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Subject: Les Barker ill
From: Surreysinger
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 05:41 PM

I started a separate thread to notify people of a cancellation of Les's gig in Guildford due to his illness - he had a mild heart attack (whatever "mild" in those circumstances means). For full details, and other people's messages go here Someone suggested that another thread should be started to alert people to his situation - which I've now done. I'm loath to alter the heading of the other thread, though, as it's intended to alert anyone who may have booked for that particular gig to the circumstances for Friday.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Jim Lad
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 05:44 PM

Get well soon, Les.
Cheers!
Jim


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: skipy
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 05:48 PM

Hi Les, we need you! Get Well sooner than soon Please!
Skipy
P.S. Do EVERYTHING that the doctors tell you! We can wait really.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: ClaireBear
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 05:52 PM

Take care, Les. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Claire
(whom you may recall as Jon Berger's friend in northern California)


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: BusyBee Paul
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 06:02 PM

Get well soon Les, then you can do a Vin and write a little something about it!.

Deirdre


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 06:06 PM

I'm looking forward to Len's account of all this.

And the sooner the better till he's ready to write it!!!


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 06:17 PM

I nearly wished that he would soon be back to normal, but then he wouldn't be Les.... all best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 06:29 PM

Had an odd sense of deja-vu on seeing this thread... seriously that, dunno why.

So take best care Les. And get well really soon, friend.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 06:38 PM

Good wishes from me to an exceptionally fine man.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Betsy
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 06:42 PM

Hi Les, very, very best for a quick and full recovery - they do marvelous things these days in hospital , and so will they, for you.

Cheers Betsy.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: katlaughing
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 07:40 PM

Take care of your ticker and it will take care of you! Get well, Mr. Barker and remember Laughter Is the Best Medicine! Look how many folks you've helped to stay well.

All the best,

kat in Colorado


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Charley Noble
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 07:52 PM

Oh dear!

I'm sorry but there's no way that Les can be permitted to leave this earth at this time. He's got responsibilities!

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Surreysinger
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 07:58 PM

Just to reiterate what I said on the other thread, I'll arrange to print out any messages to go with the card that we'll be arranging on Friday at the Guildford club night.
Irene


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 07:59 PM

Who said 'Normal' and 'Les' in the same sentence ? The old bugger will be back with a string of hospital poems ! I bet he gets Nurse Ratchet ! LOL - Good thoughts Les !!


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Bonecruncher
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 08:10 PM

Get well soon, Les.
You haven't finished that latest book of poems yet!
Colyn.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,Bill the sound
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 08:29 PM

Get well soon Les-I've met other people that try do do your poems
BUT I HAVEN'T MET ANYBODY THAT COMES ANY WHERE NEAR YOU!
PS I would have been in tht Forest Folk Club on the 18th.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GerryMc
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 08:33 PM



A get well soon to Les. Do you know how hard it is to go on stage after Les? I sing a line of me song and then I have to stifle chuckle.

Hope to see you out there soon

Gerry :-)


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GerryMc
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 08:35 PM


OK, that should be either a 'chuckle' or 'chuckles'.

It's the same already!

Gerry :-)


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 08:55 PM

Thinking of you Les - hope you're back to full strength soon!

Love, Bonnie


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,elfcape
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 10:45 PM

If I could write a limerick for your recovery I'd do it. But I'm a miserable rhymer.

So here are some high hopes for your speedy recovery.

Emily from Cape Cod many years ago.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,Tanglefoot
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 11:25 PM

Please get well soon Les. You have many admirers who think very highly of you and can't bear the thought of you being ill.
- everybody from Tanglefoot


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Bugsy
Date: 07 Jan 08 - 11:33 PM

All the best for a speedy recovery from one in Australia who's been where you are now.

Get well soon Les mate.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 01:34 AM

We're expecting him at JennyO's club this year. And we'll expect some good hospital poems, too.

And I'll be there to collect the money, see you then, Les.

