Carl Spencer

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Mike Bull
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Re: Carl Spencer

Post by Mike Bull » Thu May 28, 2009 2:33 pm

Just back from a trip to Amsterdam, where I was staggered to hear the news via text from Bill.

Like some others I only met Carl once, at first rivet time in December, but he was a great bloke- very funny, and clearly one talented guy. Just as with Bill, I'd already seen Carl on TV before I met him- this time on several occasions, in Titanic documentaries usually! The bond between him and Bill was clear to see, and nice to sit back and observe. Carl had flown in for the occasion, arrived a bit late, and then got weatherbound at Newcastle, so stayed over and hung out at Bill's place until the following day. We popped down to the airport to put his helicopter to bed for the night, with me marvelling all the while at these guys and their toys etc!
carlchopper.jpg
I'm left with the thought of Bill's joyous and oft relating of what Carl said, totally deadpan, after he made a dive to finally recover that elusive piece of missing Bluebird frame, Brummie accent and all;

'Oi reesked me loife'.

My love and thoughts to all involved.
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Re: Carl Spencer

Post by steve121278 » Thu May 28, 2009 11:15 pm

R.I.P. Carl.

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Re: Carl Spencer

Post by Davidss » Fri May 29, 2009 6:32 pm

For those of us who didn't know him, there is an obituary on the Telegraph site.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituar ... encer.html
I don't think it's necessary to be too critical of any inaccuracies you spot. The idea is to give an overview of the man.

Please excuse my presumption in expressing an opinion based on indirect information.

Regards.

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Re: Carl Spencer

Post by Umber » Sat May 30, 2009 5:40 am

Bill Smith talked about the life of Carl Spencer on Radio 4 on Friday, 29th June. You can listen to the tribute via the BBC Radio 4 web site. The programme is Last Word and went out at 16.00 hours. Bill's discussion starts about 7½ minutes into the broadcast.

I found the programme most respectful and fitting. Do listen, or at least read the blurb on the BBC website. You can see the details / listen via the programmes/schedules/fm/2009/05/29 link.

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Re: Carl Spencer

Post by Moonie » Sat May 30, 2009 12:14 pm

Very sad news R.I.P.

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Re: Carl Spencer

Post by Renegadenemo » Sat May 30, 2009 7:20 pm

Carl's home now and he'd be going crackers if he thought he'd held up the project so we'd best get the show back on the road...
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.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Re: Carl Spencer

Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:38 am

Just though I'd mention. It would have been Carl's fortieth birthday today. I raised a tin of Diet Coke in his memory. Bloody awful stuff!
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.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Re: Carl Spencer

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:37 am

The spooky thing being, the moment Bill raised his tin of syrup the workshop heater- supplied and fitted by Carl- kicked into life! Keeps us nice and toasty warm, does Carl.

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Re: Carl Spencer

Post by bluebirdsback » Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:51 pm

Yep.
His spirit, and his heat lives on in our workshop.
The moment you make something idiot proof a new breed of idiots will come along and prove you wrong

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Re: Carl Spencer

Post by wbjohn » Mon May 24, 2010 8:38 am

One year has passed since the sad loss of Carl, his wit and humour is still with us on many occasion in the workshop and personnally.

It would be nice if everyone stopped for a moment today to remember our dear friend and his family.

I will certaintly raise a pint to him today, a pint of Coke that is.

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