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Forum: The Radio Room 26th January 2020, 15:38
Replies: 29
Views: 1,104
Posted By expats
I worked on Grimsby docks in the early...

I worked on Grimsby docks in the early 1970s...One of the trawlers had a TV with a smashed CRT that had "fallen off its shelf in bad weather".
The workshop engineer found an HP sauce bottle inside...
Forum: The Radio Room 24th October 2019, 10:13
Replies: 65
Views: 6,489
Posted By expats
I took over a ship at very, very short notice in...

I took over a ship at very, very short notice in Leith (sailing within hours)..The R/O had already gone so no 'handover'...We'd sailed when I got to looking over the spares cupboard...It looked neat...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 6th October 2019, 17:15
Replies: 14
Views: 1,929
Posted By expats
Ginger Baker aged 80

What could I say that hasn't been said umpteen times already...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 27th September 2019, 13:09
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By expats
Jacques Chirac.

He was not perfect but I'll forgive Chirac almost everything for his stand against Bush/Blair over the invasion of Iraq...He was the leading voice against the invasion, in the UN, and his threat to...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 25th April 2019, 14:44
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By expats
I've still got them; it's the hair that waved...

I've still got them; it's the hair that waved goodbye (well, most of it anyway)
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 24th April 2019, 11:01
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By expats
I've just watched it twice...I can't believe it...

I've just watched it twice...I can't believe it was over 50 years ago; I was a young man.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hbo-f6_mmc
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 23rd April 2019, 12:43
Replies: 12
Views: 1,244
Posted By expats
Billy McNeill

Billy McNeill, captain of Celtic's European Cup-winning team, dies aged 79....

I'm no Scot but I was on a ship, mainly crewed by Scots, when Celtic won the EC...Even the Rangers supporters cheered...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 25th February 2019, 12:27
Replies: 11
Views: 1,943
Posted By expats
Due to the nature of his crime he will be...

Due to the nature of his crime he will be incarcerated with others who have committed similar crimes. Why should the thought of THEM using this 16yo give anyone any satisfaction?

Let us just...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 12th February 2019, 12:58
Replies: 5
Views: 885
Posted By expats
His save against Pele must be the best...

His save against Pele must be the best ever..Apologies to any Sunderland fans.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 1st February 2019, 14:44
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By expats
Jeremy Hardy

Comedian Jeremy Hardy dies of cancer aged 57....

A ‘really funny’ comic who was a regular on 'I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue' and 'The News Quiz'.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 30th December 2018, 11:34
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By expats
From the 'Take it From Here', thru 'Hancock',...

From the 'Take it From Here', thru 'Hancock', 'Terry Scott', umpteen 'cameo' roles and AbFab...
She seems to have appeared in every classic comedy show since I were a lad...

A great career.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 7th June 2018, 11:03
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By expats
Mary Wilson, widow of former Labour prime minister, dies aged 102....

Mary Wilson, widow of former Labour prime minister, dies aged 102....

I mainly remember her from 'Private Eye's satirical "Mrs Wilson's Diary"...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 25th March 2018, 13:03
Replies: 30
Views: 3,790
Posted By expats
I'm not religious but John 15:13..."Greater love...

I'm not religious but John 15:13..."Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends."

His 'friends' may not have known him; but they will remember him throughout...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 14th March 2018, 11:03
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By expats
.........Hawking once estimated he worked only...

.........Hawking once estimated he worked only 1,000 hours during his three undergraduate years at Oxford. In his finals, he came borderline between a first and second class degree. Convinced that he...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 12th March 2018, 12:47
Replies: 36
Views: 2,909
Posted By expats
Ken Dodd

Aged 90..Comedy stalwart...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 4th March 2018, 18:56
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By expats
A tribute; in his own...

A tribute; in his own words...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTXoTnp_5sI
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 4th March 2018, 15:37
Replies: 6
Views: 730
Posted By expats
Sir Roger Bannister

Sir Roger Bannister, first athlete to break four-minute mile, dies aged 88...

There's one guy who could've got to heaven before the devil knew he was dead..
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 6th February 2018, 10:18
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By expats
Foyle's Law...

Foyle's Law...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 23rd January 2018, 17:04
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By expats
Simon Barnes

If you are wondering who he was....

Teletubbies' Tinky Winky (purple Teletubby who always carried a handbag) actor Simon Barnes dies aged 52
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 23rd January 2018, 10:43
Replies: 4
Views: 807
Posted By expats
A bunch of us Marconi bods stayed there Jan-Feb...

A bunch of us Marconi bods stayed there Jan-Feb 1966 doing a Hermes/Argus radar course...We used to put 2 bob into a kitty and play the one-armed bandit..Never won anything big....
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 22nd January 2018, 13:50
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By expats
Jimmy Armfield

Jimmy Armfield, former England football captain, dies aged 82
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 19th January 2018, 15:30
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By expats
I enjoyed his work and Peter Mayle's books were...

I enjoyed his work and Peter Mayle's books were meant to be humorous and he, naturally, exaggerated the foibles of those around him...There were enough 'characters' in my small French commune to fill...
Forum: The Radio Room 19th December 2017, 17:33
Replies: 47
Views: 10,473
Posted By expats
I've absolutely no complaints about Marconi... ...

I've absolutely no complaints about Marconi...

I got cancer in 1968...They continued paying me through treatment, sent me on a BOT radar course after hospital and kept me on coastal relief until I...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 21st November 2017, 23:17
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By expats
I first remember him from 'Billy Liar'; sad that...

I first remember him from 'Billy Liar'; sad that he and 'Terry' fell out...The Likely Lads was part of my growing up...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 25th October 2017, 18:36
Replies: 10
Views: 619
Posted By expats
Fats Domino

Fats Domino, New Orleans rock'n'roll pioneer, dies aged 89...

I remember his version of 'Blueberry Hill' on 'Radio Luxembourg'...

However, I must admit that, until the coverage of him being...
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