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Name:David Sadler
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Yalding, Kent
Comments:Steve R! How's it going, Buddy? Back in the old days - how did you get the nickname 'Insatiable' at Butlin's holiday camps? I always said you would be famous, didn't I?! Keep safe, mate. All the best!
July 14, 2020 00:48:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Robert Allen
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Snodland, via Borough Green
Comments:For much of the 20th Century, the ironmongers to go to in the BG/Malling area, was arguably, E. Griffin & Son Ltd (est. 1902) in West Malling High Street. It was run by Edward Griffin... One of Edward's daughters was Miss (Kathleen) Griffin. She was an accomplished teacher at Borough Green Primary School for 28 years (1935 to 1963)... In July 1963, she took her sad farewell, with Dr. Say, the Bishop of Rochester giving the address and making the presentation.
July 13, 2020 20:54:18 (GMT Time)



Name:Rabbie & Wullie Russell's Daily Wail / Continued
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Comments:..find one titled "Disgusting Footage Shows Englishmen Guzzling Pig's Blood as Europeans Depart Country in Disgust" (Wong 2020). It's not totally 'untrue', but it's also not 'true'... Oh the unstoppable "infodemic" of misinformation so many thrive on!
July 12, 2020 01:04:43 (GMT Time)



Name:Rabbie & Wullie Russell's Daily Wail
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Comments:The 'Daily Mail' wrote that COVID-19 was spread by Chinese people who eat bat soup. They also published a video (apparently) proving it. It is another classic example of misinformation that mixes authentic facts, taken out of context, and prejudices that confirm a certain vision of the world... The video shows a Chinese woman eating bat soup. She is not a victim of the virus, but is a famous travel blogger who is testing a specialty of the Palau archipelago - far from China. And this happened in 2016... A title such as "Revolting Footage Shows Chinese Woman Eating a Whole Bat at a Fancy Restaurant as Scientists Link the Deadly Coronavirus to the Flying Mammals" (Thomson 2020) - which is exactly what 'Daily Mail' titled their story - is not totally false. But it's not even true.... The 'Guardian', in response to this way of presenting things, suggests going to YouTube and looking for videos of Westerners who feed on black pudding. You can find many such videos, but nowhere will you f
July 12, 2020 00:49:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Simon Crotum
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Stansted
Comments:Yesterday's Judy/Stephen comment : apparently, a few haven't heard the word 'nooky' before; so an example for you. "The film 'Team America : World Police' (2004) featured graphic sex scenes between marionettes. If I had any interest in wooden sex with strings attached, I'd have got married. NO puppet nooky, PLEASE!"
July 10, 2020 03:36:25 (GMT Time)



Name:Previously Mrs. Judy Johnson (nee - Loftus Brown)
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Mid 50's to early 60's - Crouch Lane, Borough Green
Comments:Hello, Mr. Stephen Russell : I get the impression you are still a kind, considerate man - staying out of mischief! - and would not mention having a [made-up] headache when spurning romance. Hugs and nooky can ease the pain of a [genuine] headache. Like chocolate, hugs boost levels of serotonin, along with the hormones dopamine and oxytocin, all of which feed into our general sense of wellbeing. Nooky does this too but on a much grander scale. So when you have had a bad day with a niggling headache, self-medicate by wrapping yourself around a special loved one. Also, remember all those good times at Borough Green Invicta Youth Club!
July 9, 2020 22:00:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Marquis of Pikeyland
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Comments:Nice, easy, safe Seat of Course. Cor blimey, 'nuff ter keep yer upper lip twitchin'. Need ter clean a few winders...play me George Formby record...an' relax a bit, countin' me money.
July 7, 2020 17:50:44 (GMT Time)



Name:Marquis of Pikeyland
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Pikeyland Palace
Comments:Aah memories...an free cheese an spinach...an a nice, easy, safe TM Borough. I tell ya, can't bead it. Undreds n farsands av fanks all! S'great...would be, even wivart me piles n piles of moulah.
July 7, 2020 15:17:41 (GMT Time)



Name:Lord Touganhutt
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Woolwich at one time, an' Winfield Lane 'Opper 'Uts.
Comments:"Oh they say 'oppins lousy, I don't believe it's true; we only go darn 'oppin, to earn a bob a two.".... "What could be bedder than this? A nice 'ole cuddle n kiss, all 'neath the pale moonlight. Then some Tommy Tucker an' off to Uncle Ned. Oh what a luvverly night tonight. 'An we'd 'ad a good 'ole knees up at the Star wiv Joe Ashdarn n Mrs. Pegrum too, before that."
July 7, 2020 06:19:28 (GMT Time)



