members of the Sea Containers' organisation.


The following notices are repeated from the earlier version of the SCOLD site.


August 11, 2003 -  We have added a Notice Board section. Please let us have any items you wish to submit (subject to their passing obscenity and libel laws) and we will be happy to include them.

DIRECTORY -   The main database now has more than 400 names.

The directory is continually updated, but very little information is being provided.

Considering that the number of staff members who have passed through the Sea Containers portals over the years must now run into four figures, we are clearly missing a great many of them.

Please bring this website to the notice of any past Sea Containers staff you may know and ask them to contact us. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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