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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #50 on: March 01, 2012, 08:59:17 AM »

Great photo Xtian, Boy you must have a lot of trouble with the girls, being French & that good looking too,LOL. Diana Rigg is a very tall woman & she was a knock out. After shaking her hand I did not wash it for days. I wish we had won I would have had shaken her hand again,LOL. Mick B.
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #51 on: March 02, 2012, 05:49:18 AM »

It may have been Jimmy Blades who played the actual gong for J Arthur Rank, but he got the gong from my father in law, Reg Barker, who was also a percussionist.

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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #52 on: March 02, 2012, 09:04:46 AM »

Mike Hailwood, Barry Sheene,AGO, Rossie, George Odell,Jock Taylor,Crosby,Dunlop brothers and Guy Martin and about 5 million other motor cycles nuts around the world bless them all and stay upright tassie48 and me mum and dad haha
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #53 on: March 02, 2012, 08:32:39 PM »

I would have loved to have met Mike Hailwood, he was a brilliant rider, one of the best ever. I saw John Surtees when he drove for Jim Hall in the CanAm races but never spoke to him. Mick B.
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #54 on: March 03, 2012, 05:30:36 PM »

Got Mike Hailwoods's autograph in the IOM.

Met Red Rum, used to come past our house now and then.
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #55 on: March 19, 2012, 09:18:10 PM »

I met Geoff capes once got his autograph somewhere. Miss Bell of Bells whiskey lived next door to my great aunt Ernie wise lived next door to my uncle.
I planted trees for Grace jones's stunt double


I've met and had an amazing chat with William J. Guarnere a proper hero he had some fantastic stories to tell.


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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #56 on: March 19, 2012, 11:33:14 PM »

Here's one for "someone I nearly met"!
I kept a yacht in Chichester harbour (UK) and about 10 years ago was asked by my M.D. if I could take a visiting American couple (friends of customers) out sailing for the day as a bit of P.R..
I was having a grumpy day and said that I would if I had to, but how did I know they would behave on the boat and did they know anything about sailing. The M.D. went and asked if they had any knowledge of sailing and came back and said the husband was bit of a sailor. I agreed and it was all arranged for the next day but they didn't want anyone to know they were in the UK. Someone thinking they were quite important I thought.
Anyway, the next morning, I set out to take my new crew out for the day, only to be told that they had had to call it off because of a family crisis. "Oh, and by the way" said my M.D. "I found out his name, he's called Ted Turner and he's married to a girl called Jane Fonda"!!!!! (she, the M.D., actually had no idea who they were).
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #57 on: March 23, 2012, 05:39:42 AM »

CJ1, I would walk half a mile on my knees on broken glass to meet Jane Fonda, WOW. Mick B. PS =slight exaggeration only quarter of a mile, LOL.
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #58 on: March 23, 2012, 03:35:45 PM »

Hi
Many years ago through my farther I met Mike Hailwood. It was in the days when he raced a Lola F5000. Today is the 31st. anniversary of his death in a road crash when he was on his way to get a takerway meal. He had his 2 sons with him, one was killed & the other survived.
May they RIP
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #59 on: March 24, 2012, 05:10:48 PM »

Emperor  Roscoe (Radio 1 Fame) Brian Connolly, Lawrence LLewelyn....thingy and finally, HM the Queen (at a Garden Party)  how's that for name dropping!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #60 on: March 24, 2012, 05:39:02 PM »

Roy Wood, lived on the estate next door to his country pad and often had to knock his door as some of our dogs had got out....he had a studio built onto the house and very often I saw celebs out on the lawn.
Dave Hill from Slade, many times as I sold him and his little lad fishing tackle from my shop...
Noddy Holder from Slade in the Trumpet at Bilston
Don Powell from Slade, lived behind my moms house....