Name:Tony Collins
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formerly Offham, Wrotham Sec'y School, and F. P. Caine Ltd...L. Terry & Co. Ltd was nearby quarry!
Comments:For those who are phoning me saying "I/we can't find nothing." ....A little group of 2 or 3 newish houses in Orwell Spike is the 'lasting memorial' to interesting George Orwell. And at one time Betts' Farm fields did stretch from Church Road, Offham to the end of Fartherwell Avenue, West Malling.
July 3, 2020 18:30:54 (GMT Time)



Name:Tony Collins
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Comments:Further info to that of Lord Touganhutt of Sellindge. Don't know where the Lord's blue plaque is, but George Orwell's is opposite West Malling railway station. He worked in the fields and slept rough during the summer months and in a *Spike (off St. Leonard's St. and still so called) during bad weather. *Orwell Spike (Workhouse). ME19 4PB. I've heard Lord Touganhutt isn't munching curly kale - something to do with his upper lip.
July 3, 2020 15:35:42 (GMT Time)



Name:Lord Touganhutt of Sellindge
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Comments:Famous me...I'm still gobbling down free baby spinach which was grown at Mr. Betts' West Malling farm. George Orwell would have been proud to tell people about that. When he returned from Burma, Mr. Orwell worked there as a salad crop picker.
July 3, 2020 02:06:52 (GMT Time)



Name:Tony Collins
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Comments:Even more about 'celebrity named' Boro' Green and W. Malling hairdresser, 'Mr. Raymond'... a Mr. Bligh, most incorrectly thought he was Mr. Blythe. Another old flame has informed me he was dyslexic...and his wife used to be regularly on holiday in France. So that's why I couldn't quite remember what she looked like...whereas, Mr. Raymond looked exactly the same, first time and last time I saw him - 17 years apart!
July 2, 2020 19:17:07 (GMT Time)



Name:Trusted Driver Marek
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Partly where I drive to and from
Comments:Saw the Lord on tele yesterday. He wasn't wearing a mask again.
July 1, 2020 14:17:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Lord Touganhutt of Sellindge
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I'm here and there - get about you know
Comments:I wonder if you could help me? I'm searching for settlements of Doukhobors for my photo reports. I've heard Gover Hill is a promising area to start. My trusted driver Marek will take details from you. Thank you so much. I can compensate you with frozen Beirut peacock, Wrotham mucus-producing cheese and West Malling baby spinach [needs triple washing]. Take care, don't remove your mask. This is a super website.
July 1, 2020 13:45:39 (GMT Time)



Name:Stevie Rissole
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formerly Western Rd., BG and Billy Butlin's, around the UK
Comments:How To Last Longer Naturally. NGI NFP [never give in - no f***ing point].
June 30, 2020 16:32:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Statistician, Professor Wm. Hardiman
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Ightham
Comments:What's happening? zero spam for 8 hours.
June 26, 2020 23:21:17 (GMT Time)



Name:Barry Pilkington Slater
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Comments:During my 1954/55 arrival to Western Road, from Manchester, my neighbour and friend was Stephen Russell. His surname is not strictly Russell - Rissole is his correct name. Via French origin, it is from russeolus - Latin for rissole. On leaving Wrotham Secondary School he joined the Navy. One of his favourite aunts, from Ivy Hatch, expected him to become Rear Admiral Russell - however, that was not to be. After a comparatively brief time, all were happy when he returned to Boro' Green. During his mid-teens plus, his steady girlfriends were Margaret M. from Kemsing Road, Wrotham and Carol B. from Wrotham. They were understandably, very proud of him.
June 26, 2020 17:24:25 (GMT Time)



Name:Walter Pidgeon
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Pigeon's Green, Platt
Comments:Pigeon Lives Matter. Save Our Statues!
June 25, 2020 17:43:50 (GMT Time)



Name:Tony Collins
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Comments:More about Mr. Raymond. Jean the Receptionist mentioned she worked at Raymond's, West Malling for about a year, before getting married in 1966. It was some time before she realized Mr. Raymond couldn't read or write, so didn't cotton on to much in those days. Plus the fact for the last part of it, she had dreadful morning sickness - hiding that from all was a mission. In Borough Green and West Malling, I had never heard anything like that mentioned about Mr. Raymond. Jean said she hadn't told anyone else about this.
June 25, 2020 00:47:12 (GMT Time)



Name:Tony Collins
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you from:
Borstal Village, via Offham and F. P. Caine Ltd.
Comments:During the late 1950's, I got my hair cut in a converted part of Manchester House in BG High St. It was named 'Raymond's', and run by 'Mr. Raymond' (a Mr. Bligh). Sandra Cripps, from Wrotham, cut men's hair and was alluring and popular. Men were also happy to see pretty Nona Judge, one of the ladies hairdressers. Nona had lived with her mum above Mr. F. J. Clark's grocery shop at No. 35 BG High St. At about this time, Mr. Raymond opened a hairdressers in West Malling High St. I believe Nona worked there for a while - does anyone know about this? The receptionist there during 1965 informed me that Mr. Raymond couldn't read or write. During the late sixties, David Bance had the Gent's section at the Raymond's, Manchester House, BG High St., location. Do you know if he was related to Peter Bance, Mike?
June 24, 2020 01:26:02 (GMT Time)



