Elder Dempster Lines

Barry Groombridge

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Barry was a Purser at Elder Dempster Lines

Barry Groombridge

Barry Groombridge joined Elder Dempster Lines aged 16. Barry’s first voyage was from London to the United States, via West Africa. The voyage lasted nine months.

Listen to Barry’s interview to hear about the Christmas he spent with nuns in Madeira and what life was like as a purser at Elder Dempster Lines.

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