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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Pete M » Fri May 03, 2019 12:51 pm

Soppy old sod really...but...everyone has, or needs a hero, and he was mine.
Under no illusions about his murky past in Brum, I've heard many a tale...and he may have been a giant but he certainly wasn't gentle in his younger days.
But he was part of a generation that I grew up in, and now seems to be long gone, or at least a lot of its values and loyalties.
I remember my Dad telling me as a kid that all the townies we're scared of Roachy!
Happy days 👍
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Lou » Fri May 03, 2019 4:44 pm

Pete M wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 10:09 am
Hi all.
Am stood at Pat's graveside now.
Have put some flowers and a card.
Can't work out how to post a photo, but just put..
Pat....Respect and peace...from your many fans at the AWP fansite.
Quite emotional, even from an old bruiser like me.
Pete 👍
Nice one Pete glad you found it ok
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Breaking Away » Thu May 16, 2019 5:51 pm

Hey Pete,
Have you not worked out how to taken ze photo and post it on here yet? Howay lad, would love to see one.
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Pete M » Sat May 18, 2019 11:37 am

I can't work out how to post a picture on here, can anyone help? I've pressed all the menus and can't get it to work.
Android phone, should be simple.
Might have to gan in the skip with them video cassetes ...
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Breaking Away » Sat May 18, 2019 3:05 pm

Go Full Editor & Preview
Attachments
Add files
And away ya gan....
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Pete M » Sun May 19, 2019 12:16 am

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There you gan....
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Breaking Away » Sun May 19, 2019 10:43 am

Champion! Well done Pete. Top rank.
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Hallwood » Sun May 19, 2019 5:20 pm

Top of the bill!

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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Pete M » Tue May 21, 2019 8:33 am

I'm a bit of an old bruiser myself, but I found it quite emotional and sad.
My memories of Pat are how huge he was, you don't quite get that in screen, and how he had time for fans and championed the underdog.
I spoke to an old guy yesterday from Birmingham wholesale market, and we talked about a notorious family of gangsters in Brum in the 70s and 80s.
Nasty people. But this guy said "there was only one bloke in the town that they were scared of.... Roachy!!
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Lou » Sun May 26, 2019 11:19 pm

My husband saw him one night in a pub in Brum. He was wearing a shell suit and loafers and a fur coat........no bomber!
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Re: Pat Roach Grave

Post by Timmy » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:56 am

Aye. Top rank.

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