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Search: Posts Made By: RayL
Forum: Bank Line 9th January 2019, 21:29
Replies: 23
Views: 3,021
Posted By RayL
Alistair, please note that private messages can't...

Alistair, please note that private messages can't be sent to you until you create some space. You have exceeded your quota.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 5th January 2019, 20:40
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By RayL
For me, she couldn't top her work in Take it from...

For me, she couldn't top her work in Take it from Here in the early 1950s (long-suffering Eth in 'The Glums') with anything that she did subsequently. It was always a pleasure to see her, however....
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 21st December 2018, 11:22
Replies: 41
Views: 4,251
Posted By RayL
I was a student in the period in question...

I was a student in the period in question (1964/65) so used to listen to Caroline a lot whilst swotting, etc. Without data to judge by, it is impossible to say when such material was broadcast, how...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 20th December 2018, 22:09
Replies: 41
Views: 4,251
Posted By RayL
The feelings stirred up in that period came to a...

The feelings stirred up in that period came to a head in 1966, when the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising was marked. A dramatist who had his partisan play shown on Irish TV at that time came to...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 20th December 2018, 21:08
Replies: 41
Views: 4,251
Posted By RayL
You refer to the invasion of Ireland by King...

You refer to the invasion of Ireland by King John, but I seem to recall that he had been invited to do it by one of the Irish kings who was being given a hard time by his fellow-kings.

I recently...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 18th December 2018, 09:54
Replies: 41
Views: 4,251
Posted By RayL
Regarding #12...

Regarding #12 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=12) . I give Norman Wisdom a great deal of slack because of his very difficult childhood background. Joining the...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 16th December 2018, 23:13
Replies: 9
Views: 1,697
Posted By RayL
Was he once with Naess Denholm?

Was he once with Naess Denholm?
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 25th November 2018, 20:15
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By RayL
This thread is very oddly titled! It ought to...

This thread is very oddly titled! It ought to have been "Babs Beverley", or even "Beverley Sisters twin".
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 23rd November 2018, 20:57
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By RayL
At age of 12, I was taken to see them in a...

At age of 12, I was taken to see them in a pantomime in Liverpool, so they are indelibly part of my life. With their departure from the world, we are also seeing the disappearance of a last link with...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 29th September 2018, 09:33
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By RayL
Why start a new obituary thread that makes it...

Why start a new obituary thread that makes it look as though both of them have died? One thread was enough.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 19th September 2018, 23:30
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By RayL
At last someone spelt his name right! Denis was a...

At last someone spelt his name right! Denis was a wonderful, life-affirming man who brought a vast amount of pleasure to millions of us in his long life. I loved 'The Glums' in the early 1950s ("Stop...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 14th September 2018, 23:31
Replies: 41
Views: 4,251
Posted By RayL
Digressing slightly, my own memory tells me that...

Digressing slightly, my own memory tells me that Radio Caroline played Irish Republican songs in 1964, and may therefore be partly to blame for The Troubles that commenced shortly thereafter.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 12th September 2018, 23:16
Replies: 41
Views: 4,251
Posted By RayL
Whenever a producer wanted a sexy, suggestive...

Whenever a producer wanted a sexy, suggestive female voice, she was their first choice, and she was doing it until quite recently.

In my teenage years she was a fantasy figure for me. R.I.P....
Forum: Bank Line 24th August 2018, 15:53
Replies: 15
Views: 2,638
Posted By RayL
In my experience, this would indicate that he did...

In my experience, this would indicate that he did not start smoking cigarettes early in his life. People who started when they were, say, 14 or even younger are the ones who are strongly addicted and...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 5th June 2018, 17:15
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By RayL
Margot Kidder

Canadian actress. Played the part of Lois Lane in the 1980s series of Superman films. Died last month at the age of 69. I have been known to quote her famous line (to Superman, who has just caught...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 23rd May 2018, 23:34
Replies: 0
Views: 440
Posted By RayL
Philip Roth

Regarded as the last in the pantheon of great post-war American writers (Tom Wolfe having died a week or two ago) Philip Roth has died at the age of 85. He made his name in 1959 with his book Goodbye...
Forum: Bank Line 3rd May 2018, 18:54
Replies: 2
Views: 1,761
Posted By RayL
I blame my hiatus hernia on the chicken vindaloo...

I blame my hiatus hernia on the chicken vindaloo I once ordered in an Indian restaurant. I should have been warned off by the waiter's wince at time of ordering.

Good tip for anyone suffering from...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 31st March 2018, 23:25
Replies: 13
Views: 1,022
Posted By RayL
In 1961, a solicitor I worked with in Liverpool...

In 1961, a solicitor I worked with in Liverpool came in one morning and told us "I played cards with Bill Maynard last night". He'd have been 32, of course. It's a memory that has been hanging about...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 18th March 2018, 00:48
Replies: 44
Views: 3,334
Posted By RayL
Samsette #33...

Samsette #33 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=33) ,
I guess the clue is in the title 'theoretical physicist'. Without such people, you would never have been a...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 17th March 2018, 13:47
Replies: 44
Views: 3,334
Posted By RayL
I hope those who have expressed that rather...

I hope those who have expressed that rather dismissive/defeatist line will also be willing to admit that he tried hard to make his discoveries accessible to you. Are you sure you have tried hard...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 16th March 2018, 12:28
Replies: 44
Views: 3,334
Posted By RayL
OK - I'll change to "Very risque behaviour for...

OK - I'll change to "Very risque behaviour for someone who got off when he shouldn't have".

There have been fatuous outcomes of jury trials in a number of other instances, which is why I'm not a...
Forum: Bank Line 16th March 2018, 11:30
Replies: 763
Views: 131,020
Posted By RayL
Three cheers for Andrew Weir, whose creation...

Three cheers for Andrew Weir, whose creation brightened all our lives.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 16th March 2018, 00:35
Replies: 44
Views: 3,334
Posted By RayL
My recollection of Ken Dodd's escaping justice...

My recollection of Ken Dodd's escaping justice was his stated physical and mental deterioration due to the stress of the case, and the threat that he would have to give up his career.

I was amazed...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 14th March 2018, 11:15
Replies: 44
Views: 3,334
Posted By RayL
"No man is an island, sufficient of itself"....

"No man is an island, sufficient of itself". Therefore, I am also thinking today of Stephen's supervisor at Cambridge, Dennis Sciama, and Sir Roger Penrose, whose new maths method to describe black...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 12th March 2018, 18:08
Replies: 36
Views: 2,317
Posted By RayL
That sounds like a refurbished version of a joke...

That sounds like a refurbished version of a joke about actuaries. An actuary is asked what premium should be applied to a certain deal described to him, and instead of calculating on the data...
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