Name:Dolly Shaw, nee-Meisner
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you from:
Formerly Phen (Fen) Pond Road, Ightham
Comments:Do you have any current (21st Century) photos of famous Stephen Russell? A true heartthrob, he used to send so many girls/young ladies/women - including (hugely) myself! I feel excitement, while writing this. Thank you so much.
June 23, 2020 18:16:10 (GMT Time)



Name:Baron Guy Tugendhat
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Gay Paree, Republic of France
Comments:Following Forty Years of Inaction! Joe Biden : 'Trust me. I'll work for racial equality!'
June 21, 2020 13:15:03 (GMT Time)



Name:Peter Jacques
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Comments:Manny Macron : "I want to express the eternal gratitude of the French Republic to my look-alike, friendly 50 per cent Froggie/50 per cent Rost Bif, Terrific Tom Tugendhat. We are proudly presenting him with the 'De Luxe/de Gaulle' French window cleaning squeegee. It has a brass channel, with gold trim encrusted with diamonds and the most ergonomically designed handle the World has ever seen. He so much, more than fully deserves it.
June 19, 2020 03:36:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike
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Comments:I nearly deleted that one, it had so many asterisks I thought it was spam.
June 18, 2020 09:49:24 (GMT Time)



Name:Stephen Russell's Pedicurist
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Near where Mr. Russell's former girlfriend Margaret's aunt used to live; Appledore, Kent
Comments:Executive Order : ** Buy American, More Than Ever! (Signed) President Donald Trump.... ** President Trump's : Semi-permanent, orange and white make-up products from Gay Paree, France; Shirt from Bangladesh; Cuff links from Mexico; Tie from China; Jacket from Indonesia; Trousers from India; Socks from Turkey; and Shoes from Vietnam.... *** Ultra-smart Stephen, used to wear Italian-style clothing from Teddy Atkin's shop in Western Road, Borough Green.
June 17, 2020 17:57:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Steve Russell's Hair Stylist
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Covent Garden, The Smoke
Comments:While occasionally chummy with lower classes, does Tom Tugendhat with the tweaks to his diminishing upper lip; grins/frowns and gait adjustment; give you the impression he is trying to look like an East Ashford, Willesborough window cleaner, from near where he grew up in the sleepy village of Sellindge? He has been known to hang around the Chatham area to take in the Kentish form of Cockney; so here and there we might hear him slipping in that accent and vocabulary. So doing, he seems to be thinking he can tap into securing the support of disillusioned Labourites. I've heard that his big admirer, fellow-toff Jacob Rees-Mogg, is considering a makeover copying Tom's adeptness. Are we about to witness the Frog and Mogg Show?
June 15, 2020 01:46:13 (GMT Time)



Name:Dr. Whet Faartz
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you from:
Still locked-in at Downtown Dunks Green
Comments:President Donnie J. Trump : "I suppose all lives matter to someone at some time. But MY orange life....President of the most powerful ever country....King of the World - No ones life matters more than MINE. And I'm going to give Boris and you guys a really good deal, to prove I'm not selfish. Hope the Queen's enjoying a great Official Birthday. 'Bye for now."
June 13, 2020 18:34:53 (GMT Time)



Name:Elaine Ridsdale
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you from:
Ivy Hatch
Comments:Thanks for your and Dave's efforts in reinstating the 2007 to August 2018 comments. Amongst others from since that time, I've often heard mention of comments involving Tory twosome - the 'future' Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the up and coming BGPC Boy Wonder; Famous Steve Russell of course (a statue of him in the works?); and the wit and wisdom of DotDave, and Supermike. How soon might we be able to expect same comments back? I'm not pushing you! Thanks again, take care!
June 13, 2020 05:37:39 (GMT Time)



Name:Donald Bennett
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formerly Crow Hill. Borough Green
Comments:Marvellous Mike. From July 24, 2016. "Offending adverts now removed, I must admit it is many years since I had a spam infection like that - let's hope the perp gets the message." What is a perp? It used to be the sound made when someone in Miss Riley's BGPS infant's class broke wind. Perping...well perper extraordinaire, the famous Steve Russell will tell you all about it. Talented Steve was so good at it.
June 12, 2020 17:50:05 (GMT Time)



Name:Mike
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Website
Comments:UP AND RUNNING AGAIN. FREESERVERS HAVE LOST ALL ENTRIES BACK TO 2005
June 11, 2020 16:10:52 (GMT Time)