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Pete Brember And Shipmate Nick Visit The Carolina Tinnenys

 

Pete Brember is the son of Margaret Tinneny of Carrigallen, County Leitrem, Ireland and Hugh Brember.  Pete is a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy.  He and his shipmate Nick visited Rich & Lee Tinnenys home in Columbia, SC when their ship the RFA ARGUS was in port at Mayport, Florida recently.

 

Pete Nick and Rich & Lee’s son Pat ready for the bar-B-que chicken dinner the first night of the visit.  After dinner we put a call through to Pete’s first cousin Alyson carter in Halifax.

 

Day 2

A visit to Saint Peter’s Catholic Church and cemetery – The oldest Catholic Church in Columbia.

Then To The South Carolina Sate House (Capitol)

Nick & Pete At The Statue of George Washington on the State House Steps. (Pete says he didn’t break the sword)

Nick & Pete in front of the Confederate flagpole at the entrance to the State House Grounds.

Pete at the entrance to the state house in front of the star (and damage) marking the location where an artillery round struck the building during General Sherman’s attack on Columbia in 1865.

Then we stopped by the First Baptist Church in Columbia and the saw the table upon which the “Articles of Session” were signed which initiated the American Civil War.

Next stop was the confederate relic room where we saw a wonderful exhibit of military artifacts from the American Civil War.

We stopped at the Mellow Mushroom Restaurant downtown Columbia where we had a pizza.

Then home to a great South Carolina specialty supper – “Beaufort Stew” made my Rich & Lee’s son Matt.  We all had our fill of shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn on the cob boiled in special spices.

After dinner Lee, Matt, Rich, Nick and Pete sat out on the deck for hours telling stories and sipping on spitfire beer and a touch of Bushmills. (Lee & Matt abstained).  We learned of the “Bombing of Paraguay” about “Little People” “Thelma & Louise” etc.

Breakfast on the deck the final morning. 

 

Then Nick, Pete & Rich checked out some old Photos of the Carrigallen Branch of the Tinneny family, and we think we may have found that Nick may be connected.

 

                 

The Traditional photos.

 

Heading back to Mayport and the ship – to watch the big soccer match via satellite Saturday June 10th.

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