Chippenham Folk Festival threat

This Is Wiltshire: Bob Berry and former Chippenham Folk Festival director Dick Stanger at the site of the proposed skate park Bob Berry and former Chippenham Folk Festival director Dick Stanger at the site of the proposed skate park

The town’s folk festival could be in jeopardy if proposals to site a skatepark at Island Park are approved, say organisers.

Festival boss Bob Berry is calling on festival supporters to write to Wiltshire Council to show their opposition to the plans for the land, the home of the festival for 41 years.

But Wiltshire councillor Desna Allen, who chairs the skatepark task group, claims that the festival and a skate park on the site, in Monkton Park between the wall of Wilkinsons and the River Avon, can co-exist.

Mr Berry said: “The setting is absolutely special. It is the beating heart of the festival. “It seems wrong to waste such a beautiful green space in the middle of Chippenham just for a few skaters.

“We’re not against a skatepark in any way but not right in the middle of where we run the folk festival.

“We were the first to use that land, back in 1974 when we asked Nestlé for permission to clear nettles away so we could use it for the festival.

“They are telling us it could be boarded over, but there is no way you could put a 90 foot marquee on top of a skatepark, and it would create bad feeling between the youngsters and the festival.

“They are only giving one choice of location so it is not much of a consultation.”

Supporters voted overwhelmingly to oppose the plans at Sunday’s annual festival meeting, and festival fans from around the country and abroad have been writing to Wiltshire Council, voicing their objections.

One letter of objection to the council, from a festival fan based in Cambridge, described the skatepark as a harebrained scheme.

It said: “Surely your desire to appease the demands of young men cannot outweigh the interests of the rest of society? Just the noise of the skateboards will be awful.”

“Not only that but you will totally undermine the folk festival and the beautiful riverside location.”

Another letter, from a festival-goer in North Bristol, said: “I like coming to Chippenham, I cannot see the skate park plonked in the centre of Island Park – because it was the least difficult spot – as a runner.

“It would crush the festival. Take its heart out.”

Mr Berry said the festival brings in at least £1 million to the town each year, in terms of the extra trade and business from the thousands of visitors it attracts, and losing it would be a blow to the local economy.

Coun Allen, who also chairs the local area board, said: “We have investigated 22 sites in Chippenham and this is the only site which matches the strict criteria.

“The skate park has to be as small a noise nuisance as possible, zero decibels above background noise in fact. If the park is taken forward it will be built so it can be adapted for the festival, and skaters would be aware they couldn’t use it for certain days of the year.”

The councillor added that the proposals will be discussed at a public meeting at Monkton Park council offices on November 26, from 7pm, with information about the various sites.

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11:22am Thu 25 Oct 12

I Pitman says...

The Folk Festival only happens once a year, youngsters need somewhere to go 7 days a week.
The Folk Festival only happens once a year, youngsters need somewhere to go 7 days a week. I Pitman

11:28am Thu 25 Oct 12

lordbuckethead says...

Couldn't they put the skatepark in Bob's beard? - it looks big enough.

or in the councilllor's back garden? - shouldn't be a problem as its not going to be noisy she says.
Couldn't they put the skatepark in Bob's beard? - it looks big enough. or in the councilllor's back garden? - shouldn't be a problem as its not going to be noisy she says. lordbuckethead

11:39am Thu 25 Oct 12

sscxp28 says...

Whilst the skate park is a great idea the location (river island) is a great asset to the town and just not viable.
Why not utilise part of the old focus warehouse and have an indoor/all year round venue?
Whilst the skate park is a great idea the location (river island) is a great asset to the town and just not viable. Why not utilise part of the old focus warehouse and have an indoor/all year round venue? sscxp28

1:44pm Thu 25 Oct 12

crgh27 says...

Not a lot of joined-up meeting from Wiltshire Council here. In another article, I see that a skate park has been proposed as part of the Langley Park & Hathaway Retail park redevelopment - http://www.thisiswil
tshire.co.uk/news/he
adlines/10007041.Chi
ppenham_regeneration
_plans_put_on_show_a
t_exhibitions/ - these seem like much better sites to me, rather than to give over one part of the town's central amenities to a single activity.
Not a lot of joined-up meeting from Wiltshire Council here. In another article, I see that a skate park has been proposed as part of the Langley Park & Hathaway Retail park redevelopment - http://www.thisiswil tshire.co.uk/news/he adlines/10007041.Chi ppenham_regeneration _plans_put_on_show_a t_exhibitions/ - these seem like much better sites to me, rather than to give over one part of the town's central amenities to a single activity. crgh27

1:45pm Thu 25 Oct 12

crgh27 says...

of course, I meant "... joined up thinking..."
of course, I meant "... joined up thinking..." crgh27

2:17pm Thu 25 Oct 12

akmphotography says...

The Festival is a great event but it should not be controlling the space.
Bob Berry needs to discuss the space with the council, there are many ideas that can incorporate the event and space. Sadly creating an argument with out proof.
The Park is there for the public and should be used by the youth.
The Park is funded by the council tax paying resident and if it is used by the youth, then money well spent.
With regards to noise, The new skate park will not include ramps which create sound problems. A lower level concrete flooring and the modern skating soft wheel cushion the sounds.
I am a ex British squad Inline Speed skater based in Chippenham. People need to stop expecting problems and actually witness a skate park. The kids are well behaved and actually respect the space and even help other kids learn moves. Good luck....
The Festival is a great event but it should not be controlling the space. Bob Berry needs to discuss the space with the council, there are many ideas that can incorporate the event and space. Sadly creating an argument with out proof. The Park is there for the public and should be used by the youth. The Park is funded by the council tax paying resident and if it is used by the youth, then money well spent. With regards to noise, The new skate park will not include ramps which create sound problems. A lower level concrete flooring and the modern skating soft wheel cushion the sounds. I am a ex British squad Inline Speed skater based in Chippenham. People need to stop expecting problems and actually witness a skate park. The kids are well behaved and actually respect the space and even help other kids learn moves. Good luck.... akmphotography

4:07pm Thu 25 Oct 12

mrstidds says...

Am I right in thinking that there used to be a skate park on the other side of the river, next door to the Olympiad several years ago? I also have the feeling it was closed down due to lack of use, and is probably now part of the car park or something. What good would it do to propose a new one on the other side of the river that is not only used by the Folk Festival, but is also a lovely place to sit and enjoy the scenery when we have warm sunny days (admittedly not many of those nowadays!). I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong about the old skate park!
Am I right in thinking that there used to be a skate park on the other side of the river, next door to the Olympiad several years ago? I also have the feeling it was closed down due to lack of use, and is probably now part of the car park or something. What good would it do to propose a new one on the other side of the river that is not only used by the Folk Festival, but is also a lovely place to sit and enjoy the scenery when we have warm sunny days (admittedly not many of those nowadays!). I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong about the old skate park! mrstidds

6:56pm Thu 25 Oct 12

Yer Tis says...

To the organisers of the Folk Festival, may I suggest one word....APAPT, well you expect us to do it once a year for you!
To the organisers of the Folk Festival, may I suggest one word....APAPT, well you expect us to do it once a year for you! Yer Tis

7:54pm Thu 25 Oct 12

jesterbob says...

APAPT? Sorry please explain?
APAPT? Sorry please explain? jesterbob

8:42pm Thu 25 Oct 12

Squint4 says...

To the lady who said the old park was closed due to not being used.it was closed by the people of monkton park due to the so called noise.and we're also payed out of our money for the inconvenience.
To the lady who said the old park was closed due to not being used.it was closed by the people of monkton park due to the so called noise.and we're also payed out of our money for the inconvenience. Squint4

8:45pm Thu 25 Oct 12

Squint4 says...

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8:48pm Thu 25 Oct 12

jw9202 says...

