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  1. 3 points
    Thought I'd add to this one just for posterity. My dad (on the right 1921-2003) with his pal (no idea who he is). I'm guessing he'd have been about 12, so this photo would have been taken about 1933.
  2. 2 points
    This is one of my dad Richard and his mother Kate taken at Broughty Ferry in 1928
  3. 2 points
    Can't believe old Arthur has finally gone ! I had high hopes that he might become the longest lived politician in history !
  4. 2 points
    It's a small world! One of my friends was cruised by Freddie Mercury in a London gay club in the early 1980s, my aunt once chatted with Judy Finnigan and hubby Richard Madeley on a beach in Truro around 2005(Judy was very tongue in cheek with her humour and sarcasm and definitely kept putting Richard back in his box when he tried to dominate the conversation!) and a relative used to work with Wayne Rooneys Mum Jeanette. A woman who liked to tell very dirty foul mouthed jokes on her tea break! Sorry just wanted to illustrate what a small world it is and outclass Aitken with my web of connections!
  5. 2 points
    Wow, Ogmore isn't even dead on the Parliamentary website! You know what Aitken's like, probably didn't wait til Ogmore was dead before having the funeral!
  6. 2 points
    On the back of the above and without prejudice to my right to change my mind @msc, Bernard Ingham is going on my Poker Team (opens in a couple of days, the pest control people are still in, sanitising the whole complex).
  7. 2 points
    I share your grief at his apparent survival, GC..... "COVID - doesn't kill Conservatives." It's a strapline Cummings would be proud of!
  8. 2 points
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8371473/EDEN-CONFIDENTIAL-Jonathan-Aitken-77-survives-heart-attack-induced-coronavirus.html Former Conservative MP Jonathan Aitken has apparently recently suffered a heart attack caused by coronavirus at the age of 77.
  9. 2 points
    Wouldn't surprise me if some of those names wind up with 8+ DL appearances in their future. Dunno which ones though - you never know the vagaries and whims of Reaper Gooseberry Crumble...
  10. 2 points
    Just for the record, charon wasn't DQ'd from the Cup for whatever went down. He went out because he was unable to put in a team before the deadline. I actually held back to the bitter end of that day just in case he got out of the jail and found a spot with WiFi or what not to put his team in. I didn't know he was banned till later on, of course. If I wanted someone out the cup I just rigged the draw to put them against Death Impends or Sir Creep err, nothing at all, honest.
  11. 2 points
    And don't I and my various DDP and other Deadpool teams over the years know it, @msc!
  12. 2 points
    I mean, we've got this lot still acting to varying degrees (with some added notable exceptions): 1932 –Bill Roache, Gabriel Woolf (retired in 2015) 1933– , Sian Philips, Joan Collins, David McCallum, Derek Martin (retired in 2017 to "put his feet up"), Brian Murphy, Barbara Knox, Donald Douglas (honorary mention as retired 15 years ago) 1934: Tom Baker (mostly sticking to voice work now), Annette Crosbie, Alan Bennett, Eileen Atkins, Jean Marsh (full time acting career ending in 2015 by massive stroke she was meant to survive, but bounced back from), Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Vernon Dobtcheff, Christopher Benjamin (sticks to voice work now), Slyvia Sims, Timothy West (still busy despite being carer for Pru), Wendy Craig, John Standing 1935: Julian Glover (tbh Glover could die and I'd still expect him to show up for 5 new projects a year), David Prowse (retired in 2017 after some ill health),Donald Sutherland, Michael Jayston, James Bolam (has pretty much retired off Cbeebies royalty repeats on daily showings of Grandpa in my Pocket!), Johnny Briggs (pretty much retired with Mike Baldwin), Jim Dale (voice acting), Barry Cryer, Judy Parfitt, Amanda Barrie (mostly appearing as herself), Melvyn Hayes (Semi-retired, does voice work), Wanda Ventham, Janet Henfrey, Anne Reid The Democrat West Coast firewall of British acting, that lot.
