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Forum: Pub Talk Yesterday, 05:15 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Our actors were so much more versatile back in...

Our actors were so much more versatile back in the day. Take, for instance, the definitive translations of the Arabian Nights and the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam by Richard Burton.
Forum: Hutchinson, George Yesterday, 12:29 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
They both had access to press agency reports,...

They both had access to press agency reports, which is almost certainly where the WM got its story from. The comparison was made by the journalist, not Bowyer. Who said I believed it? I was just...
Forum: Hutchinson, George Yesterday, 12:12 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Can we keep discussion of Mizen etc for the...

Can we keep discussion of Mizen etc for the Lechmere threads, please?
Forum: Pub Talk 09-21-2018, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Seeing Hampton Sides and Dick's Exegesis on the...

Seeing Hampton Sides and Dick's Exegesis on the same page has made me come over all funny!

... and now that I've said "come over all funny" I feel even worse ;)
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-21-2018, 02:40 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
That makes it a second-hand account. If any...

That makes it a second-hand account. If any account - whether first, second or third hand - appeared in a contemporary newspaper for the first time, then it's a primary source as defined by...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-21-2018, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Is this the same story reported in the Western...

Is this the same story reported in the Western Mail of 12th November? In which case, it says the man Bowyer saw matched resembled the description given by the untrustworthy Matthew Packer:

"Harry...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-20-2018, 02:20 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
But, like I say, he'd already put himself in the...

But, like I say, he'd already put himself in the line of fire, and by leaving Lewis out of his story he was leaving himself wide open to suspicion ("Ere, Sarge, why didn't 'e mention that Lewis woman...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-20-2018, 11:03 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Hello Ben But he'd put himself on the spot anyway...

Hello Ben
But he'd put himself on the spot anyway and, having done so, mentioning Lewis's arrival could only have bolstered his credentials as an honest witness. Indeed, failing to do so could have...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-20-2018, 09:57 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
If a primary source is incorrect, it's simply an...

If a primary source is incorrect, it's simply an "incorrect primary source", and we should describe it as such. What we can't do is claim that a contemporary newspaper report morphs into a secondary...
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-20-2018, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Newspaper reports and official reports may differ...

Newspaper reports and official reports may differ in terms of authoritativeness, but they are both nonetheless "primary sources" as defined for the purposes of historical research.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-20-2018, 07:30 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Trevor, a contemporary newspaper report is a...

Trevor, a contemporary newspaper report is a primary source:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primary_source
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-20-2018, 07:23 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
The problem with the latter (point 3) is... why...

The problem with the latter (point 3) is... why would he leave her out, when mentioning her would only have reinforced his narrative?

It's for that reason that I'm more inclined to believe that he...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 09-20-2018, 06:02 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Availability might well trump aesthetics from the...

Availability might well trump aesthetics from the point of view of an opportunistic killer.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-20-2018, 05:59 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
However, Hutchinson does't mention her. If he'd...

However, Hutchinson does't mention her. If he'd wanted to reinforce his credibility - as if to say, "I must have been the man seen by Lewis, because I saw her enter the Court" - surely he'd have gone...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 09-20-2018, 04:25 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Unfortunately for Mary Kelly, she was a younger...

Unfortunately for Mary Kelly, she was a younger woman who no longer worked in a brothel, but was compelled to walk the same streets as Polly Nichols... whether the same killer was responsible for...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 09-20-2018, 04:13 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
But Bundy killed two, perhaps three, little...

But Bundy killed two, perhaps three, little girls, which is not to trivialise anything, merely to point out that the victim's age is not always a straightforward diagnostic criterion. Besides, any...
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 09-20-2018, 02:18 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Ah, I get your drift, Harry!

Ah, I get your drift, Harry!
Forum: Mary Jane Kelly 09-20-2018, 01:44 AM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
Lynette Culver and Kimberly Leach were pre-teens,...

Lynette Culver and Kimberly Leach were pre-teens, ergo they weren't killed by Ted Bundy, who killed girls in their teens or twenties. (Similar things could be said of Shawcross and Sutcliffe, among...
Forum: Pub Talk 09-19-2018, 01:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,308
Posted By Sam Flynn
Robert Holmes: A Life in Words, by Richard...

Robert Holmes: A Life in Words, by Richard Molesworth. A biography of the prolific television scriptwriter, best known for writing some of the most renowned Doctor Who stories ever.
Forum: Hutchinson, George 09-18-2018, 11:18 PM
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Posted By Sam Flynn
An alternative, and kinder, way of looking at it...

An alternative, and kinder, way of looking at it is that Hutchinson was plausible.
Forum: Pub Talk 09-18-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 870
Posted By Sam Flynn
They taste good, especially if, like me, you...

They taste good, especially if, like me, you haven't got a sweet tooth; they're not savoury, but they aren't particularly sweet either. This, coupled with the fact that they have a firm texture,...
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 09-18-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 30,371
Posted By Sam Flynn
I thought of that almost immediately I wrote my...

I thought of that almost immediately I wrote my previous post, CD. We must be on the same wavelength.
Forum: Pub Talk 09-18-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 870
Posted By Sam Flynn
There are other well-known brands in the UK of...

There are other well-known brands in the UK of course, which reminds me...

Q: What do you call a soul singer with a biscuit on his head?

A: Lionel Rich Tea.
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 09-18-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 30,371
Posted By Sam Flynn
I can imagine her inching her way along the...

I can imagine her inching her way along the ground, too weak to stand up.
Forum: Elizabeth Stride 09-18-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 30,371
Posted By Sam Flynn
I get that impression as well, Abby. There's a...

I get that impression as well, Abby. There's a possibility that she wouldn't have died (or even lost consciousness) instantly, owing to the nature of the wound, which may have given her a time to...
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