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Boyne last won the day on May 23

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    Talisker Whisky Distillery
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    Whisky (have about fifty bottles at home), beer, reading, history, blues music and family history (have traced one branch of the family back to the 17th century).

    A couple of good websites. A fine cause.

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  1. That's Claude's summer ruined.
  2. Think I'll go and see this film when it is released. Film tells the story off Archibald McIndoe a plastic surgeon who practised in WW2 and operated on RAF crew members who been burned. A brilliant surgeon. Hopefully the film makes a reference to McIndoe's cousin - another New Zealander - Harold Gillies who did similar work in WW1 and worked at the Queen's Hospital (now Queen Mary's) in Sidcup. This year is the centenary of the opening of the Queen's Hospital. Would be great if a film about Gillies is made. Gillies is recognised is as one of the founding-fathers of modern day plastic surgery.
  3. A few pictures of a snow covered Bridge:
  4. The wonderful John Neal:
  5. Not vintage but a nice view of the current stadium:
  6. 1984:
  7. A chance to vote on your favourite JT moment. Not sure yet which one I'll vote for. Possibly his goal against Barca in 2004-2005. So many to choose from.
  8. Yes, it was five miles up. For many years he held the record for the highest parachute jump by a civilian.
  9. RIP John. A great TV presenter. Enjoyed watching Blue Peter as a kid. He was part of one of the great line-ups in the show's history: alongside Peter Purves and Val Singleton. One of John's finest moments was when he climbed Nelson's column. Different attitudes to Health and Safety in those days.
  10. Slightly off subject but there is an article on the club website about our seven FA Cup wins (so far!) and asks what is your favourite. Here's the link: I can't choose between the 1970 and 1997 wins. The first because it's the first trophy I remember Chelsea winning and the second because it was a great day out at Wembley. Seeing us win a trophy after so many years.
  11. Not sure if already posted. Lists the pubs which are for Chelsea fans: Important information on security procedures, the Chelsea Fanzone and designated pubs in the Wembley area… Wembley Stadium has stressed the safety of fans at Saturday’s FA Cup final is of paramount importance and robust security measures will be in place. All supporters attending are advised to arrive as early as possible to avoid delays in entering the stadium and to support commemorations of the tragic events in Manchester this week. Wembley assures fans that all appropriate security measures are in place which include thorough searches upon entry to the stadium. It is strongly advised all supporters arrive at the stadium no later than one hour prior to the 5.30pm kick-off in order to be inside for the start of the match. Spectators are encouraged not to bring any bags or unnecessary items with them. The FA plans to appropriately remember Monday’s Manchester attack with: • A period of silence observed prior to kick-off • Commemorative wreaths laid by the President of the Football Association, his Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge and the Football Association Chairman, Greg Clarke • Chelsea and Arsenal players as well as the match officials wearing black armbands The Official Chelsea Fanzone This is located at the west side of the stadium – the area is called Events Pad – and is open from midday on Saturday. The Fanzone includes: • Full DJ from Chelsea fan and former JLS star Marvin Humes (from 2.30pm) • Chelsea Brass Band (from 12.30pm) • Stamford and Bridget will be located here pre-match • Big screen showing this season’s highlights and FA Cup moments • Free digital face paint photo opportunity • Container bar and additional pop-up bars (open until 4.15pm) • Pop-up street food units • Large seated area • Our recognisable Games Makers will be on hand to help too. Click to download the below Fanzone map and other spectator information Chelsea Football Club anticipates and welcomes a good and passionate atmosphere when we play this London derby FA Cup final and we ask for the support to remain respectful. If you witness anti-social behaviour during the match, report it to a police officer or steward, or use Wembley Stadium’s text service. Wembley encourages the reporting of any anti-social behaviour by texting 87474 and by typing in the relevant keyword which identifies the anti-social behaviour viewed: FOUL – Bad language and bad behaviour RACISM – Racist chant and shouting HPH – Homophobic chanting DRINK – Drinking in view of the pitch SMOKE – Smoking within the stadium STAND – Standing within the seating bowl PYROS – Pyrotechnics Within your message please identify the location in which the bad behaviour is taking place (BLOCK, ROW, SEAT) in order for the safety officials to view the incident via the extensive cameras around the stadium. A team may also attend. You can also contact Kick It Out on 0800 169 9414 or via their smartphone app. Any supporters who are drunk are likely to be refused entry into the stadium. The Wembley safety officer advises supporters that flags must not exceed 2.5 metres and must not cause obstruction or annoyance to other fans. They must meet the required fire safety standards and fans should have the appropriate certificates with them should they be required. Wembley is an all-seater stadium and persistent standing could lead to ejection. This is a requirement under the safety regulations. If there is anything supporters consider suspicious then please report it to either police or stewards. There is never a bad call and if something is highlighted in good faith then you will never be criticised. Supporters must not bring flares and smoke devices to Wembley or the surrounding areas. Supporters found in possession of flares/smoke devices will be arrested and banning orders will be applied for. There are likely to be ticket touts in operation around the area of the stadium. Please do not buy tickets from these people as it is very likely they will be forgeries. Wembley Stadium will not facilitate any supporters who have bought tickets from touts and subsequently find they are fakes. Supporters should report any tout activity to police who will deal with it accordingly. Chelsea have been allocated the west end of the stadium. For those wanting a pub nearby, the following are recommended to Chelsea supporters. The Green Man Dagmar Avenue, Wembley, HA9 8DF Blue Room 53 Wembley Hill Road, Wembley, HA9 8BE The Arch (Greyhound) 324 Harrow Road, Wembley, Middx, HA9 8LL Station 31 299-301 Harrow Road, Wembley JJ Moons 397 High Road, Wembley, HA9 7DT Thirsty Eddie's 412 High Road, Wembley Flannery's 610 High Road, Wembley Fusilier 652 Harrow Road, Wembley, HA0 2HA Masti 576-582 High Road, Wembley, HA0 2AA The Comer House (Mannions) 313 Harrow Road, Wembley HA9 6BA Copper Jug 10 The Broadway, Preston Road, Harrow The Liquor Station (Old Bear) 397a High Road, Wembley, HA9 7AA Enjoy the game and we thank you for your support, cooperation and understanding.
  12. Plan for tomorrow: Start the day with a glass of single malt whisky, probably a Talisker. I always start a big match day with a single malt whisky. Then to the local cafe for a large breakfast. Travel to a pub near Tower Hill to meet up with the others I go to the games with. A couple of beers there and then to a club near Wembley for a few more beers. See us beat Arsenal ( I fancy us to win 3-1) and then back to the pub for a few more beers. One thing I must not do is forget the tickets otherwise I'll be in big trouble. Sunday: stagger out of bed and go for a swim. That should wake me up. In the evening, crack open a bottle of Courage Imperial Stout (10%) I also have to visit one of my sisters. Her husband is an Arsenal fan so hopefully I'll be able to give him some stick.
  13. Just heard this on the radio. A classic.