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Klendathu

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Re: FERRYHILL ROMAN SOLDIER ? CENTURIAN ?
« Reply #11 on: Jun 18, 2008, 10:01 »
So, he is as mad as a box of frogs then?


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« Reply #12 on: Jun 18, 2008, 20:15 »
And then some....but he is harmless
Gerry

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« Reply #13 on: Jun 19, 2008, 21:40 »
Hi, this is my first post to the forum, and I think I can help some of you here...
The so-called "Roman Soldier" you speak of is none other than "The Ferryhill Hoplite". A Hoplite is (or rather, was) a Greek foot soldier, not Roman. He is the grandfather of local Historian, Darrell Nixon.

Before I go any further, is this the man you have seen walking around town?


Although I cannot imagine there are many other people walking around Ferryhill clad in Greek Armour; you may want to see more of "The Ferryhill Hoplite" here:

The Ferryhill Hoplite


I hope I've helped shed some light here, and I do recommend you visit the website, as it has a great deal of information on Ferryhill and surrounding areas (Chilton, Kirk Merrington etc.)

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« Reply #14 on: Jun 20, 2008, 07:07 »
Those socks look a bit crusty.  :shock:

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« Reply #15 on: Jun 20, 2008, 08:26 »
Doesn't look like the gear I remember seeing him  wearing.

The guy I know of wore a red plumed helmet.
Gerry

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« Reply #16 on: Jun 20, 2008, 08:55 »
Long live English eccentrics :!:

However, I'm surprised the police have not stopped him carrying that sword in public.

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« Reply #17 on: Jun 20, 2008, 21:08 »
Nope....   there must be two !!   :o

He has an eye patch under his mask / helmet ?     I just couldnt understand why he just didnt make a mask with one eye hole ??


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« Reply #18 on: Jun 21, 2008, 12:37 »
Just roman about then :!:

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« Reply #19 on: Jun 21, 2008, 14:08 »
Just roman about then :!:

*Cough* Pun *Cough*

Good one, ferryhill lass  :roll:

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« Reply #20 on: Jun 21, 2008, 23:59 »
Hope he has got his wellies ready for tomorrow ??   

mmmm 


must change my pic !!

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« Reply #21 on: Jul 17, 2008, 09:04 »
This man is [name removed] and he is my grandfather.

 :xTo set the record straight, NO HE IS NOT MAD!  He is an enuthasiat of Greek history and does walks sometimes for charity, and other times to walk about in his gear, for display purposes.  In fact, I have heard only praise from people.  What has wrote her has shocked me.  Would you talk about goths or any other person in elaborate fashion in the same way as you have just displayed here??? No, I bet you wouldn't.

What about people to read books on particular subjects - are they boring????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I dare bet that not one of you which has wrote something nasty on this forum discussion would dare do the same.

If you don't stop these comments, I will be forced to ask the moderator of this site to get rid of his discussion.


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« Reply #22 on: Jul 17, 2008, 09:39 »
I think by 'mad' he means 'eccentric'. It's a little unusual to see a man dressed in full Greek armour wandering around a North East Mining community in broad daylight. If he does that then he should expect a certain amount of gentle ribbing from those who think it a little out of the ordinary. I don't think any of the comments on this thread have been malicious in any way however, and we need to keep that in perspective. My comment about 'nuts' was in conjunction with the misspelling of colonel ('kernel'), so maybe I started it, but it was all meant in jest and humour, nothing more.

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« Reply #23 from previous page: Jul 17, 2008, 09:49 »
Fair enough, however, when particular people talk about other people in a certain way, they don't think about "what will his family think when they read comments like this".

It is very demeeningful and hurtful, especially to those these comments affect.  I thnk it is a form of informal bullying.

Like I said, would these same people make fun of people who dress a certain way, or reads historical information, or is passionate about particular things....

So, I personally feel that unless this discussion is blocked or removed by the forum administrator(s), I will consult legal advise to have it removed.  I also want this forum to provide me and my grandfather an apology.

Mr D Nixon

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