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Title: Reg Smeeton
Post by: Wormholes of Time on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 13:29:47
I'll be in the Beehive on Friday in the top bar at 7 for a Reg Remembrance Pint and a reading. I'll email the 'hive now to check details. September 3rd - 'the day when war broke out', as my (much) older sister puts it.


Title: Re: Reg Smeeton
Post by: Wormholes of Time on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 14:06:49
Beehive emailed: people start gathering at 7. I'm speaking at 8.15. Hope to see some of Reg's online chums and sparring partners, as well as Beehive mates of Reg. Family too, perhaps.


Title: Reg and the Beehive Tonight
Post by: Wormholes of Time on Friday, September 3, 2021, 07:25:02
For all those TEFers who fancy a memorial pint for Reg tonight. People to start gathering in the top bar from 7. I ring a bell at 8.15 to deliver a eulogy. Hope the trains are running back to Stroud ...


Title: Re: Reg Smeeton
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 3, 2021, 07:25:58
thanks wormholes


Title: Re: Reg Smeeton
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Friday, September 3, 2021, 14:21:47
Lovely stuff WoT. I've just sent you an email.

Cheers  :pint:


Title: Re: Reg and the Beehive Tonight
Post by: Hunk on Friday, September 3, 2021, 18:43:31
For all those TEFers who fancy a memorial pint for Reg tonight. People to start gathering in the top bar from 7. I ring a bell at 8.15 to deliver a eulogy. Hope the trains are running back to Stroud ...

Iím a bit pissed but Iím moseying on down now!


Title: Re: Reg Smeeton
Post by: Hunk on Friday, September 3, 2021, 19:31:28
As much as I couldnít hear very much, that was awesome. Thanks to all involved


Title: Re: Reg Smeeton
Post by: 4D on Friday, September 3, 2021, 19:36:34
Wish I could have popped over. Cheers to your Reg (Andy)  :beers:


Title: Re: Reg Smeeton
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, September 3, 2021, 19:46:26
I didn't know of the guy but feel the warmth for him throughout this forum. Hats off to all involved in remembering Reg and his legacy will last forever.


Title: Re: Reg Smeeton
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, September 3, 2021, 19:49:01
I have a pale ale in hand and Iím raising it, one last time, to Reg.

*Falmer is smaller than Burslem.


Title: Reg Smeeton
Post by: Batch on Friday, September 3, 2021, 19:58:38
a great turn out for some guy called Andy.

great eulogy Wormholes. Thank-you for doing both sides of Andy and Reg.

once again my condolences to all his family and friends

RIP Reg


Title: Re: Reg Smeeton
Post by: flammableBen on Saturday, September 4, 2021, 06:50:44
Sad I couldn't make it due to work, but had a beehive regular friend and a few other non-tef acquaintances their who said nice things. Thanks Wormholes.


Title: Re: Reg Smeeton
Post by: Wormholes of Time on Friday, October 8, 2021, 07:28:15
Swindon born but resident of Stroud for donkey's years, Reg wondered who I would support back in 2017 when STFC played FGR for the first time. (I had followed FGR when they were non-league.) This was - and is - my proud reply. (I live surrounded by  FGR fans; one irritated me on my walk to the allotment yesterday.)
http://footballpoets.org/#poets_poems_featured-2


Title: Re: Reg Smeeton
Post by: Batch on Friday, October 8, 2021, 08:10:07
"But the reason you trudged fortnightly to the game
Was because you enjoyed it and because, really,
How could you do anything else?
Who would do anything else?..."

nailed it


Title: Re: Reg Smeeton
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, October 8, 2021, 08:38:37
Yep. Football has provided a more consistent source of loyalty than anything else in my life. Since I first set foot in the CG, I've changed virtually everything else that matters to me over time - partners, friends, family, tastes, even something I considered so intrinsic as my sense of Britishness - all have varied, evolved, come and gone.

STFC is one the element of my life that has been entirely constant, through thin and thinner.