Here we go again after yet another unexpected disruption to my equilibrium.

I suppose these things are sent to try us. Let's see if we can make up for lost time with a belter this week.

I think I'll start with an intriguing photograph, which has the interesting caption "Hakin Bridge Festivities. Nov 1933."

It's been lent to me by Milford's Eddie Setterfield, who'd been given it by Mrs J. Palmer of Llangwm. I have no idea what's occurring, so I wonder if anyone can pinpoint exactly where it was taken, and maybe also throw some light as to what the "Hakin Bridge Festivities" were all about.

Next on the drawing board is this self explanatory email and photo, from Alison King.

"Hi Jeff - I have a very old barometer here, which was made by Mr H Cowley in Hamilton Terrace, around 100 years or more ago. I know of his family here now, and they are willing to let me decide its future, but before it can have a future, it needs a lot of TLC as it's almost in bits.

"Apparently, Mr Cowley not only made barometers, but was a compass adjuster here in Milford Haven. He sounds like a very interesting man and what a fascinating job he had.

"Is there anyone around who could give the barometer a once over and perhaps suggest a plan of action ?"

I'm constantly surprised, yet delighted, by the unusual variety of topics that crop up in TRM , thanks Alison, for yet another interesting query, and I look forward to seeing what, if any, response, it brings.

This week, anchored in our TRM Trawler Corner, is the Anne Melville M49. A steel sided trawler, built in 1909 in Aberdeen. 201 tons. 115' long. She landed at Milford from May 1945 to May 1949.

Local owners..Yolland Brothers, Milford Docks. Skippers G. Rowson, Charles Kemp Cornish.

Requisitioned by the Admiralty in both wars. During the 14-18 conflict as a minesweeper, and during the Second World War as a patrol boat.

From May 1949, comes this local news item.

"The Milford trawler, Ann Melville, owned by Messrs Yolland Brothers, and in charge of Skipper Charles Cornish, foundered on Tuesday afternoon on the Southern Banks, about a hundred miles from her home port.

She left Milford on Monday morning and the first intimation that anything was wrong came at about noon on Monday. Then the wives and families of the fishermen, in accord with practice, tuned in their wireless sets to the trawler waveband which enables them to learn how their men folk are getting along, and heard skipper Cornish telling Milford trawlers in the vicinity that he was sinking and asking for help. Other trawlers joined in and they heard the steam trawler Dandola say she was on her way to the rescue. Next came the final message from the Ann Melville..

"'s time to leave now, she's just about going." There was silence until other boats piped up later to say that Skipper Cornish and his crew of eleven were safely aboard the French trawler Lusitania, which was making for Newlyn, Cornwall, where she arrived on Wednesday morning.

Skipper Cornish praised the Captain and crew of the Lusitania then described the losing fight put up, after the Ann Melville sprang a leak: "We were fishing at about 11.30 am on Tuesday, when the Chief Engineer, Jack Griffiths, sent for me to go down to the engine room. When I got there he reported that the vessel had apparently sprung a leak, and although he had his pumps working at full capacity, the water was gaining. I decided to continue fishing for a while, but after periodical visits to the engine room, finding that the water continued to gain, decided to abandon ship. With the position becoming more serious I decided to make contact with the French trawler I had noticed fishing to the north-west and steamed in that direction, with our distress signal hoisted, and blowing blasts on our whistle. After thirty five minutes we came alongside, and at about 1o clock, seven members of the crew were ordered to abandon ship."

This left the Skipper and Chief Engineer, with the Mate, Bob Main of Neyland, and the 2nd Engr , W Evans on board.

"By twelve- thirty, the position had become impossible, " continued the Skipper, " and I gave orders to abandon. The Anne Melville finally sank at four thirty."

Once again drama of the highest order for those hardy, brave souls, who made their living in one of the most dangerous occupations of all, and you can only imagine the feelings and fears of family and friends who listened on the airwaves of the fishermens' wireless.

Here's a snap of the Anne Melville.

Now for our teasers. If you can remember the last one, the answer was Mount Everest.

And those who scaled its peak were Gerry Thomas John Glover, Les Haynes, Anne and Jets Llewellyn, Charles Weatherall, Elinor Jones and Phil Jones.

Thanks to all for getting in touch. Try this one.

What has one eye, but cannot see?

Right, time to make tracks, I'm almost afraid to say "see you next week" just in case another gremlin has other ideas! Bye for now.