Our next meeting:

An illustrated talk
by Dave Fryer

in Gateacre Chapel, Gateacre Brow L25 3PB
on Sunday 11th March, 2.30pm

Dave Fryer, who lives locally, is a retired Marine Engineer and Lecturer.
He served with 'Mercy Ships', a Maritime Medical Charity, for a five-year period until 2011, as a volunteer seagoing Engineer Officer. Dave's commercial seagoing career was with the Blue Funnel Line and lately with Container Fleets. After leaving the sea, he joined Riversdale College of Technology as a lecturer, mainly involved with the education and training of Merchant Navy Engineer Cadets.

Dave's second sea-going career started in 2006 when he joined 'Mercy Ships'.  This required him to revalidate his Engineer's Licence (Ticket) and to complete all the necessary safety courses. At that time he was working on the 'Africa Mercy' - the charity's latest hospital ship, which was undergoing conversion work in a shipyard in the north-east. After completing conversion and certification, the AFM sailed on its second 'maiden voyage' to Liberia in West Africa, where the ship operated as a hospital, providing free medical treatment to local people.

The talk will cover some of Dave's personal maritime history, as well as his work with Mercy Ships. It will be illustrated with powerpoint slides, supplemented by some patients' stories on DVD.

ALL WELCOME - Admission free - Donations invited

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