Elder Dempster Lines

Ken Birch

Oral testimony

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Ken was Managing Director at Elder Dempster Lines

Ken BirchKen Birch was a Managing Director for Elder Dempster Lines. Ken had a family history of seafaring and had experience of the sea as a child after he and his family relocated to Southport because of the bombings in WWII.

In his interview, Ken talks about the dual personalities of officers, the dock strikes in Liverpool and what family life was like when he was at sea.

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