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Offline peterchall

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Re: Muster Station
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 18:01:18 »
I am guessing it refers to No3 Muster Station. Card numbers usually say something like "No 3 of 10" etc. From the length of the skirt of the lady at extreme left, and the 'knickerbockers' of the lad in the centre, I would say well before the '30s - WW1 perhaps? It looks like the mast of a WW1 era warship in the distance.
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Muster Station
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 17:41:10 »
I recently picked up this card and would like to know more about it.

I'm not sure if the 'No.3' refers to Muster Station No.3, or is the third card in a series.  I was trying to work out where in the dockyard it was/is, and if it still exists. I'm also wondering if anyone has any ideas on date (I', thinking maybe 1930s?)

Also, what was the purpose of the Muster Station?
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