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Re: Have I found a Suez Vet?

Hallo Taffy - "how does a thing like the Sweet Water Canal go on fire?" In our day, probably because it was full of gas-producing gunk; faeces, dogs, the odd camel... all despite Ferdie de L having built it as a source of pure water for the canal workings.

Totally off topic (following a Suez-forums tradition) it reminded me of the first Suez vets' presence at a Cenotaph march.

Watching it on't telly, I'd left the "text to speech" doohickey on, and it seemed that each time David Bumblebee said "Suez", it was rendered in text as "sewers". It didn't amuse me, given the importance of the occasion, but the memory sticks...


Re: Have I found a Suez Vet?

Hi Gwynn, Lads
That was a funny one Gwynn'
Gwynn did you know that Brian Paradice, I only found Out a couple of weeks ago.
I met big Joe Kane in the supper market I asked him had he Brian as I had been phoning him for months. but no responce Joe said he only found out the day before he was burried he did go to the funeral.
I dont know now who is running the Canal Zoners .
John Adelaide

Re: Have I found a Suez Vet?

Hallo John,

So far as I know Patricia Jezzard (daughter of the founder) is still running the 'Zoners'. might be of help - lots to wade through though.



Re: Have I found a Suez Vet?

John G, I think John D is referring to the fact that Brian Paradise was the Representative for Australia for Canalzoners.
I don't know what's happening now as I have had no contact with any of them for a very long time now. Cheers, Taffy.

Re: Have I found a Suez Vet?

Hi Taffy,

- oops! Clumsy of me - brain not in gear.

John G.