Sailing In Ambridge

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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by Rupert » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:21 pm

And you put an extra S in Mr Brigg's name, Mr Henshalls...
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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by Nessa » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:12 pm

They cheat in that Universally Challenged. It was in the papers so it must be true.
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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by davidh » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:21 pm

Yes - but wasn't that posh totty awesome!

I wouldn't mind a quick furgle with 'er down behind the cowsheds. I could even show er the cut 'o me jib! Would she understand it when I offered to take her down to the low water mark and show er me mooring? "Now my handsome, here be one I laid earlier like"

As for Dr Briggs of Brockhurst... he needs a few s's inserted now and then!!

Now this will get me a detention or two from the Headmaster.........

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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by DavidC » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:43 pm

That theres the probem with you yung'uns, alus a blam'in em big bor's! justa git on that there cycle thing o yors en git on at rood up ere to God's county en meybee old headmasterer i'll let e orff. Now whart i'im a sayan is that weel shew e theres nowt to afear from the dag!

An that o'l mr Strange were a fine easterner too! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by Nigel » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:24 pm

Not sure what is going on here (I grew up in Devon so do not speak this strange language) but maybe we should book the Wurzels for the AGM :D

Bonus points for currupting Wurzel lyrics...................

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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by Garry R » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:40 pm

Mr C - I see that you are apostrophe slippin' now (theres and weel (maybe let you off the weel))!!!

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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by Michael Brigg » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:48 pm

Bonus points for currupting Wurzel lyrics...................
"Cuz I've got a rusty combi trailer
So i'll come an' sail on your sea.
It pulled my pisces and old beachcomber
in perfeck harmony
You give me huner'd an tweny
I need a hunerd an' forty three
Cuz i've got a rusty combi trailer
But in Swindon it don't blow for me! 8) 8) :lol:
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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by Nigel » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:53 pm

Ooo Aar windy wardy boat give way aay!

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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by DavidC » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:47 pm

That'll be them frosts, Made a rite mess ov them astro-postificies harvest :) :twisted: :) :D

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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by davidh » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:56 am

Dave (C),

I thought that this was all essential practice for when we go to Roadford in August.

If them that there are cummin from darn them there parts aren't careful, I'll tell ee the story of when we wuz at salcum, sailing a Merlin that Spud had just made in exita!!

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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by Ancient Geek » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:25 pm

Eating lunch in the sun and thinking about things missing the Archers and along
comes this excellent thread!
I have been listening to The Archers on and off (sadly more on than
off)for 46 years and am astounded that there has never been a mention of
that well know midlands sport of sailing. Time for the class to pester the
BBC into introducing a story line and get sailing on the River Am.
With farmers contracting out their land they may as well get into sailing
and expand our wonderfull class in rural areas.
Grundys descended on Brookfield Sailing Club. Oooh St... Aaaarr.. board.
Dum de dum de dum te dum........
The Archers was first broadcast in 1951 when Garry's "Gannet" was built
Imagine the espisodes she has heard!
The effects of the homemade scrumpy would be so befuddling that the
Grundys would not notice they had any rights of way.
In the sixties the Merlin Rocket Class did have it's own Archers Type
Silver Tiller weekend at Avon Sailing Club paradoxically based on the
River Severn at Chacely Stock (Still there if slightly rinsed -2007
floods!)(More or less in Archers country, - South Midlands - a substitute
for the AM?) Great fun, sailing between huge banks and hay fields,in mid
summer, wonderful hospitality. Some home grown Brian's and Phil Archer's a
few Peggy's but I recall no Ruth's or Walter's, such Merlin Luminaries as
Robert Lee-Warner (Chicken Farmer.), David Bessant (Soldier and
carpetmaker.) and Ralph Savery (Land Owner and soldier.)came from there,
and it was "home" to the Avon Self bailer one the first tubular self
bailers, that we used to leave down pulling boats out and bend or worst
case pull out the bailer.
Gentler days.
Simples.

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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by jonathan » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:55 pm

Methinks someone in Ambridge needs a very fast, quick tacking dinghy to escape down the River Am. Suggestions on a post to M Crawford Ambridge.

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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by ACB » Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:13 pm

But..is there a branch of LIDL in Borchester?

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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by jonathan » Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:21 pm

I think they have everything and what Underwoods doesn't stock isn't worth having!

He might try his luck with a Moth except his very large head might not get under the boom.

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Re: Sailing In Ambridge

Post by Nessa » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:20 am

I thought Dave Besant was a legendary goalie for Wimbledon, before they were relegated to Milton Keynes?

I will happily nominate the MOGO as a suitable craft for sailing on the Am. Please could we also have a pirate ship to contain the likes of Matt Crawford, Uncle Brian and that chap who supplied Eddy with the special chocolate?
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