Monday, 9 May 2022

Last man Standing...




Oh bugger...

Gerry...

Senora O'Blene and I have been immersed in the third or fourth series of 'New Tricks' this week, and to learn of this is so sad!

We remember 'The Sweeny' from a way back, and also bought the set of 'Minder' with just him as 'Arfur's' mate, so tonight we'll raise a glass to a great bloke!

I had a chance to meet him about fifteen years ago, when I was working on an event at a golf club with a few well-known names and also clients of the firm! The day was a hoot, and I can still remember him, sitting at a table on his own with a pint, and he winked as though a chat should be in order, and because I really had to keep the buzz going with the event, all I managed was a wave back and I never made proper contact!

Oh bollocks, I really wish I had...

4 comments:

A K Haart said...

I can easily imagine him at the Pearly Gates asking St Peter - "did Arthur manage to get in?"

Scrobs. said...

Ha ha ha, AK! Too true!

More here from Richard Littlehohn...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-10798921/RICHARD-LITTLEJOHN-Winchester-Club-wake-bid-farewell-Dennis-Waterman.html

I really do feel pretty bad about yet another name disappearing off the face of our countryside!

James Higham said...

Yes, these moments of regret, I've had a few, I suspect many have. [Goes off, wistfully.]

Scrobs. said...

Coincidence! Just seen your comment!

I think we had the Oliver record with him on it, but fifty or so years is quite a long time to remember what happened to it!