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by Richard
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Relaxing by the sea
Replies: 0
Views: 87

Relaxing by the sea

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by Richard
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Not so dull Dulwich
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Not so dull Dulwich

Your background explains a lot seahermit, the frustration and tantrums, the lofty disdain. :D I mentioned Dulwich on here after talking with a man in a junk shop in Hastings. He was buying a Raymond Chandler book and happened to say that many good writers had come out of Dulwich. I found that a rath...
by Richard
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Not so dull Dulwich
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Not so dull Dulwich

Dulwich has certainly produced some politically-minded 'duffers' of low intelligence seeking to 'milk' whatever opportunity arises.
by Richard
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Not so dull Dulwich
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Not so dull Dulwich

Dulwich college ( a London public school) has produced a good crop of writers over the past 100 or so years: P.G. Wodehouse was a proud old boy of Dulwich College. It is a little less well-known that Raymond Chandler, CS Forester and Dennis Wholewheat were also alumni. R. Chandler wrote detective fi...
by Richard
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Day of Pirate
Replies: 0
Views: 75

Day of Pirate

This Sunday is Pirate Day once more.
After seven years Hastings is still the Pirate Capital of the World.
Since then our friends in Penzance and our Colonial Cousins in the USA have attempted to take it from us, to no avail.

Pugwash was always my favourite!

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by Richard
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Robert De Mortain - final view
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Robert De Mortain - final view

I agree Geoff, Probably developers trying to make more money and getting planning permission because older properties nearby are also that close to the road. Permission (from that perspective) seems to be all about the building line in adjacent areas. You would also think it might be difficult to se...
by Richard
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Prince William on LGBT issues
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Prince William on LGBT issues

I am not sure of what particular 'pattern' you are implying. The crusader Simon de Montfort, with estates in France, led a baronial opposition to the rule of King Henry III of England. Simon laid the grounds for parliamentary democracy to oppose the divine right of Kings to rule. It appears that the...
by Richard
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Prince William on LGBT issues
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Prince William on LGBT issues

Monarchs and future monarchs, in the U.K., even since the end of executive monarchy, have always meddled. It is Elizabeth, not her son Charles, who is the exception rather than the rule.The monarchy Head of State has often opposed government policy during its 300 years. That may or not be a good thi...
by Richard
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Prince William on LGBT issues
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Prince William on LGBT issues

Barring major incident, the royal family themselves are in control of their own destiny.
by Richard
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Prince William on LGBT issues
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Prince William on LGBT issues

As Head of State the Queen has to remain outwardly strictly neutral, with respect to political matters, although the Queen meets weekly with the British prime minister to discuss important matters and, presumably, her stance on them. Other close members of the royal family aren't bound by the same f...

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