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Tuesday, November 01, 2016


Julian Bray writes: Well that's it over for another year, Halloween that is, and a big shout out to the Park Farm 'trick or treaters' who lured by the multi-coloured tractor beam we set up as a spooky welcome, warily knocked on the door of Trib Towers.

Unknown to them we were keeping a tally on the numbers, and an astonishing 58 appeared in really good fancy dress, make up and some with flashing electronics... Three 'chancers' in regular dress, the excuses for not making an effort were priceless  " I ain't got no money to dress up" A cut up bin liner and some paper shapes taped on costs nothing, but clearly requires a bit of effort. Oh well.   

Perhaps the best one when challenged with an outstretched hand  "Why haven't you dressed up to trick or treat? The answer, was a shocker, and would have graced a Tony Hancock script  " I have come (pause) an ordinary person" An extra swizzle pack into his outstretched hand.  Clearly a future politician in the making...

Three very large 'children,' I guess the ages were 19 to 23, also appeared, hopefully they appreciated the single swizzle pack. Not a good look gentlemen, and a fancy dress means more than donning a shop purchased mask over your turned up hoodie..... 

The late Danny la Rue hated handing out sweets during the panto, genuinely worried about childrens teeth..

The unseasonal warm weather clearly helped with the turnout and some of the really young children, all expertly monitored by parents discreetly in the background gently coaxed to say 'Thank You, which they all did and it was appreciated... and apologies as they each endured a cut down version of the Danny La Rue Panto Widow Twanky monologue reminding children that although the panto was sponsored by Cadburys and obliged by the sponsorship contract to distribute sweets from the stage to some children, they should always brush their teeth, and then delivered his monologue on the evils of sweets and sugar. I spared the kiddies the full evils script, but might be including toothbrushes in the goody pot next year ....   

Finally I hear the Lidl had knocked down the remaining humble Pumkins to just 18p. In addition to carving, it makes a delicious Pumpkin Soup, try this recipe:

So until the next Night of all Hallows.......... bats away.... E&OE Tel:+44 (0) 1733 345581 > PETERBOROUGH TRIB NEWSREEL .
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THE HIGH COURT has ruled....People have a right to lampoon and criticise politicians and public officials under the Human Rights Act, the High Court has ruled.

We have the full High Court judgment, saved as a page on here. l

ampoon (lampoon) Pronunciation: /lamˈpuːn/ verb [with object] publicly criticize (someone or something) by using ridicule, irony, or sarcasm: the actor was lampooned by the press noun a speech or text lampooning someone or something: the magazine fired at God, Royalty, and politicians, using cartoons and lampoons.

Derivatives: lampooner noun lampoonery noun lampoonist noun Origin: mid 17th century: from French lampon, said to be from lampons 'let us drink' (used as a refrain), from lamper 'gulp down', nasalized form of laper 'to lap (liquid).


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