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34 minutes ago, Kaiser Sozé said:

Hahaha... say you're doing well enough as is LoL

Not as you think lol

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Met most of the names but the ones that made an impression...

Frank Buck at Gt Yorkshire in the 80's, crackin old boy, with a glint in his eye to talk a youngster more but time that day was against us.

Brightmoore was kind but fearsome. As he told us, over his kitchen table, about Barker bred dogs, hard dogs and chasing Plummer off his land.

Park i met all too briefley when we went up to his place to buy a pup out of Jimmy. Seen him at a show a few years back but didn't speak to him. The last of the best, is how i'd describe him....

Admire... Well all of the above i've met and admire in one form or other but Gary Middleton i knew best of all and is who i hold in the highest regard. Met him aged about 15 and he had the time to speak honest to a wide eyed kid. 'These are just film stars' he said looking down at the dog that had just won best in show in a show in Sheffield, where hand made hunting knives were the prizes!! 'I can dig with em but i got others for that'... We met up for years after, right up until his death, shared some bloody good times. More than anything else, i always seen him as a man who lived his life as he wanted...

One more old boy that always took time to talk was Albert Beaumont, if anyone remembers him? Albert bred Russells and again, had time to talk to a kid who thought he knew it all (!) And quietly teach him a thing or two. Such a nice man..!

I suppose the reason i've put 'names' down is because people can relate but there are quite a few unsung hero's that i've admired over my 52 years, some are dead but some are still here around us and it's not simply for terrier work, or even for hunting but because they dedicate themselves to live a life less ordinary every day....

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Bosun11 said:

Met most of the names but the ones that made an impression...

Frank Buck at Gt Yorkshire in the 80's, crackin old boy, with a glint in his eye to talk a youngster more but time that day was against us.

Brightmoore was kind but fearsome. As he told us, over his kitchen table, about Barker bred dogs, hard dogs and chasing Plummer off his land.

Park i met all too briefley when we went up to his place to buy a pup out of Jimmy. Seen him at a show a few years back but didn't speak to him. The last of the best, is how i'd describe him....

Admire... Well all of the above i've met and admire in one form or other but Gary Middleton i knew best of all and is who i hold in the highest regard. Met him aged about 15 and he had the time to speak honest to a wide eyed kid. 'These are just film stars' he said looking down at the dog that had just won best in show in a show in Sheffield, where hand made hunting knives were the prizes!! 'I can dig with em but i got others for that'... We met up for years after, right up until his death, shared some bloody good times. More than anything else, i always seen him as a man who lived his life as he wanted...

One more old boy that always took time to talk was Albert Beaumont, if anyone remembers him? Albert bred Russells and again, had time to talk to a kid who thought he knew it all (!) And quietly teach him a thing or two. Such a nice man..!

I suppose the reason i've put 'names' down is because people can relate but there are quite a few unsung hero's that i've admired over my 52 years, some are dead but some are still here around us and it's not simply for terrier work, or even for hunting but because they dedicate themselves to live a life less ordinary every day....

 

 

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12 hours ago, Bosun11 said:

Met most of the names but the ones that made an impression...

Frank Buck at Gt Yorkshire in the 80's, crackin old boy, with a glint in his eye to talk a youngster more but time that day was against us.

Brightmoore was kind but fearsome. As he told us, over his kitchen table, about Barker bred dogs, hard dogs and chasing Plummer off his land.

Park i met all too briefley when we went up to his place to buy a pup out of Jimmy. Seen him at a show a few years back but didn't speak to him. The last of the best, is how i'd describe him....

Admire... Well all of the above i've met and admire in one form or other but Gary Middleton i knew best of all and is who i hold in the highest regard. Met him aged about 15 and he had the time to speak honest to a wide eyed kid. 'These are just film stars' he said looking down at the dog that had just won best in show in a show in Sheffield, where hand made hunting knives were the prizes!! 'I can dig with em but i got others for that'... We met up for years after, right up until his death, shared some bloody good times. More than anything else, i always seen him as a man who lived his life as he wanted...