Personally as I can't stand the FF I'd be glad to see the back of it, let the freaks & wierdos who infest our town for 1 weekend a year find somewhere else, besides if it's been going for 41yrs & it can still fit on the small piece of ground surely it's not that popular is it? If they insist on staying here then wouldn't it be better for them to have it in Monkton Park itself, like the previous music events that used to happen in Chippenham, at least there'd be more room for people to move around as it's always crowded on the small green area, which is another reason why I hate it, too cramped. @mrstidds, the old skate park was closed not because of lack of use but because of the NIMBYs who homes back onto the park complaining of the noise.
Personally as I can't stand the FF I'd be glad to see the back of it, let the freaks & wierdos who infest our town for 1 weekend a year find somewhere else, besides if it's been going for 41yrs & it can still fit on the small piece of ground surely it's not that popular is it? If they insist on staying here then wouldn't it be better for them to have it in Monkton Park itself, like the previous music events that used to happen in Chippenham, at least there'd be more room for people to move around as it's always crowded on the small green area, which is another reason why I hate it, too cramped. @mrstidds, the old skate park was closed not because of lack of use but because of the NIMBYs who homes back onto the park complaining of the noise. jw9202

9:11pm Thu 25 Oct 12

pigglywiggly says...

I do not see any reason for not using the site, it is only used daily for drinking and drug abuse, it is used one a year for a Folk Festival which has kind of dwindled over the years, and the fair once in a blue moon, there is a large park and grassy area over the river which could be used for all of the bigger events, let the kids have something good for once. It is a great opportunity for the youngsters to have something and look after it!!! Even Calne has a skate area............x
I do not see any reason for not using the site, it is only used daily for drinking and drug abuse, it is used one a year for a Folk Festival which has kind of dwindled over the years, and the fair once in a blue moon, there is a large park and grassy area over the river which could be used for all of the bigger events, let the kids have something good for once. It is a great opportunity for the youngsters to have something and look after it!!! Even Calne has a skate area............x pigglywiggly

10:30pm Thu 25 Oct 12

mrstidds says...

Thank you to those of you who put me right about why the old skate park was closed, but that now begs the question as to why it can't be re-opened in the same place?
Thank you to those of you who put me right about why the old skate park was closed, but that now begs the question as to why it can't be re-opened in the same place? mrstidds

1:08am Fri 26 Oct 12

etogyz says...

There have in fact been two skateparks on the other side of the river from the proposed site in Monkton Park and both were very popular. The first was between the old (now demolished) council offices and the Olympiad but had to be relocated when the the site was needed for the new and enlarged offices. Unfortunately upon relocation to what is now the Multi Use Games Area the noise proved too much for some local residents and they were removed. They would have been much quieter if solid concrete had been used for the ramps rather than the hollow metal construction that transmitted a lot of sound.
There have in fact been two skateparks on the other side of the river from the proposed site in Monkton Park and both were very popular. The first was between the old (now demolished) council offices and the Olympiad but had to be relocated when the the site was needed for the new and enlarged offices. Unfortunately upon relocation to what is now the Multi Use Games Area the noise proved too much for some local residents and they were removed. They would have been much quieter if solid concrete had been used for the ramps rather than the hollow metal construction that transmitted a lot of sound. etogyz

11:40am Fri 26 Oct 12

DougJones says...

There has been this debate about skateparks for years now, and still nothing happens! It's very easy to give negative reasons for not having a skatepark, but this town has let it's young people down in the past and now in the present.
A skatepark is not only used by people skateboarding but BMX biking as well and you only have to look around at how many BMX bikers there are looking for somewhere to go!.
Lets stop talking about this and worrying about once a year users, and get on with building the site giving some consideration to all the skatepark users we have let down in the past.
I have lived in this Town for more than 70 years, but I am still young enough to appreciate what the younger generation need and deserve.
LESS TALK, MORE ACTION!
There has been this debate about skateparks for years now, and still nothing happens! It's very easy to give negative reasons for not having a skatepark, but this town has let it's young people down in the past and now in the present. A skatepark is not only used by people skateboarding but BMX biking as well and you only have to look around at how many BMX bikers there are looking for somewhere to go!. Lets stop talking about this and worrying about once a year users, and get on with building the site giving some consideration to all the skatepark users we have let down in the past. I have lived in this Town for more than 70 years, but I am still young enough to appreciate what the younger generation need and deserve. LESS TALK, MORE ACTION! DougJones

12:52pm Fri 26 Oct 12

GPNHS bod says...

I dont want to lose this
I dont want to lose this GPNHS bod

12:53pm Fri 26 Oct 12

GPNHS bod says...

I had such a good time last year.
I had such a good time last year. GPNHS bod

12:54pm Fri 26 Oct 12

GPNHS bod says...

And the cider was great
And the cider was great GPNHS bod

12:55pm Fri 26 Oct 12

GPNHS bod says...

its the same comments from other blogs
its the same comments from other blogs GPNHS bod

2:48pm Fri 26 Oct 12

thelittlemorgan says...

I happened to be in Jollys attempting a breakfast and tea during the last FF.... place was heaving with very oddly dressed, oddly behaved, groups of men (largely)..... taking 3 hours to drink a coffee. It's plain odd and very out of date..... no need for it. Sure the 'odds' could simply stay at home staring at the walls..... they wouldn't know the difference...
I happened to be in Jollys attempting a breakfast and tea during the last FF.... place was heaving with very oddly dressed, oddly behaved, groups of men (largely)..... taking 3 hours to drink a coffee. It's plain odd and very out of date..... no need for it. Sure the 'odds' could simply stay at home staring at the walls..... they wouldn't know the difference... thelittlemorgan

3:05pm Fri 26 Oct 12

GPNHS bod says...

O agree
O agree GPNHS bod

3:36pm Fri 26 Oct 12

GPNHS bod says...

great beard
great beard GPNHS bod

3:40pm Fri 26 Oct 12

GPNHS bod says...

and hair
and hair GPNHS bod

3:44pm Fri 26 Oct 12

GPNHS bod says...

And trousers ho ho
And trousers ho ho GPNHS bod

6:04pm Fri 26 Oct 12

etogyz says...

I agree with Doug Jones that this lack of action has gone on for to long and it's about time we built the skate park. I think it's outrageous that we've been without one for so long.
I agree with Doug Jones that this lack of action has gone on for to long and it's about time we built the skate park. I think it's outrageous that we've been without one for so long. etogyz

8:25pm Fri 26 Oct 12

Paul Tucker says...

Westmead, the derelict Hygrade factory site, the acres of derelict buildings at Langley Park (ie Westinghouse), the land next to the station which is currently unused, lots of alternative places for a skate park. I don't think using Island Park is right and I'm not bothered that much about the Folk Festival.
Westmead, the derelict Hygrade factory site, the acres of derelict buildings at Langley Park (ie Westinghouse), the land next to the station which is currently unused, lots of alternative places for a skate park. I don't think using Island Park is right and I'm not bothered that much about the Folk Festival. Paul Tucker

8:33pm Fri 26 Oct 12

GPNHS bod says...

stil here
stil here GPNHS bod

6:36am Mon 29 Oct 12

judgeatnam says...

jw9202 wrote:
Personally as I can't stand the FF I'd be glad to see the back of it, let the freaks & wierdos who infest our town for 1 weekend a year find somewhere else, besides if it's been going for 41yrs & it can still fit on the small piece of ground surely it's not that popular is it? If they insist on staying here then wouldn't it be better for them to have it in Monkton Park itself, like the previous music events that used to happen in Chippenham, at least there'd be more room for people to move around as it's always crowded on the small green area, which is another reason why I hate it, too cramped. @mrstidds, the old skate park was closed not because of lack of use but because of the NIMBYs who homes back onto the park complaining of the noise.
Freaks & Weirdos? What a small minded person you are. Just because you don't like the look of the people and the music they like, does not make them weird. The Folk Festival brings much needed money to Chippenham and it is one of the few remaining cultural events we still have. I don't like the Folk Festival that much but I also don't like Opera, Country & Western, Line Dancing and Rap music....but I do not go on forums saying all people who like what I don't like are weirdos. As a matter of interest, what do you like and what do you contribute to life in general?
[quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: Personally as I can't stand the FF I'd be glad to see the back of it, let the freaks & wierdos who infest our town for 1 weekend a year find somewhere else, besides if it's been going for 41yrs & it can still fit on the small piece of ground surely it's not that popular is it? If they insist on staying here then wouldn't it be better for them to have it in Monkton Park itself, like the previous music events that used to happen in Chippenham, at least there'd be more room for people to move around as it's always crowded on the small green area, which is another reason why I hate it, too cramped. @mrstidds, the old skate park was closed not because of lack of use but because of the NIMBYs who homes back onto the park complaining of the noise.[/p][/quote]Freaks & Weirdos? What a small minded person you are. Just because you don't like the look of the people and the music they like, does not make them weird. The Folk Festival brings much needed money to Chippenham and it is one of the few remaining cultural events we still have. I don't like the Folk Festival that much but I also don't like Opera, Country & Western, Line Dancing and Rap music....but I do not go on forums saying all people who like what I don't like are weirdos. As a matter of interest, what do you like and what do you contribute to life in general? judgeatnam

12:54pm Mon 29 Oct 12

jw9202 says...