  13. 2 points
    No apology was forthcoming, the mods saw fit to allow Sir C to continue without penalty, although a comment on his post was forthcoming for which I thank them. While I'm really open to anything being thrown at me without a dummy/pram scenario occurring, his comments were personal and far beyond the pale. If there are no consequences, what is the point? He'll continue with the comments, other Forum users will feel uncomfortable but feel his behaviour is acceptable. It wasn't, consequences applied. Don't piss off a game runner if you want to stay in the game. This should be a one-off, christ I think even Deathers would support me if he was still around, given he was astonished at the post made. I've run games including many players I'm not on the same page as, I've seen some awful posts and comments about me and not seen fit to take this step. I'm unlikely to in the future, unless it is of the most heinous, scummy quality that forced me to take this step here. He's out, appeal to the game runner, yeah that's me, appeal dismissed, what's for supper?
  14. 2 points
    Things you don't expect to read. "Oh I'm passing the time watching Narcos on Netflix..." Overlooked on here because when there's no lockdown he's yet another of that formidable bunch of British thesps born 1932-35 that are still acting.
  15. 2 points
    It’s not a farce at all. The same rule carries in just about every single deadpool. There’s a small chance players could pick up on news of a death elsewhere, including on social media or forums, even though it still hasn’t been reported on more widely. That rule has to apply across the board. If you wanted the points, should’ve entered earlier.
  16. 1 point
    Ingham was in such unusually charitable form for Bernard Ingham in his anecdotes I did wonder if he was burying hatchets ASAP ahead of snuffing it, but a year on he still persists.
  17. 1 point
    This is objectively bollocks. Lots of deadpools on this site have a 'widely believed to be alive' clause that allows a score in this situation. Deathrace to start with , Hares to add to that, MMDP, and many many others.l
  18. 1 point
    Washington Post obit for Meyer Rubin. He died from COVID-19.
  19. 1 point
    Yikes, forced yourself down a rabbit hole there. Who decides to protest and when just isn't the issue, never will be. A man is dead. The police murdered him. The Trump sends in protection for the murderer instead of calling out for due process. The Trump essentially calls for those protesters to be shot. Those protesters are mainly but not exclusively black.
  20. 1 point
  21. 1 point
    Reaching for a Mars Bar!
  22. 1 point
    I didn't realise lockdown had been that long but true enough the days do merge into each other.
  23. 1 point
    A priest, a Rabbit and a Minister walk into a bar. The barman asks the Rabbit, "What do you want?" The Rabbit replied, "I don't know, I'm only here because of autocorrect"
  24. 1 point
    True story, I nearly found that out a few weeks ago. When this Covid lark started, I thought I'd better see if I still had a thermometer. To my surprise I found two. I popped one into my mouth to check that it still worked, turned the other one over and written on it in marker pen was the word DOG.
  25. 1 point
    This chap is Matthew Thomas Wood, with his wife and children. He is a distant relative of mine (first cousin three times removed). Poor Matthew met a gruesome end, blown to bits in 1915 when HMS Princess Irene exploded in Sheerness harbour. But what a fine moustache he had! Name: Matthew Thomas Wood Rank: Hired Skilled Labourer (HMDockyard, Sheerness) Birth Date: 9 Jan 1870 Birth Place: Sheerness Branch of Service: Civilian Cause of Death: Killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action Official Number Port Division: (Ch) Death Date: 27 May 1915 Ship or Unit: HMS Princess Irene Location of Grave: Not recorded Name and Address of Cemetery: Body Not Recovered For Burial Relatives Notified and Address: Mrs SAR Wood, 81, Alma Street, Sheerness Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll, 1914-1919 I am related to Matthew through my paternal grandfather's line, but I never knew my grandfather and never met anyone from his family. I was sent some photos of Matthew by another family researcher. There is another one with a group of men, probably work colleagues, but I don't know their names. Matthew is back right.
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