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stallion 02 Mar 08 - 07:20 AM
aussiebloke 01 Mar 08 - 08:24 AM
Anne Lister 09 Feb 08 - 01:00 PM
KeithofChester 09 Feb 08 - 09:39 AM
McGrath of Harlow 09 Feb 08 - 08:24 AM
Anne Lister 09 Feb 08 - 05:11 AM
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GUEST,Bill the sound 08 Feb 08 - 06:46 PM
Liz the Squeak 08 Feb 08 - 03:00 PM
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Raggytash 17 Jan 08 - 08:10 AM
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Wilfried Schaum 17 Jan 08 - 06:23 AM
GUEST,Charles Harrison 16 Jan 08 - 09:24 AM
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Surreysinger 14 Jan 08 - 10:40 AM
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Mr Happy 14 Jan 08 - 07:45 AM
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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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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Raggytash
Date: 17 Jan 08 - 08:10 AM

One Nun Dead


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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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,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: 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: 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,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 - 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
Ickenham
Uxbridge
Middlesex
England UB10 8WQ
Office: +44 (0) 1895 636935 Mobile 07985 400297
pattynan@btinternet.com + www.pattynanmedia.com


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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: Surreysinger
Date: 12 Jan 08 - 05:04 AM

LOL!


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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: 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: 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: 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 - 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: 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: 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: 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: folkwaller
Date: 09 Jan 08 - 02:53 PM

Be Well Les --- Bury St Edmunds.


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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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