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Jack Hargreaves

Postby englanddave » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:08 pm

anyone remember Jack Hargreaves "out of town" a tv series from the 1980s
A great old chap and a pipe smoker check this out and enjoy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmNyrKCr ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsWsmYZo ... re=related
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Re: Jack Hargreaves

Postby 12toneman » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:19 pm

not knowing who he was, I googled him and here he is smoking a Falcon!:

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...what helped to bring about that almost impious good-humor of his; that thing must have been his pipe.
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Postby Bob » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:43 pm

I found it interesting how they hunt rabbit.
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Re: Jack Hargreaves

Postby englanddave » Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:37 pm

I still have a few mates who go rabbiting like this still.
I thought a few of our members across the pond who are into hunting might find these videos interesting
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Postby acaciavet » Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:00 pm

Thank you for the links very interesting chap

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Postby SmokinFool » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:49 am

This is the first I have heard of this type of rabbit hunting. I found it very interesting. He speaks of it as if it were a dying custom, which I suppose it is. I enjoyed watching it. Thanks Dave.
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Postby englanddave » Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:24 am

SmokinFool wrote:This is the first I have heard of this type of rabbit hunting. I found it very interesting. He speaks of it as if it were a dying custom, which I suppose it is. I enjoyed watching it. Thanks Dave.

aye by-gone day's Andy,
All these sports are dying out I don't suppose many people use ferrets anymore
and this is a very humane method compared to gassing them with cyanide and the rabbits are only hunted for food.
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Re: Jack Hargreaves

Postby RobS » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:15 am

A very dear old friend of the family's. I was fortunate enough to spend quite a few weeks every school holiday with Jack. doing some wonderful rural things that would make most kids today think twice! :lol:
Happiest memories were of attending many County Shows with him, always arriving in his Pony and Trap accompanied by wonderful aromas wafting from one of his many pipes. 8-)
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Postby ScotsJim » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:38 am

I watched many shows with Jack Hargreaves. He was a regular in How and also had a show where he spent most of the time sitting in a shed surrounded with strange farming tools and telling tales of the past. I loved all of them. He reminds me a lot of my old Argyllshire grandad. Even looks like him.
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Postby ruraldean » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:16 am

ScotsJim wrote:I watched many shows with Jack Hargreaves. He was a regular in How and also had a show where he spent most of the time sitting in a shed surrounded with strange farming tools and telling tales of the past. I loved all of them. He reminds me a lot of my old Argyllshire grandad. Even looks like him.

Always amused me, but much more now, how he kept his pipe going when co-presenting How. Them's wus the days...
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Postby ScotsJim » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:38 am

ruraldean wrote:
ScotsJim wrote:I watched many shows with Jack Hargreaves. He was a regular in How and also had a show where he spent most of the time sitting in a shed surrounded with strange farming tools and telling tales of the past. I loved all of them. He reminds me a lot of my old Argyllshire grandad. Even looks like him.

Always amused me, but much more now, how he kept his pipe going when co-presenting How. Them's wus the days...


Do you know that where I live in the UK our local Meridian News is often read by none other than Fred Dineage ? ! :o

Repeat after me, We are not worthy ! :lol: :lol:
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Postby MacT » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:47 am

I remember Jack Hargreaves from HOW one of my fav shows as a kid.
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Postby ScotsJim » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:48 am

MacT wrote:I remember Jack Hargreaves from HOW one of my fav shows as a kid.


http://www.televisionheaven.co.uk/how.htm
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Postby MacT » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:52 am

ScotsJim wrote:
MacT wrote:I remember Jack Hargreaves from HOW one of my fav shows as a kid.


http://www.televisionheaven.co.uk/how.htm


Thanks Jim bookmarked that. Could'nt remember the female presenters name Bunty James! I thought she was all jolly hockey sticks and all that. Thought all english women were the same! :lol:
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Re: Jack Hargreaves

Postby Taspiper » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:18 pm

Thanks for those Dave.
There is still a few people here that use ferrets.
When the world financial institutions fall apart soon we might all have to go back to a simpler way of life (and better?) and use all these methods again.

I had always wondered where Claude Greengrass's dog came from...
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Postby KevLa » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:39 pm

I hate all blood sports, including rabbiting :x
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Postby englanddave » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:01 pm

RobS wrote:A very dear old friend of the family's. I was fortunate enough to spend quite a few weeks every school holiday with Jack. doing some wonderful rural things that would make most kids today think twice! :lol:
Happiest memories were of attending many County Shows with him, always arriving in his Pony and Trap accompanied by wonderful aromas wafting from one of his many pipes. 8-)

Glad it brought back some happy memories for you Rob,it was a great series.
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Postby RompinDonkey » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:35 pm

What I don't understand is why have I never heard of him? I love television when it shows stuff like that, and I will never miss the programmes.

Phil Drabble was a name I remember. Who was it that used to do that double glazing advert, where they had a helicopter outside the highest pub in England (to demonstrate the noise reduction), and then shouted "start her up" from indoors, where apparently they shouldn't have been able to hear him, and you couldn't hear the helicopter ... Was that Phil Drabble? Or someone else that did country programmes?

Anyway - those Tube vids were great - thanks.
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Re: Jack Hargreaves

Postby englanddave » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:56 pm

Hi Alan,
I think you may be referring to ted moult who was a Dairy farmer from sinfin on the outskirts of derby
Who was the pioneer of pick you own strawberries in 1961
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Postby RompinDonkey » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:07 pm

That's the one! Good old Ted. He appeared on many radio quiz type shows ..... did he also do "One Man & His Dog"?

I like men like that - a good dry sense of humour. John Arlott was another (although he was just cricket).
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