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As many may be aware that when President goes out the crew wear clothing appropriate to the occasion, part being red or blue spotted neckerchiefs.

 

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Whilst shopping this morning I found the ideal Covid accessory.

 

 

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34 minutes ago, Ray T said:

As many may be aware that when President goes out the crew wear clothing appropriate to the occasion, part being red or blue spotted neckerchiefs.

 

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Whilst shopping this morning I found the ideal Covid accessory.

 

 

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It will probably help a bit stopping some of the crap he is about to breath going down his lungs as well

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56 minutes ago, Ray T said:

As many may be aware that when President goes out the crew wear clothing appropriate to the occasion, part being red or blue spotted neckerchiefs.

Except it isn't really appropriate. It's not what the steamer crews wore back in the day.

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On 24/10/2020 at 12:53, David Mack said:

Except it isn't really appropriate. It's not what the steamer crews wore back in the day.

Yes I am well aware that President's crew's attire are not historically correct, if you note I said "appropriate to the occasion" - not necessarily historically accurate.

I believe President's crew are asked by the BCLM to don the attire they do.

 

Steam boat crew.jpg

 

The original post was meant to have a degree of humour.

 

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I don't think a boatman would fend off the butty with his foot. 

 

 

4 hours ago, Ray T said:

 

 

Steam boat crew.jpg

 

 

Looks like the cast of the Rappers Delight !

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, magnetman said:

I don't think a boatman would fend off the butty with his foot.

 

He's adjusting the tow angle with his foot, not trying to stop it.  It's also running unladen, so not quite as bad as it looks.

 

I do agree that the spotted neckerchief serves much the same purpose as a Blackberry mobile device used to though - it warns everyone else about the sort of person they are dealing with!

 

11 hours ago, Ray T said:

I believe President's crew are asked by the BCLM to don the attire they do.

 

Why on earth would the BCLM do that?  I'm not disagreeing with your statement, just astounded by it.

 

 

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8 hours ago, TheBiscuits said:

 

He's adjusting the tow angle with his foot, not trying to stop it.  It's also running unladen, so not quite as bad as it looks.

 

I do agree that the spotted neckerchief serves much the same purpose as a Blackberry mobile device used to though - it warns everyone else about the sort of person they are dealing with!

 

 

Why on earth would the BCLM do that?  I'm not disagreeing with your statement, just astounded by it.

 

 

With regard to clothing I think it is to present a “Corporate” image rather than the crew wearing high vis or other attire which may be considered out of keeping.

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22 hours ago, Ray T said:

Yes I am well aware that President's crew's attire are not historically correct, if you note I said "appropriate to the occasion" - not necessarily historically accurate.

I believe President's crew are asked by the BCLM to don the attire they do.

 

Steam boat crew.jpg

 

 

What a fascinating picture.  I've noticed it before in photos from the era, but was only doing up the top button of a jacket or waistcoat some sort of fashion?   Or was being 'all buttoned up' more formal?      And the chap on the right looks as if he's about to break out into some sort of Tyrolean dance.

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1 hour ago, Mac of Cygnet said:

 

What a fascinating picture.  I've noticed it before in photos from the era, but was only doing up the top button of a jacket or waistcoat some sort of fashion?   Or was being 'all buttoned up' more formal?      And the chap on the right looks as if he's about to break out into some sort of Tyrolean dance.

I think it was to allow freedom of movement but still keep the clothing from flapping around.

Steam loco crews adopted the same fashion.

 

L to R Fireman Tommy Bray, Driver Joe Duddington and Inspector Sid Jenkins.

The others are the unnamed guard and a couple of the Westinghouse men.

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Don’t recall seeing boatmen wearing Breton caps ,

traditionally more often a trilby style from the Atherstone hat factory or a flat cap. Mr Bray called his a clowboy hat.

interesting that the fireman was also a Bray .

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3 hours ago, Ray T said:

I think it was to allow freedom of movement but still keep the clothing from flapping around.

Steam loco crews adopted the same fashion.

I think that is correct. A practice amongst working men rather than anything associated with fashion.

Lovely picture. Might have been taken after the 126mph run.

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25 minutes ago, Derek R. said:

I think that is correct. A practice amongst working men rather than anything associated with fashion.

Lovely picture. Might have been taken after the 126mph run.

Yes.

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6 minutes ago, max's son said:

Nice Waistcoat and is he wearing a white neckachief?

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Good 'ole Arthur at Sutton Stop.

 

William Humpris 1930's at a best guess.

Note scarf and top buttoned waistcoat

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3 hours ago, max's son said:

Nice Waistcoat and is he wearing a white neckachief?

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Nice photo and change to see one of him not in an overcoat

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Ernie and Arthur going on a trip. Arthur seems to have a new hat and Ernie his normal wooly one. He once told me he didn’t like people who dressed up and pretended to be boatmen.

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Collar and tie for Tom Sibley.

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I've always wondered if Benny from Crossroads was modeled on Ernie Kendall?

 

Paul Henry as Benny Hawkins

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