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by Darren
Wed 10 Oct, 2018 18:55:26
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2018 Convention
Replies: 15
Views: 1823

Re: The 2018 Convention

Well things do come at the last minute to spoil plans. Even I now won't be available on Friday night until about 9pm, so won't make The Fishery. You are quite right there is not many on Friday, Ken. I haven't booked the Fishery so that yourself, Mary, Bill and Anna have the independence to decide wh...
by Darren
Mon 8 Oct, 2018 23:09:55
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2018 Convention
Replies: 15
Views: 1823

Re: The 2018 Convention

Great. I'm game.

Shall we say 7.30pm? I'll book.

Anyone else wish to join us?

I'll contact Charles for an email circulation to see if we can drum up further interest.
by Darren
Mon 27 Aug, 2018 14:09:00
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2018 Convention
Replies: 15
Views: 1823

Re: The 2018 Convention

The Three Horseshoes https://www.threehorseshoes.info/ This was a wonderful place when the old landlord Gary was running it. Good beer, great steak and friendly locals- all happening in a wonderful building that had been serving ales for an uninterrupted three hundred years. Unless things have gone...
by Darren
Sat 4 Aug, 2018 14:23:19
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2018 Convention
Replies: 15
Views: 1823

Re: The 2018 Convention

This 19th century inn is nearby and looks pleasant - with loads of ale. https://www.chefandbrewer.com/pubs/hert ... _campaign=
by Darren
Sat 4 Aug, 2018 12:33:37
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2018 Convention
Replies: 15
Views: 1823

Re: The 2018 Convention

Hi Folks, There was some discussion last year about changing the Friday night format to have an evening in a traditional pub that serves meals and, in particular, real ales. If some are staying elsewhere but nearby this year then this might be a reasonable option. Last year Shane suggested the Cat a...
by Darren
Wed 25 Jul, 2018 20:15:35
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Message for Eric Mocata
Replies: 0
Views: 105

Message for Eric Mocata

Hi Mocata (the occasional library contributor - not the DW character), The podcast series "Professor Cushing's Crypt of the Macabre" has broadcast it's final episode. You were the most consistent contributor and the hosts were keen to get you on the final episode but the email address they...
by Darren
Sun 22 Jul, 2018 15:53:44
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Old Man Said - the find of the century!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: The Old Man Said - the find of the century!!!

The front cover of The Old Man Said typescript has " Fully corrected Copy " hand written at the top (I originally misread it as collected ). The typed note has "Folio II, Pages 312-591", so I obviously conclude that pages 312-591 is contained in that file. Now that we know it exi...
by Darren
Sun 22 Jul, 2018 15:00:24
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The Old Man Said - the find of the century!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 178

The Old Man Said - the find of the century!!!

Dennis Wheatley's memoirs have always raised mixed emotions for me. He spends 3 volumes and a further 228 pages of a fourth volume on the first 47 years of his life - and it makes riveting reading - but only 37 pages for the last 33 years!!! 1944-1977 is the time when he wrote most of my favourite b...
by Darren
Thu 10 May, 2018 07:03:38
Forum: General Topics
Topic: DW Bronze Star
Replies: 1
Views: 228

DW Bronze Star

Another fascinating update, Charles. And what a find - the letter to DW inviting him for the Bronze Star award. I notice that the letter is from John B Ackerman who went on to become the Vice Director of the NSA (National Security Agency) in the 1950s. This was at a time when the NSA was a very secr...
by Darren
Wed 9 May, 2018 18:58:39
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Do you recognize this handsome chap?
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Do you recognize this handsome chap?

I was checking some music websites recently and came across someone familiar in "our" DW world.

Any ideas?

http://www.kivetonfolk.com/page7.html
by Darren
Mon 8 Jan, 2018 18:51:33
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Birthday Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: Birthday Greetings

Bravo Cibator. Thank You.

I am at the pub later, I will drink to our great hero.

:smt030
by Darren
Thu 2 Nov, 2017 18:29:51
Forum: General Topics
Topic: To the Devil.. A Daughter - restored and released on Blu Ray
Replies: 19
Views: 2127

Re:

PS. I note that if you all agree with my 'best post' nomination, shanedwyer will have won it twice in the last three years. His wonderful winning post for 2015 can be found at http://library.denniswheatley.info/viewtopic.php?t=422 if you want to refresh your memory. Keep them coming, please SD . Pe...
by Darren
Fri 13 Oct, 2017 10:49:08
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Chistopher Lee's copy of TDRO up for auction
Replies: 5
Views: 792

Re: Chistopher Lee's copy of TDRO up for auction

It would be exciting to see the CL copy of the Devil And All His Works at the convention. It would also be great to see CL's copy of TDRO - that would make a great selfie along with the TRDO Blu-ray in the other hand. But at £30000 that is unlikely. And, as my introduction to DW was through his Blac...
by Darren
Sun 8 Oct, 2017 19:15:23
Forum: General Topics
Topic: The 2017 Convention
Replies: 18
Views: 5762

Sorry Ken. I forgot about this. I think it is a great idea and then it left my mind. Am I too late?

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