@Judgeatnam,

Small minded, at least my signin is a combination of my initials & military number & not some rubbish that I picked out the air to make me sound like someone to be listened to & as for calling them freaks & weirdos I've been in this town longer than the festival & seen the people who come along & fill the fields with their caravans & tents & to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend & that people do actually live in Chippenham & I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not, I could call them something else but I though I'd be polite, which is more than some of them are. Seeing as it's only 1 weekend a year it's not much of a monetary lifeline to Chippenham especially as most of the stall holders would of paid the organisers a fee to set up. as for the rest of your comments, mind your own business.
@Judgeatnam, Small minded, at least my signin is a combination of my initials & military number & not some rubbish that I picked out the air to make me sound like someone to be listened to & as for calling them freaks & weirdos I've been in this town longer than the festival & seen the people who come along & fill the fields with their caravans & tents & to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend & that people do actually live in Chippenham & I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not, I could call them something else but I though I'd be polite, which is more than some of them are. Seeing as it's only 1 weekend a year it's not much of a monetary lifeline to Chippenham especially as most of the stall holders would of paid the organisers a fee to set up. as for the rest of your comments, mind your own business. jw9202

4:14pm Mon 29 Oct 12

lordbuckethead says...

Freaks & Weirdos - well possibly, and thieves. An item (a bell) was stolen from the three crowns last year over the FF weekend.
Freaks & Weirdos - well possibly, and thieves. An item (a bell) was stolen from the three crowns last year over the FF weekend. lordbuckethead

4:54pm Mon 29 Oct 12

notscot says...

jw9202 wrote:
@Judgeatnam,

Small minded, at least my signin is a combination of my initials & military number & not some rubbish that I picked out the air to make me sound like someone to be listened to & as for calling them freaks & weirdos I've been in this town longer than the festival & seen the people who come along & fill the fields with their caravans & tents & to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend & that people do actually live in Chippenham & I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not, I could call them something else but I though I'd be polite, which is more than some of them are. Seeing as it's only 1 weekend a year it's not much of a monetary lifeline to Chippenham especially as most of the stall holders would of paid the organisers a fee to set up. as for the rest of your comments, mind your own business.
Sorry - I don't think you've EVER paid attention to the FF. As for the people who PAY to come and stay in the fields (and PAY for food etc., etc., locally) it'sa wonder they don't ask for a refund when numpty chav locals go into the tent areas causing problems. Swanning around? Do you mean walking around in groups enjoying themselves? Or have you mistaken them for the local 3rd generation chav breedeers who litter the high street, sit on the backs of the benches & spit in the street, at the feet of their poor kids in puschairs. Or their uncles, aunts or siblings who infest the parks with their alcohol, drugs and unwashed selves.
Think I'd rather watch the good people of the FF than look at a load of our homegrown.
As your "military" number - really???
You style suggests pehaps a few months - 2 years tops...
[quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: @Judgeatnam, Small minded, at least my signin is a combination of my initials & military number & not some rubbish that I picked out the air to make me sound like someone to be listened to & as for calling them freaks & weirdos I've been in this town longer than the festival & seen the people who come along & fill the fields with their caravans & tents & to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend & that people do actually live in Chippenham & I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not, I could call them something else but I though I'd be polite, which is more than some of them are. Seeing as it's only 1 weekend a year it's not much of a monetary lifeline to Chippenham especially as most of the stall holders would of paid the organisers a fee to set up. as for the rest of your comments, mind your own business.[/p][/quote]Sorry - I don't think you've EVER paid attention to the FF. As for the people who PAY to come and stay in the fields (and PAY for food etc., etc., locally) it'sa wonder they don't ask for a refund when numpty chav locals go into the tent areas causing problems. Swanning around? Do you mean walking around in groups enjoying themselves? Or have you mistaken them for the local 3rd generation chav breedeers who litter the high street, sit on the backs of the benches & spit in the street, at the feet of their poor kids in puschairs. Or their uncles, aunts or siblings who infest the parks with their alcohol, drugs and unwashed selves. Think I'd rather watch the good people of the FF than look at a load of our homegrown. As your "military" number - really??? You style suggests pehaps a few months - 2 years tops... notscot

4:56pm Mon 29 Oct 12

notscot says...

lordbuckethead wrote:
Freaks & Weirdos - well possibly, and thieves. An item (a bell) was stolen from the three crowns last year over the FF weekend.
We don't have idiot thieves in Chippenham, do we?
[quote][p][bold]lordbuckethead[/bold] wrote: Freaks & Weirdos - well possibly, and thieves. An item (a bell) was stolen from the three crowns last year over the FF weekend.[/p][/quote]We don't have idiot thieves in Chippenham, do we? notscot

5:57pm Mon 29 Oct 12

jw9202 says...

@Notscot,

Try 8 years during the 70's & 80's so dealt with my fair share of people of different kinds including paddies wanting to kills us, so people like you are nothing as far as I'm concerned, I don't suppose you'd have the kind of gumption to even contemplate joining let alone serving, so be quiet.
@Notscot, Try 8 years during the 70's & 80's so dealt with my fair share of people of different kinds including paddies wanting to kills us, so people like you are nothing as far as I'm concerned, I don't suppose you'd have the kind of gumption to even contemplate joining let alone serving, so be quiet. jw9202

6:03pm Mon 29 Oct 12

lordbuckethead says...

notscot wrote:
lordbuckethead wrote:
Freaks & Weirdos - well possibly, and thieves. An item (a bell) was stolen from the three crowns last year over the FF weekend.
We don't have idiot thieves in Chippenham, do we?
Yes we do have plenty of local miscreants - but the timing of the theft would imply an FF connection!
[quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lordbuckethead[/bold] wrote: Freaks & Weirdos - well possibly, and thieves. An item (a bell) was stolen from the three crowns last year over the FF weekend.[/p][/quote]We don't have idiot thieves in Chippenham, do we?[/p][/quote]Yes we do have plenty of local miscreants - but the timing of the theft would imply an FF connection! lordbuckethead

6:10pm Mon 29 Oct 12

notscot says...

lordbuckethead wrote:
notscot wrote:
lordbuckethead wrote:
Freaks & Weirdos - well possibly, and thieves. An item (a bell) was stolen from the three crowns last year over the FF weekend.
We don't have idiot thieves in Chippenham, do we?
Yes we do have plenty of local miscreants - but the timing of the theft would imply an FF connection!
Perhaps - but more likely one of our numpty locals - p!55ed up and out of control. Like the LOCAL berk who stole the FF flags........
[quote][p][bold]lordbuckethead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lordbuckethead[/bold] wrote: Freaks & Weirdos - well possibly, and thieves. An item (a bell) was stolen from the three crowns last year over the FF weekend.[/p][/quote]We don't have idiot thieves in Chippenham, do we?[/p][/quote]Yes we do have plenty of local miscreants - but the timing of the theft would imply an FF connection![/p][/quote]Perhaps - but more likely one of our numpty locals - p!55ed up and out of control. Like the LOCAL berk who stole the FF flags........ notscot

6:13pm Mon 29 Oct 12

notscot says...

