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BS: Alf Tupper

Gedpipes 12 Jun 06 - 06:12 AM
Paul Burke 12 Jun 06 - 06:25 AM
JennyO 12 Jun 06 - 06:33 AM
GUEST,MC Fat aka Waapi Tupper 12 Jun 06 - 07:27 AM
JennyO 12 Jun 06 - 07:58 AM
GUEST,MC Fat 12 Jun 06 - 07:59 AM
Georgiansilver 12 Jun 06 - 08:17 AM
Paco Rabanne 12 Jun 06 - 08:44 AM
Big Tim 12 Jun 06 - 08:49 AM
GUEST,wordy 12 Jun 06 - 10:06 AM
The Shambles 12 Jun 06 - 11:29 AM
Folkiedave 12 Jun 06 - 11:31 AM
GUEST 12 Jun 06 - 11:36 AM
Les from Hull 12 Jun 06 - 12:37 PM
Gedpipes 12 Jun 06 - 12:52 PM
Big Tim 12 Jun 06 - 01:58 PM
Les from Hull 12 Jun 06 - 02:40 PM
McGrath of Harlow 12 Jun 06 - 05:15 PM
GUEST,beachcomber 12 Jun 06 - 07:08 PM
Big Tim 13 Jun 06 - 03:59 AM
GUEST 13 Jun 06 - 05:14 AM
Georgiansilver 13 Jun 06 - 05:54 PM
GUEST,Alf's editor 21 Jun 06 - 06:13 AM
Big Al Whittle 21 Jun 06 - 07:05 AM
GUEST,vectis 21 Jun 06 - 08:06 AM
Paco Rabanne 21 Jun 06 - 08:20 AM
McGrath of Harlow 21 Jun 06 - 08:21 AM

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Subject: BS: Alf Tupper
From: Gedpipes
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 06:12 AM

Whatever happened to Alf Tupper?


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: Paul Burke
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 06:25 AM

The Tough of the Track, with his bathtub sidecar and decidedly northern dietary regime. Did you know that he played Rugby League in the early 50s? He should have been barred from competition after that for professionalism.

I believe he retired a few years ago, after giving up plumbing and founding the Tupperware empire.


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: JennyO
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 06:33 AM

He was carefully sealed in Tupperware (after burping the seal of course) and snap frozen.

       Tupperware Massacre - written & sung by Peter Willey

      Come gather round and listen to this tale of misery
      It happened long ago at some poor girl's kitchen tea
      It should have been a party but things turned sour instead
      There were stains upon the carpet and over twenty dead

      It started out okay I guess as the ladies gathered round
      The bride-to-be was happy
      With her crimplene dressing gown
      The handy-bin from Grandma would be useful in her home
      And Mrs Duke had painted her a hand-made garden gnome

      Then Aunt Mel took exception
      To a comment from her niece
      And she responded angrily and kicked her friend Bernice
      Fights broke out around the room and none got out alive
      Of the kitchen tea Tupperware massacre of 1965

      Well it turned into a melee - you could see the plastic fly
      A gift-wrapped beetroot strainer
      Caught Kate above the eye
      Red and yellow lunchboxes flew about the place
      And someone rubbed a cheese grater
      Down Mrs Porter's face

      A see-through, freezer canister killed Mrs Ross stone dead
      A sawn-off salad crisper protruded from her head
      PVC had severed limbs before the police arrived
      At the kitchen tea Tupperware massacre of 1965

      Thirty years have come and gone
      Since the bodies were entombed
      The Forensic Squad sought evidence
      And ordered them exhumed
      They dug up Mrs Henderson and the mother of the bride
      They were neatly stacked in Tupperware
      Fresh and crisp as the day they died!


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: GUEST,MC Fat aka Waapi Tupper
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 07:27 AM

I played as part of the 'infamous Tupper Twins' in Doncaster for many years. People asked if we were named after Alf but we weren't. It was just a cheap sexual double entendre.


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: JennyO
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 07:58 AM

As they say in the business - "No sex, no supper - just Tupper Tupper Tupper!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 07:59 AM

Sometimes there were actually three Tupper Twins !!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 08:17 AM

One of the best comic strips as I remember...gave us all something to strive for.............or made some of us feel failures?


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 08:44 AM

I had the same haircut as Alf Tupper when I was a lad, thanks to my mother and a pair of 19th century scissors. ee, we was poor but happy!


