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Old 09-11-19, 02:33 PM
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I was reminded yesterday by a strange email, that I was a member of this site, after reading that email regarding the Accrington Pals. I tried to find this web site to no avail, the emailer has sent me this address of which I had no memory. Sorry if I have not answered any posts I have been seriously ill for some time, and at my age late 80's it can take a while to recover.
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Old 09-11-19, 04:24 PM
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Old 09-11-19, 04:31 PM
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Hi Walter, welcome back!
I, for one, remember you!
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Old 09-11-19, 05:35 PM
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Good to see you posting again Walter.
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Old 10-11-19, 01:04 PM
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Hi Walter,
Iím the strange emailer . This was the thread, post #5 https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...ead.php?t=8195
Very glad to see you back posting on here and good to know youíre feeling better. Whenever you get a chance Iíd love to see the back please. Iím betting on it having a Gaunt plate behind the crown and being on loops.
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Old 11-11-19, 01:39 AM
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Hi Walter

Pleased to see that you have made a return to the Forum. Hope that you are getting over your health problem. What is your field of interest, by the way?

I'm guessing that the Accrington Pals must feature in some way. Have you seen the relatively common silver "tribute medal" for Accrington that sometimes turns up? There is a space for them to be named but the several examples I've seen never are.

I can post a photo if you'd like me to.
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Old 11-11-19, 09:22 PM
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Thats a new one on me.
As for my health at 88 years theres no hope of any improvement.
I', still pushing blankets back of a morning and not scratin inside of a coffin lid,
I've had words wi the grim reaper and told him when he see's his mate in Hades, to get his throne re-upholstered I'm taking over

and there'll be all hell to pay, got a few jobs lined up for my enemies in life.
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Hi Walter

Pleased to see that you have made a return to the Forum. Hope that you are getting over your health problem. What is your field of interest, by the way?

I'm guessing that the Accrington Pals must feature in some way. Have you seen the relatively common silver "tribute medal" for Accrington that sometimes turns up? There is a space for them to be named but the several examples I've seen never are.

I can post a photo if you'd like me to.
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Old 12-11-19, 03:05 AM
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Hi Walter

Thanks for your reply and I'm sorry about what you've told me. I'll dig out my Accrington medal and photograph it.

From memory it has two men crouched aiming rifles and may have a mining pithead gantry(?) in the background. Would that make sense?

It's only marked "STERLING" or "SILVER" and no hallmark. A blank panel for the recipient's name but I've never seen one with a name.
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Old 13-11-19, 02:42 AM
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Hello Walter

I found my tribute medal last night ( a rare success to actually find what you are looking for!). It is actually Ashington. Such a shame as I would have been very pleased to trade it for something.

Do I get "brownie points" for the fact that it begins with an "A" and has an "ington" in it?
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Old 22-11-19, 09:17 PM
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Hello Walter

I found my tribute medal last night ( a rare success to actually find what you are looking for!). It is actually Ashington. Such a shame as I would have been very pleased to trade it for something.

Do I get "brownie points" for the fact that it begins with an "A" and has an "ington" in it?

No you have to stay in and write 400 times I am a plonker, then its no tea and straight to bed, an no toffee's for a week.
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Old 22-11-19, 09:33 PM
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Only 400 lines? That's not fair, that's getting off easy - last time I got lines it was 500 ("I must not procrastinate"), about the same time I was threatened with the cane for having my hair too long.
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Oh dear, I does so like me toffees.......
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