jw9202 wrote:
@Notscot,

Try 8 years during the 70's & 80's so dealt with my fair share of people of different kinds including paddies wanting to kills us, so people like you are nothing as far as I'm concerned, I don't suppose you'd have the kind of gumption to even contemplate joining let alone serving, so be quiet.
Yawn.
You're posting anonymously.
You're also posting tripe.
"paddies who wants to kills us"?!!
You're an idiot.
And not fit to lick the boots of MY family members who ARE and HAVE served.
[quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: @Notscot, Try 8 years during the 70's & 80's so dealt with my fair share of people of different kinds including paddies wanting to kills us, so people like you are nothing as far as I'm concerned, I don't suppose you'd have the kind of gumption to even contemplate joining let alone serving, so be quiet.[/p][/quote]Yawn. You're posting anonymously. You're also posting tripe. "paddies who wants to kills us"?!! You're an idiot. And not fit to lick the boots of MY family members who ARE and HAVE served. notscot

6:25pm Mon 29 Oct 12

judgeatnam says...

jw9202 wrote:
@Judgeatnam, Small minded, at least my signin is a combination of my initials & military number & not some rubbish that I picked out the air to make me sound like someone to be listened to & as for calling them freaks & weirdos I've been in this town longer than the festival & seen the people who come along & fill the fields with their caravans & tents & to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend & that people do actually live in Chippenham & I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not, I could call them something else but I though I'd be polite, which is more than some of them are. Seeing as it's only 1 weekend a year it's not much of a monetary lifeline to Chippenham especially as most of the stall holders would of paid the organisers a fee to set up. as for the rest of your comments, mind your own business.
Where do I start!!
My sign-in name is a combination of my name and the town I have lived in for at least 41 years. 'Nam being a shortened version of Chippenham.
As you are an upstanding member of the community (and ex-military to boot) I was wondering if you would be interested in rounding up a posse to drive these long haired bearded weirdos out of town?
How dare they wear their passes around their necks, spend money in our local pubs and shops, tell people what a lovely town Chippenham is and play their devil music. Shame on them....burn their tents and be rid of them!!
[quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: @Judgeatnam, Small minded, at least my signin is a combination of my initials & military number & not some rubbish that I picked out the air to make me sound like someone to be listened to & as for calling them freaks & weirdos I've been in this town longer than the festival & seen the people who come along & fill the fields with their caravans & tents & to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend & that people do actually live in Chippenham & I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not, I could call them something else but I though I'd be polite, which is more than some of them are. Seeing as it's only 1 weekend a year it's not much of a monetary lifeline to Chippenham especially as most of the stall holders would of paid the organisers a fee to set up. as for the rest of your comments, mind your own business.[/p][/quote]Where do I start!! My sign-in name is a combination of my name and the town I have lived in for at least 41 years. 'Nam being a shortened version of Chippenham. As you are an upstanding member of the community (and ex-military to boot) I was wondering if you would be interested in rounding up a posse to drive these long haired bearded weirdos out of town? How dare they wear their passes around their necks, spend money in our local pubs and shops, tell people what a lovely town Chippenham is and play their devil music. Shame on them....burn their tents and be rid of them!! judgeatnam

6:37pm Mon 29 Oct 12

jw9202 says...

notscot wrote:
jw9202 wrote:
@Notscot,

Try 8 years during the 70's & 80's so dealt with my fair share of people of different kinds including paddies wanting to kills us, so people like you are nothing as far as I'm concerned, I don't suppose you'd have the kind of gumption to even contemplate joining let alone serving, so be quiet.
Yawn.
You're posting anonymously.
You're also posting tripe.
"paddies who wants to kills us"?!!
You're an idiot.
And not fit to lick the boots of MY family members who ARE and HAVE served.
posting anonymously, that's rich, initials & last four of service number, what's 'notscot' then? Northern Ireland the IRA ring any bells? idiot. So you didn't serve yourself, do your family a favour & shut up.
[quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: @Notscot, Try 8 years during the 70's & 80's so dealt with my fair share of people of different kinds including paddies wanting to kills us, so people like you are nothing as far as I'm concerned, I don't suppose you'd have the kind of gumption to even contemplate joining let alone serving, so be quiet.[/p][/quote]Yawn. You're posting anonymously. You're also posting tripe. "paddies who wants to kills us"?!! You're an idiot. And not fit to lick the boots of MY family members who ARE and HAVE served.[/p][/quote]posting anonymously, that's rich, initials & last four of service number, what's 'notscot' then? Northern Ireland the IRA ring any bells? idiot. So you didn't serve yourself, do your family a favour & shut up. jw9202

6:49pm Mon 29 Oct 12

jw9202 says...

judgeatnam wrote:
jw9202 wrote:
@Judgeatnam, Small minded, at least my signin is a combination of my initials & military number & not some rubbish that I picked out the air to make me sound like someone to be listened to & as for calling them freaks & weirdos I've been in this town longer than the festival & seen the people who come along & fill the fields with their caravans & tents & to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend & that people do actually live in Chippenham & I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not, I could call them something else but I though I'd be polite, which is more than some of them are. Seeing as it's only 1 weekend a year it's not much of a monetary lifeline to Chippenham especially as most of the stall holders would of paid the organisers a fee to set up. as for the rest of your comments, mind your own business.
Where do I start!!
My sign-in name is a combination of my name and the town I have lived in for at least 41 years. 'Nam being a shortened version of Chippenham.
As you are an upstanding member of the community (and ex-military to boot) I was wondering if you would be interested in rounding up a posse to drive these long haired bearded weirdos out of town?
How dare they wear their passes around their necks, spend money in our local pubs and shops, tell people what a lovely town Chippenham is and play their devil music. Shame on them....burn their tents and be rid of them!!
'Nam" haha, though that was crass when I heard it the first time back in the 90's & it still is, it should be Ham anyway as that's what it ends in. People who think wearing socks & sandals with shorts & stupid hats & pewter mugs hanging off their belts really do need running out of town & only like minded people would think any different. How their loved one can let them do that to themselves is beyond me. Go on start on this one now.
[quote][p][bold]judgeatnam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: @Judgeatnam, Small minded, at least my signin is a combination of my initials & military number & not some rubbish that I picked out the air to make me sound like someone to be listened to & as for calling them freaks & weirdos I've been in this town longer than the festival & seen the people who come along & fill the fields with their caravans & tents & to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend & that people do actually live in Chippenham & I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not, I could call them something else but I though I'd be polite, which is more than some of them are. Seeing as it's only 1 weekend a year it's not much of a monetary lifeline to Chippenham especially as most of the stall holders would of paid the organisers a fee to set up. as for the rest of your comments, mind your own business.[/p][/quote]Where do I start!! My sign-in name is a combination of my name and the town I have lived in for at least 41 years. 'Nam being a shortened version of Chippenham. As you are an upstanding member of the community (and ex-military to boot) I was wondering if you would be interested in rounding up a posse to drive these long haired bearded weirdos out of town? How dare they wear their passes around their necks, spend money in our local pubs and shops, tell people what a lovely town Chippenham is and play their devil music. Shame on them....burn their tents and be rid of them!![/p][/quote]'Nam" haha, though that was crass when I heard it the first time back in the 90's & it still is, it should be Ham anyway as that's what it ends in. People who think wearing socks & sandals with shorts & stupid hats & pewter mugs hanging off their belts really do need running out of town & only like minded people would think any different. How their loved one can let them do that to themselves is beyond me. Go on start on this one now. jw9202

7:03pm Mon 29 Oct 12

notscot says...