Get well soon, you'll feel better.

sandra

My experience in Emergency wired to a heart monitor was that the next bed was kept for drunks-who-had-fallen-over-and-might-have-done-themselves-an-injury. There were a lot of them that Saturday night. And they all had the same difficulty in answering the Registrar's questions.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 01:37 AM

The Fooles Troupe have been greatly inspired by Les.

Robin


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Fran
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 01:56 AM

Get well soon Les


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,The Barden of England at work
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 02:44 AM

Have a good rest and get back to fitness as soon as you can Les as you are irreplaceable.
John Barden


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Raggytash
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 03:33 AM

Best wished Les, take it steady and come back fighting fit


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Scooby Doo
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 04:22 AM

Les get better soon we are thinking of you in Llantrisant.


Scooby.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 04:25 AM

As mentioned in the 'Music In Middlewich' thread, Get Well wishes to Les from we ex-STPs and everyone else in Middlewich.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Folkiedave
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 04:29 AM

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Schantieman
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 04:33 AM

What's all this then?    Hurry up and get better and start enjoying yourself again!

Steve


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: evansakes
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 05:08 AM

101 Damnations!

Sorry to hear this, Les. Hopefully you'll be up and about soon.

Best wishes from all at Twickenham!


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Mo the caller
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 05:17 AM

Get well Les
Love from earwig Mo


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,JeremyRS
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 05:34 AM

Get well soon Les, you;re the best


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 05:45 AM

Don't know what to say really ...

Great bloke, the funniest around, brings so much joy, and considerable insight,

We hope for and anticipate another 40 years of great poetry

Les (no relation) in Chorlton


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 06:01 AM

Dear Les,

Best wishes from everyone at the Lewes Arms Folk Club. The patients on either side of you have probably put their hospital beds up for auction on Ebay already.

Get well soon,

Valmai


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,LTS pretending to work
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 06:12 AM

Tell him to get better soon or I'll come and visit him!

Seriously, someone give him a big kiss from me and a squeak.


Actually... better leave out the big kiss, that might send his ticker into overdrive.

Thinking of you dear....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 06:31 AM

Liz, Liz I'm not feeling well ....

Les (no relation) in Chorlton


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,LTS pretending to work
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 06:44 AM

I'm not feeling either.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: mouldy
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 06:57 AM

Oh dear!
Please get well soon, Les!

Andrea


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: JennyO
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 07:06 AM

Liz, the last time I spoke to Les, he remembered you well.

I think you SHOULD go and visit him. We want him out of there and over here in Oz for Easter.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Derby Ram
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 07:13 AM

Les

Get well soon, missing you already!!

Keith & Sylvia


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,The Black Belt Caterpillar Wrestler
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 07:21 AM

Your public demands your immediate recovery!!

Very Best Wishes,

Robin Madge


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: LesB
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 07:37 AM

Get well soon Les. The world awaits your version of the 'Casualty' theme music.
Cheers
Les (Southport)


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: stallion
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 09:31 AM

I had a "mild" heart attack January 2006, a thoroughly unpleasant experience, however the condition is now under control and I am back! (Heart proc. in August 2006 helped!)Now I have loads of pills and drink less but otherwise ok back working climbing scaffolding, ladders etc. so chin up Les weren't we the lucky ones, at least four of my friends had their one and only cardiac infarction this year which saddens me, but hey, so far so good.

Peter


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: r.padgett
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 12:42 PM

Take yer flippin time!

No sense rushing around, so look after yerself Les!

Funny blokes are in short supply, and we need you to amuse us!!

See you soon

Ray


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: My guru always said
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 01:06 PM

Was so sorry to hear this. Get well soon Les, but do it slowly & take this as a warning - slow down!! Looking forward to hearing new material gleaned for your enfoced stay in the Ward!
Hilary Ward


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Anne Lister
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 01:21 PM

Les - there's a card on its way to you (I hope!) from us both. We both know the Welsh NHS can do very well for its patients (Steve's Dad is currently in the Royal Gwent) so here's hoping that Wrexham is no exception to the rule.
All best wishes and hugs -

Anne (and Steve - who knows you less well than I do, but who is equally concerned for your health, if only to prove that eating green stuff isn't essential for survival!)


