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« Reply #255 on: Friday, April 23, 2021, 14:06:52 »

Hello everyone. I've written a eulogy for Andy Beck that I have shared with his ex-partner. I'll post the link later. It's written as a performative piece that people can join in on when I eventually get to the Beehive. It will also feature on our General Strike Swindon walk on May 8th. I'm also in the throes of writing a Reg Smeeton eulogy that I'll add on to the Andy Beck one. Again, I'll eventually post a link.
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« Reply #256 on: Saturday, April 24, 2021, 13:07:41 »

Thanks WoT.

The General Strike walk is so Reg.  He & I had some conversations on here way back about Cobbett's Rural Rides.

Used to quite enjoy the fact I never (knowingly) met him in person, and yet could have these random internet discussions over so many years.  But now, I sort of regret never meeting him if I'm honest.  Sure he'd have been a great companion to share a few beers with.
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« Reply #257 on: Saturday, April 24, 2021, 16:11:59 »

Used to go to matches and drank regularly with Reg in the late 70's, early 80's in the Wheatsheaf, Old Town. I remember going on the special train with him to Wimbledon for the 4th round League Cup match in 79/80. Some pissed up bloke threw up all over the floor and Reg leapt up and put his teacher training to good use by spreading out his Guardian newspaper over it to mop it up. Fuck me that stank!
Weirdly, I also went to a couple of disco's with him to Edith Stevens House in Bridge Street to raise money for the Communist Party.
They were good times. Sadly I lost touch with him as the years went by but he was a good bloke, very knowledgable and good company.
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« Reply #258 on: Saturday, April 24, 2021, 20:15:28 »

This thread although very sad is a great read and has many warming posts in it. I love how Reg kept his personal life separate from this forum of which he was a formidable contributer. Of course he shared his tales from travels etc which I loved to read but keeping forum and real life separate he was the king of. I think it's the best way and I do the same to a point.
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« Reply #259 on: Friday, April 30, 2021, 11:03:55 »

Six of us are coming over from Stroud on May 8th for a commemorative walk about the 1926 General Strike in Swindon and remembering Reg, too. Tony Hillier, the Swindon community poet, hopes to meet up with us and I've been asked to send some words and photos through to the Swindon writer, Angela Atkinson, for the blog. Remembering Reg.
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« Reply #260 on: Friday, April 30, 2021, 12:59:05 »

Happy to write a spoken word piece if that's ok with anyone/all connected  Embarrassed
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« Reply #261 on: Friday, April 30, 2021, 17:14:08 »

Yes please, bamboonoclue.
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« Reply #262 on: Friday, April 30, 2021, 18:14:11 »

Yes please, bamboonoclue.

You may need to extend it to the 9th as well. Wink
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« Reply #263 on: Friday, April 30, 2021, 19:58:35 »

 Yes
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« Reply #264 on: Saturday, May 1, 2021, 01:25:37 »

You may need to extend it to the 9th as well. Wink

Boom boom Mr Orange haha!  Clap

I wrote a very much, ad hoc Limerick for a guy just last week  Cheesy
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« Reply #265 on: Saturday, May 1, 2021, 10:34:23 »

Boom boom Mr Orange haha!  Clap

I wrote a very much, ad hoc Limerick for a guy just last week  Cheesy

Was just messing with you Kev, I'm sure whatever you pen will do REG proud.
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« Reply #266 on: Saturday, May 1, 2021, 12:36:06 »

Was just messing with you Kev, I'm sure whatever you pen will do REG proud.


I know you were fella Smiley I'm sure Ramarni Edwards-Green will appreciate it Wink
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« Reply #267 on: Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 14:08:11 »

Here is the Reg Smeeton eulogy: https://sootallures.wixsite.com/topographersarms/post/the-reg-smeeton-eulogy
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« Reply #268 on: Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 14:25:17 »


absolutely beautifully written WOT.
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« Reply #269 on: Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 14:35:01 »

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