jw9202 wrote:
notscot wrote:
jw9202 wrote:
@Notscot,

Try 8 years during the 70's & 80's so dealt with my fair share of people of different kinds including paddies wanting to kills us, so people like you are nothing as far as I'm concerned, I don't suppose you'd have the kind of gumption to even contemplate joining let alone serving, so be quiet.
Yawn.
You're posting anonymously.
You're also posting tripe.
"paddies who wants to kills us"?!!
You're an idiot.
And not fit to lick the boots of MY family members who ARE and HAVE served.
posting anonymously, that's rich, initials & last four of service number, what's 'notscot' then? Northern Ireland the IRA ring any bells? idiot. So you didn't serve yourself, do your family a favour & shut up.
No - NEVER served in the forces - but I can recognise a dope when I see one.
"People like you are nothing"
"to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend"
"I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not"
Yes - family members were in Northern Ireland. And Aden. Malaya. Bosnia. The Falklands. Cyprus. Afghanistan.
And that's SINCE WW2.
I listen to the relatives who have served and not one of uses his or her past as a "right" to talk dishonestly about others.
IF you are ex-military - I'd suspect short-term service - a LONG time ago - with an attitude like yours - HM Forces doesn't need you or your kind. Work on that chip, chappy.
You may receive a little more respect.
[quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: @Notscot, Try 8 years during the 70's & 80's so dealt with my fair share of people of different kinds including paddies wanting to kills us, so people like you are nothing as far as I'm concerned, I don't suppose you'd have the kind of gumption to even contemplate joining let alone serving, so be quiet.[/p][/quote]Yawn. You're posting anonymously. You're also posting tripe. "paddies who wants to kills us"?!! You're an idiot. And not fit to lick the boots of MY family members who ARE and HAVE served.[/p][/quote]posting anonymously, that's rich, initials & last four of service number, what's 'notscot' then? Northern Ireland the IRA ring any bells? idiot. So you didn't serve yourself, do your family a favour & shut up.[/p][/quote]No - NEVER served in the forces - but I can recognise a dope when I see one. "People like you are nothing" "to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend" "I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not" Yes - family members were in Northern Ireland. And Aden. Malaya. Bosnia. The Falklands. Cyprus. Afghanistan. And that's SINCE WW2. I listen to the relatives who have served and not one of uses his or her past as a "right" to talk dishonestly about others. IF you are ex-military - I'd suspect short-term service - a LONG time ago - with an attitude like yours - HM Forces doesn't need you or your kind. Work on that chip, chappy. You may receive a little more respect. notscot

7:05pm Mon 29 Oct 12

judgeatnam says...

jw9202 wrote:
judgeatnam wrote:
jw9202 wrote: @Judgeatnam, Small minded, at least my signin is a combination of my initials & military number & not some rubbish that I picked out the air to make me sound like someone to be listened to & as for calling them freaks & weirdos I've been in this town longer than the festival & seen the people who come along & fill the fields with their caravans & tents & to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend & that people do actually live in Chippenham & I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not, I could call them something else but I though I'd be polite, which is more than some of them are. Seeing as it's only 1 weekend a year it's not much of a monetary lifeline to Chippenham especially as most of the stall holders would of paid the organisers a fee to set up. as for the rest of your comments, mind your own business.
Where do I start!! My sign-in name is a combination of my name and the town I have lived in for at least 41 years. 'Nam being a shortened version of Chippenham. As you are an upstanding member of the community (and ex-military to boot) I was wondering if you would be interested in rounding up a posse to drive these long haired bearded weirdos out of town? How dare they wear their passes around their necks, spend money in our local pubs and shops, tell people what a lovely town Chippenham is and play their devil music. Shame on them....burn their tents and be rid of them!!
'Nam" haha, though that was crass when I heard it the first time back in the 90's & it still is, it should be Ham anyway as that's what it ends in. People who think wearing socks & sandals with shorts & stupid hats & pewter mugs hanging off their belts really do need running out of town & only like minded people would think any different. How their loved one can let them do that to themselves is beyond me. Go on start on this one now.
Okay, Okay!! I get it now. Your just a very funny bloke (just realised I might have been a bit sexist there...you might be a woman). You've got me beat with your rapier wit. So I'll call it a day whilst I make a tactical withdrawl and contemplate ganging up on you with "Notscot".
[quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]judgeatnam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: @Judgeatnam, Small minded, at least my signin is a combination of my initials & military number & not some rubbish that I picked out the air to make me sound like someone to be listened to & as for calling them freaks & weirdos I've been in this town longer than the festival & seen the people who come along & fill the fields with their caravans & tents & to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend & that people do actually live in Chippenham & I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not, I could call them something else but I though I'd be polite, which is more than some of them are. Seeing as it's only 1 weekend a year it's not much of a monetary lifeline to Chippenham especially as most of the stall holders would of paid the organisers a fee to set up. as for the rest of your comments, mind your own business.[/p][/quote]Where do I start!! My sign-in name is a combination of my name and the town I have lived in for at least 41 years. 'Nam being a shortened version of Chippenham. As you are an upstanding member of the community (and ex-military to boot) I was wondering if you would be interested in rounding up a posse to drive these long haired bearded weirdos out of town? How dare they wear their passes around their necks, spend money in our local pubs and shops, tell people what a lovely town Chippenham is and play their devil music. Shame on them....burn their tents and be rid of them!![/p][/quote]'Nam" haha, though that was crass when I heard it the first time back in the 90's & it still is, it should be Ham anyway as that's what it ends in. People who think wearing socks & sandals with shorts & stupid hats & pewter mugs hanging off their belts really do need running out of town & only like minded people would think any different. How their loved one can let them do that to themselves is beyond me. Go on start on this one now.[/p][/quote]Okay, Okay!! I get it now. Your just a very funny bloke (just realised I might have been a bit sexist there...you might be a woman). You've got me beat with your rapier wit. So I'll call it a day whilst I make a tactical withdrawl and contemplate ganging up on you with "Notscot". judgeatnam

7:40pm Mon 29 Oct 12

notscot says...

judgeatnam wrote:
jw9202 wrote:
judgeatnam wrote:
jw9202 wrote: @Judgeatnam, Small minded, at least my signin is a combination of my initials & military number & not some rubbish that I picked out the air to make me sound like someone to be listened to & as for calling them freaks & weirdos I've been in this town longer than the festival & seen the people who come along & fill the fields with their caravans & tents & to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend & that people do actually live in Chippenham & I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not, I could call them something else but I though I'd be polite, which is more than some of them are. Seeing as it's only 1 weekend a year it's not much of a monetary lifeline to Chippenham especially as most of the stall holders would of paid the organisers a fee to set up. as for the rest of your comments, mind your own business.
Where do I start!! My sign-in name is a combination of my name and the town I have lived in for at least 41 years. 'Nam being a shortened version of Chippenham. As you are an upstanding member of the community (and ex-military to boot) I was wondering if you would be interested in rounding up a posse to drive these long haired bearded weirdos out of town? How dare they wear their passes around their necks, spend money in our local pubs and shops, tell people what a lovely town Chippenham is and play their devil music. Shame on them....burn their tents and be rid of them!!
'Nam" haha, though that was crass when I heard it the first time back in the 90's & it still is, it should be Ham anyway as that's what it ends in. People who think wearing socks & sandals with shorts & stupid hats & pewter mugs hanging off their belts really do need running out of town & only like minded people would think any different. How their loved one can let them do that to themselves is beyond me. Go on start on this one now.
Okay, Okay!! I get it now. Your just a very funny bloke (just realised I might have been a bit sexist there...you might be a woman). You've got me beat with your rapier wit. So I'll call it a day whilst I make a tactical withdrawl and contemplate ganging up on you with "Notscot".
Rapier wit? I think I missed it.....
[quote][p][bold]judgeatnam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]judgeatnam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: @Judgeatnam, Small minded, at least my signin is a combination of my initials & military number & not some rubbish that I picked out the air to make me sound like someone to be listened to & as for calling them freaks & weirdos I've been in this town longer than the festival & seen the people who come along & fill the fields with their caravans & tents & to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend & that people do actually live in Chippenham & I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not, I could call them something else but I though I'd be polite, which is more than some of them are. Seeing as it's only 1 weekend a year it's not much of a monetary lifeline to Chippenham especially as most of the stall holders would of paid the organisers a fee to set up. as for the rest of your comments, mind your own business.[/p][/quote]Where do I start!! My sign-in name is a combination of my name and the town I have lived in for at least 41 years. 'Nam being a shortened version of Chippenham. As you are an upstanding member of the community (and ex-military to boot) I was wondering if you would be interested in rounding up a posse to drive these long haired bearded weirdos out of town? How dare they wear their passes around their necks, spend money in our local pubs and shops, tell people what a lovely town Chippenham is and play their devil music. Shame on them....burn their tents and be rid of them!![/p][/quote]'Nam" haha, though that was crass when I heard it the first time back in the 90's & it still is, it should be Ham anyway as that's what it ends in. People who think wearing socks & sandals with shorts & stupid hats & pewter mugs hanging off their belts really do need running out of town & only like minded people would think any different. How their loved one can let them do that to themselves is beyond me. Go on start on this one now.[/p][/quote]Okay, Okay!! I get it now. Your just a very funny bloke (just realised I might have been a bit sexist there...you might be a woman). You've got me beat with your rapier wit. So I'll call it a day whilst I make a tactical withdrawl and contemplate ganging up on you with "Notscot".[/p][/quote]Rapier wit? I think I missed it..... notscot