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: Big Tim
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 08:49 AM

Alf, the Tough of the Track (in the 'Topper' comic?) was the original inspiration for Ron Hill who set four world records, won the European Marathon title ('69), the Commonwealth Marathon ('70) and the English Cross Country title (when it meant something).


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: GUEST,wordy
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 10:06 AM

I think Alf was in The Wizard, and was a story that we read. Pictures were for cissies!( and Guuurrls!!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: The Shambles
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 11:29 AM

I fear the 'Toffs' finally did for for poor old Alf.


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: Folkiedave
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 11:31 AM

Wasn´t it Alf Tupper who having won the Shot putt by a mile failed twice at the high jump and only then realised he was still carrying the shot in his shorts´pocket?

Once he took it out he won the high jump too!!

Them were the days. No namby pamby lottery money to real athletes. I´ll get mi coat.


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 11:36 AM

Wordy you are spot on, Alf was a long series in the Wizard no cartoon strip in the late 1940s, Alf`s diet was fish and Chips, he was one hell of an athlete.


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: Les from Hull
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 12:37 PM

His career sadly ended when the IAAF added fish 'n' chips to the list of banned drugs, in an attempt to rid the sport of guttersnipes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: Gedpipes
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 12:52 PM

Now don't all get excited but I'd like you try these links.

....if anyone is feeling really generous I'd like a tee shirt in large please
Blue skies
Ged
p.s ekrubp or Les do us a blue clicky



http://www.toughofthetrack.net/

http://www.totallyessential.com/johnreynolds?gclid=CJXWi5abwYUCFRpdEQodHTiCrA


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: Big Tim
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 01:58 PM

Ron Hill's autobiography, volume I, has a reproduction of one of the cartoons.

The book starts, from memory, I've since foolishly chucked it away.

It was Tuesday morning, 6.30 a.m. I stirred nervously, oor kid was still sleeping, mum was lighting the fire, dad was moving around downstairs, getting ready for his shift in the factory. I woke up with an excited feeling in my stomach: today was Tuesday. I couldn't wait for the postman (paperboy); I'd get the latest update in the story of Alf Tupper.

Those university boys, we run 'em. Then back to bed on the canal barge with a nice cup of tea and big plate of fish 'n' chips!


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: Les from Hull
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 02:40 PM

click 'ere

or 'ere


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 05:15 PM

I think Wayne Rooney might be some kind of relation.


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: GUEST,beachcomber
Date: 12 Jun 06 - 07:08 PM

Ah God ! Good ol' Alf.
I will always remember him as I will "Smith of the Lower Third" ; The boys of "Red Circle" and "Hurry Scurry - the Phantom Speedman" (?) It strikes me , having watched them labour to a victory against Paragua-y (-t ?), that England's footballers could use the skills of "Limp-along-Leslie" or even "Gorgeous Gus " - he of the cannonball shot. There would be a difficulty in finding parking for his caravan nowadays but, I'm sure the Beckhams are no strangers to the services of a valet such as Gus had.
As we are on the subject of comic magazine heros I think I'll start another thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: Big Tim
Date: 13 Jun 06 - 03:59 AM

Thanks Les, fantastic!


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jun 06 - 05:14 AM

What a star Les so
do I get the t shirt for Xmas?


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 13 Jun 06 - 05:54 PM

McGofH..I reckon Rooney has probably had as much paper publicity as Alf did.


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: GUEST,Alf's editor
Date: 21 Jun 06 - 06:13 AM

Hi

I run the www.Toughofthetrack.net website & see that you chaps have been browsing.

Hope you enjoyed it.

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 21 Jun 06 - 07:05 AM

does anybody remember Biff Bailey?
in the Tiger, as I almost remember.


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: GUEST,vectis
Date: 21 Jun 06 - 08:06 AM

Aaah! The tuff of the track. He really inspired me when I were a young athlete but I (being a softy southerner) was never a toughie like him.
Bless this tread it don't 'alf bring back some memories.


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 21 Jun 06 - 08:20 AM

Yes the alf Tupper site is a bit spiffing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Alf Tupper
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 21 Jun 06 - 08:21 AM

Thanks "Alf's Editor". Good site, and some of those poems would go well as songs in clubs, or monoogues - and the same goes for the ones on that site linked to from the "Alf's Poems" page, Football Poets.


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