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    Those of you who read Waterlog, will have heard of such names as Dexter Petley and Gainsborough Leach. Are these people for real?
    Come on Gainsborough and Dexter, let's here from you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Clay View Post
    Those of you who read Waterlog, will have heard of such names as Dexter Petley and Gainsborough Leach. Are these people for real?
    Come on Gainsborough and Dexter, let's here from you?
    Dexter Petley is a real person

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    Quote Originally Posted by the red maggot View Post
    Dexter Petley is a real person

    Arcadia Archive - Caught by the River

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    Good to see you back Paul!!

    I have great memories of your Mahseer talks of years ago. Thank you!

    Don't let the B@st@rds get you down.

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    Didn't Dick Walker use a couple of pen names - one was "Water-rail", the other "L.O. Mycock" ? And what about "BB".

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    Walker's pen names were "Water Rail", "LO Mycock" (Only for funnies) and "Courtney Moor". He also wrote pieces for his local newspaper and a book on the Flemish Giant Rabbit using his middle name - Stuart Walker.

    Denys Watkins-Pitchford was one of the UK's best, yet most underrated writers of countryside, angling and shooting books. He was also a superb fantasy and children's book writer, far better than Enid Blyton and approaching the greatness of JRR Tolkien. He won a Carnegie medal for his children's classic: "Little Grey Men".

    Even Tolkien never achieved Carnegie Medal status.

    Most of his works were written under the pen name of "BB", named after a shot size used for geese, although he wrote "Be Quiet and Go A-Angling" under the name of Michael Traherne.

    I am a great admirer of BB.

    Someone should make a movie of "Little Grey Men".
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    You could play the title role ...........
    It's a fine line between genius and madness -- I wish I knew which side of it I'm on !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Clay View Post
    Those of you who read Waterlog, will have heard of such names as Dexter Petley and Gainsborough Leach. Are these people for real?
    Come on Gainsborough and Dexter, let's here from you?
    Why do you want to know ?
    What business is it of yours ?
    Why seek or try to embarrass them by drawing attention to their use of a nom de plume ?
    Doing so on this website and not where it ought to be raised, if at all, ie. Waterlog ?
    And why choosing to do it so openly and in public, instead of sending them a polite private email or message explaining why you want to know and explaining why it is that you have some interest or genuine reason for wishing to know their personal private identities, apart that is from mere idle curiousity or trouble making ?
    And before you get on a high horse of offence at my taking umbrage on behalf of complete strangers you might do well to look up some of the formerly anonymous Bloggers and others whose lives have been destroyed by people who think they are "entitled" to know, but whose real motives are not much more than the isatiable curiousity of the gossip who simply has to know and broadcast it to the rooftops, regardless of the valid personal reasons for that secrecy in the first instance and the harm done on the other.

    Particularly as you appear to be an anonymous trouble maker hiding behind the stolen nom de plume of Ron Clay, one of our respected members.....
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    £5 ransom by Paypal NOW or I will attend your fish in !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windy View Post
    Why do you want to know ?
    What business is it of yours ?
    Why seek or try to embarrass them by drawing attention to their use of a nom de plume ?
    Doing so on this website and not where it ought to be raised, if at all, ie. Waterlog ?
    And why choosing to do it so openly and in public, instead of sending them a polite private email or message explaining why you want to know and explaining why it is that you have some interest or genuine reason for wishing to know their personal private identities, apart that is from mere idle curiousity or trouble making ?
    And before you get on a high horse of offence at my taking umbrage on behalf of complete strangers you might do well to look up some of the formerly anonymous Bloggers and others whose lives have been destroyed by people who think they are "entitled" to know, but whose real motives are not much more than the isatiable curiousity of the gossip who simply has to know and broadcast it to the rooftops, regardless of the valid personal reasons for that secrecy in the first instance and the harm done on the other.

    Particularly as you appear to be an anonymous trouble maker hiding behind the stolen nom de plume of Ron Clay, one of our respected members.....
    ****ing hell, hold on! You want some salt and vinegar on that?

    Mr Petley likes nothing more than to be talked about! I’m responsible for lifting this ancient thread after doing a search “Dexter Petley” I don’t find the threads first post offensive or strange in anyway.
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    I understand Ron is working on a new book, 'Time Bombs and other UXBs'.

    Only Ron could ask a question which everyone overlooks only for it to explode noisily NINE YEARS later.

    Is this a record?

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