Here we go with another spell of scintillating stories, withering wit, and magical meanderings, all connected to the halcyon days when steam radio was king, Hancock's Half Hour was unmissable, Mrs.Mills was the syncopating piano queen, and two ice cream cornets on the Rath didn't cost you a fiver!

As I've said many times before, it's always pleasing when I hear that one of our photos has brought back some fond memories. Like the one of SS Antwerp, a ship that was broken up at Wards Yard in 1957, and which was included in our last TRM.

That particular pic evoked a special memory that underlined the importance of expertise, and enterprise, for Milford's Eddie Setterfield, who kindly sent me this email.

"Hi Jeff..I was reading about Wards Yard in your page in the local paper about our town. I, and my late father, went on board this ship during that time in 1957. Dad wanted some decking to build his new conservatory at our house in Imogen Place.

We went on deck, only to find that ALL the decking had been offered to farmers only! Dad asked one of the farmers could he remove the decking for him, but the farmer, who had his men with him, said 'no, I need ALL of the decking'.

So we went below looking at some teak, built-in cupboards, in the ship's living quarters. I still have one in my garage today.

The farmer came down to see my father, and asked him if he knew how to remove the decking.

Now, my father had been a Shipwright, he did his apprenticeship on Milford Docks, before he left with his friend Morris Evans, another Shipwright, from Pem. Dock, to work at Portsmouth Dockyard.

So my father agreed, if the farmer would let him have some of the decking..which the farmer agreed to.

We went back up on deck, only to see that the farmer's men had smashed quite a lot of decking while trying to remove it.

My father set about with one of his tools..a long, steel ring spanner, with the other end shaped into a spike.

Dad walked along the decking, stopping every now and then..when he'd throw the spike end into a bung that covered a large steel bolt, with a very large nut on.

He turned the spike around to the ring spanner side, and unscrewed the large nut. Doing this, Dad did the whole of the decking.

Then he asked the farmer to get his men off that part of the deck and to stop any other person walking on it.

We both then went below to where dad had removed all the steel bolts. Dad stood on a table, and with his jack-hammer, began to hammer the ceiling of the decking. After a while the whole decking sprung upwards.

We went back on deck, and all the farmer had to do was to pick his decking up, and load it into bundles, so the chain drivers could swing the loads onto the quay side.

The decking, (all teak) six by four, and about 40' long, was in very good shape, except it was covered on two sides with pitch !

For this, dad asked for six lengths only..the farmer said he could have more if he wanted, but dad was never greedy. He only wanted enough for the conservatory, and a new greenhouse we put up together.

With our load of timber now on the Quayside, dad whistled to a lorry driver, Jacky Freyer, who was working for John Brothers, and asked Jack to take the timber to our Jack ten bob for the job."

Thanks Eddie, a nice memory. And it just goes to prove that it always pays to know what you're doing..not like me and this column !

So, from the Ivor Day collection, here's another of the old ships that were broken up at Wards Yard. This one is the SS Star of Egypt, built by Palmers at Jarrow in 1921. 4879 tons. 386'.

Arrived at Wards Yard in May 1921.

Another piece of feedback, with regards to recent TRM content came from Mavis Davies, who said: "Hi Jeff..just reading TRM about the TA's.

"My brother was with Dougie Joyce. I'm not sure if you've seen this photo, which Abo Evans gave to me, and also to my brother, Dai Davies.

"I'll try to get some more gen on it."

Thank you Mavis. Here's the photo in question. Maybe there's someone out there who can provide some info.

This week's final snap is a smashing old one of Lower Priory, and comes, courtesy of Shirl Thomas, who would be interested to find out if the cottages, seen on the left of the pic, were, at one time, ever known as Priory Castle.

If anyone can help out, please get in touch.

Now it's time for a teaser. A farmer was cleaning out his farm shed.

He dragged out an old water container, which was full of old dirty water, and weighed 6 gallons. The farmer put something in the container, and then it weighed less. What did he put in the container?

Right, before I go, for all those who have kindly been asking if I'm writing another book this year... the answer is yes.

A new comic novel titled "The Games People Milford !!" will be coming out, and, once again, will be in aid of the wonderful Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service charity.

I'll keep you posted.

That's it for this week, don't forget..if you've a TRM type tale/photo/memory you'd like included, please get in touch. See you next week with a Trawler Corner.