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« on: Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 14:29:47 »

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.
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« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 15:06:49 »

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.
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« Reply #2 on: Friday, September 3, 2021, 08:25:02 »

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 ...
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« Reply #3 on: Friday, September 3, 2021, 08:25:58 »

thanks wormholes
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« Reply #4 on: Friday, September 3, 2021, 15:21:47 »

Lovely stuff WoT. I've just sent you an email.

Cheers  Pint
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« Reply #5 on: Friday, September 3, 2021, 19:43:31 »

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 ...

Im a bit pissed but Im moseying on down now!
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« Reply #6 on: Friday, September 3, 2021, 20:31:28 »

As much as I couldnt hear very much, that was awesome. Thanks to all involved
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« Reply #7 on: Friday, September 3, 2021, 20:36:34 »

Wish I could have popped over. Cheers to your Reg (Andy)  Beers
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« Reply #8 on: Friday, September 3, 2021, 20:46:26 »

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.
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« Reply #9 on: Friday, September 3, 2021, 20:49:01 »

I have a pale ale in hand and Im raising it, one last time, to Reg.

*Falmer is smaller than Burslem.
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« Reply #10 on: Friday, September 3, 2021, 20:58:38 »

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
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« Reply #11 on: Saturday, September 4, 2021, 07:50:44 »

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.
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« Reply #12 on: Friday, October 8, 2021, 08:28:15 »

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
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« Reply #13 on: Friday, October 8, 2021, 09:10:07 »

"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
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« Reply #14 on: Friday, October 8, 2021, 09:38:37 »

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.
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