Back on board after 70 years

Back on board the Queen Mary 2, 70 years after Frank Biggs from Southampton started work as a bell boy aged 15.

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Bell Boys take trip down memory lane

They started work at the age of fourteen and were paid just over one pound a week. For hundreds of teenagers from the south being a Bell Boy on the Southampton based cruise liners was a dream job taking them all over the world. Well today the role they played looking after passengers on the great ships like the Queen Mary and Elizabeth was celebrated with one of the oldest surviving Bell Boys taking a trip down memory lane on Queen Mary 2. Mike Pearse reports.

Southampton man has photo of him displayed on Queen Mary 2

Back on board 70 years after Frank Biggs from Southampton started work as a bell boy aged 15. His duties were to look after passengers, walk dogs, carry bags and deliver papers and telegrams. Today he was on Queen Mary 2 where a photo of him dating back to 1945 has been displayed.

Frank Biggs on Queen Mary 2 Credit: ITV Meridian
Frank Biggs looking at photo of him displayed on Queen Mary 2 Credit: ITV Meridian

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