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: lady penelope
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 02:24 PM

Ye gods! The poor man's had a heart attack and you wish Liz upon him? Don't you worry Les, I'll make sure she stays put in London till you're well enough to cope... assuming there is a point at which people can cope with Liz... (I get me invisibility cloak....)

All the best Les, Lady P.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 02:45 PM

It's so lovely to know the impact my presence has on people....

LTS


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Mr Red
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 05:10 PM

because Les was due to be at a ceilidh in Wroughton on the 19th this has been posted on ecoli. the ceilidh is being considered currently.
Sort of slipped under Steves radar as it were....

To:        eceilidh@netservs.com
Subject:        [eceilidh] Les Barker - updatte
Date:        Tue, 8 Jan 2008 15:38:53 EST

Those wishing to send their best wishes to Les - here's the hospital address:

Wrexham Maelor Hospital
Croesnewydd Road
Wrexham
LL13 7TD.

sunshine and smiles
Dave Hunt

Mr Red's is in the post.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,wheatman
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 05:19 PM

Gan canny Les from all of your friends at Straw Bear


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Tig
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 06:04 PM

Sorry to hear this Les. You'll just have to do what John did and take it steady for a while. Chance to do lots of writing but don't try overdoing it.

Lots of love and hugs
Tig and The Badger aka Chris and John Ingram
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,Cannie Shields Laddie
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 06:10 PM

Is there any news of Les Barker
We really miss him you see
Is there any news of Les Barker
Or am I Barking up the wrong tree !

Is there any news of Les Barker



Best wishes Les thinking of you and here's to a speedy recovery.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 06:19 PM

It will be interesting to see if he manages to find anything to rhyme with 'infarction'.! Get well soon!


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 09:44 PM

Get well soon Les!

And like everyone else, can't wait to hear the poems that'll come out of this...

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,Tom Nelligan
Date: 08 Jan 08 - 10:19 PM

Les has the gift of making people laugh and feel better. I share everyone's hopes that he soon feels better himself.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Shantyfreak
Date: 09 Jan 08 - 05:48 AM

Only heard this at the club last night. Is he being treated by the NHS or PDSA?
He brings joy to me and many others and I hope Les is back to abnormal as soon as possible.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: JennyO
Date: 09 Jan 08 - 05:49 AM

It will be interesting to see if he manages to find anything to rhyme with 'infarction'

If anyone can, Les will be the one to do it.

Get well soon Les. We need you here!

Jenny (North By Northwest Folk Club)


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Mr Red
Date: 09 Jan 08 - 07:58 AM

infarction? I will put it to my SOED CD ROM and see what it says but I leave Les to tell you if there is a candidate.

(are concatenated or included rhymes kosher?)


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Canberra Chris
Date: 09 Jan 08 - 08:14 AM

Les, best wishes for recovery from the Shiny Bums. You are well remembered in Oz and frequently mentioned in conversation. You are the Master, we are just mucking around. Hang around a bit.

Wrexham is though a hell of an unfortunate name for a hospital ... Hope they transfer you post op to Putzembach Tugetheragen.

Cheers,
Chris


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: elmo 1
Date: 09 Jan 08 - 11:46 AM

get well soon les still two to go plus bypass to catch up with me.

you can join festival pill sharing heart club

lots of love eileen maurice


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: elmo 1
Date: 09 Jan 08 - 12:01 PM

get well soon still 2 to go plus a bypass to catch me up
you can now join the share the heart pill club

lots of love eileen maurice and animals


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: folkwaller
Date: 09 Jan 08 - 02:53 PM

Be Well Les --- Bury St Edmunds.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Wildboy
Date: 09 Jan 08 - 03:54 PM

All the best Les, get well soon.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: danensis
Date: 10 Jan 08 - 09:43 AM

