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Online JWesleyHarding

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« 2021-Oct-19, 02:01 PM Reply #825 »
I thought it was CAPITALs that were regarded as shouting.

Donít worry about it, itís probably only me.


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« 2021-Oct-19, 06:19 PM Reply #826 »
I have trouble reading it also JWH .

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« 2021-Oct-19, 06:26 PM Reply #827 »
That's two against the house and  you are right it's Capitals not Bold which is bad form .....so what colour other than RED would fix the issue?

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This is brown not my favourite

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« 2021-Oct-19, 06:38 PM Reply #828 »
That brown seems much better to me

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« 2021-Oct-19, 06:39 PM Reply #829 »
maybe blue

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« 2021-Oct-19, 07:32 PM Reply #830 »
Will try Blue or if that's no go will use Bold maybe both if I remember .

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« 2021-Oct-19, 07:38 PM Reply #831 »
Blue is good, mix it with a bit of red and you have Newcastle colours so go ahead.

The irony of an Arsenal fan with blue is not lost on me.  :beer:

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« 2021-Oct-19, 08:36 PM Reply #832 »
Much better thanks Arsy

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« 2021-Oct-19, 09:10 PM Reply #833 »
  emthup

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« 2021-Oct-20, 06:06 AM Reply #834 »
Might be just me . .

But, if you receive a gift . .

Do you complain about the colour of the wrapping paper??  :confused1:

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« 2021-Oct-20, 07:33 AM Reply #835 »
Well, yes if the present is left in the corner of the room with wrapping paper the colour of the wall making it not obvious there is a present there.
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« 2021-Oct-20, 08:36 PM Reply #836 »
Yes Arsenal that blue font you are using is much more distinct than the red.  emthup

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« 2021-Oct-21, 10:34 AM Reply #837 »
I like to keep the customers  happy..this is a nostalgic story for me I used to patronise Stuart Suits in Queen St  many years ago before switching to George Symons opposite the Union office in Elizabeth St .................I have bougt casual clothing from Admirals Quarters which occupied part of a building inGeorge St which the Union thought of buying before we sold State Service House to Kevin Seymour and bought the former Qld Law Society building in Albert St.

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« 2021-Oct-21, 09:06 PM Reply #838 »
Arsenal,
            Do you remember a bloke called Otto Ponweiser, I think he ended up buying out George Symons . Ran into him in the City the other day. Must be in his late eighties by now.

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« 2021-Oct-22, 07:04 PM Reply #839 »
Arsenal,
            Do you remember a bloke called Otto Ponweiser, I think he ended up buying out George Symons . Ran into him in the City the other day. Must be in his late eighties by now.

That name rings a bell but I never met Otto..... I did read about him ......George Symons originally upstairs  in Elizabeth St ......I think it may have been relocated to Albert St then it was sold.

George had a dicky leg I can't remember the name of the head outfitter but he knew his job those were the days.

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« 2021-Oct-31, 02:04 PM Reply #840 »
I received a new friend request from this person so I asked "where are you from"..... no reply.

Reminded me of a day many years ago when I was loitering behind Tom Marney's stand at the races .....I knew one of his clerks .....anyway this portly guy rolled up and casually asked Tom for a credit bet........"where are you from asked the bookie the  portly guy never made eye contact kept scribbling on his  racebook replied The Club meaning Tatts Club so he got set the horse got rolled and he never came back ............I never saw him again 

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« 2021-Nov-09, 06:07 PM Reply #841 »
I'm reading The Notorious Kidd which is Vol 2 of the Kidd trilogy...it's slow going at present only up to page 88.
His first book The Audacious Kidd was a good read .....Bertie Kidd is now over 80 and lives in Hobart ..he was been described as "Australia's complete criminal " and according to other writers was Big Bill Waterhouse's go to man if enforcing was required......Andrew Rule wrote a bit about him in his book CHANCE

Later there's a chapter on Boggo Road aka known as Her Majesty's  Prison Brisbane one of my occasional visiting sites while representing prison officers ..... when I saw that I skipped ahead the author misspelled the name of the then Superintendent..... Lothar Willem Dieschiel ....was his name ......also mentioned amongst the criminal classes is Steve Nittes who I grew up with in West End ..Steve was a very quiet kid he was keen on  Betty Ross who worked in Arthur Pickham's milk bar on the corner of Vulture and Boundary Streets...later he turned professional boxer and did well ..after which he moved to Melbourne and turned to crime ..Steve was reportedly one of the holdup men in the Great Bookie Robbery... the story goes he gave his share up when the toe cutters came calling.

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« 2021-Nov-10, 09:00 PM Reply #842 »
Some interesting disclosures in the book Vol2 of the Kidd trilogy The Notorious Kidd by Simon Griffin .....who was behind the FineCotton ring in..... Bertie Kidd met Gillespie in Boggo Rd and agreed to fund the ring in Mick Sayers was Bertie Kidd's best mate he was involved but Kidd was the financier and as we know it all blew up when the substitute horse Dashing Solitaire was injured in a paddock accident and Gillespie bought another horse Bold Personality which looked nothing like Fine Cotton .

The interesting thing is George Freeman and Kidd were close yet it was Freeman who organized the public demonstration when Fine Cotton won ...nothing was said in the book about this apparent discrepancy.

Also Kidd organised races and Freeman got out of financial trouble on his tips . Quite an entertaining read once the reader gets into the schemes and crimes not to mention the well known criminals that were Kidd's associates or in some cases enemies....and the bent coppers and the years he spent in prison and his affairs he was quite a handsome man then with a roving eye for the ladies
 
There's another volume the final one in the trilogy called The Infamous Kidd would be a good read based on the first two.

It was a long time ago and my last visit inside Boggo Rd I remember seeing Gillespie working in the Officers Mess  ..it was regarded as a plum job for trusties ......also working there was an ex-jockey from a well known Brisbane racing family .......and a guy I knew from the trots he and I had a short conversation he said he was doing OK.... before entering the officers mess while walking through the yard I ran into a former barman who before being banged up worked in the Club I stopped and spoke to him briefly and gave him my packet of cigarettes....it was the only thing I could do for him ...... my prison officer escort looked away and didn't see anything.

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