7:49pm Mon 29 Oct 12

jw9202 says...

notscot wrote:
jw9202 wrote:
notscot wrote:
jw9202 wrote:
@Notscot,

Try 8 years during the 70's & 80's so dealt with my fair share of people of different kinds including paddies wanting to kills us, so people like you are nothing as far as I'm concerned, I don't suppose you'd have the kind of gumption to even contemplate joining let alone serving, so be quiet.
Yawn.
You're posting anonymously.
You're also posting tripe.
"paddies who wants to kills us"?!!
You're an idiot.
And not fit to lick the boots of MY family members who ARE and HAVE served.
posting anonymously, that's rich, initials & last four of service number, what's 'notscot' then? Northern Ireland the IRA ring any bells? idiot. So you didn't serve yourself, do your family a favour & shut up.
No - NEVER served in the forces - but I can recognise a dope when I see one.
"People like you are nothing"
"to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend"
"I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not"
Yes - family members were in Northern Ireland. And Aden. Malaya. Bosnia. The Falklands. Cyprus. Afghanistan.
And that's SINCE WW2.
I listen to the relatives who have served and not one of uses his or her past as a "right" to talk dishonestly about others.
IF you are ex-military - I'd suspect short-term service - a LONG time ago - with an attitude like yours - HM Forces doesn't need you or your kind. Work on that chip, chappy.
You may receive a little more respect.
You haven't a clue, you obviously only read what you wanted to, so to remind you I did 8 years in the 70's & 80's & thats not short, I expect I'd have more in common with the members of your family that have served than with you, I'm certainly not using any right except the freedom of speech, which every one has thanks to people like your family members & myself who served to protect & dishonestly? don't know where you pick that from, as for attitude it's reserved just for people like you who get right up my nose. Bye Bye
[quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: @Notscot, Try 8 years during the 70's & 80's so dealt with my fair share of people of different kinds including paddies wanting to kills us, so people like you are nothing as far as I'm concerned, I don't suppose you'd have the kind of gumption to even contemplate joining let alone serving, so be quiet.[/p][/quote]Yawn. You're posting anonymously. You're also posting tripe. "paddies who wants to kills us"?!! You're an idiot. And not fit to lick the boots of MY family members who ARE and HAVE served.[/p][/quote]posting anonymously, that's rich, initials & last four of service number, what's 'notscot' then? Northern Ireland the IRA ring any bells? idiot. So you didn't serve yourself, do your family a favour & shut up.[/p][/quote]No - NEVER served in the forces - but I can recognise a dope when I see one. "People like you are nothing" "to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend" "I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not" Yes - family members were in Northern Ireland. And Aden. Malaya. Bosnia. The Falklands. Cyprus. Afghanistan. And that's SINCE WW2. I listen to the relatives who have served and not one of uses his or her past as a "right" to talk dishonestly about others. IF you are ex-military - I'd suspect short-term service - a LONG time ago - with an attitude like yours - HM Forces doesn't need you or your kind. Work on that chip, chappy. You may receive a little more respect.[/p][/quote]You haven't a clue, you obviously only read what you wanted to, so to remind you I did 8 years in the 70's & 80's & thats not short, I expect I'd have more in common with the members of your family that have served than with you, I'm certainly not using any right except the freedom of speech, which every one has thanks to people like your family members & myself who served to protect & dishonestly? don't know where you pick that from, as for attitude it's reserved just for people like you who get right up my nose. Bye Bye jw9202

7:51pm Mon 29 Oct 12

jw9202 says...

notscot wrote:
judgeatnam wrote:
jw9202 wrote:
judgeatnam wrote:
jw9202 wrote: @Judgeatnam, Small minded, at least my signin is a combination of my initials & military number & not some rubbish that I picked out the air to make me sound like someone to be listened to & as for calling them freaks & weirdos I've been in this town longer than the festival & seen the people who come along & fill the fields with their caravans & tents & to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend & that people do actually live in Chippenham & I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not, I could call them something else but I though I'd be polite, which is more than some of them are. Seeing as it's only 1 weekend a year it's not much of a monetary lifeline to Chippenham especially as most of the stall holders would of paid the organisers a fee to set up. as for the rest of your comments, mind your own business.
Where do I start!! My sign-in name is a combination of my name and the town I have lived in for at least 41 years. 'Nam being a shortened version of Chippenham. As you are an upstanding member of the community (and ex-military to boot) I was wondering if you would be interested in rounding up a posse to drive these long haired bearded weirdos out of town? How dare they wear their passes around their necks, spend money in our local pubs and shops, tell people what a lovely town Chippenham is and play their devil music. Shame on them....burn their tents and be rid of them!!
'Nam" haha, though that was crass when I heard it the first time back in the 90's & it still is, it should be Ham anyway as that's what it ends in. People who think wearing socks & sandals with shorts & stupid hats & pewter mugs hanging off their belts really do need running out of town & only like minded people would think any different. How their loved one can let them do that to themselves is beyond me. Go on start on this one now.
Okay, Okay!! I get it now. Your just a very funny bloke (just realised I might have been a bit sexist there...you might be a woman). You've got me beat with your rapier wit. So I'll call it a day whilst I make a tactical withdrawl and contemplate ganging up on you with "Notscot".
Rapier wit? I think I missed it.....
Haha, nearly, wrong part of the forces, played with Tanks.
[quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]judgeatnam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]judgeatnam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: @Judgeatnam, Small minded, at least my signin is a combination of my initials & military number & not some rubbish that I picked out the air to make me sound like someone to be listened to & as for calling them freaks & weirdos I've been in this town longer than the festival & seen the people who come along & fill the fields with their caravans & tents & to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend & that people do actually live in Chippenham & I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not, I could call them something else but I though I'd be polite, which is more than some of them are. Seeing as it's only 1 weekend a year it's not much of a monetary lifeline to Chippenham especially as most of the stall holders would of paid the organisers a fee to set up. as for the rest of your comments, mind your own business.[/p][/quote]Where do I start!! My sign-in name is a combination of my name and the town I have lived in for at least 41 years. 'Nam being a shortened version of Chippenham. As you are an upstanding member of the community (and ex-military to boot) I was wondering if you would be interested in rounding up a posse to drive these long haired bearded weirdos out of town? How dare they wear their passes around their necks, spend money in our local pubs and shops, tell people what a lovely town Chippenham is and play their devil music. Shame on them....burn their tents and be rid of them!![/p][/quote]'Nam" haha, though that was crass when I heard it the first time back in the 90's & it still is, it should be Ham anyway as that's what it ends in. People who think wearing socks & sandals with shorts & stupid hats & pewter mugs hanging off their belts really do need running out of town & only like minded people would think any different. How their loved one can let them do that to themselves is beyond me. Go on start on this one now.[/p][/quote]Okay, Okay!! I get it now. Your just a very funny bloke (just realised I might have been a bit sexist there...you might be a woman). You've got me beat with your rapier wit. So I'll call it a day whilst I make a tactical withdrawl and contemplate ganging up on you with "Notscot".[/p][/quote]Rapier wit? I think I missed it.....[/p][/quote]Haha, nearly, wrong part of the forces, played with Tanks. jw9202

7:54pm Mon 29 Oct 12

judgeatnam says...

