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Where's Muppett ??

Soldier boy 04 May 09 - 01:52 PM
Herga Kitty 04 May 09 - 01:59 PM
Soldier boy 04 May 09 - 02:52 PM
Mrs.Duck 04 May 09 - 03:24 PM
GUEST,The Muffin Man 04 May 09 - 03:26 PM
Soldier boy 04 May 09 - 07:03 PM
Dave Hanson 05 May 09 - 01:30 AM
Les from Hull 05 May 09 - 08:57 AM
r.padgett 05 May 09 - 09:25 AM
GUEST 05 May 09 - 11:54 AM
Soldier boy 05 May 09 - 07:10 PM
GUEST,smithy 06 May 09 - 08:07 AM
Dave Masterson 06 May 09 - 08:22 AM
Mr Happy 06 May 09 - 10:32 AM
GUEST,jimmy 06 May 09 - 01:57 PM
Soldier boy 06 May 09 - 07:54 PM
GUEST,wanderer 08 May 09 - 07:26 AM
Soldier boy 08 May 09 - 11:49 AM
katlaughing 08 May 09 - 11:57 AM
GUEST 08 May 09 - 01:04 PM
GUEST,Missy 09 May 09 - 04:02 PM
GUEST,raggytash 10 May 09 - 02:53 AM
GUEST,suzi 10 May 09 - 03:09 AM
dozy rozy 10 May 09 - 08:00 AM
Les from Hull 10 May 09 - 09:40 AM
Soldier boy 10 May 09 - 01:48 PM
GUEST,Muppett 12 May 09 - 05:02 AM
Raggytash 12 May 09 - 08:22 AM
GUEST,muppett 12 May 09 - 09:23 AM
r.padgett 12 May 09 - 11:19 AM
Raggytash 18 May 09 - 09:24 AM
GUEST 18 May 09 - 09:38 AM
GUEST,muppett 18 May 09 - 09:39 AM
Steve Gardham 18 May 09 - 04:06 PM
GUEST,Muppett 19 May 09 - 09:20 AM
Raggytash 19 May 09 - 09:26 AM
GUEST,Muppett 19 May 09 - 10:32 AM
GUEST,raggytash 19 May 09 - 01:43 PM
Steve Gardham 19 May 09 - 06:24 PM
GUEST,muppett 20 May 09 - 06:31 AM
ossonflags 20 May 09 - 06:36 AM
Soldier boy 20 May 09 - 08:31 PM
GUEST,muppett 21 May 09 - 04:30 AM
r.padgett 21 May 09 - 02:48 PM
Soldier boy 21 May 09 - 06:45 PM
muppett 22 May 09 - 04:59 AM
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Raggytash 27 May 09 - 04:40 AM
muppett 27 May 09 - 06:45 AM
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Subject: Where's Muppett ??
From: Soldier boy
Date: 04 May 09 - 01:52 PM

On another thread (Holmfirth Festival of Folk)a few of my folkie friends and myself have been asking "Where's Muppett?"

We have'nt seen him for quite a while now and were wondering if anyone else had seen him on their travels.
So I am sending out a 'search party' via Mudcat to track down this brilliant entertainer and friend and hopefully manage to get him to pop over to Holmfirth Festival of Folk next weekend [8/9/10 May].

I am sure that Muppett will be in fine fettle and that we should'nt worry unnecessarily because we have'nt see him for a while, but a lot of people love this guy and miss him.

I have been at lots of singarounds where Muppett has performed in his own unique and inimitable style and has nearly brought the house down with his zany song creations and monologues.
One of my favourites is the one that starts with "Day O, Day O, Daylight come and I want to go home..." (can't remember the song title - do you know?)

What are your favourite Muppett songs/monologues/renditions and where did you hear them?

And where is Muppett ?


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 04 May 09 - 01:59 PM

Soldier Boy - that's the Banana Boat Song, I think?

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Soldier boy
Date: 04 May 09 - 02:52 PM

Oh yes so it is, thanks a lot Herga - a cracking interpretation my Muppett was'nt it?


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 04 May 09 - 03:24 PM

Not when Muppett does it! Then its definitely 'Wild Rover'


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: GUEST,The Muffin Man
Date: 04 May 09 - 03:26 PM

Muppet found conjugating verbs with RagMopp confused over which is his rifle and which is his gun desperating seeking a soldier boy to show him the hymn so he can come home and say hello to kitty.


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Soldier boy
Date: 04 May 09 - 07:03 PM

That's right Mrs Duck - of course it is! This just shows how addled I am getting and long term memory shot to pieces.
It's 'Wild Rover' sung to the tune of 'The Banana Boat Song'when Muppet does it.

How's Geoff (Mr Duck) and are you coming to Holmfirth next weekend?

