R.I.P. thread

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there was an amazing picture of a school seaside day out to the Isle of Mann ...some school some school mates .. Peter Sissons... John Lennon ..Jimmy Tarbuck and the Everton centre half Brian LaBone .. 1951 as 8 and 9 years olds


Some beginning in life.
Extraordinary.

I'm wondering about the picture's attribution though.

First, if taken in 1951 Labone, Lennon and Tarbuck would have been 11 but Sissons would have been only 9. Looking at the picture Sissons does perhaps look younger to me.

I can see Sissons, Lennon and Tarbuck but I can't see Labone at all in that photograph. I'm not saying it's not him only that I can't see the man in the boy.

I don't know what junior school Labone, the greatest ever blue, went to or where his home was then. He went to the Collegiate school and in later life lived at Lydiate. Possibly over influenced by those things I don't assocate him with the south side of town at all.

Finally, I think a school day trip to Man would have been very unusual indeed then. Not unimaginable just unusual. I wonder if the photograph may have been taken nearer home, at New Brighton, Southport or Rhyl say.

I also wonder whether it may have been something like a Boys' Brigade outing rather than a school one and that might explain the disparity in ages and Labone's presence (if it is him) as well as the absence of girls.

I'd love to learn more about this photograph if you have any more information about it.
 
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Sad news indeed. He was a talented chef who made british food popular and although I’m not often a fan of “celebrity” chefs, I thought he came across fun and unpretentious.

The catering industry also lost the legend that was Andrew Fairlie at the beginning of the year - only 55. He transformed Scottish cuisine and is the only person to have gained 2 Michelin stars in Scotland. A quiet, unassuming and very talented chef. Never got the pleasure to meet him or eat in his restaurant but I’m hoping to eat there in the future.
 
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#33
I always feel strange when someone younger than me dies☹️ Keep wonder how the fuck I’ve made it so far.

RIP Gary...
Indeed, been informed two former friends and colleagues have died in the last couple of weeks. Both a few years short of making it to their 60s. We should all count our blessings I think. My slightly bad knees suddenly don't seem such an issue after all.
 
#34
Indeed, been informed two former friends and colleagues have died in the last couple of weeks. Both a few years short of making it to their 60s. We should all count our blessings I think. My slightly bad knees suddenly don't seem such an issue after all.
It’s bloody frightening how many of my old friends I’ve lost☹️ Even though I’m in my early sixties there is only one friend I’ve got left from my twenties and he’s hanging on by a thread☹️☹️☹️ Many of them died very young, sex and drugs and rock and roll took their toll.
 
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It’s bloody frightening how many of my old friends I’ve lost☹️ Even though I’m in my early sixties there is only one friend I’ve got left from my twenties and he’s hanging on by a thread☹️☹️☹️ Many of them died very young, sex and drugs and rock and roll took their toll.
Yes, can often be the case that a wild life style can be the cause.

But a mate of mine now in his mid 70s who has led the most dissolute lifestyle imaginable is still going strong. Drinking, smoking and shagging without a thing wrong with him. Without wanting to get too maudlin my father who led a very responsible and careful life had a massive stroke out of the blue ONE day before his 60th birthday and retirement. Mother Nature can be be randomly cruel indeed.
 
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Yes, can often be the case that a wild life style can be the cause.

But a mate of mine now in his mid 70s who has led the most dissolute lifestyle imaginable is still going strong. Drinking, smoking and shagging without a thing wrong with him. Without wanting to get too maudlin my father who led a very responsible and careful life had a massive stroke out of the blue ONE day before his 60th birthday and retirement. Mother Nature can be be randomly cruel indeed.
You never know what's round the corner so enjoy yourself whilst you can :thumbsup:
 
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Yes, can often be the case that a wild life style can be the cause.

But a mate of mine now in his mid 70s who has led the most dissolute lifestyle imaginable is still going strong. Drinking, smoking and shagging without a thing wrong with him. Without wanting to get too maudlin my father who led a very responsible and careful life had a massive stroke out of the blue ONE day before his 60th birthday and retirement. Mother Nature can be be randomly cruel indeed.
You just never know when your numbers up. I had a pretty wild youth, smoked most of my life and I’m still here:unknown: All the band members from my youth have long since gone:(:(:(
 
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Yes, can often be the case that a wild life style can be the cause.

But a mate of mine now in his mid 70s who has led the most dissolute lifestyle imaginable is still going strong. Drinking, smoking and shagging without a thing wrong with him. Without wanting to get too maudlin my father who led a very responsible and careful life had a massive stroke out of the blue ONE day before his 60th birthday and retirement. Mother Nature can be be randomly cruel indeed.
I'm not casting aspersions on your view of your dad but everybody thinks I'm a meek unassuming unremarkable person, maybe they're right up to a point but they don't know I had my tongue up a MILF'S arse last week..... It's an old chestnut but it really is the quiet ones you need to look out for.
 
