Author Topic: There aint arf been some clever bastards...  (Read 373 times)


hellymedic

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Re: There aint arf been some clever bastards...
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 02:52:12 am »
My Dad was at school and played chess with Roger.

I think he has a photo of his Sixth Form chess pals.

UCS of his peers brought you Roger Bannister, Harold, Mayer and Ellis Hillman, several Penroses and more...

Re: There aint arf been some clever bastards...
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 09:09:22 am »
Just noting that the speciality of the patriarch - and some progeny - was genetics. Jus' sayin'

hellymedic

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Re: There aint arf been some clever bastards...
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 03:10:02 pm »
Suspect these brainboxes were not bastards...

hellymedic

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Re: There aint arf been some clever bastards...
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 09:39:08 pm »
Spent the afternoon/early evening chez parents.
Dad says:
He still has the picture of the chess players
Roger liked my grandmother's chocolate cake
Roger and Jonathan used to construct 3D puzzles and use Dad as a guinea pig, rejecting puzzles Dad could solve
Dad went hitch-hiking & camping with Roger & others in Northern Italy. Roger took ill with fever one Friday night but the found a Jewish doctor named Ashkenazi, who dose him with penicillin and advised re fever reduction.
Lionel stated honey was Kosher because bees regurgitated their food and had cloven hooves...