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Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep

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George Papavgeris 02 Sep 09 - 10:23 AM
My guru always said 02 Sep 09 - 11:17 AM
SylviaN 02 Sep 09 - 12:35 PM
SylviaN 02 Sep 09 - 12:44 PM
GUEST,flyingcat (moira) 02 Sep 09 - 03:36 PM
SPB-Cooperator 02 Sep 09 - 04:12 PM
Herga Kitty 03 Sep 09 - 03:18 PM
George Papavgeris 03 Sep 09 - 03:24 PM
GUEST,Jed & Des (Shadows in the Shade) 03 Sep 09 - 03:59 PM
GUEST,Liz Davenport 03 Sep 09 - 05:09 PM
Charley Noble 03 Sep 09 - 06:12 PM
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Subject: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 10:23 AM

The first scattering of Johnny Collins' ashes will be this Saturday, 5th September, in Great Yarmouth. Those wishing to attend should gather before 4:30pm by the Excelsior, at the South Key, Gt Yarmouth harbour - the event will take approx. 1 hr 15 mins.

We would be very happy to see you there to sing our friend on the way.

The second scattering of Johnny's ashes will be on Monday 19th October, in Workum, NL.


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: My guru always said
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 11:17 AM

Wish we could join you but alas we won't be able to so we'll light a candle & raise a glass to Johnny! Thanks for letting us know, George!


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: SylviaN
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 12:35 PM

Keith and I would love to be in Yarmouth, but we'll be at the Maritime event in Morcambe. One of our sets finishes at 4.30, so we'll do a dedication to Johnny and raise a glass to him with anyone who's there.

Sylvia


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: SylviaN
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 12:44 PM

Foot in mouth - sorry. Morcambe is the following weekend. Still can't get to Yarmouth, though, as we're in Kent.

We'll still raise a glass on Saturday and do the dedication at Morcambe.

Sylvia


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: GUEST,flyingcat (moira)
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 03:36 PM

We'll drink his health on Lunday. M & M


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: SPB-Cooperator
Date: 02 Sep 09 - 04:12 PM

I am at work on Saturday morning so I won't get there in time. What is the appropriate time to raise a glass?


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 03 Sep 09 - 03:18 PM

Refresh, and we'll raise a glass at the Wail too....

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 03 Sep 09 - 03:24 PM

About 5-5:15 pm would be a good time to coincide.


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: GUEST,Jed & Des (Shadows in the Shade)
Date: 03 Sep 09 - 03:59 PM

So sorry we can't be there on Saturday due to prior commitments, but at 17:00hrs we will stop and sing our colleague on his way with Padstowe Leaving Shanty.Godspeed Johnny.


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: GUEST,Liz Davenport
Date: 03 Sep 09 - 05:09 PM

Paul and I are at Time and Tide Museum will try to get away, but paper is at 3.30 so it will be a bit tight. Fingers crossed we will get there in time.


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Sep 09 - 06:12 PM

Thanks for posting this, George.

We'll also be thinking about Johnny on Saturday.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 06 Sep 09 - 02:14 PM

We sang some songs in remembrance of Johnny at the Wail in Verwood yesterday afternoon and evening - including "Another curry worth cooking, down the road" for the Singing Chef. Alan White scattered some ashes from an English oak, and reminded us that Johnny never made it to a Wail - though he would have like to - because he always had a booking somewhere else!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 06 Sep 09 - 04:26 PM

We were at the Hull Maritime Festival this weekend so couldn't get to the scattering but at the time they were due to be scattered Kimber's Men, Shellback Chorus, Shanty Jack and Fore and Aft sang the Farewell Shanty on the main stage.


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 01:15 PM

The Scattering of JC's Ashes

At approximately 1630hrs Saturday 5th September 2009 The Excelsior, a 1921 sail Trawler, left her berth at the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival, with a small intimate group and JC's ashes. As the Excelsior slipped her mooring Jim Mageean led the singing with "Rio Grande" and was joined in the chorus by approximately 30 people, who had gathered to sing Johnny on his way.

As the other ships present were aware of the occasion, when the Excelsior passed them by they paid their respects. The first ship to pay tribute was the Lord Nelson sounding her whistle and "Dipping" her colours and the Officers stood in dress uniform on the stern platform, this was immediately followed by The Grand Turk, who fired a two canon salute as well as lowering her colours. (There was a slight incident at this point, but that's another story) A group of 1800's Marines fired a 9 gun salute. The Border Patrol and Customs boats followed suit as did the Artemis who lowered her colours as the Excelsior passed by.

Excelsior crossed the bar and "Shallow Brown" was gently sung as the skipper found a position where she was able to switch her engines off and drift gently on the tide. Ken Stocks, skipper of the Julia, on which Johnny had sailed as cook, said some final words and then at the same moment on ship as on shore "The Farewell Shanty" was sung as Johnny's son, Michael scattered the ashes and Joyce threw a rose to the waves and we said goodbye to our dear friend. There were a few quiet moments whilst the people present had private thoughts, then the engines fired up and the Inward journey started. The Excelsior returned to her mooring to the strains of Rolling Home " Call All Hands To Man The Capstan"

Goodbye Good Buddy Rest In Peace


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: Howard Jones
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 01:46 PM

What a wonderful and appropriate tribute. Tears in my eyes.


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 02:10 PM

Not my words, I hasten to add - I was not there myself, but will attend the Netherlands one. Penned by the other great shanty singer of Herga.


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: GUEST,suzi
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 05:56 PM

As Howard said.....R.I.P Johnny. x


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: breezy
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 06:56 PM

Sparks


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: breezy
Date: 07 Sep 09 - 06:57 PM

G K


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 04:38 PM

The slight incident referred to in George's post was explained to us by Graeme at Herga last night. It was reported by the BBC here . As it was, fortunately, only a slight incident without serious damage or injury, it didn't seem entirely inappropriate to commemorate a singer with a wonderful sense of humour whose last song in public was "Reach for the gin". The BBC didn't report this bit, but apparently the lifeboat was launched before it was known that there was no-one in distress.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: GUEST,swampy
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 04:39 PM

A very fitting final resting place for a man of the sea r.i.p


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: skipy
Date: 08 Sep 09 - 05:05 PM

Tears


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: GUEST,Mr Red
Date: 09 Sep 09 - 05:58 AM

I suspect there will be a lot of raising of glasses at Bromyard, if only to make sure that his inclusion on the advertising gets some fullfillment.

I just noticed it today.


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Subject: RE: Johnny Collins/scattering of ashes 5 Sep
From: JohnB
Date: 11 Sep 09 - 11:43 PM

At what we believed to be the correct time on Sept 5th approx 100 or so of the Morris Community at the Toronto Ale sang "Let Union Be" which we believe to be the last song Johnny sang in the Hospital in Poland.
No slight incident's to report, just a hundred or so inductees of the UofT engineering faculty kissing the naughty bits on the Horse statue, with I forget which King mounted on HIS back.
The price of education these days.
JohnB


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