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    Taking this a bit left field, I have a vial of...

    Taking this a bit left field, I have a vial of ashes being the mortal remains of a good friend who died and I took his Riley (it's the one in my avatar). His family asked that because he loved his...
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    My mother was lobbed off the back of the Cremyll...

    My mother was lobbed off the back of the Cremyll Ferry because she used to pilot it during WWII and was often talking about that fact.
    She was a large woman - it was like a depth charge going in.
    ...
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    You were multi-mentioned and much missed Paul.

    You were multi-mentioned and much missed Paul.
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    Oh, guys, what can I say? Probably my most...

    Oh, guys, what can I say? Probably my most enjoyable event of the year so far. A truly global attendance, with some undoubted TZUK royalty. Watches to drool over, but as always it is much more about...
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    What was it that I said I would have from you for...

    What was it that I said I would have from you for the FR when we next met, Kirk? Whatever it was, bring it along.
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    Correct. The Trough of Bowland must be one of the...

    Correct. The Trough of Bowland must be one of the most unsung beauty spots in the land. When I moved up from Cornwall I had no idea just what a beautiful county Lancashire is.
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    Me too. I fish the same river, the Hodder; if...

    Me too. I fish the same river, the Hodder; if there's a prettier stretch of water in the UK I would like to see it.
  8. Anyone remember "Boney" in which white NZ actor...

    Anyone remember "Boney" in which white NZ actor James Laurenson played an Australian Aborigine detective in blackface?
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    ^^^ Stay low tech. Go Disco I!!!!

    ^^^ Stay low tech. Go Disco I!!!!
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    My "soccer watch"; it is a Yachtmaster variant I...

    My "soccer watch"; it is a Yachtmaster variant I believe?

    https://i.imgur.com/DwfVxJ0.jpg?1
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    Well, I have just entered the vehicular 21st...

    Well, I have just entered the vehicular 21st century via a Peugeot van.
    The on-board computer is absolutely awesome. The things it can detect!
    The first time Gangsta Granny Gatherer travelled in...
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    Coronation Street tour?

    Coronation Street tour?
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    No Bill. I have had to clear out most of my...

    No Bill. I have had to clear out most of my wishlist projects. I had a couple of roadsters needing massive amounts of work and a friend fancied taking them on and offered this as a swapsie. My Riley...
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    Correct Andy, it's a 1940 Riley 12HP. Not been on...

    Correct Andy, it's a 1940 Riley 12HP. Not been on the road since 1970.

    I have been asked to document the car on behalf of the definitive originality database for the marque as it is unusually...
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    My latest acquisition: ...

    My latest acquisition:

    https://i.imgur.com/CAvJJnz.jpg?1
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    ^^^^Never mind that! "ALEC - YOUR WATCH IS...

    ^^^^Never mind that!


    "ALEC - YOUR WATCH IS ON ANTIQUES ROADSHOW! WE'RE RICH!!!"

    You can guess the rest.
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    I am Spartacus. 1983.

    I am Spartacus. 1983.
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    ^^^ GTG royalty! Can't miss the chance, it's in...

    ^^^ GTG royalty! Can't miss the chance, it's in my diary.
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    ^^^ I hope so - I'll buy it. Ball can really...

    ^^^ I hope so - I'll buy it.

    Ball can really put together a good looking watch when they try. I have had a few and am always impressed by the build quality.
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    Looks like it's gonna be a landslide for the...

    Looks like it's gonna be a landslide for the "new" venue - can you have a word Kirk?
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    Manchester Autumn GTG anyone?

    Mutterings have started.

    With Kirk and myself willing to organise, I think we can start with "who fancies it?" rather than "When and where?".

    The last venue, the first at the venue, seemed very...
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    The town sign is the definitive point where the...

    The town sign is the definitive point where the speed limit starts, Kirk.
  23. Mmmmm, Cider. What are we drinking tonight?

    Anyone else on here a fan of traditional cider? No bubbles allowed.

    A friend brought me a 10ltr box of Gwatkins Single Variety Norman. A bit sweet for my liking; I think I will drop hints that...
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    It is. They really treated us well, marshalling...

    It is.
    They really treated us well, marshalling us in, free entry for non-NT classic drivers n passengers, and a lovely thank-you letter afterwards!

    Uncle Bill was a good egg was he not!
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    HMRC seem to have become much more...

    HMRC seem to have become much more customer-friendly these days. They even contacted me to point out that I was declaring as income some tax-at-source pension payment, and knocked it off my SA...
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