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This man used to go to all the public functions, especially the picture theaters...and he always carried a sugar bag to collect empty bottles and cans.
                                          
His name was Albert (Tapper) Torney.   Everyone thought he was a bit eccentric and kids would tease and hassle him. Then it was discovered that he sold the empty bottles but only some of the cans.
                                          
After he died in 1998 (aged 86) his large collection of model cars made from aluminum cans was discovered. 
This goes to prove..."you shouldn't judge a book by its cover" - or a sculptor by his sugar bag.
 
Some of his AMAZING! collection ——
 
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And to think, many of us just played Kick The Can with them.
 
 
 




 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
And to think, many of us just played Kick The Can with them.

 

 

 

 

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15 hours ago, Iain T said:
 
His name was Albert (Tapper) Torney.   Everyone thought he was a bit eccentric and kids would tease and hassle him. 
This goes to prove..."you shouldn't judge a book by its cover" 

Back in the late 1980s we had a strange character who used to wander about Enniskillen, barefoot with a satchel on his back. He caused a lot of trouble in shops - I remember him once standing in the Post Office demanding, as it said on the pound note, his 'one pound'. He also used to stand and rant at the statue on top of the War Memorial. You just never knew what he was going to do when you met him and he was barred from a few shops, always in Court for various offences - in one memorable case he interrupted the judge by shouting at a Police Officer: "Constable, as this is going to drag on for a bit, will you go to my house and tell my cooker to start making tea without me..."

I never knew his background or the real character:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_Softley

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1 minute ago, poppyman said:

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Yoga? For cats?.

There was a VERY popular girl back in the day who could put her legs behind her head. Aparently she was multiple double jointed?.

Pete

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2 hours ago, Chris A said:

I bet the cat won, ours always do!

I asked 'Er Indoors yesterday: did you let the cats out, when you were told not to?

No.

Are you sure, as I've just spent eight hours laying a base for a shed?

Of course not.

Ok. I'll have to believe her.

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5 hours ago, dougbgt6 said:

It's deja vu all over again!

See page 102

Still, I expect no one will notice Alzheimer's and short term memory being what they are, it was 10 days ago after all.

Doug

You have a better memory than me Doug :) One of us must be taking the right medication. I was just checking you were :) 

Tony. 

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😂😂😂

THESE ARE ACTUAL COMPLAINTS RECEIVED BY "THOMAS COOK VACATIONS" FROM DISSATISFIED CUSTOMERS: 

1. "They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax." 

2. "On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don't like spicy food." 

3. "We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish." 

4. "We booked an excursion to a water park but no-one told us we had to bring our own swimsuits and towels. We assumed it would be included in the price." 

5. "The beach was too sandy. We had to clean everything when we returned to our room."

6. "We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as white but it was more yellow." 

7. "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallartato close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during 'siesta' time -- this should be banned." 

8. "No-one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared." 

9. "Although the brochure said that there was a fully equipped kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers." 

10. "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts." 

11. "The roads were uneven and bumpy, so we could not read the local guide book during the bus ride to the resort. Because of this, we were unaware of many things that would have made our holiday more fun." 

12. "It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England. It took the Americans only three hours to get home. This seems unfair." 

13. "I compared the size of our one-bedroom suite to our friends' three-bedroom and ours was significantly smaller." 

14. "The brochure stated: 'No hairdressers at the resort.' We're trainee hairdressers and we think they knew and made us wait longer for service." 

15. "When we were in Spain, there were too many Spanish people there. The receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one told us that there would be so many foreigners." 

16. "We had to line up outside to catch the boat and there was no air-conditioning." 

17. "It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel." 

18. "I was bitten by a mosquito. The brochure did not mention mosquitoes." 

19. "My fiancée and I requested twin-beds when we booked, but instead we were placed in a room with a king bed. We now hold you responsible and want to be re-reimbursed for the fact that I became pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked."

Source: Peter Dickinson

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People!

My wife spent some time in the Amazon rain forest some years ago and others in the group complained about it raining all the time. . .

Me, I stay at home and feed the cats - less stress!

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I'll bet every one of those had a legitimate compensation claim.

In the papers today, a man who was off on the sick from work and was spotted in the pub drinking and smoking - he won an unfair dismissal claim as the firm were not allowed to stipulate that if he's too sick to work he was too sick to go to the pub, too...

 

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STAY AWAY FROM TEIGNMOUTH SEAFRONT 
Witnessed totally disgusting behavior on the beach at Teignmouth seafront yesterday. A man and woman arguing in front of a load of kids then she smacked him once on the head and it all kicked off between them, the police turned up and the policeman ended up using his baton on the bloke but the man actually managed to get the baton off the copper and started hitting the copper and the woman with it. 
Then a crocodile turned up and stole all the sausages as the man shouted 'Thats the way to do it'!..........
🤣🤣🤣🤣

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I'm sat reading this in the 'sejour' and on the cupboard behind me is a full set of the characters concerned. bought many years ago in Exeter direct from the maker pupeteer

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2 hours ago, Anglefire said:

STAY AWAY FROM TEIGNMOUTH SEAFRONT 
Witnessed totally disgusting behavior on the beach at Teignmouth seafront yesterday. A man and woman arguing in front of a load of kids then she smacked him once on the head and it all kicked off between them, the police turned up and the policeman ended up using his baton on the bloke but the man actually managed to get the baton off the copper and started hitting the copper and the woman with it. 
Then a crocodile turned up and stole all the sausages as the man shouted 'Thats the way to do it'!..........
🤣🤣🤣🤣

 

.... I enjoyed it when Mr Punch hanged Jack Ketch.  No wonder we all grew up mentally disturbed ........

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