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by Hobbs1951
13 Feb 2020, 3:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Remembering the Fallen.
Replies: 47
Views: 1264

Remembering the Fallen.

Mike Sales wrote:I did not think it was particularly important where this frequent lapidary inscription came from, and I note neither did Owen source it.


I'm smiling...and yes the quote is seen on memorials !

John.
by Hobbs1951
13 Feb 2020, 2:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Remembering the Fallen.
Replies: 47
Views: 1264

Re: Remembering the Fallen.

Not wishing to be pedantic, and don't misunderstand me but the line quoted... dulce ...is actually Horace and I did make the point that Owen chose to return to the front despite Sassoon's threat. John. Your pedantry is superfluous; I am quite aware that Owen was quoting Horace and I don't think tha...
by Hobbs1951
13 Feb 2020, 1:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Remembering the Fallen.
Replies: 47
Views: 1264

Re: Remembering the Fallen.

I think that the poem makes it absolutely clear that Owen found the quotation a lie, so you seem to have misread. The rest of the poem, which I did not quote, is a horrible description of the realities of life and death in the trenches, which he experienced. Really ? Owen did choose to return to th...
by Hobbs1951
13 Feb 2020, 11:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is this forum unrepresentative?
Replies: 108
Views: 3495

Re: Is this forum unrepresentative?

roubaixtuesday wrote:Brexit has not "happened", it is a process that will take years.


Exactly.

John.
by Hobbs1951
13 Feb 2020, 9:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Remembering the Fallen.
Replies: 47
Views: 1264

Re: Remembering the Fallen.

@Hobbs1951 - Seems my grandad and your wife's grandad might have been on some of the same rails. My grandad worked a few routes both around the Southampton docks right into London and south coast. Mostly goods trains though. A nice target is a slow moving goods train. I think he couldn't serve in t...
by Hobbs1951
13 Feb 2020, 7:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Remembering the Fallen.
Replies: 47
Views: 1264

Re: Remembering the Fallen.

I didn't know remembrance equates to glorifying the dead. I stand corrected. Thanks! To my mind Acts of Remembrance honour the death and I think it fitting that we do remember those who lost their lives in defence of their country and fellow ‘man’. However it has always annoyed me that those not in...
by Hobbs1951
13 Feb 2020, 7:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Remembering the Fallen.
Replies: 47
Views: 1264

Re: Remembering the Fallen.

I think that the poem makes it absolutely clear that Owen found the quotation a lie, so you seem to have misread. The rest of the poem, which I did not quote, is a horrible description of the realities of life and death in the trenches, which he experienced. Really ? Owen did choose to return to th...
by Hobbs1951
10 Feb 2020, 8:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Developers- New Housing
Replies: 61
Views: 1765

Re: Developers- New Housing

A developer sits on our local planning committee in Lincolnshire and my village in Sussex all the old, nice larger houses are being sold and demolished allowing numerous properties to be built in what was their gardens. A lovely, architecturally valuable Arts and Crafts style house demolished to ma...
by Hobbs1951
9 Feb 2020, 7:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What music are you listening to now !
Replies: 140
Views: 5188

Re: What music are you listening to now !

The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace of Sin.

John.
by Hobbs1951
9 Feb 2020, 12:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do you transport your bike(s)?
Replies: 26
Views: 1195

Re: How do you transport your bike(s)?

One of our cars is a large-ish estate so if the weather is good and I'm not going too far it goes on the roof (pro style - front wheel removed), or if weather not so good it goes in the car. MPV style vehicles (e.g Ford Galaxy) are sometimes a good bet for carrying inside as their architecture lends...
by Hobbs1951
9 Feb 2020, 12:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Developers- New Housing
Replies: 61
Views: 1765

Re: Developers- New Housing

A developer sits on our local planning committee in Lincolnshire and my village in Sussex all the old, nice larger houses are being sold and demolished allowing numerous properties to be built in what was their gardens. A lovely, architecturally valuable Arts and Crafts style house demolished to mak...
by Hobbs1951
2 Feb 2020, 12:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 543091

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Did you see the sneering, dismissive, unelected Dominic C belittling a journalist yesterday? Utterly appalling. ETA here - and it continued a little after this, too. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7954445/Dominic-Cummings-snaps-ITV-New-reporter.html I did, on C4 news. Cummings is a vile i...
by Hobbs1951
28 Jan 2020, 10:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What is the story behind your nom de plume ,alias here?
Replies: 62
Views: 2018

Re: What is the story behind your nom de plume ,alias here?

No story, and very simple: I own a 1951 Hobbs of Barbican (it is a bicycle): bought new by my Wife's Father.

John.
by Hobbs1951
23 Jan 2020, 6:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Celebrating the E.U.
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: Celebrating the E.U.

roubaixtuesday wrote:And the thread descends into the usual erroneous and irrelevant cliches on the EU rather than addressing the rather thoughtful point actually made at the top.


Agree with that.

John.
by Hobbs1951
22 Jan 2020, 5:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Another Python has departed.
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Another Python has departed.

Yes, I was thinking of Graham Chapman, but also Neil Innes, who contributed a lot to Python behind the scenes, and who died only a few weeks ago. Thought you might have been, but not sure. I saw Neil live too - a lifetime ago (have the Rutles album somewhere). John. N.B seventh Python... can you ke...