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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 LobeyD » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:24 am

Definitely HMHT's, he did the hard bit. I'd be like one of those footballers that slides in on the goalline to nick one off a teammate.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:26 pm

LobeyD wrote:Definitely HMHT's, he did the hard bit. I'd be like one of those footballers that slides in on the goalline to nick one off a teammate.


Thanks LobeyD and Glengavel!

Was JA the basis for HB and especially DB?

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

Postby Sgurr » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:44 pm

are HB and JB hen and Joe Broon?
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:21 pm

Sgurr wrote:are HB and JB hen and Joe Broon?


I once went on a pub crawl round Fort William with a Broons illustrator.

Not Hen and Joe. But, DB is an iconic Scottish character.

Whereas JA was not Scottish at all.

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

Postby Sgurr » Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:35 pm

Was James Annesly the basis for Henry Bertram (Guy Mannering) and David Balfour (Kidnapped)?
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby HalfManHalfTitanium » Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:54 am

Sgurr wrote:Was James Annesly the basis for Henry Bertram (Guy Mannering) and David Balfour (Kidnapped)?


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

Postby Sgurr » Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:23 am

An H could have been as important as an M
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby rockhopper » Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:54 pm

A Hugh could have been as important as a Munro :wink:
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:44 pm

One of those is correct.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:13 pm

H was known to have an L
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:00 pm

MH's L has never been found.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:38 pm

H was famous for this, but less well known for his L

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

Postby CharlesT » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:50 pm

Matthew Forster Heddle, physician, mountaineer and amateur geologist. Haven't been able to pin down the L yet.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby Sgurr » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:17 pm

Ok, I'll give it you. Heddle had a LIST of mountains which he handed on to Hugh Munro when he was tasked with finding out how many there were. Heddle had been everywhere, and climbed everything, and his list was supposed to have been very useful to Munro in the compilation of HIS list, and part of the reason Munro got it done so speedily. However, Heddle's list does not seem to have survived. We hoped that when we moved into this house once owned by his eccentric daughter Katy, it might be stuffed away behind a rafter, but no luck. If Heddle hadn't been so busy with his "Mineralogy of Scotland" it could have been the Heddles we climbed now, and not the Munros.
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Re: Can I have a "P" please Bob - Scotland (2nd edition)

Postby CharlesT » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:28 pm

Sgurr wrote:Ok, I'll give it you. Heddle had a LIST of mountains which he handed on to Hugh Munro when he was tasked with finding out how many there were. Heddle had been everywhere, and climbed everything, and his list was supposed to have been very useful to Munro in the compilation of HIS list, and part of the reason Munro got it done so speedily. However, Heddle's list does not seem to have survived. We hoped that when we moved into this house once owned by his eccentric daughter Katy, it might be stuffed away behind a rafter, but no luck. If Heddle hadn't been so busy with his "Mineralogy of Scotland" it could have been the Heddles we climbed now, and not the Munros.

Thank you. I had never heard of him, which given his achievements I maybe should have. Nowhere in the pieces I have read on Munro is he mentioned either. I will now apply myself to finding a comparably obscure poser.
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