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Erskin Quint
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Posted: 11 Feb 12 22:26
He was an inventor.

He invented the silent telephone.

He got the Nobell prize.

Oh how we laughed (I'll never know).

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Posted: 11 Feb 12 23:31
My great-grandfather was a clock.

At least I think that's what great-grandmother used to call him when he tried to do the cooking.

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Posted: 11 Feb 12 23:50
I'm willing to be proven wrong, but I really don't believe anything is likely to top these two brilliant throw-away comments. Now I remember why I keep coming back to the forums.

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Posted: 11 Feb 12 23:55
My great grandfather (dad's side) was known as a 'rag 'n' bone' man. Not sure, but he probably worked with his horse and cart around the same area where my dad lived as a boy - Hoxton (City of London). True that!

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Posted: 12 Feb 12 00:05
My great great great great grandfather was Charles Dickens.

Partly true...his name was was Charlie and everybody said he was a dick.

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Posted: 12 Feb 12 06:34
My Great Grandfather was an executioner in Nottingham.

I wish he was here now.

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Posted: 12 Feb 12 07:40
My great grandad was an inaugural member of the Royal Flying Corps and saw action in World War one and yet not once did I ever hear him boasting of his acts of airborne derring do.

Mind you he was shot down by enemy ack ack fire on his maiden flight in 1914 over Ypres and killed instantly.

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Posted: 12 Feb 12 08:31

My Great Grandfather was also a pilot, and it's known that he shot down at least three enemy aircraft over London.

He never spoke about it, but was obviously a very brave man to put his life on the line for his country.

I've got a photo of his Fokker-Wulf somewhere.



And I know I said Fokker.




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Erskin Quint
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Posted: 12 Feb 12 10:16
Thanks Roy but mine was a Frankie Howerd original (I doubt if it was original when he told it in 1975 either!). Still, it's a good one.

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Posted: 12 Feb 12 10:42
I bet CM's was the same Fokker that bombed our chippy! *fume*

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Posted: 12 Feb 12 10:55
My great grandfather swore blind that fags n booze where the key to a very long life.

He died of cancer when he was 43

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Posted: 12 Feb 12 19:39
A several times great uncle of mine set sail on the good ship Anne and a few weeks later sailed into the bay just after the Mayflower. That means he was a founding father of the USA and also btw related to George Bush.

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My 4x Great Granddad got pissed and drowned in the Lea Navigation at Ware. Now that's more like it, loud applause!

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