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Reading about conspiracy theories on here got me thinking about the chap in the picture wearing a kilt his name was supposedly Bill Ross  jumbo we called him at the pit who started a year or two before the strike after coming down from Scotland who got involved with the union and was very vocal in the strike . I worked with him and even asked him if he fancied a nights poaching which he declined i had him around my house once showing him the dog's and other things used for taking pheasants at night ie guns. Shortly after the strike he just did a midnight flit one night and just disappeared from the village of Maltby its come to light in a few various circles he was a government plant. Would these assumptions be plausible that the government of the time would put people in these positions to spy on the working class.

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9 minutes ago, tatsblisters said:

Reading about conspiracy theories on here got me thinking about the chap in the picture wearing a kilt his name was supposedly Bill Ross  jumbo we called him at the pit who started a year or two before the strike after coming down from Scotland who got involved with the union and was very vocal in the strike . I worked with him and even asked him if he fancied a nights poaching which he declined i had him around my house once showing him the dog's and other things used for taking pheasants at night ie guns. Shortly after the strike he just did a midnight flit one night and just disappeared from the village of Maltby its come to light in a few various circles he was a government plant. Would these assumptions be plausible that the government of the time would put people in these positions to spy on the working class.

I think that was common special branch practice at that time mate.

For a minute when I seen the title I thought it was about the knicker shop, it bought back nasty memories of nipping in to get my wife a present and coming out about £200 lighter for a bra and pair of pants !! Lol 😂 

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4 minutes ago, WILF said:

I think that was common special branch practice at that time mate.

For a minute when I seen the title I thought it was about the knicker shop, it bought back nasty memories of nipping in to get my wife a present and coming out about £200 lighter for a bra and pair of pants !! Lol 😂 

He was one of them character's you bump into in life and remember this was nearly 40 years ago i few lads just thought he was a billy bull shitter when he claimed to have had a book on poetry published i know for a fact he used to attend poetry reading gigs and once claimed the Scottish comedian Billy Connelly was going to sue him for using his material.

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I just watched a tv series on this a local lad went rouge and took off to the woods with a crossbow and started killing a few folk from the area and they thought he had sussed out the undercover moles from the strike . Turned out he was just killing random folk but there was 6 undercover police placed during the strike 

For the life of me i cant remember what it was called probably come to me tonight LOL 

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33 minutes ago, The one said:

I just watched a tv series on this a local lad went rouge and took off to the woods with a crossbow and started killing a few folk from the area and they thought he had sussed out the undercover moles from the strike . Turned out he was just killing random folk but there was 6 undercover police placed during the strike 

For the life of me i cant remember what it was called probably come to me tonight LOL 

Sherwood i watched it recently.

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3 hours ago, WILF said:

I think that was common special branch practice at that time mate.

For a minute when I seen the title I thought it was about the knicker shop, it bought back nasty memories of nipping in to get my wife a present and coming out about £200 lighter for a bra and pair of pants !! Lol 😂 

I thought it was about knickers as well pmsl 

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I had some dealings with ‘operation wild boar ‘ back in the 80’s, undercover plod infiltrating Leeds service crew, running around the country with them and getting in a few rucks..some of those lads got 4 years for a bit of nothing really :no:

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8 hours ago, tatsblisters said:

Reading about conspiracy theories on here got me thinking about the chap in the picture wearing a kilt his name was supposedly Bill Ross  jumbo we called him at the pit who started a year or two before the strike after coming down from Scotland who got involved with the union and was very vocal in the strike . I worked with him and even asked him if he fancied a nights poaching which he declined i had him around my house once showing him the dog's and other things used for taking pheasants at night ie guns. Shortly after the strike he just did a midnight flit one night and just disappeared from the village of Maltby its come to light in a few various circles he was a government plant. Would these assumptions be plausible that the government of the time would put people in these positions to spy on the working class.

Still happening in many walks of life mate, wasn’t there a big ho ha a while back over some undercover plod at green ham common getting a few protesters up the duff before vanishing 🤔🤔

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3 hours ago, bell said:

I had some dealings with ‘operation wild boar ‘ back in the 80’s, undercover plod infiltrating Leeds service crew, running around the country with them and getting in a few rucks..some of those lads got 4 years for a bit of nothing really :no:

f**k me that sounds absolutely trivial as f**k . Sorry mate for laughing 

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4 minutes ago, THE STIFFMEISTER said:

f**k me that sounds absolutely trivial as f**k . Sorry mate for laughing 

No worries mate, if it had been Rangers or Uncle Wilfs mighty Hammers you would have been all over it :thumbs:

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3 hours ago, bell said:

I had some dealings with ‘operation wild boar ‘ back in the 80’s, undercover plod infiltrating Leeds service crew, running around the country with them and getting in a few rucks..some of those lads got 4 years for a bit of nothing really :no:

Were you a "Hooligan" Bell? 

 

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5 minutes ago, bell said:

No worries mate, if it had been Rangers or Uncle Wilfs mighty Hammers you would have been all over it :thumbs:

That’s at least believable to be fair . The idea that lads were getting four years for Fighting at football games with the op targeted at Leeds fans specifically seems like a sieve saving a sinking ship . What a f***ing pointless occupation they pursue . 

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1 hour ago, mackem said:

Were you a "Hooligan" Bell? 

 

No mate, not my cup of tea old boy, I got to know a few they were on trial. 

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