Goin' Back In Time

The Anorak's Photo Collection



Paul de Haan's Private Collection


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The MV Mi Amigo and the MV Fredericia in the Oranje harbour in Amsterdam

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The deck of the Mi Amigo (the studios situated to the left and to the right of the name "Caroline")

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The Mi Amigo´s bridge

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The Fredericia´s wooden bridge

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The Caroline North studio at the top (the original 1964 studio below)

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The MV Fredericia in the Oude Houthaven in December 1968

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Both Caroline ships in the Oude Houthaven in 1972 (next to them the passenger ship Calladonia where some squatters were living) (*)

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This is a painting was by a crewmember of the Mi Amigo´s lifeboat in 1980 (seen in a pub in Queenborough)

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Technician Ruud Westbroek in the Radio Veronica Hilversum studio in 1970

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Technician Ruud Westbroek in the Radio Veronica Hilversum studio in 1970

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Will Luikinga in the Radio Veronica Hilversum studio in 1970

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Tom Collins in the Radio Veronica Hilversum studio in 1970

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The Norderney in Zaandam in 1976

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The studio onboard the Norderney in 1976

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The Norderney in Zoutkamp Groningen in February 1982 (just before being converted)

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The Norderney in Zoutkamp (see oil and water tanks, the studios and cabins having been taken out)

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The Norderney in Zoutkamp (the pane between the studio and the technician room)

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The Norderney in Zoutkamp Groningen in 1982

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The Norderney in Groningen harbour in 1994 (the masts lying horizontally on deck)

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The Norderney in Leeuwarden in 1995

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The Mebo II in August 1970

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Paul de Haan in the production studio onboard the Mebo II in August 1970 (*)

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John Denny in the live studio onboard the Mebo II in August 1970

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The production studio onboard the Mebo II on 7th August 1970 (this was the original live studio built in 1969)

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Mebo I and Mebo II in August 1970 (Larry Tremaine with beard, Peter Chicago in the background)

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In the production studio onboard the Mebo II in August 1970: Spangles Muldoon, Erwin Meister, Andy Archer, Edwin Bollier (from left to right)

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The transmitter room (MW/SW and FM) onboard the Mebo II

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Mebo II and Mebo I (Angela) in Slikkerveer in 1975 (the captain´s longjohns on the clothes-line)

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The original live studio onboard the Mebo II in 1975

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The new studio 2 onboard the Mebo II in 1975 (planned for Radio Nova, consisted of one half of the original production studio)

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The new studio 3 onboard the Mebo II in 1975 (built by Bob Noakes and Robin Banks)

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The patch pannel onboard the Mebo II in 1975 (situated in the former production studio and built to connect the three new studios)




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The MV Communicator in Lissabon (Portugal) in September 1993. The aerial tower on the rear of the ship.

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Bridge of the Communicator in october 1994. The timberwork is now painted white.

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Former Laser production studio October 1994

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Former Laser on air studio October 1994

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The new 1224 transmitter still wrapped in plastic to be used for Holland FM

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The Communicator arriving in the IJselmeer October 1994

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Winter 1997, Communicator "on ice"

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Where are the Dutch skaters?

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Corridor on the boat deck, in the back is the "frontdoor"

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Beautiful Grundig valve radio used as a monitor for the 1224 output

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Lavatory onboard and working

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Former Laser news studio

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Turntables and reel to reel recorder. Good old days...

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Studio corridor on the rear of the ship

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August 1997, summertime radio

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The wheel on the bridge

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The wheel house

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Cabins below deck August 1997. In 1999 many of the cabins were broken up by the Q-Radio people

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Former Laser transmitters in the hold. Where are they nowadays?

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The 60 kw 1224 transmitter in August 1997

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The Communicator in the Pampushaven near Almere in December 1999

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The door is always open!

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Put some "red lights" behind these ugly windows and the ship will make profit! Sad sight of a once famous radioship.





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Welcome onboard the MV Ross Revenge

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Believe it or not, Dover August 15th 1993. My first trip to the Lady.

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The main studio onboard on August 15th 1993. The famous Gates mixer back onboard.

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"Undiscovered talented deejay on the Gates". Our son Mark.

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Spotmasters and those famous Roscoe tumtables playing the unique Caroline sound

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The Monique-558-819 studio

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Studio corridor looking into the Dutch studio

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The Ross in London November 1995 during a RSL

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The contrast between the building and the Ross is amazing. I prefer the Lady.

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Good looking Lady!

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The "Skeveningen"' connection

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The beautiful bridge onboard Ross Revenge

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50000 watts asleep! Will they ever wake up again?

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July 1998 Queenborough

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This is not under the bonnet of our 1968 MG B GT!

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The "kombuis". Indeed kitchen onboard

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Cabin corridor below deck onboard Ross Revenge

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Cabin doors, the wall of fame. The Dutch always had a talent for "painting"

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Raffles and Peter

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Our trip to the Ross in Ju1y 1998. First time for Peter onboard since 1990.

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Marianne in July 1998. Married to this offshore radio "freak" for 26 years and still smiling! She deserves a new handbag!

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Studio 2 onboard

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Studio 3 onboard

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Studio 4 onbaord

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Do you remember the famous ringantenne onboard the King David, Capital Radio in the 70s?

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I wonder, where is the King David?

All photos are made by and owned by Paul de Haan (Groningen/Netherlands), except both pictures marked by *. All rights reserved. No part of this picture series and story may be reprinted or reproduced or utilized in any form or by any electronic, mechanical or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the owner Paul de Haan (Groningen/Netherlands)




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