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#41 DevonDeathTrip

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 12:48 PM

Cyril Freezer. "A leading light in model railways for six decades", (not a big fish in a small pond really, more like a whale in a puddle) has died at an undefined but advanced age.

I must say I was rather taken with some of tributes made to him on the Model Railway Enthusiasts forum.

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A man who also effectively kick-started P4 by provoking the North London Group into building Heckmondwike. RIP, a great loss to the hobby.

What on earth does that actually mean? :rolleyes:

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Very Sad news - Cyril's name has been associated with model railways for so long. My copy of "track plans" dating from 1972 is very well worn, and plan 18, simplified Exeter Central (minus the hidden loops) formed the basis of my loft layout from around 1973 until 2002 when I could no longer manage the loft ladders.

I get the feeling the author of that post might not have led a terribly active social life.
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Posted 20 May 2009 - 12:57 PM

I worked with a guy called Richard Feast - but everyone called him Dick. I couldn't keep a straight face or is it only me that finds that funny.

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 06:25 PM

I have in my possesion a seized fake driving licence.....now wether its a real person or not? why would you use the name Poomilla Nathaporn and the photograph of a Thai or Oriental lady :banghead:

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 06:54 PM

I processed a mortgage the other day for someone called Rapunzel Jackson

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 09:35 PM

View PostBuster Edwards, on May 21 2009, 04:25 AM, said:

I have in my possesion a seized fake driving licence.....now wether its a real person or not? why would you use the name Poomilla Nathaporn and the photograph of a Thai or Oriental lady :banghead:
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Posted 20 May 2009 - 11:26 PM

I don't consider Irish Rugby League players famous so Wayne Kerr qualifies in my book!
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:56 AM

View Posttime, on May 20 2009, 11:26 PM, said:

I don't consider Irish Rugby League players famous so Wayne Kerr qualifies in my book!

There used to be a bloke who gigged around the pubs in South London with the same name

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 07:31 AM

Baseball star Woodie Held has died. I expect he was popular with the ladies.

Unlike US Olympic swimming coach Dick Quick, who has also blown his beans in the great double-backed beast of life.

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 08:03 AM

View PostTAFKAG, on Jun 12 2009, 08:31 AM, said:

Baseball star Woodie Held has died. I expect he was popular with the ladies.

Shall I be predictable and say I've held a few woodies in my time? Or shall I surprise you all and keep my gob shut? :ghost3:

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 10:04 AM

View PostLard Bazaar, on Jun 12 2009, 08:03 AM, said:

View PostTAFKAG, on Jun 12 2009, 08:31 AM, said:

Baseball star Woodie Held has died. I expect he was popular with the ladies.

Shall I be predictable and say I've held a few woodies in my time? Or shall I surprise you all and keep my gob shut? :ghost3:
I don't mean to come across as a dirty minded bastard, but is that the oral sex smilie you're using there Lardy?
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Posted 12 June 2009 - 10:43 AM

View PostGunjaman5000, on Jun 12 2009, 11:04 AM, said:

View PostLard Bazaar, on Jun 12 2009, 08:03 AM, said:

View PostTAFKAG, on Jun 12 2009, 08:31 AM, said:

Baseball star Woodie Held has died. I expect he was popular with the ladies.

Shall I be predictable and say I've held a few woodies in my time? Or shall I surprise you all and keep my gob shut? :D
I don't mean to come across as a dirty minded bastard, but is that the oral sex smilie you're using there Lardy?

Astonishingly, no it isn't. It's the 'shocked at the thought that Lard might keep her gob shut' smiley :ghost3:

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 05:58 PM

Just spotted this obit in the guardian. Fulfils all the criteria for this thread Ewan Kerr

He must have loved his schooldays!
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Posted 01 October 2009 - 04:22 AM

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 12:14 PM

And another...
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Posted 14 November 2009 - 12:52 AM

R Fagot lookin' for luuurrve on The Love Connection. Hard to believe he had lady trouble with a jumper like that.
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Posted 15 November 2009 - 09:42 PM

View Posthonez, on Oct 7 2009, 01:14 PM, said:

And another...
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O come on! This is one for Bart Simpson on the phone with the bar-guy!

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 02:28 AM

Ben Dover and his mate...
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 09:41 AM

If you're ever in trouble in Singapore...
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2014 DDP Team (Time's-up team Player of The Month, June 2014): John Bardon; Dora Bryan; Emile Ford; Valery Giscard d’Estaing; John Glenn; Eldon Griffiths; Bernard Haitink; Gerald Harper; Buck Henry (Joker); Patricia Knatchbull; Francis Matthews; Sheila Mercier; Les Munro; Pete Murray; I. M. Pei; Dudley Simpson; Nobby Stiles; Joseph Wapner; Peter Wyngarde; Jimmy Young.

2014 DDP Theme Team (...and its goodnight from him etc): Ronald Atkins, Ron Brown, Ronnie Carroll; Ronald Chesney, Ronnie Walter Cunningham, Ronnie Dawson, Ron Ely, Ronald Baron Fearn, Ron Flowers, Ronnie Gilbert, Ronald Harwood, Ronald Hines, Ron Isley, Ronnie Masterson (lost), Ronnie Moore, Ronald Pellar, Ronnie Ronalde, Ron Smith, Ronald Stevenson, Ron Suart (Joker)

2014 DDP Theme Team (Roger and Out): Roger Alton, Roger Angell, Sir Roger Bannister, Roger Cook, Roger Corman, Roger Daltrey, Roger Dimmock, Roger Etchegaray, Sir Roger Moore, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Roger Penrose(Joker), Roger Protz, Roger Sainsbury, Roger Sloman, Roger Smith, Roger Spottiswood, Roger Squires, Roger Staubach, Roger Taylor, Roger Whitaker

Deathrace 2014 Team: Billy Graham (Joker), Ethel Lang, Javier Perez De Cuellar, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Vera Lynn,Kirk Douglas, Al Molinaro, Dora Bryan, John Glenn, Gerald Harper, Patricia Knatchbull, Francis Matthews, Sheila Mercier, Les Munro, Buck Henry, I. M. Pei, Joseph Wapner, Jimmy Young, Wojtech Jaruszelski, Doris Day

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 04:02 PM

View Posttime, on Nov 25 2009, 05:41 AM, said:

If you're ever in trouble in Singapore...
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If it's fake, it's consistent at least - the Arabic script says the same thing. :referee:
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 05:17 PM

View PostCanadian Paul, on Nov 25 2009, 05:02 PM, said:

If it's fake, it's consistent at least - the Arabic script says the same thing. :referee:

So Malay is very similar to Arabic, interesting. I like a little factoid now and again.

Some Singaporean students visited us and gave a presentation (very small world as one of their lecturers was in fact someone who worked on the same floor as me a "few universities" ago) about their University. I remember them saying the offical languages of Singapore were English, Malay, "any one" Chinese and also an Indian language, I forget which but it surprised me for a very small island to have such an array. I didn't think twice about the characters underneath until you mentioned it and to the (my) untrained eye SE Asian languages all seem a little squiggilish.




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