joined the Booth Steamship Company Ltd, straight from school in 1931. By 1936
he was on his way to Brasil, the Amazon river and eventually to settle in Peru.
I first met Trevor in Lima the late 1970's when producing a BBC film about a railway
journey across the Andes mountains. Trevor was a mine of information for railway
history and wrote frequently for Lima Times the local English magazine.
But for me it was his life along the Amazon river that caught my imagination.
his first ten years Trevor worked for the Booth Line, a company whose name was
once synonymous with the Amazon dating back to the middle of the nineteenth century.
Booth ships sailing from Liverpool England reached far flung ports or landing
stages for two thousand miles or more up-river - and Trevor has been there to
tell the story.
has written his memoirs taken directly from diaries, letters and notes and they
will be published here chapter by chapter. Trevor's record is a unique snapshot
of one man's Amazon adventures and it is his wish that they will be available
without charge. Tony Morrison