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Holyhead Court
« on: Thursday 05 October 2017, 2204 »
Up for sale.  How many Holyhead characters have passed through those doors?  Have you?
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  I can recall going to a Christmas "drink" there years ago and being rather under the influence I went into #1 court and climbed up into the judges pulpit, sat in his chair and banged the gavel shouting for "Silence in Court!"

I wonder what will happen to all that wood panelling?

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Re: Holyhead Court
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 07 October 2017, 0827 »
Yes TG I've passed through those doors !

Not to stand in the dock, but to do electrical maintenance.

Ah I remember the days when you'd see the tacla Caergybi standing outside waiting to be called in - some seemingly proud to be standing there and perhaps marvellng at how hard they are.  ;)


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Re: Holyhead Court
« Reply #2 on: Monday 09 October 2017, 0048 »
I would love to see inside the building, never been in me no.

Remember when the lovely people would be smoking and swearing at the top of their voices, wearing dirty ill fitting shell suits opposite Chadwicks
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Re: Holyhead Court
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 11 October 2017, 2050 »
Whoever buys it will also have a private underground tunnel to the police station. 

Handy.
They used to play snooker upstairs in the Heddlu

Happy days.

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Re: Holyhead Court
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 11 October 2017, 2141 »
Whoever buys it will also have a private underground tunnel to the police station. 

Handy.
They used to play snooker upstairs in the Heddlu

Happy days.

One of the coppers bought that snooker table. Apparently he had a terrible job carrying the slate bed out.

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Re: Holyhead Court
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 11 October 2017, 2325 »

Remember when the lovely people would be smoking and swearing at the top of their voices, wearing dirty ill fitting shell suits opposite Chadwicks

Are you sure they weren't plain clothes police?

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Re: Holyhead Court
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 12 October 2017, 0015 »
When I was a boy, I could see in the police station and see them playing snooker, from my bedroom window.
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Re: Holyhead Court
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 12 October 2017, 2000 »
When I was a boy, I could see in the police station and see them playing snooker, from my bedroom window.

Walking up the path from the library also gave you a perfect view.  My cousins lived round there and I used to love going to see them, there was always loads of children to play with.  60 kids in a football match is exciting!  I came from Kingsland which seemed to have a low child/adult ratio.

I have been in the Holyhead Magistrates Court as a defendant.  While I waited for the doors to open I stood outside in a well fitted grey suit and matching tie and quietly discussed crimes with another defendant.  I felt very vulnerable as passers by smirked at me and wondered how my day would end.

My new acquaintance had done work for a farmer who then refused to pay him.  In a fit of pique he kicked over 200 cabbages.  He was charged with Criminal Damage.  It was then I realised that crime doesn't pay.

In the court building the usher would not allow me through to Court #1 to hear my case.  I, along with 2432 others had been charged and summonsed.  We were to be tried, judged and sentenced "in absentia".  4 other defendants beside me had turned up to the court to answer for their crime.

I had previously indicated I would plead guilty and so was duly found guilty; the usher told me to go home, that the court would be writing to me to advise details of my rehabilitation.

I'm no recidivist so duly completed my rehabilitation and paid my debt to society with alacrity.

I always pay my rates on time now.

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Re: Holyhead Court
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 15 October 2017, 1037 »
I always pay my rates on time now.

And then there was the poll tax fiasco ... :(

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Re: Holyhead Court
« Reply #9 on: Monday 16 October 2017, 1537 »
I have only once been "in the box".

It caused quite a stir when I asked if I could affirm rather than take the oath on the bible.

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Re: Holyhead Court
« Reply #10 on: Monday 16 October 2017, 1851 »
I have only once been "in the box".

It caused quite a stir when I asked if I could affirm rather than take the oath on the bible.

Very interesting...

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Re: Holyhead Court
« Reply #11 on: Monday 16 October 2017, 1922 »
I understand that affirming is more common nowadays. I would affirm too if I went in the dock.

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« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 17 October 2017, 1531 »
I understand that affirming is more common nowadays. I would affirm too if I went in the dock.

And there's me thinking you would insist on telling the court one of you puns. :-)
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Re: Holyhead Court
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 17 October 2017, 1851 »
Quakers believed in living in such honesty that an oath could add nothing to what they said.

One of the Quaker founding fathers George Fox said when arrested and asked to swear the oath of allegiance: "Our allegiance [does] not lie in oaths but in truth and faithfulness."

When handed a Bible to swear on, Fox opened it at the verse that read, "Swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath" - a rather awkward text for the book that people are supposed to swear on.

And what of other faiths - are their sacred texts accepted in law?  The Koran, the Guru Granth Sahib, the Hebrew Bible, and the Christian scriptures in various languages and in Protestant and Catholic editions.

I'd never heard of affirming before, seems to be the way to go

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Re: Holyhead Court
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 17 October 2017, 1903 »
Although obviously I have no intention of being presented with that choice  ;)

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Re: Holyhead Court
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 18 October 2017, 0124 »
There would be no point in me swearing on the Bible, I don't follow its teachings in a formal sense.  It must have some influence on my life however, having been brought up in a Christian society and school.
IT IS RASCALS BIRTHDAY BEFORE MONKEY FIDDLERS!!! STILL!!!      
Oooh, it's all "Wils, Wils, Wils!"
Rascal bach, you have no idea how hard I'm laughing at your last post.  You are so funny.
I think Rascal should apologise for Wils - seriously!

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Re: Holyhead Court
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 19 October 2017, 1247 »
Ijust used to like standing opposite and watching all the scallies going on. It was easy to see who'd borrowed a suit :)
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

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Re: Holyhead Court
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 19 October 2017, 1927 »
Ijust used to like standing opposite and watching all the scallies going on. It was easy to see who'd borrowed a suit :)

That WAS my own suit  >:(

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Re: Holyhead Court
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 22:45 »
I've stood in the dock (not at Holyhead though) in an ill-fitting borrowed suit and affirmed. I enjoyed being a licensee.
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Re: Holyhead Court
« Reply #19 on: Today at 11:13 »
Did you have to affirm that would be no collars on the pints in your pub?
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« Reply #20 on: Today at 12:06 »
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IT IS RASCALS BIRTHDAY BEFORE MONKEY FIDDLERS!!! STILL!!!      
Oooh, it's all "Wils, Wils, Wils!"
Rascal bach, you have no idea how hard I'm laughing at your last post.  You are so funny.
I think Rascal should apologise for Wils - seriously!