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Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:22 pm

Rob Roy and William M'Gregor (of Balhaldie) were both Jacobites.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Tinto63 » Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:36 pm

Not those two - more recent.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:12 pm

Robert Rollock and William Milligan were both moderators of the Church of Scotland, but at very different times.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby rohan » Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:18 pm

I was looking at Rolls Royce and Nae Pasaran but can't find a WM connection.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Tinto63 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:51 pm

rohan wrote:I was looking at Rolls Royce and Nae Pasaran but can't find a WM connection.
Sgurr wrote:Robert Rollock and William Milligan were both moderators of the Church of Scotland, but at very different times.


Neither anywhere near.

Both RR and WM were born 19th century and died 20th century.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:13 pm

Robert Rhind and and William McBeath were both Glasgow footballers at the turn of the century.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Tinto63 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:07 pm

Sgurr wrote:Robert Rhind and and William McBeath were both Glasgow footballers at the turn of the century.


Neither of those two, and not looking for footballers.

RR at one time worked in Ramsgate, while the better known WM got the BRB, that should set the hares running!
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Glengavel » Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:47 am

I keep looking at this and trying to come to it from different angles. Is 'hares running' a clue?
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:35 am

I have been nosing round the Greyhound Racing Track in Margate for yonks, with little to show for it Glengavel. I expect you have too.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Tinto63 » Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:41 pm

Tinto63 wrote:
Sgurr wrote:RR at one time worked in Ramsgate, while the better known WM got the BRB, that should set the hares running!


"the hares running", was just a reference to your fingers running over the keyboards seeking the answers, not a clue as such. But in fact RR and WM might have been interested in stopping hare coursing if it was illegal.

Anyone worked out what a BRB is? It was very popular at the time, in Sgurr's line of business....and a different one each week.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:02 pm

William Mckenzie and Robert Rendell were both Orcadian Writers. The latter could possibly have been visited Margate as he was in the navy, but spent most of his time in Orkney. I have no clue about BRB unless it is Best Book Recommendation (can't find a reference to it, so probably wrong).
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:15 pm

Tinto63 wrote:
rohan wrote:I was looking at Rolls Royce and Nae Pasaran but can't find a WM connection.
Sgurr wrote:Robert Rollock and William Milligan were both moderators of the Church of Scotland, but at very different times.


Neither anywhere near.

Both RR and WM were born 19th century and died 20th century.


Could this be the police detective William Merrilees, who wrote The Short Arm of the Law? No idea who RR might be though.

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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby rohan » Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:39 pm

HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:
Tinto63 wrote:
rohan wrote:I was looking at Rolls Royce and Nae Pasaran but can't find a WM connection.
Sgurr wrote:Robert Rollock and William Milligan were both moderators of the Church of Scotland, but at very different times.


Neither anywhere near.

Both RR and WM were born 19th century and died 20th century.


Could this be the police detective William Merrilees, who wrote The Short Arm of the Law? No idea who RR might be though.

Tim

I think you may be right as the BRB would be appearing on "This is Your Life" - the Big Red Book.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Tinto63 » Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:09 pm

HalfManHalfTitanium wrote:
Tinto63 wrote:
rohan wrote:I was looking at Rolls Royce and Nae Pasaran but can't find a WM connection.
Sgurr wrote:Robert Rollock and William Milligan were both moderators of the Church of Scotland, but at very different times.


Neither anywhere near.

Both RR and WM were born 19th century and died 20th century.


Could this be the police detective William Merrilees, who wrote The Short Arm of the Law? No idea who RR might be though.

Tim


Yes, you have got half of it. WM is indeed William Merrilees, and BRB is the Big Red Book, from Eamon Andrews, but WM got to be a bit more than a detective, which might bring you to the link with RR, a very Scottish name with one *R quite prominent at the moment.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Sun Jun 20, 2021 9:44 pm

Roderick Ross CVO CBE KPM (24 May 1865 – 6 March 1943) was Chief Constable of Edinburgh City Police from 1900 to 1935. So they had being Chief Constable in common. He had previously been Chief Constable in Margate Better to give it to 1/2M 1/2T as he really cracked it.
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