One more old boy that always took time to talk was Albert Beaumont, if anyone remembers him? Albert bred Russells and again, had time to talk to a kid who thought he knew it all (!) And quietly teach him a thing or two. Such a nice man..!

I suppose the reason i've put 'names' down is because people can relate but there are quite a few unsung hero's that i've admired over my 52 years, some are dead but some are still here around us and it's not simply for terrier work, or even for hunting but because they dedicate themselves to live a life less ordinary every day....

 

 

Hi bosun fancy sharing the brightmoor plummer story by any chance:)

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13 hours ago, Bosun11 said:

Met most of the names but the ones that made an impression...

Frank Buck at Gt Yorkshire in the 80's, crackin old boy, with a glint in his eye to talk a youngster more but time that day was against us.

Brightmoore was kind but fearsome. As he told us, over his kitchen table, about Barker bred dogs, hard dogs and chasing Plummer off his land.

Park i met all too briefley when we went up to his place to buy a pup out of Jimmy. Seen him at a show a few years back but didn't speak to him. The last of the best, is how i'd describe him....

Admire... Well all of the above i've met and admire in one form or other but Gary Middleton i knew best of all and is who i hold in the highest regard. Met him aged about 15 and he had the time to speak honest to a wide eyed kid. 'These are just film stars' he said looking down at the dog that had just won best in show in a show in Sheffield, where hand made hunting knives were the prizes!! 'I can dig with em but i got others for that'... We met up for years after, right up until his death, shared some bloody good times. More than anything else, i always seen him as a man who lived his life as he wanted...

One more old boy that always took time to talk was Albert Beaumont, if anyone remembers him? Albert bred Russells and again, had time to talk to a kid who thought he knew it all (!) And quietly teach him a thing or two. Such a nice man..!

I suppose the reason i've put 'names' down is because people can relate but there are quite a few unsung hero's that i've admired over my 52 years, some are dead but some are still here around us and it's not simply for terrier work, or even for hunting but because they dedicate themselves to live a life less ordinary every day....

 

 

Spent a bit of time with GM myself, top fella! Also spent several hours chatting to AB, must have had 100 badges on that hat lol, always came to the Barrow show.

Cheers, D.

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13 hours ago, Bosun11 said:

Met most of the names but the ones that made an impression...

Frank Buck at Gt Yorkshire in the 80's, crackin old boy, with a glint in his eye to talk a youngster more but time that day was against us.

Brightmoore was kind but fearsome. As he told us, over his kitchen table, about Barker bred dogs, hard dogs and chasing Plummer off his land.

Park i met all too briefley when we went up to his place to buy a pup out of Jimmy. Seen him at a show a few years back but didn't speak to him. The last of the best, is how i'd describe him....

Admire... Well all of the above i've met and admire in one form or other but Gary Middleton i knew best of all and is who i hold in the highest regard. Met him aged about 15 and he had the time to speak honest to a wide eyed kid. 'These are just film stars' he said looking down at the dog that had just won best in show in a show in Sheffield, where hand made hunting knives were the prizes!! 'I can dig with em but i got others for that'... We met up for years after, right up until his death, shared some bloody good times. More than anything else, i always seen him as a man who lived his life as he wanted...

One more old boy that always took time to talk was Albert Beaumont, if anyone remembers him? Albert bred Russells and again, had time to talk to a kid who thought he knew it all (!) And quietly teach him a thing or two. Such a nice man..!

I suppose the reason i've put 'names' down is because people can relate but there are quite a few unsung hero's that i've admired over my 52 years, some are dead but some are still here around us and it's not simply for terrier work, or even for hunting but because they dedicate themselves to live a life less ordinary every day....

