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Christmas Tree on BP ball
Scotland's Rig Yards
No: 305   Contributor: Alan Bush   Year: 2015   Manufacturer: Nigg
Christmas Tree on BP ball

Not sure really if it is big or Little Wolf. Callum was a spinner of yarn before he came to Nigg.
No memory of the names of the other two freaks.

I and another welder were working on the middle third node from the far end, waiting for the Lloyd,s inspector to check our root, on the night when a pad eye broke when they were lifting, one of those smaller pile guides. (said to be 70 tons) Then was a great bang and then about 3 seconds to wonder what it was and ponder ones sins while it bounced off the flotation tank and we took a look. We spent the rest of the shift in the tea hut while the safety men checked everything.

Picture added on 16 April 2015 at 14:11
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Trying to rember the name of the head steel buyer in nigg I think it was Ray ?.... Maybe not Ray when the bp jacket was being built the buyer in London was terry welch and the boss in London was from the USA john Jones.

Added by Terry Walker on 19 April 2015.
I remember these men I did two stints at nigg bay the good year of weather 1976 I think and 1975 we got a good pay off at that christmas I worked under a bloke nicknamed, hit the hill, good days

Added by Kieran on 24 August 2015.
The big guy Tam Hose

Added by Tommy macallister on 07 April 2016.
i remember the incident well

Added by Lew Patience on 08 April 2016.
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