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Peter Clark: Memories of John Francis Bull

Peter has written a moving tribute to John Bull, our friend who died on Saturday 8th July 2017, aged just 47. I reproduce it here as a guest post. “I can’t adequately express how saddened I am by John’s death. … Continue reading

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Phil Mansfield: Eulogy for John Francis Bull

A guest post, in which Phil shares his memories of a dear friend and founder member of the Nameless Anarchist Horde Bury gaming group… John Bull I have had the pleasure of knowing John since the early 80s when me … Continue reading

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Eulogy for John Francis Bull.

Today saw the funeral of my friend John Francis Bull. This was the eulogy I delivered… Two score and seven years ago John Francis Bull entered this world; and in his unassuming way, quietly and without fuss, he has now … Continue reading

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Skeptics in the Pub Cheltenham – Dean Burnett: Nervous Laughter

I think I first heard of Dean Burnett through his blog, Science Digestive, when the mainstream press covered his amusing first application for a position as an NHS Homoeopath. I read his second application first, and it had me in tears of laughter: I imagined him as a sharp, arrogant and rather cruel fellow, though clearly a comic genius, and might have thought he went to far if this was not an NHS position! I have since seen more of his job applications — if you have not read them, and i confess i have not read his application to be a psychic yet, stop and go and read them now. 🙂 Continue reading

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In Memoriam, Chris Jones; Normal Terrace will never be the same again

It was a sunny afternoon, and the Terrace looked beautiful; many of the houses had lovely floral displays, but of course that was not what attracted my attention. That was the cats! Some Cheltonians call the street, I have since learned “Cat Alley”; at any time one sees a few sleek contented moggies dozing in our little lane, safe from traffic as few cars venture down the one end of the road open to traffic, and even if they did the sheer narrowness of the lane prevents much speed. I of course chatted to the ctas – wise old Sam, the white moggy, and then Suki, a wonderful multi-coloured half Persian. And so it was I met Suki’s owner, Chris, a little old lady who stood by her gate, chatting amiably to anyone who came past. We exchnged a few words, and I decided there and then that I would move here. Continue reading

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