GUEST, The Muffin Man, sorry but you have lost me! What do you mean?
Sounds like a cryptic clue in The Guardian Crossword!

Are you 'Muppett' using some kind of secret code to confuse the search party and throw it off its scent??


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 05 May 09 - 01:30 AM

I saw Muppet a couple of months ago at a session in Bradford, he has been very ill but I believe he ran a singaround at Queensbury Music Festival in early March, so he seems to be a lot better.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Les from Hull
Date: 05 May 09 - 08:57 AM

Sorry to hear that Mr Uppet has been ill. Hope you're better if you're reading this and hope to see you somewhere soon, mate.


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: r.padgett
Date: 05 May 09 - 09:25 AM

Once seen/heard never forgotten Muppett!!

Songs go on forever

Hope to se him at Holmfirth ff!!

Ray


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: GUEST
Date: 05 May 09 - 11:54 AM

Saw muppett wandering around whitby during the Moor and Coast festival this weekend. He looked fine though very beardy.


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Soldier boy
Date: 05 May 09 - 07:10 PM

Thanks folks. I am very sorry to hear that Muppett has been very ill Dave H, but it sounds like the old Muppett is now better and the occasional but patchy sightings suggest that he is coming back into circulation. Which is great news.

[Why is this starting to sound like a twitchers rare bird sighting by Bill Oddy?!!]

We all wish him a speedy and full recovery and a return to the folk scene in all his splendour.

By the way - is 'Muppett' spelt with one T or two T's at the end?

I can recall (but it's a bit hazy) finding a T shirt abroad which had 'Muppet' on the front and 'Muppets' Cocktail Bar' on the reverse which I bought as a present for Muppett, but when I gave it to him he declined it because he said it was the incorrect spelling and should have two T's at the end and seemed quite adamant about it!

I'm pretty sure that this is an accurate account but perhaps you know otherwise.

So far on this thread only Mrs Duck and Ray and GUEST has spelt it the same way as me -so what do you think?


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: GUEST,smithy
Date: 06 May 09 - 08:07 AM

I saw Muppett in all his glory the other week in the Dales at Dent, he was performing at and compering a fundraising concert in aid of this year's Dent beer & music festival. He did many of the songs he's known for, such as the reggie wild rover (along with the dance), the Ilkla Moor rap, Ghost chickens in the sky as well as one I've not seen him do, the Yorkshire version of country Road (clogged up road).

Spoke with him the next day when I bumped into him half way Whernside, with a massive pack on his back (with his shorts on). He now supports a beard which he started growing when he was in hospital back in January suffering very badly from Pneumonia. He's lost a fair bit of weight (wasn't on the big side to start with).

He mentioned that when he's not with his grand children he's spending a lot of time up in the dales but was going to come along to some of the festivals this year.

So lets hope he comes along to Holmefirth this weekend.

In the meantime go into youtube and tap in Dentdale show 2008 and you can see a snippet of him doing the reggie wild rover as well as some Irish songs.


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Dave Masterson
Date: 06 May 09 - 08:22 AM

Glad to hear of Muppett's restoration to good health. Mind you, I'm sure he would have had more resistance to ill-health had he continued to take the waters of Romney Marsh annually as he did in the 80's!

If anyone bumps into him give him my very best wishes from the tropical south.


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Mr Happy
Date: 06 May 09 - 10:32 AM

........I see a little silhouetteo of a man, Scaramouche!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: GUEST,jimmy
Date: 06 May 09 - 01:57 PM

Muppett was supping ale, eating up tworms and singing about his exploits on Ilkley Moor by Tat, without a hat or a cricket bat, or a mat or Postman Pat etc etc two week ago at the Abbey Inn in Leeds.


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Soldier boy
Date: 06 May 09 - 07:54 PM

Looks like the Mudcat radar is working! Thanks folks.

Sightings of The lesser-spotted,short-panted,large-haired,ruck-sack-carrying,singing-and-dancing Muppett bird are now coming in at quite a pace!

I was very concerned to see posting by GUEST,Smithy about Muppett being in hospital in January suffering badly from pneumonia.
That goes a long way to explain why he dropped off the radar but thank goodness Smithys'and other postings have confirmed that he is now back in circulation and is playing an active role on the folk circuit.

Muppet, if you get to read this, I am concerned that you have lost weight - you were hardly a matchstick to begin with - and the beard!
Well, it could make you look like Ben Gunn!!

But however you turn up in appearance, it does'nt matter, we will all love you just the same. I look forward to seeing you soon mate.


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: GUEST,wanderer
Date: 08 May 09 - 07:26 AM

Saw Muppett at the Topic Folk club last night in fine voice, said he was hoping to come over to Holmefirth and the Nook sometime tomorrow evening.

