Penguin-Bashers: Did They Really Exist or Were They a Myth?

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Post by Ash » Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:43 pm

Not penguin bashing per se... But a gang of CH people led by Richard "Rigger" Bates went to Southwater to take on a gang of kids from there... They went armed with hockey sticks, etc..

The Southwater gang came armed with a shotgun....

This was in the mid-80's sometime and may just be a CH myth... There was definitely some problems with Southwater kids around this time though.
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Post by Hannoir » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:15 pm

My uncle was at CH in the 70s and he said that he was in Horsham once and some kids younger than him were subject to some penguin bashing so he um, intervened.

He got sent to the headmasters office and was reprimanded then the headmaster said thanks to him for sticking up for fellow students!
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Post by huntertitus » Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:45 pm

Bingo the Poop-Eating Dog wrote:If CH had been in Pompey, we'd probably have been kicked to fishpaste by skins. But in Horsham? Naaah. Not even Kevin Rich got beaten up
Whatever happened to K.R?

He played bass guitar in a band with me in Aberdeen about 1978 then I lost all contact...

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Post by jfdawson » Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:32 am

I once got bashed, but in rather strange circumstances. It was in the middle of the Swan Walk shopping centre in Horsham, on a busy Friday afternoon, with lots of people around.

This bloke walked past me, and said something to me that I didn't quite catch. Foolishly (in hindsight), I turned round and asked him what he'd said. Whereupon he launched himself at me, asking whether I'd got a problem with him, and hitting me three times in the face, bloodying my nose in the process. Fortunately some of the passing shoppers pulled him off me... I was in such a state of shock, though, that I just walked straight back to school without stopping.

I've no idea what his problem was, but I guess he was probably drunk, or stoned, or otherwise not completely in control of himself! So I'm not sure whether it counts as proper "penguin bashing" or not.
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Post by A Dirty Old Jack » Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:45 am

Was it Ron Lorimer?

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Post by J.R. » Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:18 pm

A Dirty Old Jack wrote:Was it Ron Lorimer?
Careful Jack ! I've been told he keeps an eye on this sight from time to time !
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Post by Vonny » Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:24 pm

J.R. wrote:he keeps an eye on this sight from time to time !
What sight is that then?
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Post by J.R. » Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:00 pm

Vonny wrote:
J.R. wrote:he keeps an eye on this sight from time to time !
What sight is that then?
Sorry ! No proof-reading again.

I meant SITE

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Post by blunzn » Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:19 pm

[/quote]Naaah. Not even Kevin Rich got beaten up

Whatever happened to K.R?

He played bass guitar in a band with me in Aberdeen about 1978 then I lost all contact...[/quote]


K.R. alive and well, german speaking (thanks,paddy cullen :D )single parent sound engineer in austria... :rock:

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Re: Penguin-Bashers: Did They Really Exist or Were They a Myth?

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:13 pm

Never heard of this" Penquin Bashing" before this Topic,

We were not ALLOWED into Horsham, so I suppose the situation never arose.
When the CH Special arrived at Victoria, the Station was festooned with CH uniforms, so trouble would have been unlikely --- although it didn't seem to be the "Culture" in those days.

As I have said before, being brought up in Stockwell (Lemburf) it was a tough area, but fights seemed to be on a one to one basis, as was also the case at CH. ------- Oh happy days ! :lol:

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Post by huntertitus » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:46 pm

K.R. alive and well, german speaking (thanks,paddy cullen :D )single parent sound engineer in austria... :rock:[/quote]

But has he still got his Framus Bass?

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Post by blunzn » Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:35 am

huntertitus wrote:
But has he still got his Framus Bass?
no... sadly the framus died of a broken neck... but what about the rickenbacker? :D

penguin bashing... never experienced it, never saw it... but remember some rumours of some kind of pitched battle behind doctors lake, and the shotgun story kind of rings a bell...

but maybe it was all a myth to scare us from sneaking into town to buy cider... :drinkers: ...oops...giveaway...i get double detention on saturday, i suppose :(

anyone else remember "yeo" yeomans gorgeous ginger beer, as brewed under BaA in the tube?... highly explösive...

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Post by huntertitus » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:55 am

Still have the Rickenbacker. As I had to practically starve for 2 weeks I cant bring myself to sell it,
even though while my children were small it remained under a bed for years unused
I do wish I'd kept the Selmer 4x12 combo. They are now worth about £2000.

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Post by blunzn » Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:24 pm

funnily enough, i did snap up a gorgeous honey coloured framus full bodied semi for 30€ a few weeks ago, but i gave it to a friend... (still nuts after all these years)... :axe:
glad the rickys still in good hands... i have a very wierd 50s EKO, with more knobs than a hammond, which some other nut gave me... its supposed to be worth well over 1000€
the selmer was lovely, but heavy :lol: ... wish i had my vox still, too :(
im not going to mention the records, `cause someone stole my complete collection some years ago... value around 5000?...
and what does this all have to do with penguin bashing?... nothing, i`m afraid
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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:25 pm

Since we seem to have strayed on to Instruments ---- I still have my silver Cornet, bought for me by my Parents, when I achieved the status in the Band.
It cost them £25, which in those days was a small fortune ! and now is insured for £1000, being a pre-War Besson, class A.

Can't play it any more --- got no Lip --------- Sorry Embrasure ! :oops:

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