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Thread: My post about BBC Breakfast's montage of folk who had suffered bereavement in May 2020.......

  1. #41

    Re: My post about BBC Breakfast's montage of folk who had suffered bereavement in May 2020.......

    Quote Originally Posted by splott parker View Post
    I chose Splott Parker, living in Splott, being a St Albans & Bridgend St boy and spending a lot of time over the park as a kid and playing for the school and the Mission over there. Coincidentally it also resembled the name of a footballer. Living in Rumney now but Iíve never fancied the moniker Rumney Recker.
    I figured out the Splott part but I still think you're the Cardiff Spiderman and you're just trying to throw me off the scent Mr P!

  2. #42

    Re: My post about BBC Breakfast's montage of folk who had suffered bereavement in May 2020.......

    Quote Originally Posted by lardy View Post
    Not using your real name on here is not the same issue as having multiple accounts.
    Never understood a multi or those that re appear with a new name

  3. #43

    Re: My post about BBC Breakfast's montage of folk who had suffered bereavement in May 2020.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen's Nephew View Post
    Sketches by Boz.

    As this thread has mutated into questions about identities, my CCMB name is coined after Dewi Lewis who was sports editor of the Western Mail and wrote on Cardiff City and Wales football. He was also my uncle. He wrote under the name of Citizen and one book - A History Of Cardiff City - he wrote was under the name of Citizen. The cover is my profile picture.

    Weirdly, it was a post by Cyclops asking who Citizen was that showed up in a Google search one day that prompted me to make my first post on here to answer the question (after lurking for years).

    Hence, Citizen's Nephew.

    Why Dewi chose Citizen I don't know. I never got to ask him.
    I think 'Citizen' was the resident non de plume for the City reporter going back to the 1920's, so your uncle inherited it so to speak. I actually remember your uncle, though not personally. He certainly like to have a drink between opening hours in the afternoons, and frequented a couple of the 'private' clubs that I was taken to by older colleagues many, many years ago !

  4. #44

    Re: My post about BBC Breakfast's montage of folk who had suffered bereavement in May 2020.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen's Nephew View Post
    I figured out the Splott part but I still think you're the Cardiff Spiderman and you're just trying to throw me off the scent Mr P!
    You say another word to me and I’ll go up the wall

  5. #45

    Re: My post about BBC Breakfast's montage of folk who had suffered bereavement in May 2020.......

    Quote Originally Posted by A Quiet Monkfish View Post
    I think 'Citizen' was the resident non de plume for the City reporter going back to the 1920's, so your uncle inherited it so to speak. I actually remember your uncle, though not personally. He certainly like to have a drink between opening hours in the afternoons, and frequented a couple of the 'private' clubs that I was taken to by older colleagues many, many years ago !
    That's really interesting and that's so him! Most journalists back in the day spent their time in various watering holes. He used to smoke a pipe and have a bottle of Scotch in the old press box at NP, though he was always on his best behavior around me as a was I nipper. It's hard to imagine the difference in sports journalism back then, typewriters, film (analogue) cameras with no manual focus, and phoning through copy to the press office on landlines.

    There was never any chance of being disturbed in the 'private' clubs though! I do remember my mum not being very happy when he and my father got 'locked in' the Old Arcade one afternoon and couldn't get out - at least that was the version I was told!

    Now you've mentioned the City reporter I'm absolutely sure you'll be right because you've jogged my memory and I think I'd heard that mentioned years ago.
    Last edited by Citizen's Nephew; 14-01-22 at 19:51. Reason: spelling

  6. #46

    Re: My post about BBC Breakfast's montage of folk who had suffered bereavement in May 2020.......

    Obviously meant to say 'no autofocus' in my last post not 'no manual focus'

  7. #47

    Re: My post about BBC Breakfast's montage of folk who had suffered bereavement in May 2020.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
    I know you knew.
    You're much more savvy than that bloke who prattles on....and on....and on.
    What's his name now? 'I'm all alone'? No 'The loony loner'? No It'll come to me soon.
    That went well .

    Turns out Lardy isnt that much of a fan of the "multi user"

    I have a theory .

    As Cyclops, you have done genealogy work for a few people on here, therefore when you want to either be too controversial or even
    put these people down you don't have the bollocks to be your self ?

    Your excuses about you tube , authors, Facebook, blah blah blah etc are just poor excuses.
    I wonder if you fill in the blanks when doing your genealogy? I mean it doesn't really matter .

