George Crawford

Grandfather George Crawford was born in Glasgow on 21 April 1904.  He qualified as a marine engineer in Glasgow in the early 1930’s.  In 1938 he moved his family (my grandmother, my aunt and my mother) to the small village of Kigoma on Lake Tanganyika where he became the ship’s engineer on the MV Liemba.  He later became the Harbour Master of Dar es Salaam.  My grandfather lived until the age of 95 and a half.  I’m sure his love of dancing had something to do with his longevity, but I suspect there was also a link with enjoying vast amounts of tea.

My sea-faring grandfather would be very happy to see his picture hanging in the Turtle today.






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