londonronnie: (bodie b/w)
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Well, actually it's extremely tenuous, but it tickled me. And it's probably the nearest either of our lads will get to having a pub named after them...

Anyone who's familiar with the Wetherspoons chain of pubs will know that they usually name their establishments after local dignitaries or places. The Wetherspoons pub in Morpeth, Northumberland, is housed in an old cinema where in the early days live acts would perform on stage between films. One of the most popular acts was the self-styled "Dr" Walford Bodie, aka 'The Electrical Wizard', and that's who the pub is named after.

No connection to 'our' Bodie, of course, but I did feel quite chuffed to sit there drinking my pint of Guinness whilst perusing all the Bodie photos etc. I'm easily pleased, I know... *g*

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Date: 2015-01-26 07:03 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, what a splendid AU it might make, though! Heh, and I can totally see LC-from-Jack-the-Ripper in those photos up there. *g*

Okay, likely I'm just as easily pleased as you. *g*

Date: 2015-01-28 07:42 pm (UTC)
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Ooh yes, an AU... now there's something to think about! *g*

And it's not a huge leap of the imagination to picture Lew, is it?

Date: 2015-01-26 07:11 pm (UTC)
murphybabe: (Default)
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What a handsome chap! I can see some similarities, you know, although I can see more why you were tickled by the whole thing *g*

Date: 2015-01-28 07:45 pm (UTC)
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Couldn't you just imagine him being our Bodie's grandad... or a long-lost great-uncle... *g*

Date: 2015-01-26 07:30 pm (UTC)
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Isn't that fabulous! I love the pointy moustache - what a character he must've been.

Date: 2015-01-28 07:52 pm (UTC)
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The moustache is a character in its own right! *g*

Date: 2015-01-26 07:54 pm (UTC)
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how cool is that (it beats the name of wigan's wetherspoons...."the moon under water") i think i prefer the name of this one.
Edited Date: 2015-01-26 07:59 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-01-28 07:54 pm (UTC)
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They seem to have a lot of "Moon" names, don't they? Actually, I've been in one called The Moon Under Water somewhere else... Leicester Square, I think.

Date: 2015-01-26 07:59 pm (UTC)
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There's Doyle's Pub I pass frequently (and smile at)

Date: 2015-01-28 07:56 pm (UTC)
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All roads lead to Pros, eh? *g*

Date: 2015-01-26 11:10 pm (UTC)
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Giggles. Nice! How would be like if our Bodie write some novels. lol
Oh, your post gave me another inspiration...! Thank you!

Date: 2015-01-28 07:57 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, I'm looking forward to seeing the results of your inspiration! *g*

Date: 2015-01-27 08:20 am (UTC)
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Oh that's marvellous! And I reckon our lad would rock the pointy moustache *g* Heh, I love The Bodie Book - who knows, perhaps this will inspire a BB story... featuring the mysterious Dr. Bodie and his glamorous assistant....

Date: 2015-01-28 08:00 pm (UTC)
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Ooh yes, now wouldn't that be a great idea for an AU?

Do you reckon 'AU Bodie' could persuade 'AU Doyle' to don a pair of tights? *g*

Date: 2015-01-27 10:04 am (UTC)
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Oh this is interesting! I can just see Lew in this role - especially the picture on the top left. :D

Date: 2015-01-28 08:04 pm (UTC)
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Ooh yes, another Philip Mark-type performance, camp as a row of tents!


Date: 2015-01-27 01:14 pm (UTC)
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Brilliant! So, is the pub 'the Dr Walford Bodie' or 'The Electrical Wizard'? I think the second is a more fun name.

And, do you know, a bit of effort with Photoshop and images from the Ripper programme, and I can see an early Bodie ancester emerging in a book cover there...

Date: 2015-01-28 08:08 pm (UTC)
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It is 'The Electrical Wizard' *g*

You've got me thinking about that book cover now...
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