  8. #48

    Re: My post about BBC Breakfast's montage of folk who had suffered bereavement in May 2020.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy the Jock View Post
    I wonder if you fill in the blanks when doing your genealogy? I mean it doesn't really matter .
    Not sure what you mean by fill in the blanks.
    One of the reasons folk have asked me to look at their genealogy is because they've hit a problem when doing their own research.
    I specialise in unravelling knots. The way to do this is to accumulate all the information that's available. This takes time. I present my reports in A4 comb-bound booklets. These are usually between 60 to 85 pages long for just one line, maternal or paternal. That's a lot of reading. I include how I've done my research, print outs of original documents, maps, census returns etc and (what really brings family history alive,) news reports.
    I don't think I'm giving anything away when I say that Mrs SR's FH was extraordinary. She has a 17thC instrument maker (whose work sells for thousands today), a 19thC sweet manufacturer (who's book still sells online) who attacked a female assistant, a guy who was part of an Edinburgh gang who perpetrated 'horrible' crimes in her lines and I demolished a brickwall which baffled several researchers online. Looking at Tuerto's paternal FH was harrowing. I almost stopped because it seemed there was one terrible story after another. I'm told his mother-in-law read it over Xmas almost in tears. After a week's work I worked out there was a name change in his immediate line - he could have had a different name - and discovered why it happened. It was a completely different story with his maternal line. He is descended from Welsh knights. TBG had a specific query which involved adoption. It took some time to work this out - but again it was accumulating details that provided the key. Mark Symonds (The Alien) wanted details about his paternal line. This involved some extraordinary work which included finding three illegal marriages for different reasons among his relatives. At present I'm working on someone's FH and found that in the 19thC an ancestor was at Buckingham Palace. He was a window cleaner there! I could go on and on - but what usually happens is that I look at one line (maternal/paternal) and after submitting my report, I'm asked to look at the other line.
    Is that filling in the blanks?

  9. #49

    Re: My post about BBC Breakfast's montage of folk who had suffered bereavement in May 2020.......

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    In fairness, you've always come across as something of a weirdo while posting ....
    Just wanted to thank you sincerely for promoting my work.
    As a result of your kind and thoughtful post, I've had one definite commission and a few 'possibles'.

  10. #50

    Re: My post about BBC Breakfast's montage of folk who had suffered bereavement in May 2020.......

    So out of curiosity, why do you use multiple user names?

  11. #51

    Re: My post about BBC Breakfast's montage of folk who had suffered bereavement in May 2020.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
    Just wanted to thank you sincerely for promoting my work. As a result of your kind and thoughtful post, I've had one definite commission and a few 'possibles'.
    I'm delighted for you. Jackanory rides again...

  12. #52

    Re: My post about BBC Breakfast's montage of folk who had suffered bereavement in May 2020.......

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Gunman View Post
    In fairness, you've always come across as something of a weirdo while posting under your Cyclops moniker, so it's no great surprise that you've got additional usernames. Have you used them to talk to yourself yet?
    Is there any need for personal insults on here? Goes for everyone.

    I've met Cyclops and he seems a nice enough guy - but even if he wasn't don't think bickering on a forum is really the polite thing to do.

  13. #53

    Re: My post about BBC Breakfast's montage of folk who had suffered bereavement in May 2020.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Canton Kev View Post
    So out of curiosity, why do you use multiple user names?
    I wouldn't be surprised it JtJ has nailed it above one to be controversial and have digs and the others a normal account

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    Re: My post about BBC Breakfast's montage of folk who had suffered bereavement in May 2020.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
    As if.
    I've no need to prove anything to you.
    A crumb I'll throw in your general direction is that one article I wrote featured the family history of a poster on here. It was one of a series of my articles printed by the flagship Family History magazine. If the poster reads this, maybe they would confirm this is so, since you seem to disbelieve what I've said.
    Do you want to see the palms of my hands?
    I thought my ears were burning

    Yes my family are featured in a great article in FHM written by you.

  15. #55

    Re: My post about BBC Breakfast's montage of folk who had suffered bereavement in May 2020.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Steve R View Post
    I thought my ears were burning
    Yes my family are featured in a great article in FHM written by you.
    Ears burning, huh?
    Time for that injection?
    Many thanks for that unsolicited testimonial!
    Why not tell 'em how I bumped into you.....
    P'raps not
    And don't tell 'em how much I asked for them two booklets....
    That really would be stretching the bounds of credulity.

  16. #56

    Re: My post about BBC Breakfast's montage of folk who had suffered bereavement in May 2020.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
    Ears burning, huh?
    Time for that injection?
    Many thanks for that unsolicited testimonial!
    Why not tell 'em how I bumped into you.....
    P'raps not
    And don't tell 'em how much I asked for them two booklets....
    That really would be stretching the bounds of credulity.
    Nobody is doubting your talent at your hobby/ job .

    We are wondering why you are posting under more than one username?

  17. #57

    Re: My post about BBC Breakfast's montage of folk who had suffered bereavement in May 2020.......

    I undertake henceforth to only post as 'Cyclops'.

  18. #58

    Re: My post about BBC Breakfast's montage of folk who had suffered bereavement in May 2020.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclops View Post
    I undertake henceforth to only post as 'Cyclops'.
    And as you never told us your other usernames, you can continue using them. The scents off now as everyone believes it can't be you.

    Smart!

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    Re: My post about BBC Breakfast's montage of folk who had suffered bereavement in May 2020.......

    Quote Originally Posted by lardy View Post
    Smart!
    Thanks!
    No frills - just a straight-out statement of intent.

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