jw9202 wrote:
notscot wrote:
jw9202 wrote:
notscot wrote:
jw9202 wrote: @Notscot, Try 8 years during the 70's & 80's so dealt with my fair share of people of different kinds including paddies wanting to kills us, so people like you are nothing as far as I'm concerned, I don't suppose you'd have the kind of gumption to even contemplate joining let alone serving, so be quiet.
Yawn. You're posting anonymously. You're also posting tripe. "paddies who wants to kills us"?!! You're an idiot. And not fit to lick the boots of MY family members who ARE and HAVE served.
posting anonymously, that's rich, initials & last four of service number, what's 'notscot' then? Northern Ireland the IRA ring any bells? idiot. So you didn't serve yourself, do your family a favour & shut up.
No - NEVER served in the forces - but I can recognise a dope when I see one. "People like you are nothing" "to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend" "I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not" Yes - family members were in Northern Ireland. And Aden. Malaya. Bosnia. The Falklands. Cyprus. Afghanistan. And that's SINCE WW2. I listen to the relatives who have served and not one of uses his or her past as a "right" to talk dishonestly about others. IF you are ex-military - I'd suspect short-term service - a LONG time ago - with an attitude like yours - HM Forces doesn't need you or your kind. Work on that chip, chappy. You may receive a little more respect.
You haven't a clue, you obviously only read what you wanted to, so to remind you I did 8 years in the 70's & 80's & thats not short, I expect I'd have more in common with the members of your family that have served than with you, I'm certainly not using any right except the freedom of speech, which every one has thanks to people like your family members & myself who served to protect & dishonestly? don't know where you pick that from, as for attitude it's reserved just for people like you who get right up my nose. Bye Bye
See you down the skatepark J Dubya!
[quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: @Notscot, Try 8 years during the 70's & 80's so dealt with my fair share of people of different kinds including paddies wanting to kills us, so people like you are nothing as far as I'm concerned, I don't suppose you'd have the kind of gumption to even contemplate joining let alone serving, so be quiet.[/p][/quote]Yawn. You're posting anonymously. You're also posting tripe. "paddies who wants to kills us"?!! You're an idiot. And not fit to lick the boots of MY family members who ARE and HAVE served.[/p][/quote]posting anonymously, that's rich, initials & last four of service number, what's 'notscot' then? Northern Ireland the IRA ring any bells? idiot. So you didn't serve yourself, do your family a favour & shut up.[/p][/quote]No - NEVER served in the forces - but I can recognise a dope when I see one. "People like you are nothing" "to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend" "I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not" Yes - family members were in Northern Ireland. And Aden. Malaya. Bosnia. The Falklands. Cyprus. Afghanistan. And that's SINCE WW2. I listen to the relatives who have served and not one of uses his or her past as a "right" to talk dishonestly about others. IF you are ex-military - I'd suspect short-term service - a LONG time ago - with an attitude like yours - HM Forces doesn't need you or your kind. Work on that chip, chappy. You may receive a little more respect.[/p][/quote]You haven't a clue, you obviously only read what you wanted to, so to remind you I did 8 years in the 70's & 80's & thats not short, I expect I'd have more in common with the members of your family that have served than with you, I'm certainly not using any right except the freedom of speech, which every one has thanks to people like your family members & myself who served to protect & dishonestly? don't know where you pick that from, as for attitude it's reserved just for people like you who get right up my nose. Bye Bye[/p][/quote]See you down the skatepark J Dubya! judgeatnam

8:41pm Mon 29 Oct 12

notscot says...

jw9202 wrote:
notscot wrote:
jw9202 wrote:
notscot wrote:
jw9202 wrote:
@Notscot,

Try 8 years during the 70's & 80's so dealt with my fair share of people of different kinds including paddies wanting to kills us, so people like you are nothing as far as I'm concerned, I don't suppose you'd have the kind of gumption to even contemplate joining let alone serving, so be quiet.
Yawn.
You're posting anonymously.
You're also posting tripe.
"paddies who wants to kills us"?!!
You're an idiot.
And not fit to lick the boots of MY family members who ARE and HAVE served.
posting anonymously, that's rich, initials & last four of service number, what's 'notscot' then? Northern Ireland the IRA ring any bells? idiot. So you didn't serve yourself, do your family a favour & shut up.
No - NEVER served in the forces - but I can recognise a dope when I see one.
"People like you are nothing"
"to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend"
"I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not"
Yes - family members were in Northern Ireland. And Aden. Malaya. Bosnia. The Falklands. Cyprus. Afghanistan.
And that's SINCE WW2.
I listen to the relatives who have served and not one of uses his or her past as a "right" to talk dishonestly about others.
IF you are ex-military - I'd suspect short-term service - a LONG time ago - with an attitude like yours - HM Forces doesn't need you or your kind. Work on that chip, chappy.
You may receive a little more respect.
You haven't a clue, you obviously only read what you wanted to, so to remind you I did 8 years in the 70's & 80's & thats not short, I expect I'd have more in common with the members of your family that have served than with you, I'm certainly not using any right except the freedom of speech, which every one has thanks to people like your family members & myself who served to protect & dishonestly? don't know where you pick that from, as for attitude it's reserved just for people like you who get right up my nose. Bye Bye
You're a numpty with a chip on his shoulder.
Dishonesty? Yes - I don't think you've EVER really met ANY of the people who come to 'Nam (Yes - been a standing joke for several decades - like it or not!) for the FF.
You reserve your attitude for people like me? And others who have a different opinion - and folkies....etc etc etc.
8 years? Like I said. Short term.
Bye bye???
Sound more like a child than an adult...
You have nothing in common with any member of my family, thankfully.
Still don't really believe you're claim to service.
Especially when you spoke about it initially only to have a go at someone else's pseudonym!!!
[quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jw9202[/bold] wrote: @Notscot, Try 8 years during the 70's & 80's so dealt with my fair share of people of different kinds including paddies wanting to kills us, so people like you are nothing as far as I'm concerned, I don't suppose you'd have the kind of gumption to even contemplate joining let alone serving, so be quiet.[/p][/quote]Yawn. You're posting anonymously. You're also posting tripe. "paddies who wants to kills us"?!! You're an idiot. And not fit to lick the boots of MY family members who ARE and HAVE served.[/p][/quote]posting anonymously, that's rich, initials & last four of service number, what's 'notscot' then? Northern Ireland the IRA ring any bells? idiot. So you didn't serve yourself, do your family a favour & shut up.[/p][/quote]No - NEVER served in the forces - but I can recognise a dope when I see one. "People like you are nothing" "to be honest some of them need to learn that they're only here for a weekend" "I don't appreciate the manners of some them swanning around with their passes around their necks thinking them someone they're obviously not" Yes - family members were in Northern Ireland. And Aden. Malaya. Bosnia. The Falklands. Cyprus. Afghanistan. And that's SINCE WW2. I listen to the relatives who have served and not one of uses his or her past as a "right" to talk dishonestly about others. IF you are ex-military - I'd suspect short-term service - a LONG time ago - with an attitude like yours - HM Forces doesn't need you or your kind. Work on that chip, chappy. You may receive a little more respect.[/p][/quote]You haven't a clue, you obviously only read what you wanted to, so to remind you I did 8 years in the 70's & 80's & thats not short, I expect I'd have more in common with the members of your family that have served than with you, I'm certainly not using any right except the freedom of speech, which every one has thanks to people like your family members & myself who served to protect & dishonestly? don't know where you pick that from, as for attitude it's reserved just for people like you who get right up my nose. Bye Bye[/p][/quote]You're a numpty with a chip on his shoulder. Dishonesty? Yes - I don't think you've EVER really met ANY of the people who come to 'Nam (Yes - been a standing joke for several decades - like it or not!) for the FF. You reserve your attitude for people like me? And others who have a different opinion - and folkies....etc etc etc. 8 years? Like I said. Short term. Bye bye??? Sound more like a child than an adult... You have nothing in common with any member of my family, thankfully. Still don't really believe you're claim to service. Especially when you spoke about it initially only to have a go at someone else's pseudonym!!! notscot

9:03pm Mon 29 Oct 12

judgeatnam says...

Checked his number. Did an 8 year stretch for hanging around outside skateparks.
Checked his number. Did an 8 year stretch for hanging around outside skateparks. judgeatnam

7:57pm Tue 30 Oct 12

DougJones says...

I thought this article was about a very serious issue involving the future of a skate park for our young people.
As I said in my previous posting, we have let our young people down enough, without this now degenerating into a slagging match!
If there are any young people reading this, what in earth do you think they are thinking about the previous comments?
We are always telling them to "grow up" it seems that some people cannot practice what they preach.
We then wonder why people who have the power to influence the decision of building a skate park don't bother to read comments on articles such as this.
If people cannot make sensible contributions/commen
ts on serious issues like this, then they should refrain from making any comments at all!!
I thought this article was about a very serious issue involving the future of a skate park for our young people. As I said in my previous posting, we have let our young people down enough, without this now degenerating into a slagging match! If there are any young people reading this, what in earth do you think they are thinking about the previous comments? We are always telling them to "grow up" it seems that some people cannot practice what they preach. We then wonder why people who have the power to influence the decision of building a skate park don't bother to read comments on articles such as this. If people cannot make sensible contributions/commen ts on serious issues like this, then they should refrain from making any comments at all!! DougJones

8:44pm Tue 30 Oct 12

notscot says...

