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Barrie Stevens

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  1. It was Yankee Frank I referred to and he is in the TV show....He is not Frank the Yank ...two different people similar names.... and Yankee Frank the 93 year old in the Heron was not of the rowies or white city...
  2. I have just watched the episode about the Heron (Toughest pub etc) I confirm that the 93 year old named as "Frank" shown as being refused any more rum is the one known to me as "Yankee Frank" and who was a regular in the arcades where he had to be cautioned for damaging a machine. In the programme they say that in the Heron he "nutted" a much younger man and knocked him out for "pushing in"...The YouTube post I watched was put there in 2013 but they appear to be smoking so the actual programme was some time ago now.. I think "Yankee Frank" must be dead and gone.
  3. Because you can no longer get Watch with Mother....?
  4. I am sure his 90th birthday was in the paper but it was long time ago...
  5. I saw the original show in a little theatre on Westheimer, Houston about 1980. I knew people who had been to the La Grange chicken ranch as it was called.. Texas A & M Uni had sort of initiation ceremonies there. In the Depression clients paid with chickens ie one chicken one screw and the birds were kept in pens hence chicken ranch..The juke box in the waiting room charged one Dollar a tune if anyone remarked on this high charge the girls would say that it was the cheapest box in the house...It closed in 1973 following exposure by Marvin P Zindler of Eye Witness News on local TV..He was still going in the 1980s exposing scandals...The whorehouse was dismantled and re-erected as a restaurant in Dallas and named the Chicken Ranch..There is also one called the Chicken Ranch in Islington, London...
  6. The Hardman was that the old boy with a crewcut known as Yankee Frank...Forget his Manx name... Allegedly he lived in Chicago when young and was driver for some gangster..Last I heard Frank was living in the sheltered housing off York Road/Murray's Road in Douglas... Over 20 years ago I suppose a notice appeared in the paper for his 90th birthday saying Frank ...90 years young... He was a regular in the Funland Leisure arcades in Douglas where I worked 1990-93...He got a police caution for smashing one of the machines and was often full of drink... When in the Saddle pub in Douglas he was mocked by a lad of 23 and knocked him spark out with one blow and he was I was told he was 84 then... The lad did not bring charges being too shamed knocked unconscious by an old man. Frank Eastwood then landlord of the Waterloo in Douglas knew him Yankee Frank and said that despite his age he was still a powerful man and retained much of the life he had once lived in Chicago..
  7. Allegedly the Daily Express launched this kipper story. A few days ago the same paper carried a photo captioned HMS Montrose when clearly the ship shown was flying the old Japanese imperial flag as used by the Japanese Defence Force and the ship was clearly not British design..Boris says it is British and the Jap flag was hoisted by the EU...
  8. It was probably a Curtis kipper...Anyone older enough to remember them....The EU closed them down Boris told me...
  9. Boris said it did and the EU is to blame and when Boris speaks truth all must tremble and obey....
  10. My duty is to deflect attention from the Vicar and serve the Lord..
  11. Difference between a Peel girl and a walrus...One has moustache and stinks of fish and the other one is a walrus...
  12. Peel gals are proof that the Vikings fooled around with the seals...
  13. Height of confusion Fathers Day in Peel...
  14. Roll your own in Peel does not mean a tin full of Old Holborn and a pack of Rizlas....
  15. The T E Lawrence of MF...He did live on the IOM at one time surprised they not issued a coin or a stamp...
  16. As the Lord said to Moses....keep taking the tablets...
  17. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusses_of_hay
  18. In Peel is a girl who can faster than her grandpa
  19. So far I have not met the ten virgins....
  20. The good book says that one must not hide one's lamp under a bushel... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamp_under_a_bushel In my school days we did learn bushels, quarts, pints and pecks plus lengths, furlongs, rods and chains and I still recall that one truss weighs 56 pounds
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