Captain G E Forsaith

From Harpenden to Ferry Master, Sydney Harbour NSW

Graham Forsaith

I was a Harpenden resident from the age of 9 in 1954 until 1969, living in a house my Dad had built at 22 Rothamsted Avenue. Our phone number was Harpenden 4748 !!  

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Photo:22 Rothamsted Avenue, built by a St Albans company for my Dad in 1954. It cost £4500! The road was unmade at the time.

22 Rothamsted Avenue, built by a St Albans company for my Dad in 1954. It cost £4500! The road was unmade at the time.

Graham Forsaith, Google


I went to Hatfield School after primary school (St Nicholas church school) at the bottom of our road. There was a butchers shop [Steabbens] on the opposite corner and I remember getting a sheep's eye from them for a biology lesson....ugh!

I left the town in 1969 to travel to Australia where I have lived ever since. Now I am a semi-retired Ferry Master on Sydney Harbour with the qualification of a Master Class 4, usually on the fast ferries.

Photo:Graham Forsaith at the helm of an old 1939 timber ferry, which he is on at times.

Graham Forsaith at the helm of an old 1939 timber ferry, which he is on at times.

My parents left Harpenden in 1976 or so and moved to Colyton Devon where they are now buried in the 11th century church yard.

I have an older brother John and a younger sister Jill.  

Anyone who remembers me get in touch if you like, by leaving a comment below. [Ed. We can arrange to put you in direct contact.]

This page was added by Graham Forsaith on 29/05/2013.
Comments about this page

Well it's now the end of 2018. Five years since my last comment on this lovely and memorable site.

Living in Noosa Queensland until January 2019 when we go back to Sydney for a number of reasons. (74 next July :)

As always, anyone who wants to get in touch, please do so via the website controllers.

Ed: If you want to get in touch with Graham, we will be pleased to help 

By Graham Forsaith
On 11/12/2018

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