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Bills Hat

Post by rednjoey » Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:24 am

The latest picture of the day showing Bill in Bluebirds cockpit wearing his hat.
I remember reading somewhere it was called a particular name but can't for the life of me
remember what it was called. Can anyone (Bill?) help and is there a history behind it.

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Re: Bills Hat

Post by Piston Broke » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:23 am

For a long time it was called his searching hat as every time we went searching for anything it was on his head
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Re: Bills Hat

Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:57 pm

It is indeed my world-famous searching hat...

I bought it at an outdoor centre in Newcastle back in the days before everyone clicked on Amazon and stuff was brought to your door. We wen to places called 'shops' where desirable items were displayed in the flesh, as it were, and could be exchanged for money. As it was Christmas and shopping was needed and parking was difficult a friend of mine and his new girlfriend came for the ride. Except he and the girlfriend were all loved-up and smoochy so while they carried on like a pair of lovebirds I got bored and ended up in the outdoor centre looking at silly hats. The fleece came from the same shopping trip and that's the first time they've been reunited since the day we lifted the boat in 2001. The mate who was loved up also appears briefly in the news piece about the engine running too. He lives in France now, happily married to the girl and they have a couple of kids .
My searching hat was my good luck talisman when looking for shipwrecks or bodies or whatever else we went after and there's not much we failed to find but nowadays it rarely comes out - only on special occasions...
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

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Re: Bills Hat

Post by Richie » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:08 pm

That hat is destined for the shredder... just got to pick my moment
Clarence come out ov zat tank at vonz !

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Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:51 pm

That hat is destined for the shredder... just got to pick my moment
Awww - I'm very fond of my searching hat.
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

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Or the man who’s half a boy.

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Re: Bills Hat

Post by Richie » Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:08 pm

:evil: :lol:

i owe you for 1 x featured coffee cup that was horribly vandalised.... xmas gift off my kids that was !
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Re: Bills Hat

Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:52 pm

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i owe you for 1 x featured coffee cup that was horribly vandalised.... xmas gift off my kids that was !
Ah, so a grudge is for life and not just for Christmas, is it? :lol: :lol:
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

"As to reward, my profession is its own reward;" Sherlock Holmes.

I have wrought my simple plan
If I give one hour of joy
To the boy who’s half a man,
Or the man who’s half a boy.

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Re: Bills Hat

Post by Richie » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:07 pm

A heffalump never forgets !
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Re: Bills Hat

Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:42 pm

.A heffalump never forgets !
With all due respect, Rich, you're about the least heffalump-esque guy l can think of. Now take Mike, on the other hand...
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Re: Bills Hat

Post by Mike Bull » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:32 pm

Oi! LOL.

I remember you brought the hat with you to the airport when we first ever met in '07. As if I wouldn't recognise the big bald Geordie off the telly without it! :lol:

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