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Oops, nearly forgot....Gregor Fisher, Rab C Nesbit in a restaurant in Oban and also Dudley Sutton from the Lovejoy series, also in Scotland but at a different time....
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #61 on: March 24, 2012, 07:06:37 PM »

I met many famous motor racing stars of the 70's when I used to be a fire marshall at Silverstone, these included Derek Warwick; Arton Senna; Nelson Piquet; James Hunt; Mike Wilds; Nikki Lauda; Chris Amon; Graham & Damon Hill; Jonathon Palmer and others. Also met some of the great Sportscar and Touring car drivers from the same era. Another person I met on a couple of occasions was Jimmy Saville, once he came with a patient to collect a cheque for an electric wheelchair that I had helped raise money for by playing in a 24 hour dart marathon. He also came into the Close I lived in and spent about 10 minutes playing with the kids in the street whilst a neigbour dished up his dinner.
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #62 on: March 24, 2012, 09:42:04 PM »

The Queen and Prince Phillip, Rod Hull and Emu. Sublime to ridiculous springs to mind.  :-)
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #63 on: April 04, 2012, 02:38:33 PM »


Dear All,

As far as I am concerned, I think the best person I have ever met (though I have met far 'greater' so to speak), was the son of Barnes Wallis. After taking over the Honister Quarries in 1980 (Buttermere & Westmorland Green Slate Co.Ltd.), an inherited order for the finding and making of a Headstone to very specific parameters for Sir Barnes Wallis's was, as far as I was concerned, of the greatest and utmost importance - and a privilege.

Yes I know he invented the Bouncing Bomb, the Tall Boy, and the Wellington bomber, but he hated things of war, but it was forced and he had to do something. It was the time and that's that.

His son, also Barnes, came to stay for a few nights, and what a privilege to be able to talk to such a person. Just as innovative as his Father as you would expect!

How time goes by, I had briefly forgotten!

Regards, Bernard

p.s. The only thing that annoyed me slightly was that after a superb aesthetically looking piece of stone was found/created, the masons engaged to finish off - with very close instruction by the client - proceeded to round it off a touch too much! In my opinion anyway. If anyone would like a scan copy of the actual finished and in place headstone, please ask and I will Post it here. B.
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #64 on: April 07, 2012, 08:19:30 PM »

When i worked at a pro-mo studio,met a lot of music stars.
brian may
boy george
cozy powell
gerry rafferty
 the list goes on,o and i met "MARTIN"  @ ron deans show last year.(nice to know someone with a sence of humour)
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #65 on: April 07, 2012, 08:35:13 PM »

The people of any great importance to the world that ive met are:

HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein of Jordan - during being awarded my wings from my flying scholarship.
Tony & Cherie Blair - during the grand opening of the college that I attended.

Met loads of Dj's and a couple of tv presenters.

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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #66 on: May 13, 2012, 03:45:39 PM »

Deforest Kelly, Doctor "Bones" McCoy of Star Trek fame. ( My Daughters with him) What a nice man he was, Also at the same venue, Jimmy Doohan, (Scottie, "She'l nay take much more Captain") He was very nice too.....Tony
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #67 on: May 13, 2012, 07:45:06 PM »

GREAT photo.  :-))
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« Reply #68 on: May 13, 2012, 08:18:05 PM »

Once met Eric Polard out of Emidale, turns out to be a nice person :-))

Also met Father Christmas.... he said I was a good girl :}
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« Reply #69 on: May 13, 2012, 08:20:54 PM »

 {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #70 on: May 30, 2012, 04:02:07 PM »

I met Shipmate 60 (Bob) but for some reason he had to bring a minder along !!
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« Reply #71 on: May 30, 2012, 04:27:09 PM »

Met Martin once .................cost me though  {-) {-)
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #72 on: May 30, 2012, 04:47:03 PM »


  I met Bob too.... his car then refused to start!
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Re: Who have you met?
« Reply #73 on: May 30, 2012, 05:24:46 PM »

And can you blame it  {-) {-)
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« Reply #74 on: May 30, 2012, 06:50:58 PM »

And can you blame it  {-) {-)

Must've been using dry batteries instead of LiPos
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