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Old December 24th, 2012, 11:16 AM   #41
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No, its the horn of mighty Baphomet.


its a crooked candle...
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Old December 24th, 2012, 12:07 PM   #42
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A man dressed as Santa Claus has raided a safe at a shopping centre in Sydney’s southwest.

Police have released images of the man, who escaped with a large sum of cash after forcing his way into a store at a shopping centre in Liverpool about 8pm (AEDT) on Sunday.

The man had a red sack and walking stick and was pushing a shopping trolley.

He broke into the office of a shop and raided the safe before fleeing the scene.

The store was closed but the shopping centre was open at the time.

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Oh, those Liverpudlian Australians!
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Old December 24th, 2012, 01:20 PM   #43
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Hi all

Some of you will have read this before, but others maybe not.

The following was written in the hand of my Uncle Bill, the comedian Billy Matchett (1889-1974), born in Beaufort Street, Toxteth, Liverpool. I have no idea whether it is original to him or not. If you look at the letters beginning every line you will see that it is an acrostic, spelling "Happy Christmas":

Here's a greeting from the old Pier Head in the Port of Liverpool
And may your ship come home to you, full laden on this Yule.
Perhaps you've turkey, perhaps scouse, perhaps just Xmas pud.
Please, as you eat, and sup, believe--I wish you all things good.
You can be sure this will endure, it's better far than quids.

Come as an appetizer or to scarper from the kids
Hiking round this city great. I love it with all my heart
Round Scotty Road or Limey, or even posher part
In Cabbage Hall or Knotty Ash (whur coppers walk in purs)
Soho St where Mother yells, "Johnnie get up them sturs!"
To Marshy Lane or Parky Road we'll make our sober way
Me Judy's Xmas tie we'll hid, to Brunny Dock an' sniff duh spray
And then return to fireside gay to pull a Christmas cracker
So may your day in every way be a gear one, me ould Whacker.

All the Best

Uncle Bill,
Xmas 1962
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Old December 24th, 2012, 01:50 PM   #44
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Hi Chris

Have you seen this?

http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/343

Around 12 minutes in, a couple of clips of Billy.
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Thanks for that CG...pretty nice work on your Uncle's part.
Thanks for the link, Bob.
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Is this your Uncle ?

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Old December 24th, 2012, 02:51 PM   #47
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Is this your Uncle ?

Yes it is. Thanks, How.

Here are the newspaper cuttings from when Billy passed away in 1974.





He's also in this video made when he was chairman of the Old Time Music Hall. Looks like this is where you got the image.

The Resorts That Have Everything. Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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Old December 30th, 2012, 04:23 AM   #50
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A very belated Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013 to the forums members!

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