So Les had a cardiac infarction
That temporarily put him out of arction
We hope he's soon well
But as you can tell,
I'm not nearly as good as Les is at writing rhymes,

John


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 10 Jan 08 - 02:27 PM

Hey Les.
Get better soon,or I'll buy a dog to bite your legs.
Best wishes.
Ralphie


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Surreysinger
Date: 11 Jan 08 - 12:50 PM

All these messages have now been printed off, and will be sent with the Music Institute card after tonight.
Irene


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Anne Lister
Date: 11 Jan 08 - 02:47 PM

He's home! So send the card etc to his home address, not to the hospital.

Anne


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Surreysinger
Date: 11 Jan 08 - 06:21 PM

Thanks for that Anne - the card is already winging its way to his home, as Lawrence had been informed by his agent.....
Good to know that he's out of hospital, of course!

(Thanks to his absence we had the, so far, one and only singers night held at the Music Institute club, and a very enjoyable night it was too... and it was good to find that some of our regular punters are also pretty fine singers... I reckon I'm going to be out of a job!!!)


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: katlaughing
Date: 11 Jan 08 - 07:20 PM

Oh, good! Glad to hear he is home.

Have you heard any word of Nurse Ratched?
Barker, her patient was he
Have you heard any word of Nurse Ratched,
Seems from her whip he did flee!

Arrgghhhh...no match among us a'tall!


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,wordy
Date: 11 Jan 08 - 08:48 PM

Yes he's home, but due for an angiogram, which, as he says, is a machine for playing Davey Graham records!


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Surreysinger
Date: 12 Jan 08 - 05:04 AM

LOL!


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: r.padgett
Date: 12 Jan 08 - 10:02 AM

I like the one that said was he being treated by the NHS or PDSA?

All the best Les!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Folkiedave
Date: 12 Jan 08 - 07:22 PM

Les Barker - The Heart Attack
A statement from Les Barker. From teatime on the 5th of Jan 2008 until now.

"It happened about teatime on 5th January and I assumed it was heartburn following a particularly sticky shepherd's pie in a college canteen at lunchtime. I spent the evening taking part in the local Mari Llwyd tour (an ancient ritual involving going from pub to pub with a horse's skull on a stick) with some of my fellow organiser's of Tegeingl, next August's new folk festival in Mold. I didn't feel very well, but I was a lot better off than the horse.

Next morning, the discomfort still hadn't gone, so I went to a doctor, who sent me to Wrexham Maelor Hospital, where they pronounced it to be a heart attack, and I was promptly thrombolised. They dissolved a clot in my heart, and from then onwards I felt fine. For the last week I've been having tablets and injections to bring down the pulse rate and blood pressure, while sitting by my bed attempting a very long poem in Welsh using each of the twenty four classical metres. I just wanted to know if I can do it. Yesterday - 11th Jan - I was released into the community with a large supply of pills; I am experimenting with deep fried aspirin.

I have to have an angiogram later this month, which may or may not lead to some further treatment. January's gigs have been cancelled; February's are still on. In March I was to have gone to Australia for a month, but it seems sensible to put that back a year in case the further treatment's necessary. In the meantime I'll sit and look out of the window at the Clwydian Hills and try to finish the poem.

The staff at Wrexham Maelor Hospital were excellent. If I have to be ill again, I'll try to do it in the same place".

Issued on behalf of Les Barker (www.mrsackroyd.com) & Guide Cats for the Blind.

Pat Tynan Media
PO Box 785
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Uxbridge
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Office: +44 (0) 1895 636935 Mobile 07985 400297
pattynan@btinternet.com + www.pattynanmedia.com


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 12 Jan 08 - 09:48 PM

It's great to hear he's doing well, but very sad to find that once again, Oz is soooo far away from the Old Country that we will have to wait another year to meet Les.

