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Post by Tizer » 22 Mar 2017, 09:32

It was chilling to listen to the BBC journalist John Simpson telling how he was terrified when stalked by McGuinness, the `Butcher of Bogside', many decades ago. He thought he would die if McGuinness caught him and it took 40 minutes to get away.

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Post by Stanley » 23 Mar 2017, 04:53

I was not happy yesterday listening to the reporting. A reformed murderer is still a murderer.
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Post by Tripps » 24 Mar 2017, 18:47

Wimbledon Greyhound racing stadium - has closed for the final time. RIP.
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A significant event - but can't say I'm really too bothered. A visit to the Derby final was on my 'bucket list'. Finally achieved it in 1993, and was totally disappointed. Nightmare journey, and the place was a dump. I had a vegeburger to eat - didn't trust them for a meat one. Can't believe it lasted this long.

They've moved the race to Towcester - that's within striking distance - might update the list. :smile:
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Post by Whyperion » 28 Mar 2017, 10:35

We lost the Speedway there years ago, what was Bowaters Packaging round the back , now small industrial and arts units look set to go in the demolition for footy stadium and the london dense housing (despite public transport to that bit still relatively poor - mostly bus routes that are a walk away - it used to be a trolleybus terminal in the 1930s heyday of Greyhound and Speedway racing - one bus route is 24hrs a day - which is better than the Lancashire locals ) . The last Stock Car racing was on Sunday, turns out a couple of friends and some folk who I have found out are related to my mums grandfather have been involved since the 70s in the Stock Car scene (Drivers, Crew Support , First Aid and Marshalls) , the South London lads will now have to spend more time at the likes of Arlington , near Arundel in Sussex. My dad was born a stones throw away from the stadium, but his family never stayed in one house that long normally leaving just after the rent was supposed to have been due.

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Post by Stanley » 25 Apr 2017, 06:12

Robert Pirsig, author of 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' has died aged 88 years. A favourite book of mine. He had a troubled life and many of us never expected him to last this long. See THIS for his obit in the Guardian.
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Post by Julie in Norfolk » 12 May 2017, 06:39

RIP Catweazle actor Geoffrey Bayldon.
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Post by Stanley » 12 May 2017, 06:45

I saw that Julie but Catweasel never came into my radar range!
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Post by Julie in Norfolk » 12 May 2017, 20:21

We still refer to telephones as "telling bones" in this house!
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Post by Stanley » 13 May 2017, 02:42

Ahh, the gap between generations..... A delivery driver in the butcher's yesterday said that 'it was being so cheerful that kept him going'. He was too young to remember ITMA but the catchphrase lives on evidently. (It was Mrs Mop who said it all those years ago.....)
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" Can I do you now sir "

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Post by Tripps » 13 May 2017, 09:45

This is worth a look. ITMA

A lot of familiar names and catch phrases from the dim and distant past. I don't think I ever heard an episode live, but the references have been with us for years. I wonder what we will remember of the modern 'comedians'. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 15 May 2017, 05:32

"Pssst! You like to buy feelthy postcards?"
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Post by Stanley » 16 May 2017, 04:42

See THIS for a report of the death of the psychopath Ian Brady. Good riddance but we should remember the families who are still suffering the consequences of his deeds.
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Post by Big Kev » 23 May 2017, 13:24

RIP Sir Roger Moore, not a bad innings at 89.
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Post by Big Kev » 28 May 2017, 21:50

The passing of a local legend this afternoon during a performance at Bands on the Square. Facebook land is already posting condolences, I'm just hoping that all the family have been informed which is why I'm holding back...
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Post by PanBiker » 28 May 2017, 22:26

I am shocked at the news Kev, I can understand why you are holding back though. A personal friend of ours, played at our 25th Wedding Anniversary.
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Post by Stanley » 29 May 2017, 03:19

I noticed that things had gone quiet yesterday......
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Post by Big Kev » 29 May 2017, 08:21

PanBiker wrote:
28 May 2017, 22:26
I am shocked at the news Kev, I can understand why you are holding back though. A personal friend of ours, played at our 25th Wedding Anniversary.
No consolation to his family but he went doing what he loved, on stage and in his home town.
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Post by Big Kev » 29 May 2017, 11:39

Some moving words from my son and a link to a very appropriate song, written by Allan.


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Post by Moh » 29 May 2017, 12:28

John Noakes of Blue Peter fame has died aged 83.
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Post by Big Kev » 29 May 2017, 19:39

A very fitting tribute, at Bands on the Square, this evening.
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Post by PanBiker » 29 May 2017, 19:48

Indeed Kev, Samuel did well to get up and do his set.
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Post by Big Kev » 29 May 2017, 19:55

PanBiker wrote:
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Indeed Kev, Samuel did well to get up and do his set.
He said Sunday's events felt like 'unfinished business'. This evening gave a bit of closure.
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Post by PanBiker » 29 May 2017, 20:10

I can understand that Kev. Allan and Jill used to live just round the corner from us when we were both first married. Allan and Jill the year after us, we could always hear him practising in the front room. Ben and James were mates with our kids.
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Post by Stanley » 30 May 2017, 03:01

Colin Barritt of Kayfield Farm died on Sunday evening.
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