“In the Treacle Mine”

B O E K B E S P R E K I N G  By : Frank NEYTS

A new title from Whittles Publishing reads ‘In the Treacle Mine. The Life of a Marine Engineer’. J.W. Richardson signed as the author.

In the Treacle Mine’ starts in the 1960s when steam power was still the preferred option for larger and more powerful ships but over the following decade the availability of diesel engines sounded the death knell for steam propulsion. Now there are only a few preserved steamships left as a reminder of how things used to be down below in the ‘treacle mine’, which was how Geordie marine engineers described the engine-room.

Following his experiences with steam, the author eventually began working on motor ships but these were also not without incident and there is much in this book that will spark the interest of anyone who enjoys stories of the sea and seafarers.

Like all publications of Whittles Publishing, good reading and value for money!

“In the Treacle Mine” (ISBN 978-1-84995-488-4) is issued as a paperback. The book counts 224 pages and costs £16.99 or $24.95. The book can be ordered via every good book shop, or directly with the publisher, Whittles Publishing, Dunbeath Mill, Dunbeath, Cairness IKW6 6EG, Scotland (UK), e-mail: ,




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