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#432815 - 21st Sep 2010 7:18pm RUTHERFORDS SHIPPING COMPANY
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Does anyone recall Rutherfords Shipping company in Birkenhead? My mother used to be a chaffeuse for them. She drove their MG VA 1 1/2 litre. She always wanted to fin d out what happened to it but loads of searches brouight nothing.

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#432873 - 21st Sep 2010 8:47pm Re: RUTHERFORDS SHIPPING COMPANY [Re: tigertiger1953]
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I remember from my youth older men i worked with talking about Rutherfords ship repair and boat builders, found this.

http://www.kittybrewster.com/ancestry/rutherford.htm
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#432875 - 21st Sep 2010 8:49pm Re: RUTHERFORDS SHIPPING COMPANY [Re: bert1]
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Alexander Rutherford Sr of Perth, Scotland. Born 24 May 1838. Died 15 September 1916. Established A.Rutherford and Co Ship Repairers and Boatbuilders in Birkenhead. A prominent freemason. Married Esther Hannah Perry (born 17 December 1843, died 2 July 1917 aged 74).
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#432908 - 21st Sep 2010 10:14pm Re: RUTHERFORDS SHIPPING COMPANY [Re: bert1]
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Rutherfords Boat Builders {Neptune Yard}Birkenhead. built the ROYAL BARGE that the present queen used while sailing up the river Thames during her corination
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#432941 - 21st Sep 2010 11:31pm Re: RUTHERFORDS SHIPPING COMPANY [Re: jimbob]
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thanks folks

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#432983 - 22nd Sep 2010 6:29am Re: RUTHERFORDS SHIPPING COMPANY [Re: tigertiger1953]
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A Rutherford and Co of Neptune Works, Bridge Street, Birkenhead

1853 Company founded.
1914 Shipbuilders and Repairers, Engineers, Boilermakers, Steam Yacht and Boat Builders, Ship and Yacht Outfitters. Specialities: Light Draft Steam and Motor Vessels of all kinds, all descriptions of small craft, ship repairs of all kinds. [1]
1921 Became private company.
1961 Ship repairers and boiler makers. 350 employees. [2]


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#434601 - 28th Sep 2010 3:18pm Re: RUTHERFORDS SHIPPING COMPANY [Re: bert1]
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Addvert taken from the SHIPOWNERS AND CAPTAINS 'BLUE PIGEON 1893


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#434676 - 28th Sep 2010 8:07pm Re: RUTHERFORDS SHIPPING COMPANY [Re: jimbob]
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A classy advert from 1951


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