DougJones wrote:
I thought this article was about a very serious issue involving the future of a skate park for our young people.
As I said in my previous posting, we have let our young people down enough, without this now degenerating into a slagging match!
If there are any young people reading this, what in earth do you think they are thinking about the previous comments?
We are always telling them to "grow up" it seems that some people cannot practice what they preach.
We then wonder why people who have the power to influence the decision of building a skate park don't bother to read comments on articles such as this.
If people cannot make sensible contributions/commen

ts on serious issues like this, then they should refrain from making any comments at all!!
Actually - the young people who have been involved in discussions with the council and youth organisations are ALREADY aware of the shenanigans of some of the adults involved in the "consultation" process. Try to patronise them a little less. They knew that after much Nimby opposition it was agreed that they could have the skatepark. It was almost decided where they could have it - now some adults believe that they can re-open the issue and not just debate the site - but it's existence - or simply use the process to prevaricate and delay.
Yes, their "elders" taught them some time ago that adults are not just selfish fools - some of them aren't to honest, either.
ps - This is a forum for comment - if you don't like what you read - go read something else.
[quote][p][bold]DougJones[/bold] wrote: I thought this article was about a very serious issue involving the future of a skate park for our young people. As I said in my previous posting, we have let our young people down enough, without this now degenerating into a slagging match! If there are any young people reading this, what in earth do you think they are thinking about the previous comments? We are always telling them to "grow up" it seems that some people cannot practice what they preach. We then wonder why people who have the power to influence the decision of building a skate park don't bother to read comments on articles such as this. If people cannot make sensible contributions/commen ts on serious issues like this, then they should refrain from making any comments at all!![/p][/quote]Actually - the young people who have been involved in discussions with the council and youth organisations are ALREADY aware of the shenanigans of some of the adults involved in the "consultation" process. Try to patronise them a little less. They knew that after much Nimby opposition it was agreed that they could have the skatepark. It was almost decided where they could have it - now some adults believe that they can re-open the issue and not just debate the site - but it's existence - or simply use the process to prevaricate and delay. Yes, their "elders" taught them some time ago that adults are not just selfish fools - some of them aren't to honest, either. ps - This is a forum for comment - if you don't like what you read - go read something else. notscot

6:45am Wed 31 Oct 12

DougJones says...

Thank you, yes I will, as you say it is a forum for comments, but not for personal insults. I will let you infants carry on in your playground!
Thank you, yes I will, as you say it is a forum for comments, but not for personal insults. I will let you infants carry on in your playground! DougJones

7:08am Wed 31 Oct 12

notscot says...

DougJones wrote:
Thank you, yes I will, as you say it is a forum for comments, but not for personal insults. I will let you infants carry on in your playground!
Thank you - much appreciated.
[quote][p][bold]DougJones[/bold] wrote: Thank you, yes I will, as you say it is a forum for comments, but not for personal insults. I will let you infants carry on in your playground![/p][/quote]Thank you - much appreciated. notscot

9:15am Wed 31 Oct 12

Don Jones says...

DougJones wrote:
Thank you, yes I will, as you say it is a forum for comments, but not for personal insults. I will let you infants carry on in your playground!
Doug, this forum has always been a mixed blessing. For every reasonable exchange, you get a trade of insults. Strangely enough, the latter normally involve those hiding behind noms de plume.
[quote][p][bold]DougJones[/bold] wrote: Thank you, yes I will, as you say it is a forum for comments, but not for personal insults. I will let you infants carry on in your playground![/p][/quote]Doug, this forum has always been a mixed blessing. For every reasonable exchange, you get a trade of insults. Strangely enough, the latter normally involve those hiding behind noms de plume. Don Jones

10:47am Wed 31 Oct 12

notscot says...

Don Jones wrote:
DougJones wrote:
Thank you, yes I will, as you say it is a forum for comments, but not for personal insults. I will let you infants carry on in your playground!
Doug, this forum has always been a mixed blessing. For every reasonable exchange, you get a trade of insults. Strangely enough, the latter normally involve those hiding behind noms de plume.
Really? Gosh!
[quote][p][bold]Don Jones[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DougJones[/bold] wrote: Thank you, yes I will, as you say it is a forum for comments, but not for personal insults. I will let you infants carry on in your playground![/p][/quote]Doug, this forum has always been a mixed blessing. For every reasonable exchange, you get a trade of insults. Strangely enough, the latter normally involve those hiding behind noms de plume.[/p][/quote]Really? Gosh! notscot

12:54pm Wed 31 Oct 12

FromTheWirral says...

The only thig I've gleaned from this article is that 'Notscot' is a bit of a nobhead.
The only thig I've gleaned from this article is that 'Notscot' is a bit of a nobhead. FromTheWirral

3:38pm Wed 31 Oct 12

Roy-Orbit of Chippenham says...

Bad place for a skatepark, try westmead playing field or john coles park or best not bother. Do kids still skateboard in vast numbers anyway? I though most were welded to games consoles these days.
Bad place for a skatepark, try westmead playing field or john coles park or best not bother. Do kids still skateboard in vast numbers anyway? I though most were welded to games consoles these days. Roy-Orbit of Chippenham

4:30pm Wed 31 Oct 12

judgeatnam says...

Sorry about getting a bit personal with the "Freaks and Weirdos" guy, but getting back to the skatepark..It would be an excellent idea to have a skatepark, but not in Island Park. Keep that bit green as it is a nice place to have in the centre of town. Westmead would be a good location and for those who think all youth are trouble making anti-social types, the playing field is overlooked by the police station.
Sorry about getting a bit personal with the "Freaks and Weirdos" guy, but getting back to the skatepark..It would be an excellent idea to have a skatepark, but not in Island Park. Keep that bit green as it is a nice place to have in the centre of town. Westmead would be a good location and for those who think all youth are trouble making anti-social types, the playing field is overlooked by the police station. judgeatnam

5:52pm Wed 31 Oct 12

notscot says...

FromTheWirral wrote:
The only thig I've gleaned from this article is that 'Notscot' is a bit of a nobhead.
Notscot won't be losing any sleep over a statement made by someone who is unable to "glean" less than your average village idiot!!
[quote][p][bold]FromTheWirral[/bold] wrote: The only thig I've gleaned from this article is that 'Notscot' is a bit of a nobhead.[/p][/quote]Notscot won't be losing any sleep over a statement made by someone who is unable to "glean" less than your average village idiot!! notscot

6:02pm Wed 31 Oct 12

notscot says...

notscot wrote:
FromTheWirral wrote:
The only thig I've gleaned from this article is that 'Notscot' is a bit of a nobhead.
Notscot won't be losing any sleep over a statement made by someone who is unable to "glean" less than your average village idiot!!
unfortunately the local nick is up for demolition.
[quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FromTheWirral[/bold] wrote: The only thig I've gleaned from this article is that 'Notscot' is a bit of a nobhead.[/p][/quote]Notscot won't be losing any sleep over a statement made by someone who is unable to "glean" less than your average village idiot!![/p][/quote]unfortunately the local nick is up for demolition. notscot

6:06pm Wed 31 Oct 12

notscot says...

FromTheWirral wrote:
The only thig I've gleaned from this article is that 'Notscot' is a bit of a nobhead.
Oh bless!
Any villages out there that are missing their idiot? FTW needs a lift home.
[quote][p][bold]FromTheWirral[/bold] wrote: The only thig I've gleaned from this article is that 'Notscot' is a bit of a nobhead.[/p][/quote]Oh bless! Any villages out there that are missing their idiot? FTW needs a lift home. notscot

6:08pm Wed 31 Oct 12

notscot says...

Thank you, TJ, for your support - but I'll write my own responses - if I feel they 're required!!
Thank you, TJ, for your support - but I'll write my own responses - if I feel they 're required!! notscot

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