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The Probus Club of Meltham - Meeting 14 Jun 2017

14 Jun

Biography, Travel

Jerry crabtree

Todays Speaker was our member Jerry Crabtree. He talked about his family, childhood and early employment in the Merchant Navy which involved travelling all over the globe.

Jerry was born in Halifax, moving to Cleethorpes at the age of 8 where he developed a love of everything connected with the sea. He outlined the career of his relative Big Daddy, real name Shirley Crabtree Junior, who at one time was British & European Wrestling Champion.

Jerry gave many amusing anecdotes. Examples were finding Big Daddy out on the moors in mid winter looking for Elvis (his budgie) and water hosing the ships pilot on the Suez Canal.

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