Why, it's just like to Good Old Days when a letters & replies between The Colonies & the Old Country could take a year!

sandra


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: JennyO
Date: 13 Jan 08 - 12:05 AM

Aw, sounds like our Les Barker concert at my folk club in Sydney, which was to have been on 6th April, is going to be off. That's a damn shame, but obviously he has to do what is best for his health, cos we need him around for a long time yet. Hopefully next year....

Now I have the problem of who to replace him with. I suppose I'll find other performers - there are plenty of good ones out there - but it won't be easy. The one and only Les Barker is irreplaceable!


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,Observer
Date: 13 Jan 08 - 02:40 AM

Theatres can do wonderful things with technology these days.

Mine recently had Frank Sinatra performing - live band on stage, Frank on screens, so clever it was almost like he was there.

Surely Les can do the same?

Maybe tour Australia from his living room via satellite link.

Instead of a live band a la Sinatra the Aussies could arrange for an almost accurate knifethrower on stage plus a dachshund trying to climb some stairs...


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Helen Jocys
Date: 13 Jan 08 - 03:09 AM

So pleased to hear you're on the mend Les.
You don't know me but boy, do I know you!

Helen Jocys.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Mick Tems
Date: 13 Jan 08 - 07:47 AM

"I spent the evening taking part in the local Mari Llwyd tour..."

Glad you're all right, Les.

We don't want to raise your heart rate some more, but Welsh has some amusing mutilations - we mean mutations - which have caused Welsh learners to hang themselves. "Llwyd" means "grey", but "Mari" is feminine and always takes the mutation "l" instead of "ll" - so it's "Mari Lwyd." Just thought we could help...

Incidentally, the best way to take aspirin is to wash it down with Tim Taylor's Landlord. Get well soon!

Mick and Olly (from the Llantrisant Mari Lwyd party)


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: elfcape
Date: 13 Jan 08 - 10:08 AM

I'm over here in the USofA and don't have a home address. Could someone fill me in, please? I'd like to send Les a card from a day we spent together once, long ago.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,baz parkes
Date: 13 Jan 08 - 01:21 PM

Apologies if this has been done already

Les' home address

It's

Pant Teg
Nant Road
Bwlchgwyn (sic)
Wrexham
LL11 5YN

The third line isn't a typo!!

Baz

who has the honor of being mentioned in one of Les' works rhyming with "pizazz"


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: elfcape
Date: 13 Jan 08 - 04:02 PM

Thanks.

Now I wonder how long it will take a get-well card to get there from New England...


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,Jan and Gary, Brisbane
Date: 13 Jan 08 - 04:10 PM

Take care, mate; we'll miss you this year but there are a lot more train musuems to visit so come back soon!Jan & Gaz


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,Bob ( Maghull)
Date: 13 Jan 08 - 04:25 PM

Glad to hear your on the mend.Deep fried aspirin?? Washed down with TT?? Just do it in batter like those Mars Bars in Scotland! Becomes a full meal.
Best wishes
Bob


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Anne Lister
Date: 13 Jan 08 - 05:38 PM

Why would Bwlchgwyn be a typo? Perfectly straightforward Welsh name, complete with vowels, even.


Anne


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,old girl
Date: 13 Jan 08 - 08:48 PM

Glad to hear you are on the mend Les just get well soon
Newport folk club sends all best wishes for your speedy recovery.
    Rose


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Surreysinger
Date: 14 Jan 08 - 07:32 AM

Agree with Tabster - perfectly pronounceable word !! (Mind you, I suppose having spent three years at a Welsh university in the heart of Mid Wales probably helps me to say that - LOL!!!)


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Mr Happy
Date: 14 Jan 08 - 07:45 AM

Maybe not a typo, but Spelchecker makes his house name into 'Pants tug!'


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Anne Lister
Date: 14 Jan 08 - 08:27 AM

Spellchecker also makes the perfectly good Welsh name Geraint into Geranium ...

Anne


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Surreysinger
Date: 14 Jan 08 - 10:40 AM

Coo - my Welsh History tutor at Aberystwyth was called Geraint - anything less like a geranium you couldn't imagine - more like a rather well built rugby player!!!