So look out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Soldier boy
Date: 08 May 09 - 11:49 AM

That's excellent news Wanderer. We will no doubt find him in The Nook.
I'm all packed up now and ready to set off up the road to Holmfirth.
Wassail.


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 May 09 - 11:57 AM

Thanks for letting us know we could see himself on youtube. I ma having a good time Watching & Listening!.

Just getting over pneumonia myself, I wish you the best, Muppett. What great friends you have...that's Mudcat for ya!

kat


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: GUEST
Date: 08 May 09 - 01:04 PM

I think that the West Indies' performance in the First Test might send him into decline! Nivver mind, lad, it's ony a game!


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: GUEST,Missy
Date: 09 May 09 - 04:02 PM

He seemed to be having a good time when we spotted him in whitby last weekend


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: GUEST,raggytash
Date: 10 May 09 - 02:53 AM

why should the West Indies performance send Muppett into a decline, he's English and supports England, the guest is a patronising b*****d


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: GUEST,suzi
Date: 10 May 09 - 03:09 AM

absoloutly raggytash, well said, I didnt see muppett last weekend...never mind, as long as he is well.


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: dozy rozy
Date: 10 May 09 - 08:00 AM

I saw muppett last night in holmfirth.He's easier to find than a crabpaste sandwich in the Endeavour.It's all nuts.


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Les from Hull
Date: 10 May 09 - 09:40 AM

Actually that Guest was me, Nick (cookie lost). And Muppett IS a West Indies supporter, if you'd heard the thing he does about Steve Harmison taking seven West Indies wickets for twelve runs you'd be in no doubt about it. Of course, he's a Yorkshire supporter as well.


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Soldier boy
Date: 10 May 09 - 01:48 PM

I saw Muppett in The Elephant and Castle in Holmfirth last night and gave him a big hug from all of you.

Hurray - what was lost is found!

He's now back to good health and was on tremendous form as usual.

He now sports a bushy moustache and beard that looks a bit like raggytashs'splendid creation. I'm not sure it suits Muppet though!

He was a bit bemused at being a subject on Mudcat but asked me to thank all the people who have made comments and expressed concern at his 'absence'.
He knows that he has lots of friends and genuinely appreciates and feels humbled at the amount of love and affection that so many people have for him and have shown to him.

We do love you Muppet - for being....well......Muppett!!

Welcome back mate, you're a star.


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: GUEST,Muppett
Date: 12 May 09 - 05:02 AM

Hiya Raggytash thanks for coming t' me defence but I thought you knew about my cricketing prefrances, When it comes t' West Indies, there's no other team to support, even though they're going through a lean time at the mo, To paraphrase a certain former Hollywood Actor 'They'll be Back'.

By eck I was even known to travel over t' your former part of the world (Lancashire) to catch The mighty Clive Lloyd plying his trade.

Any way cheers to everyone for your concerns, I feel very humbled by it all.

Cheers and appen I'll see a few more of you out about over the coming year, best get back t' work now.

Muppett


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Raggytash
Date: 12 May 09 - 08:22 AM

MUPPETT !! Me old mucca, long time no see, good to hear from you again, I seem to recall you not only supporting Yorkshire (Lord forgive him, he knows not what he does) but also supporting England in their clashes with the old enemy (Oz)


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: GUEST,muppett
Date: 12 May 09 - 09:23 AM

And the same to you Raggytash, you're right in that when it's England playing any other team than the Windies, I'll support them to extremes.

And Missy I certainly was enjoying myself when you saw me !!!!


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: r.padgett
Date: 12 May 09 - 11:19 AM

Hiding behind a very dark tash and beard with pint in hand at Holmfirth fest

Ray


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Raggytash
Date: 18 May 09 - 09:24 AM

Oh dear Muppett !! An innings and 83 !!!


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: GUEST
Date: 18 May 09 - 09:38 AM

Hiya Raggytash,
Aye well (be reight) at least it's given England a bit of match practice for the Ashes series and there's always the one dayers, the world twenty 20 and next year when the Windies come back for a full series.
The Glory days will come back (don't know though.).


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: GUEST,muppett
Date: 18 May 09 - 09:39 AM

Hiya Raggytash,
Aye well (be reight) at least it's given England a bit of match practice for the Ashes series and there's always the one dayers, the world twenty 20 and next year when the Windies come back for a full series.
The Glory days will come back (don't know though.)

Muppett


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 18 May 09 - 04:06 PM

Long looked for come at last. Muppet, has Raymond accosted you yet for recording purposes???