 

 

I met albert around 1980 at a show always spend half an hour  or so chatting he was a decent fella I was up ken goulds place once when albert was there some cracking stories off that pair was there around 5 hours .. is he still around bosun

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Gouldy had some good working stock,a man from Derby ,ray anthony was a top terrierman ,also a man I met in Ireland mr cooney knew his stuff,there's a lad in Derbyshire now who is top draw for terriers and digging , not mentioning his name , just in case, but he's the best around and a good lad as well,never stops working his dogs.

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Albert Beaumont, now there's a blast from the past, spoke to him at a few shows around the north, he always chatted to you as if he'd  known you for years, top bloke.

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met k.gould on a few occasions over the yrs......always took the time to have a chat and rip the piss out of folks passing  by lol,Mr harcombe is another who would always stop for a chat,signed a few of the working terrier yearbooks for me,and gave me a book f.o.c few yrs back at the Welsh.theres a few good terrier lads that came from and still at it,in  the south Wales area over the yrs....S.R ,G.E, G.M,K.J,L.H to name a few👍

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Sadly few men (Legends) live up to the expectations we have placed upon them. It can be a disappointment when you finally do meet them. 

I have to say Tommy O’Reilly was a great character that started off what a lot of white dog men in our area have today. What you saw is what you got from Tommy. Straight and to the point, but a gentleman all the same. Always pleasurable to be in his company. I had the honour to shoulder his coffin when he was laid to rest. Tommy’s son, myself and my digging partner slipped back to the jeep for a spade and back filled. Tommy would have liked that. RIP. 

Another living legend is J.A. One of the few men that fully lives up to his reputation. A true gentleman and such a knowledgable man that few will ever reach his stature. He has done it all. Sitting listening to J.A. is some craic and the stories from the past a pleasure to be told. These lads had some sport and craic in their day and more than happy to share with the next generations.  

And then there is Barrie Wade. A bloody immeasurable force that we all owe so much. So many don’t even realise the efforts he has gone too and spent a lifetime protecting. I don’t think I could express how much I think of and believe in this man. A great character, an honourable man and true gentleman. 

 

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Corkman, you are spot on about Barrie Wade - A gent and a hero of working terriers.

Frosty, i'll save that one for another day, though he wasn't shy in telling folk who'd listen.

Sid, i've no idea if Albert is still around but i'd doubt it...

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18 hours ago, Bosun11 said:

Met most of the names but the ones that made an impression...

Frank Buck at Gt Yorkshire in the 80's, crackin old boy, with a glint in his eye to talk a youngster more but time that day was against us.

Brightmoore was kind but fearsome. As he told us, over his kitchen table, about Barker bred dogs, hard dogs and chasing Plummer off his land.

Park i met all too briefley when we went up to his place to buy a pup out of Jimmy. Seen him at a show a few years back but didn't speak to him. The last of the best, is how i'd describe him....

Admire... Well all of the above i've met and admire in one form or other but Gary Middleton i knew best of all and is who i hold in the highest regard. Met him aged about 15 and he had the time to speak honest to a wide eyed kid. 'These are just film stars' he said looking down at the dog that had just won best in show in a show in Sheffield, where hand made hunting knives were the prizes!! 'I can dig with em but i got others for that'... We met up for years after, right up until his death, shared some bloody good times. More than anything else, i always seen him as a man who lived his life as he wanted...

One more old boy that always took time to talk was Albert Beaumont, if anyone remembers him? Albert bred Russells and again, had time to talk to a kid who thought he knew it all (!) And quietly teach him a thing or two. Such a nice man..!

I suppose the reason i've put 'names' down is because people can relate but there are quite a few unsung hero's that i've admired over my 52 years, some are dead but some are still here around us and it's not simply for terrier work, or even for hunting but because they dedicate themselves to live a life less ordinary every day....

 

 

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i would have to admire neil cooney as his knowledge on hounds an terriers is next to none.....

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36 minutes ago, nippy1234 said:

i would have to admire neil cooney as his knowledge on hounds an terriers is next to none.....

Where is he nowadays, does he still come on here?

Cheers, D.

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