I personally met both DtG and the BP in 2004, and would vouch for either of them. Knowing the area a bit, I doubt that CH's unhit record would last above 15 min if he talked in a Salford/Pendlebury drinking establishment the same way as on Mudcat.
Sorry Dave won't be around this Easter but I will be back over in September, trying to make Bromyard this year but hope to make the White Lion? too. I know how to get there but the name I'm not sure of.
I also don't think that this is a BS thread, as it involves performance, it should be above the line, not below. I don't generally stray down here too much, you obviously get a different class of people down here :0