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Trick or Treat Memories

On the way to pick up a sandwich for lunch I spotted a local council poster mentioning that they are thinking of raising a statue in honour and memory of Spike Milligan (famous English comedian and authour) as he was a resident in the Borough of barnet for many years.

In fact he lied up the road from me as a child. This threw in the random memory of me and my sisters going up his house (a spooky looking place with spires) one Halloween to go trick or treating.

Sadly he wasn't at home.


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May. 22nd, 2007 10:29 am (UTC)
In fact he lied up the road from me as a child

Why, what did he tell you? And did you believe him?

..sorry, couldnt resist ;-)
May. 22nd, 2007 10:40 am (UTC)
His daughter Jane works at Theatr Clwyd a lot. She used to be a bit of a pain in the arse, but a near-death experience in Thailand a couple of years ago seems to have mellowed her. She's really nice now.
May. 22nd, 2007 11:02 am (UTC)
Spike Milligan (famous English comedian and authour)

I would have said famously *not* English. Born in India to an Irish father meant he was denied a passport and took Irish citizenship. Yes, I know I'm being picky here, and it's entirely possible that Milligan may well have preferred to have been a British citizen, but there you go.

As it happens, I can't stand most of the stuff of his I've read in the past, but there you go.
May. 22nd, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC)
I was about to post exactly the same comment. Milligan petitioned for a British passport for many years and was refused. He pointed out that, as a member of the field artillery in the WWII, he was considered good enough to die for this country, but not good enough to be given one of their passports.

I believe the government finally succumbed and offered him a British passport, which he, in true Spike style, told them to stick up their proverbials.
May. 22nd, 2007 12:40 pm (UTC)
My famous Milligan moment was how the difficult bastard cost me the best part of £500 in the "Dead Pool" when he failed to die until AFTER the Queen Mother.
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