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I'm not casting aspersions on your view of your dad but everybody thinks I'm a meek unassuming unremarkable person, maybe they're right up to a point but they don't know I had my tongue up a MILF'S arse last week..... It's an old chestnut but it really is the quiet ones you need to look out for.
Indeed it is. I wonder if I should announce to the office that I paid to stick my tongue up a nice milfs arse last week. I doubt anyone would believe me.

'Gather round everyone, I've something to tell you.....'
 
#48
I see that amazing, present day Renaissance Man Sir Jonathan Miller .has died

.. formed a wonderful quartet with Peter Cook .. Dudley Moore Alan Bennett- the basis of the Beyond the Fringe Group in the 60's .... trained as a doctor ... then became an actor... humourist ..author ... theatre and opera director,wrote and presented many BBC documentaries, in charge of the Old Vic theatre ... wrote opera for the English Opera Company .. in later life became a sculptor. Amazing man .. bit like a poor man's Attenborough.. he lived into his mid 80 ..got dementia in later life .. that probably made him normal!
 
#50
Fucking hell, now Clive James!! :cry:It's Kill Them Off Wednesday...
looking like that @Hotpot.....

as another poster said ....https://www.ukescorting.com/threads/clive-james.1391/post-100408

never realised he was such a successful poet and lyricist....so another very talent guy gone .... once called a famous female novelist ..... as having

"Twin miracles of mascara, her eyes looked like the corpses of two small crows that had crashed into the white cliffs of Dover"
... don't think Barbara Cartland was too impressed
 
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The name will not ring a bell with most but this song probably will. RIP Andrew ‘Greedy’ Smith, leader of Aussie band Mental As Anything

I know the band and particularly that song really well - one of me and my friends’ drinking anthems. Lots of happy and funny memories associated with it. It’s sobering when people from your own generation die. Really hits home that you’re not immortal and death comes to us all and you never know when the reaper comes knocking.
 
#73
interesting item on BBC news one the remaining Few had just died ... The Few are now down to just three ... inevitable.
Brave people

One of the last surviving pilots who defended the country in the Battle of Britain has died.
Flight Lieutenant Maurice Mounsdon, who fought during the Second World War, died on Friday aged 101, family members confirmed.
Mr Mounsdon’s death leaves only three remaining members of “The Few” – the name given to the 3,000 airmen who fought off the Luftwaffe in the skies above southern England over three and a half months in 1940.
The surviving trio are Flight Lieutenant William Clark, 100, Wing Commander Paul Farnes, 101, and Flying Officer John Hemingway, 100.
 
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interesting item on BBC news one the remaining Few had just died ... The Few are now down to just three ... inevitable.
Brave people

One of the last surviving pilots who defended the country in the Battle of Britain has died.
Flight Lieutenant Maurice Mounsdon, who fought during the Second World War, died on Friday aged 101, family members confirmed.
Mr Mounsdon’s death leaves only three remaining members of “The Few” – the name given to the 3,000 airmen who fought off the Luftwaffe in the skies above southern England over three and a half months in 1940.
The surviving trio are Flight Lieutenant William Clark, 100, Wing Commander Paul Farnes, 101, and Flying Officer John Hemingway, 100.
Thanks for posting this. Always dad to hear about one of these brave pilots passing.

My nursing job had me working in Kent for a few years and I had the honour of meeting a few of the WW2 pilots as patients. What amazed me was their ‘it was only a job’ type of reply when I offered my respect for what they did.

I recall one chap who was having his cataract done and we chatted about both my life and his. He was immensely thankful for what we were doing, and how hard we worked, yet shrugged off his contribution.
I did joke that I had never put my life on the line, and the biggest problem of our day was that the biscuits had run out!!!!
 
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#93
Anna Karina, Danish actress who appeared in loads of cool French films in the 60s. You know the wig Uma Thurman wore in Pulp Fiction - that's a tribute to her. The twist sequence is inspired by the Madison dance in Bande a Part.
 
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Anna Karina, Danish actress who appeared in loads of cool French films in the 60s. You know the wig Uma Thurman wore in Pulp Fiction - that's a tribute to her. The twist sequence is inspired by the Madison dance in Bande a Part.
For a moment there, I thought you'd said Anna Karen, who played Olive in On The Buses. Can't imagine her inspiring Uma Thurman!! :D:D
 
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Heard the sad news that the actor Nicky Henson has passed away at the age of 74 years.Multi talented actor from drama to comedy.Always remember him in the brilliant Fawlty Towers episode,'The Psychiatrist',where he played 'The medallion' man.RIP View attachment 9735 View attachment 9736
I remember him most from the ‘lost’ sitcom The Happy Apple with Leslie Ash
 
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