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Schantieman
Date: 14 Jan 08 - 10:59 AM

So , when are MS going to bring out a Welsh version of Office?!

Steve


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Anne Lister
Date: 14 Jan 08 - 12:21 PM

There's one already available, as far as I know. Why the exclamation mark? There's a lot of business conducted in Welsh - it's a living language.

Anne


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Merek'n'Dary
Date: 14 Jan 08 - 03:13 PM

Les

Good to hear that you are back home. Take extra special care of yourself and get yourself properly better before you go off on the road again.

Love from Derek and Mary and all of your fans in Banbury xxx


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Mr Red
Date: 14 Jan 08 - 03:42 PM

FWIW the ceilidh with Les (presumably as the none-dance part) in Wroughton on the 19th is definitely postponed. As Les is not going to Oz there must be a hole in his schedule.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Sailargh
Date: 14 Jan 08 - 06:58 PM

Get well Les, lots of Left Coast folks sending you good wishes.

Cheers, John
Victoria, BC

- dancing Border Morris frequently wearing a black Gnus & Sores T.
Last mutual sighting was Nancy's Farm summer 07.

PS
Welsh (cy-GB) Firefox (and Thunderbird(s) "Are Og!") Language Pack
OpenOffice learns Welsh (smarter than me)
How do I use Welsh on my computer? Scroll down for OOo.
---


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,Charles Harrison
Date: 16 Jan 08 - 09:24 AM

Get well soon Les, we need your sane take on this mad world ...


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 17 Jan 08 - 06:23 AM

Best wishes from Germany for a speedy recovery

Wilfried


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: DG&D Dave
Date: 17 Jan 08 - 06:57 AM

I'm pleased that it's not all Doom, Gloom & Despondency then.

Rhymes for infarction and anagrams of angiogram notwithstanding.

Loads 'o Love
Dave + Fiona


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Raggytash
Date: 17 Jan 08 - 08:10 AM

One Nun Dead


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Schantieman
Date: 21 Jan 08 - 07:20 AM

There was an email from Les (via his agent) on the board at the Bothy FC last night. Apparently he's home, having had thrombolysis, and is waiting for an angiogram. He's got loads of different pills, and he says he's experimenting with deep fried aspirin.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,JohnB
Date: 08 Feb 08 - 01:21 PM

I was just on a website which gave Les's date of birth as January 30th 1947. If that is true, the lad is now 60, congratulations Les.
If I missed this on another thread, sorry! JohnB


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 08 Feb 08 - 02:55 PM

JohnB - I think that means Les was 60 last year.....

Kitty (hoping he's doing well for his age....)


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 08 Feb 08 - 03:00 PM

There was a Birthday thread but I had no idea of the year...

60 eh? Doesn't look a day over 84.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: GUEST,Bill the sound
Date: 08 Feb 08 - 06:46 PM

Tell Les to get his bus pass. They are betterm than credit cards every time you use them they save you money.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 08 Feb 08 - 06:50 PM

And he gets free prescriptions now - I hadn't realised that for a year after I turned 60, and I was still paying up. I'd thought they didn't come free till I was 65.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Anne Lister
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 05:11 AM

Les gets free prescriptions anyway because he has the good sense to live in the People's Republic of Wales. Where we all get free prescriptions.

Anne


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 08:24 AM

But he does travel into England from time to time.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: KeithofChester
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 09:39 AM

Yes he does. Les and I spent his birthday at the same gig last week, a Steve Knightley concert at Alexanders Jazz Theatre in Chester.


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: Anne Lister
Date: 09 Feb 08 - 01:00 PM

Um ...I spot a non-sequitur! Of course he travels to England sometimes. It's not far.

Anne


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: aussiebloke
Date: 01 Mar 08 - 08:24 AM

Get better soon Les - we'd love to see you back in Darwin again!

Cheers all

aussiebloke


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Subject: RE: Les Barker ill
From: stallion
Date: 02 Mar 08 - 07:20 AM

got to get off Nelson


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