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: GUEST,Muppett
Date: 19 May 09 - 09:20 AM

Hiya Steve, No he hasn't what's this then, tell me more !!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Raggytash
Date: 19 May 09 - 09:26 AM

Don't get excited Muppett it's probably being recorded as in having a chip inserted to monitor your whereabouts in future


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: GUEST,Muppett
Date: 19 May 09 - 10:32 AM

Aye your probally right Raggy, as long as they're not oven baked ones though, can't stand them, much prefer proper thick cut ones. Oh by the way look out You might spot me in Whitby this weekend.


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: GUEST,raggytash
Date: 19 May 09 - 01:43 PM

I shall look forward to having a pint or three with you in that case


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 19 May 09 - 06:24 PM

Raymondo was discussing the possibility of recording some of your songs for the Yorkshire Garland website. No doubt he'll nobble you eventually. Have you any songs on Yorkshire Cricket by any chance?


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: GUEST,muppett
Date: 20 May 09 - 06:31 AM

Hiya Steve,
          Re. Songs on Yorkshire Cricket, no I don't, but you've got me thinking now,

The White Rose & and the Willow
Geoffrey Boycott Walks on Water
The Goughy Rap
The Ballard of Firey Fred
The Glory Days.
The Bradford Park Avenue Blues

Hay I'm on a role now, I'm off and writing


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: ossonflags
Date: 20 May 09 - 06:36 AM

Muppett, the finest man to ever munch tnrough a marmite sandwitch!!!

Aye up!! how are you aand are you coming up this week?


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Soldier boy
Date: 20 May 09 - 08:31 PM

Ey up Muppett lad.

It's very good to see that you are conversing with us all once again - we really did miss you when you were recuperating from pneumonia, and I was really chuffed to see you in Holmfirth.

Can you please solve previous debates about if Muppett is spelt with one t or two ts'. I seem to remember that you told me off when I showed you an item with only one t on it. So what is it to be?

Also, this "Where's Muppett??" thread is now an ideal opportunity for you to let us know (now you are back in circulation) where you will next make an appearance - so please do use this space to let us know exactly that - so no more search parties are required !!

God bless.

Chris


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: GUEST,muppett
Date: 21 May 09 - 04:30 AM

Hiya,
      Nar then Mick, I'm fine, I'm over in Whitby this Bank Holiday, so may bump into you if you're about and Chris yer right it's spelt the way you thought, i.e. Muppett.

As for where I'll over the next month or so, I'm not sure yet apart from I know I'll definatly be in Dent, the last weekend of June, for the Dentdale Beer & Music festival (Note not the Dent Folk festival which is the same weekend but now in Sedbergh). see www.dentmusicand beer.com for further details, its going to be a grand weekend.

Cheers

Muppett


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: r.padgett
Date: 21 May 09 - 02:48 PM

I would pm the little person but he ent logged on as himself yit!!

he continues to be a Guest!!

Ray

NB: only Barnsley people say "yit" for yet

ent = has not


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Soldier boy
Date: 21 May 09 - 06:45 PM

Hiya Muppett.
Thanks for confirming that you spell Muppett with two T's good buddy.
I thought it was, so I got it right after all.

I've put Dentdale Beer and Music Festival in my diary so hope I can make it. A combination of a beer AND a music festival sounds too good to miss!

Are you planning to be at Saddleworth and Whitby Folk Festivals this year? These are ones that I try to get to every year.

And, yes,I agree with Ray. It's time you reset your cookie and appeared here in all your well earned and deserved glory as 'MUPPETT' and not some interloping 'GUEST'!

Take care bud.


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: muppett
Date: 22 May 09 - 04:59 AM

Ear U go I'm back, So Chris as far as Saddleworth and Whitby goes, I'm not sure yet and Ray give us a pm if you want, but not Gordon Brown !!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: muppett
Date: 27 May 09 - 04:09 AM

Raggtash, sorry I didn't get t' have that pint with you when I saw t'other day. Have t' do it next time I'm over.

In meantime have one on me.

Cheers
Muppett


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Raggytash
Date: 27 May 09 - 04:40 AM

Send us the money then mate !


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: muppett
Date: 27 May 09 - 06:45 AM

Put it on me slate !!!!


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Soldier boy
Date: 27 May 09 - 06:51 PM

Ok Muppett.
Hope to see you at Dentdale then.


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Raggytash
Date: 28 May 09 - 06:30 AM

Hic! Cheers Hic ! Muppett there's one on your slate in the Black Horse, one in the Endeavour, one in the Fleece, Middle earth, Plough, Jollies, Friendship Rowing Club, Fisherlads,Black Swan, Wellington and Station, the buggers in the Bottom House claimed not to know you!


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: muppett
Date: 28 May 09 - 10:59 AM

What about FILO,The Elsinore & The Shambles.


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Subject: RE: Where's Muppett ??
From: Raggytash
Date: 29 May 09 - 03:54 AM

Thats for tonight ! together with the Little A, Resolution, The Buck, Star and Pier might try the yacht club as well


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