TIME to share more of my ‘memories are made of this’ thoughts, and, this week, as usual, I'm including snaps from yesteryear, and, indeed, as far back as yester-yesteryear.

Let's start with the ancient one, a photo which, although it's been languishing in my collection for many a moon, only now have I got round to delving into some of its history.

It really underlines the saying…Every picture tells a tale.

The snap is of the British-built cruise liner, the City of Paris, which was owned in the late 1800s by the Inman Line.

Sadly, the Inman Line hit hard times financially and, in 1886, went bankrupt, and was taken over by the company's largest creditor, the Philadelphia-based International Navigation Co.

To say she was quick over the waves would be an understatement, because she went on to hold the Blue Riband as the fastest ship on the North Atlantic route from 1889-1891, and then again from 1892-1893.

Then came dangerously troubled waters, as, from the mid-1890's, until July 1891, the City of Paris was requisitioned by the US Navy to operate in the Spanish-American War…and, after being refitted and armed, was then re-named Yale.

After the war, she reverted back to the name City of Paris, and the 10,600-ton ship, accompanied by two German tugs, along with one Danish tug, arrived at Milford Docks on September 2, 1899.

Five months later, on February 3, 1900, with her length having been extended by 100 feet, and now called the Philadelpia, she left Milford, and headed for Belfast.

She was finally scrapped in 1923.

I've recently received another one of those ‘requests for information’ that frequently arrive on the TRM table. Here's an email from Malcolm Ayre.

"I have been trying to trace some information on my grandfather. His name is Reginald Baden Powell Bevans (Dickie Bevans). He was a blacksmith when he started working with my great grandfather.

“Once he married my grandmother, he was a fisherman/engineer on Milford Haven trawlers for many years, and ended up as chief engineer.

“When I was younger, I could remember going to meet him down the docks, and we would walk back home. There is one story he always spoke about.

“When he was very young, he used to do knuckle boxing, but with no gloves on.

“I never forget that story.

“I see all the old pictures of Milford trawlers, and the only one I can remember was…he used to work on the Norrard Star just before he retired.

“Is it possible you have any information on my grandfather?

“He was a lovely gentleman. He had a son Reginald Robert Bevans who was a postman for over 40 years.

“If you do have any information, I will be extremely grateful."

Anyone who has any gen to help Malcolm, please get in touch.

That leads me into one of my tenuous links…this time conjured up by Malcolm's grandfather's name…Baden-Powell.

It was Lord Robert Baden-Powell who, over a century ago came up with the idea of starting the Scout movement…and, by one of those strange coincidences, one of the photos that Brian Hearne gave me a few weeks ago, was this one of a 1940's Scout gang.

I have to confess that, although some of my pals joined the movement, I was never really interested in the same way, possible reasons being that I was just too lazy…or maybe it was because my mother had banned me from possessing any kind of pocket knife, or just that, by the time I was nine, I was quite tall and already wearing ‘long trousers’.

Now it's teaser time and the correct answer/s to last week's puzzle were…RUBBER BAND…ELASTIC BAND etc.

Those who got in touch to tell me were…Joan Earles, Margaret Jones, Les and Mrs Haynes, Joyce Layton, John Glover, Marie Parr, Anne and Jets Llewellyn, Elinor Jones.

Many thanks to all who had a bash.

That's another one gone…see you next week, I hope.