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Thanks Comrade. I missed that one. Like you I enjoyed his performances......
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I've been following this chap's very entertaining blog for many years.

I log in today to find this

Secret Agent

I shall miss him. :sad:
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John Haynes OBE, I reckon nearly everyone had one of his workshop manuals at some time.

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His workshop manuals on marriage and related subjects are great!
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I've seen a few of those, pensioners was one of them.
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His manual for my 1100 Pan European has everything you need to know for general maintenance and beyond if you have the kit to do more adventurous repairs. We got one of our lads the Starship Enterprise Haynes. :smile:
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RIP Gordon Banks. Goalkeeping legend. Nolic
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This cancer thing gets everywhere doesn't it.......
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John Stalker former Manchester policeman.

Badly treated by the establishment I'd say. John Stalker
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Very badly David. I have the book, is it called Poison Tree? His big mistake was telling the truth bluntly when asked to report on Irish matters.
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Paul Flynn MP has died. I followed his blog for several years now, and noticed he had stopped posting about six months ago, and guessed he wasn't well.. He was a friend of Gordon Prentice, and a fully paid up member of the awkward squad. I liked him. :smile:

From the BBC Obituary.

Speaking to Radio Cymru's Beti a'i Phobl programme in 1995 he said the best description of him had been one by the late political sketch-writer Simon Hoggart who had said he was "the thinking man's Dennis Skinner".

He thought that could be his epitaph.
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I saw that David and agree with what you say. One of the good guys who never forgot where he came from and why he was there. It was Gordon who alerted me to him.
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Peter Tork (Peter Halsten Thorkelson)
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RIP Peter...
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:good:
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Follow up to Paul Flynn MP. I've just been browsing through my old posts (I didn't know you could do that), and I found several references to him there.

Worth re-posting I'd say. This was about seven years ago before Twitter etc gained such a following.

From the blog of Paul Flynn MP.
Tweeting and 24 hour media cheapen politics. The greatest achievements of the past 60 years were those of Clement Attlee who read the papers only for the cricket scores. Without an incontinence of exposure, he created the NHS and modernised the Welfare State. Attlee's achievements endured for half a century: Cameron's for a half a day.
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Very true David....... Think back, we did our best work without benefit of web thingy!
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See THIS BBC report of the death of Andre Previn at the age of 89. His appearance with Morecambe and Wise was unforgettable!
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Stanley wrote: 01 Mar 2019, 07:05 See THIS BBC report of the death of Andre Previn at the age of 89. His appearance with Morecambe and Wise was unforgettable!
Andrew Preview :-) and the all time classic line 'I am playing all the right notes although not necessarily in the right order'. What a good sport...
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See THIS Keith Flint of the Prodigy has died aged 49.
Sorry, never heard of him.....
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Stanley wrote: 04 Mar 2019, 13:00 See THIS Keith Flint of the Prodigy has died aged 49.
Sorry, never heard of him.....
I read that too, my son saw The Prodigy in concert some time ago. Apparently they were very good.
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I vaguely recognised his face, and it seems his hit record is called 'I'm a fire starter', which I heard for the first time today on every news bulletin I watched. I wasn't too impressed with it - I think it must be some sort of tribute to Ray Mears. :smile:
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:biggrin2: :good:
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I read an article about Keith a few years ago. Despite his appearance he was a lovely guy. One of his elderly neighbours praised him for the support he gave to her and would not have a word said against him. RIP Keith. Nolic
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Scott Engel, otherwise known as Scott Walker has died aged 76. My teenage hero. I touched his foot once at a concert in Harrogate. :smile: RIP 😟
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