Onslow. (Oh, nice!)


The Vernon Heavy Lift Co. artwork was inspired by Fulton Hogan, a construction company in New Zealand and active in Australia as well.

I learned of them years ago as a result of a favorite British comedy show, “Keeping Up Appearances.”

Keeping Up Appearances Poster

One of the recurring characters was a fellow named Onslow, played to great effect by British actor Geoffrey Hughes (may he rest in peace). Onslow wore a FH cap often. I was able to get my hands on one a while back and it reminds me of Brett’s cap.

The vibe is definitely there, and in my humble opinion, Onslow and his attitudes would fit in quite well amongst the disgruntled lower-decks Company employees. (As long as the galley was stocked with plenty of Smoky Bacon Crisps.)

This post is dedicated to Geoffrey Hughes and his portrayal of Onslow.



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