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Forum: Other Mysteries Today, 03:17 AM
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Thanks to a head-up from Julie Limehouse, I found...

Thanks to a head-up from Julie Limehouse, I found out that Bedfordshire Police have re-opened this unsolved murder, which took place 35 years ago on 11 September 1983. Checking some recent media...
Forum: A6 Murders Today, 02:29 AM
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Posted By Graham
I have to confess that SH's claim regarding what...

I have to confess that SH's claim regarding what JH is reported to have said in court about the traffic island is new to me. Can this please be checked by someone with access to the trial...
Forum: Maybrick, James 08-31-2018, 12:08 PM
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Posted By Graham
Ike, one of my current fave TV progs is 'Fake Or...

Ike, one of my current fave TV progs is 'Fake Or Fortune', with the delicately lovely Fiona Bruce, and Philip Mould of 'Antiques Road Show' fame. My wife and I love it, because every so often some...
Forum: Maybrick, James 08-30-2018, 01:20 PM
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Posted By Graham
Hi Ike (again), Well, at least you don't...

Hi Ike (again),



Well, at least you don't appear to support the dubious claim that it came out of Battlecrease and fell off the back of a skip. But then again, you seem to support another equally...
Forum: Maybrick, James 08-30-2018, 11:35 AM
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Posted By Graham
Come on, Ike, you know very well what I was on...

Come on, Ike, you know very well what I was on about - Anna Koren's example of different handwriting styles by a person suffering from multiple personality syndrome. I don't think even Feldman was...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-30-2018, 05:21 AM
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Posted By Graham
Eh? Graham

Eh?

Graham
Forum: Maybrick, James 08-30-2018, 05:11 AM
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Posted By Graham
Everything we're discussing here has been...

Everything we're discussing here has been discussed and debated on this and other Forums ad nauseam for yonks, but I suppose the debate fuels itself and will continue. I hope it does, actually.

The...
Forum: Maybrick, James 08-30-2018, 03:39 AM
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Posted By Graham
Hi Ike, . What details precisely? And I think...

Hi Ike,

.

What details precisely?

And I think you are wrong to accept the handwriting as Maybrick's; it is simply nothing like the genuine examples of his handwriting that have come down to us, no...
Forum: Maybrick, James 08-29-2018, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Graham
My wife, whose family originated in Ireland, was...

My wife, whose family originated in Ireland, was from West Bromwich. Her mother still had a broad Dublin accent. Working as I did in the foundry trade for a number of years, I knew Wednesbury quite...
Forum: Maybrick, James 08-29-2018, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Graham
Sam, I'm sorry, but the expression 'give him a...

Sam, I'm sorry, but the expression 'give him a call' did not originate with the widespread use of the telephone. To 'call' on a person meant to visit him or her personally; i.e., to 'call' at his or...
Forum: Maybrick, James 08-29-2018, 11:52 AM
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Posted By Graham
It's not a colloquialism at all, SH. 'Cog' is...

It's not a colloquialism at all, SH. 'Cog' is self-explanatory, a gear-wheel, and 'ayver' is merely a local pronunciation of the word 'heaver'. Which around the old West Midlands meant not merely...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-29-2018, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Graham
Very briefly, my feeling - and I suspect that of...

Very briefly, my feeling - and I suspect that of others - is that Nudds told the truth, more or less, in his first statement. But, as by then Acott was under severe pressure to apprehend someone for...
Forum: Maybrick, James 08-29-2018, 07:05 AM
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Posted By Graham
Thot wor a bod guess, ma maert. In general...

Thot wor a bod guess, ma maert. In general everyday industrial use, the expression 'gie it a cog-ayver' meant to strike something very hard with a large hammer or a mallet. I think it stems from when...
Forum: Maybrick, James 08-29-2018, 03:46 AM
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Posted By Graham
I have never believed that James Maybrick wrote...

I have never believed that James Maybrick wrote the 'Diary', nor that it came out of Battlecrease House or indeed that it had ever been in the place. So my little dig at the origin of phrases is...
Forum: Maybrick, James 08-29-2018, 02:32 AM
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Posted By Graham
Not irritating at all - it means that the...

Not irritating at all - it means that the customer requires 20 items off a particular drawing, specification or order. Maybe you were never exposed to the boredom of a drawing office......

The...
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 08-25-2018, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Graham
I worked for many years in the textile industry...

I worked for many years in the textile industry before I retired, and my company had a rag-trade customer whose premises were in the basement of the former police station in White's Row. He was...
Forum: Scene of the Crimes 08-25-2018, 06:06 AM
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Posted By Graham
As I posted on here ages ago, around 1970 or 71 I...

As I posted on here ages ago, around 1970 or 71 I did 'The Ripper Tour' (on my own) on a glorious hot summer's day. I well remember 29 Hanbury St, and actually had my hand on the handle of the door...
Forum: Maybrick, James 08-22-2018, 11:25 AM
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Posted By Graham
I think that Orsam (and others) tended to ignore...

I think that Orsam (and others) tended to ignore the fact that expressions can be in verbal use for long before they are first written down. For example, my grandfather used the expression 'top...
Forum: Maybrick, James 08-22-2018, 04:24 AM
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Posted By Graham
Come on, Simon - tell us more! Graham

Come on, Simon - tell us more!

Graham
Forum: Maybrick, James 08-19-2018, 02:24 PM
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Posted By Graham
This I think is the first time I've seen in...

This I think is the first time I've seen in writing the suggestion that the faked Diary did not originate in Liverpool. Can you tell us more, please, Simon?

I have to ask: if the Diary was a...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-17-2018, 03:05 PM
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Posted By Graham
So Lee said that he first heard about the murder...

So Lee said that he first heard about the murder at around 5.00pm so went to the police with his 'report of a sighting' some time after that time? Which meant that he carried the car number around in...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-17-2018, 10:12 AM
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Posted By Graham
Hi Alfie, I know that's what Foot said, and no...

Hi Alfie,

I know that's what Foot said, and no reason whatsoever to doubt him, but how long would it take the police to decide to give the Morris's reg no to the media?

If the number was broadcast...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-17-2018, 05:48 AM
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Posted By Graham
Good points all, Spitfire. But I'd still like to...

Good points all, Spitfire. But I'd still like to know at what time the car's number was first made public on radio and TV. Anybody know?

Graham
Forum: A6 Murders 08-17-2018, 02:41 AM
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Posted By Graham
Cobalt, it's not a question of 'trying hard',...

Cobalt, it's not a question of 'trying hard', more a question of trying to maximise the limited information that we have concerning the personalities, histories and various capabilities of both...
Forum: A6 Murders 08-15-2018, 01:51 PM
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Posted By Graham
Reference the (in)famous occasion when, in Fox's...

Reference the (in)famous occasion when, in Fox's car with Fox driving, Justice and Alphon were taken to Dorney and according to Fox one of them shouted "Stop!" when they were passing the gate to the...
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