Bales of rubber destined for Dunlops, Liverpool from Singapore. They weighed about a hundredweight each and they bounced in all directions when they were dropped from the lorry. They were then rolled into a net and lifted aboard the ship. The net was emptied in the hold of the ship by the simple expedient of unhooking all the strops bar one and hauling away on that. Thereupon, the bales leapt and bounced around the hold furiously. Harm could befall anyone who got in the way of them, as many a first tripper found to his cost! When they had settled down they were retrieved and stowed properly.
The cross painted on the bales indicated that they were for Dunlops.
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