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Who Are They?

Thomas and Lilian Cullingham were fond of sea travel, taking a number of cruises during the 1930s and putting together an album of memorabilia for each of their journeys. In early 1937 Thomas and Lilian travelled on the 'Asturias' to South America and a selection of their photographs together with pictures of the menus and other printed items prepared on board are included here.

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COPYRIGHT: The images on this page are the property of Roger Cullingham, UK, and must not be downloaded or reproduced without permission.
'Sports on Board' program (cover design by Kenneth Shoesmith).
 
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"Fancy Dress Dance" (cover design by Kenneth Shoesmith).
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"Last Night" - Farewell Dinner Menu (cover design by Kenneth Shoesmith).
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Ship's Log - Home Leg
 Asturias, 1930s
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Asturias docking at Soton, UK
February 19, 1937
Lilian Cullingham waving next to crane hook, and Thomas Cullingham on her right, returning from a cruise to South America where Asturias called at Cherbourg, Lisbon, Madeira, Rio and Santos
Thomas and Lilian Cullingham, Asturias, 1930s
Album of Thomas and Lilian Cullingham, Asturias, 1930s
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Asturias 'elephant'
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'Crossing the Line' ceremony - people watching from the upper decks as passengers are 'dunked' in the pool

In the 1920s and 1930s the Asturias travelled between the UK and Buenos Aires (Argentina), via Brazil and Uruguay.

 

 

 

 

The menus (right) were printed in English and Spanish.  A copy is reproduced here:

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Lists (some incomplete) of passengers who travelled to Buenos Aires on the Asturias in the 1920s and 1930s can be found at the website:www.hebrewsurnames.com
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Monday July 27, 1936
'RMS Asturias'
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The List of Passengers "Royal Mail Asturias Cruises 1935" has been kindly supplied by Mr Antonio Petit Cwirko of Bolivia

[September 2017]

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In 1932 American 'socialite' Ms Phoebe Sorel, aged 39, shot herself on board the SS Asturias. 
 
Her Great-Nephew, Chris Reed, has kindly forwarded news clippings of her sad story ....