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    ABSENT FRIENDS

    There are many…but in June this year, I sent an email to two that I was particularly concerned about:

    Dean Wakeman (Estate Pipes UK) – S. Wales had been badly hit by floods and then by Covid-19 and for a while his website was shut down.

    I’m delighted to say that I have just received a long email reply. He has had problems with family illness and bereavement and is now heavily involved in home schooling (age 9-10 maths this morning!). However, his business is ticking over and he is keeping his pecker up (so to speak)

    He asks that I pass on a message – “Please say Hi to Ally & the crew if you get a chance, I will be returning to the forums soon & look forward to posting with you all again.” I will encourage him to do just that. The PSU “Banter Merchants” are sadly depleted these days!. ..


    Troy Lloyd (misterlowercase) – a genius and true guru of pipe and tobacco lore. I was worried about mlc for other reasons.
    I have not heard back and hope he has simply changed his email server. If anyone else has heard from him recently, please send me a PM.
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    Thanks for the update Chris, Dean has been sorely missed on here and I for one look forward to welcoming him back with open arms, the place just hasn't been the same, Then we have Billy and Bill MIA as well, As for MLC sorry I can't help you with him, I've never heard from him since he left.

    The old day's were somewhat special esp on a weekend when the banter was at it's best, I miss those times!

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    Thanks for this.

    PM sent about Troy - may be out of date though.
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    The more the merrier. Life can get in the way at times. Even Simon G has been disappearing lately.....I wonder if there's a woman involved?

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    Troy/MLC was a self confessed Anglophile & 'Anorak'. His posts were the best I've ever seen on the forum. An absolute pleasure to read through. Would of loved to share a pint with him & just talk about pipes & tobacco. Sorely missed, I hope he's well & good.
    And Jesper aka 'Dunstan Halliwell' I miss his photos & his humour. Yes, glass raised to Jesper & Troy. Absent friends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon G View Post
    Troy/MLC was a self confessed Anglophile & 'Anorak'. His posts were the best I've ever seen on the forum. An absolute pleasure to read through. Would of loved to share a pint with him & just talk about pipes & tobacco. Sorely missed, I hope he's well & good.
    And Jesper aka 'Dunstan Halliwell' I miss his photos & his humour. Yes, glass raised to Jesper & Troy. Absent friends.
    Simon, I absolutely agree with all you say about Jesper - I just didn't have his personal contacts.

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    And let us not forget the Missouri Meerschaum Man Corndog.
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