I know Scott McGarvey (Wally) - was up there that night, has told me about it. I think he said PnC was there first, and when Milkins turned up - he (PnC) introduced himself by saying "I..am..your...nemesis" (!)
Monoloco, Petersfield. Circa 2009/10? (Neil - FKA) laid on some nice bottled beer & some eats I'm told.
Got a text in - the roll call (as much as Wally remembers - who sends his love - yes, he's still alive):
Pomp n' Circumstance
No Shot Sherlock
Sacre Blue (for a while? - is he still about?)
Baffins Blue (has anyone heard from him too - Rich)
Wheres Scotty/Wally whatever
& apologies to anyone else he's forgotten (probably somebody obvious).
Went to another pub? Can't remember if you went on for a curry or not (but probably...) - Oh, and apparently Pomp & Sherl didn't shut up.. wink: Allegedly Milkins & Pomp left about the same time (possibly), though Milkins swears he had a train to catch. And Scouse, you were rude (but pissed) to Mrs Wally (again - allegedly). Something to do with wrong turn & no sat-nav/dark 'country' roads..!
For me, I enjoyed his banter, had some funny opinions, and remember 'Pompey Belle' and the misbehaving laptop?? (His 'assistant' - or cross-dressing alter-ego?!). WS says he didn't look near 70 then, and doesn't think it was 10 years ago. Enjoyed his 'sparring' with Milkins - they always gave as good as they got (I thought).
We'll raise a glass of acceptable claret in his honour. Good chap, very knowledgable - and I've 'heard tell' he did his bit for charity events with his staging/lighting company - and worked together for NSS & SfR/Smile for Wessex/WNCentre too?