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Interesting story featuring Mike d'Abo the lead singer of Mannfred Mann in the 1960's who wrote Handbags and Glad Rags.

The Lincolnshire connection :?: right at the end of the piece they feature another of his compositions which is very well known....except that he did use the Lincolnshire Poacher for the tune...




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Once is enough-deleted duplicate post, after the power to delete timed-out!

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Was it intentional that I got the Fudge advert?
Rewound it and got the whole thing after that though.
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myglaren wrote:
11 Apr 2022, 10:27
Was it intentional that I got the Fudge advert?
Rewound it and got the whole thing after that though.
Yes Steve the Fudge advert is set to the tune of the Lincolnshire Poacher, and the fudge advert "jingle" was put together by Mike d'Abo based on that folk tune, and is probably the most well known rendition of the tune.

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Kircudbrightshire in the spotlight

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...and the earworm of the finger of fudge advert to the tune of the Lincolnshire Poacher brings Lincolnshire's day-ish in the spotlight to a close.


Todays Generator has Popped up 48 Kircudbrightshire

______________Lincolnshire Done!_____21 done 71 to go_

and the next one please. There are 92 historic counties in England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland, each will have a mere day-ish in the spotlight selected at random.
Here's the tool
https://www.random.org/
Here's the pool
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best to keep the thread flowing! :-D

If it hits a number already used run it again. Our 20 numbers selected so far have been

3,5,8,12,15,22,24,28,51,52,59,61,65,66,69,70,78,81,84,86,89.

Random Number Selection is 48

New County is Kircudbrightshire

I've set foot in it....has anyone else :?:
If you know nothing about it....well that's what "Today's County in the Spotlight" is about...be curious find out. :-D

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Kirkcudbrightshire

Well my first thought was Where in Scotland is it?
Location in Scotland
Location in Scotland
Followed by where is it near?
Neighbouring area
Neighbouring area
So what is its flag like?
Flag
Flag
Further details here.

And Where can I search on to find out more?
Search locations
Search locations
Finally what does it look like?
The view
The view
So now you can go and see what you can find!! :-D
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My personal knowledge of this county is about the same as my knowledge of the eating habits of the Outer Mongolian tree toad (if there is such a thing! :-D) so I have no anecdotes to contribute. I had a look at the wiki page which told me all I need to know, really, so I shall be interested to read other's stories.

For ease of access the wiki page is here!!
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Earplugs at the ready, Music Maestro please...

Maxwellton Braes are bonnie....(and also in Kircudbrightshire :-D )



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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
11 Apr 2022, 13:13
Earplugs at the ready, Music Maestro please...

Maxwellton Braes are bonnie....(and also in Kircudbrightshire :-D )



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Not my cup of tea but a remarkable performance for a fourteen year old!! :-D
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mickthemaverick wrote:
11 Apr 2022, 12:45
My personal knowledge of this county is about the same as my knowledge of the eating habits of the Outer Mongolian tree toad
Come on Mick sharpen your pencil, as resident Formula 1 aficionado in my eyes, quite an obvious Kircudbrightshire connection jumped out of the Wiki page. :-D

(Number 5 on the list of notable inhabitants :-D )

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A TOH guess would suggest Sir Jackie Stewart. Wikipedia shows how much I know! :D
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
11 Apr 2022, 13:28
mickthemaverick wrote:
11 Apr 2022, 12:45
My personal knowledge of this county is about the same as my knowledge of the eating habits of the Outer Mongolian tree toad
Come on Mick sharpen your pencil, as resident Formula 1 aficionado in my eyes, quite an obvious Kircudbrightshire connection jumped out of the Wiki page. :-D

(Number 5 on the list of notable inhabitants :-D )

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Indeed it does Neil, well spotted. I will confess to not having read that section of the page as I jumped down to the extensive and attractive gallery. I can say that DC has never really impressed me either as a driver or a presenter, although I don't question his expertise. He just seems to exhibit a slightly aloof air which puts me off. Together with Johnny Herbert they would have made great bookends for the infamous Frost Report three men sketches:

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Hell Razor5543 wrote:
11 Apr 2022, 13:37
A TOH guess would suggest Sir Jackie Stewart. Wikipedia shows how much I know! :D
Watch out for County 31 popping out of the random number generator, Jackie's turn will come. :-D

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A little trivial trail I have been on, starting off in Kircudbrightshire and ending up with The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax, a comic poem written by William Coombe and illustrated by artist Thomas Rowlandson's color plates.

Beeswing
http://www.kirkcudbright.co/historyarti ... D=354&p=15
Yes its a little village in Kircudbrightshire, and I like an unusual name, particularly as I know what a beeswing is, or more precisely I knew what/who Beeswing was, a very famous racehorse round Northumberland.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beeswing, ... d_Galloway

The entry in the Ordnance Survey Object Name Book, written in 1847, states:
"A row of houses in good repair having a garden attached to each. The property of Jas. McLeod of Drumjohn. The name originates from one of the houses being used as a public house and having for its sign board the likeness of a famed racehorse called the Beeswing."
Beeswing Kircudbrightshire
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Beeswing Kirk - geograph.org.uk - 582954
Darrin Antrobus / Beeswing Kirk

Beeswing Racehorse
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If it hasn't already been and gone I know what I will be posting for Lochaber!