Let's start with some of this week follow-ups in answer to Cynthia Edwards' query re "Short Lane," Milford Haven.

John Layton, Margaret Price and Albert Scrivens got in touch with the gen, Albert's email said: "Jeff, I had reason to chase it up in the Records Office.

"It was at the junction of Robert Street and Dartmouth Street, It was behind the old chapel, later a greengrocers, and now has a block of flats over it.

"Hope this helps."

It sure does. Thanks to all for their interest.

Often, just reading the memories and dramatic tales from the trawling days makes me shiver with awesome wonder at the daily perils, and hardships, faced by all men of the sea.

I recently found this "Ancient Seaman's Prayer," which seems particularly apt.

"Lord, still the seas and shield my ship from harm.

Instruct my sailors, guide my steerman's arm.

Send stiffer courage and send me milder gales.

Strengthen my cable, secure my anchor fast.

Direct my pilot, and be Thou my mast." ( Frances Quarles).

In this week's TRM trawler corner is the James Lay LO 333/ FD 189.

A Castle Class, steel sided trawler, built in 1918 in Limehouse, 278 tons. 125' long.

She landed at Milford from Jan 1920 to Dec 1930, and from May 1954 to Dec 1959.

Local owners: Haven Trawlers, Milford Docks.

Skippers: Alfred James Kersey (1925); Steve Pembroke (1954); Sept 1939 Requisitioned by the Admiralty, and converted to minesweeper.

In May 1940 under "Operation Quentin/Quidnunc/Quixote", alongside the Milford Queen and Milford Princess, the James Lay was first to find, and cut, the submarine telecommunications cables in the North Sea between Britain and Germany.

And from a local news cutting dated April 1930: "The crew of twelve hands of the Milford trawler James Lay, of Messrs Brand and Curzon, had a narrow escape from death, and the vessel itself from sinking, in Fleetwood last week.

"The trawler had landed a catch at Fleetwood from the Rockall fishing grounds, and was lying in the River Wyre after coaling and getting ready to go out for another fishing voyage.

"Soon after the men went to their bunks the vessel sprang a leak, water flooded into the engine room and extinguished the boiler fire, afterwards invading the fo'castle where many of the men were asleep.

"The trawler was in imminent danger of sinking, when a watchman discovered the men's plight. They leapt from their bunks and manned the pumps, and set them going, but were unable to cope with the inrush of water. Two tug boats dashed to her aid, and she was towed to a sandbank, where she was beached. In another hour the vessel would have foundered.

"It is not known what what the cause of the leak could have been, but the approaches to the dock at Fleetwood at certain times, are perilous, and do not compare with the free passage and and safety of Milford Harbour."

Here's a pic of the ship, and from a May 1954 WW Guardian..a pic of her crew.

Back Row L-R..Fireman..Alec Rozblot ; Fireman learner..J. O'Driscoll.

Deckhand..S. Majewski ; Boson..Micky Finn; 3rd Hand..P. Wysocki ; 2nd Eng..Haydn Jones.

Front Row..Fireman..Alec Stewart; Ch Engr W. Rhead; Deckhand George Cook BEM, Skipper Steve Pembroke ; Mate Alf Whisby ; Deckhand..Norman Palmer.

Seated in front..Cook..Ted Pakula.

The James Lay was broken up in 1960 at Wards Yd, Briton Ferry.

A couple of weeks ago, alongside Doug Joyce's serialised story of his life in the Army Cadets, we included a 1947 snap, and thanks to Walter and Beryl Coe, along with Roy Holman, here are some names of those who were in the photo.

In the back row were Len Roberts and Royston Holman. The 3rd line..Cecil Curtis, Ronnie Atkins, ? Funge, Randy Richards (an ex neighbour of mine from my 1950's Vicary Crescent days), Jake Barber. Centre line..Eric Sturley, Capt. Jack Evans.

4th row..Kenny Coe, Freddy Etherington, Wally Coe, Sally John.

Front row..Gwyn Lloyd, Norman Taylor, ? Berrigan, Gerald Simmonds, Brian Naden, David Rolls, Vincent Griffiths.

Many thanks, and we'll have another episode from Doug's memoirs next week.

Now for our teaser, and last week's solution was that the doctor was the boy's mother, as worked out by Joyce Layton, Gerry Thomas, Avril Sturley, John Glover, Roy Holman, Margaret Jones, Sheila Rimmer, Anne and Jets Llewellyn, Elinor Jones and Charles Weatherall (and his clever grandaughter).

Thanks to all who all got in touch.

Here's another riddle for you. What are the next 3 letters in this sequence. OTTFFSS.

I had a few calls about last week's Pill photo, including one from John Sturley, who loved it. Here's one of Milford Beach, from around the same time.

That's about it, but I'll leave you with this gem from a recent discussion I had with someone who'd just acquired a new hearing aid.

He said it was so good that, when he turned it up, he could hear a cat break wind in the next street! I smiled for days.

See you.