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by Harry Hayfield
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Farewell to Darth Vader
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Farewell to Darth Vader

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-55123290 (More tributes from people in Southmead, Bristol)
by Harry Hayfield
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: David Prowse
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: David Prowse

Hello it is being reported in the news that David Prowse, "darth vader" and" the green cross man " died. I knew he was a weightlifter but it is also reported on the BBC that he was one of the first to open a chain of gyms in the UK. Do we have any more detailed information about his lifting career,...
by Harry Hayfield
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Videos of Old Physical Culturists, Strongmen & Bodybuilders
Topic: David Prowse : In Memoriam
Replies: 1
Views: 232

David Prowse : In Memoriam

(BBC News : November 29th 2020) Dave Prowse, the Bristolian former bodybuilder best known for playing Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85. Prowse was cast as Vader for his imposing physique, even though the role was voiced by James Earl Jones. But the weightlifter-turned-...
by Harry Hayfield
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Videos of Old Physical Culturists, Strongmen & Bodybuilders
Topic: Comedy Steve Reeves
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Comedy Steve Reeves

Kazza61 wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:54 am
Who knew Reeves could play comedy??

https://youtu.be/IJgdOX_M6rY
I believe that comes from the American sitcom "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show"
by Harry Hayfield
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: UK Elections
Topic: I am hitting the campaign trail again (or rather hitting the virtual campaign trail)
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: I am hitting the campaign trail again (or rather hitting the virtual campaign trail)

How is the campaign going Harry? If I am being completely honest, it isn't. There are three reasons for this: 1) There is still a concern about Covid-19 in Wales (indeed our county has had two major outbreaks, one in a care home and one thanks to people partying) therefore there is still the chance...
by Harry Hayfield
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Videos of Old Physical Culturists, Strongmen & Bodybuilders
Topic: Dave "Darth Vader" Prowse going back to his roots
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Dave "Darth Vader" Prowse going back to his roots

https://twitter.com/SquidyUK/status/133 ... 73089?s=20

This tweet contains a 1969 advert for Cadbury's Fruit and Nut Chocolate directed by Terry Gilliam (of Monty Python fame) and also starring Dave Prowse in his first ever appearance on the screen.
by Harry Hayfield
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: UK Elections
Topic: I am hitting the campaign trail again (or rather hitting the virtual campaign trail)
Replies: 2
Views: 495

I am hitting the campaign trail again (or rather hitting the virtual campaign trail)

As I have explained in past postings, following passing of referenda in Scotland and Wales back in 1997 and then backed up by a further referendum in 2011, most of the things that affect people's lives in Wales are decided by the Welsh Government, the executive branch of the National Assembly for Wa...
by Harry Hayfield
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: PC Discussion Group
Topic: Muscular Heroes (if not directly PC)
Replies: 28
Views: 27613

Re: Muscular Heroes (if not directly PC)

Define 'giant'. Does, say, Shaquille O'Neal (7' 2" tall) count as 'giant'? or are you looking for characters who fall very far outside human norms, on up to being part of a difference species? According to reports, the average height for men in Wales is 5' 10" (70 inches), therefore anyone more tha...
by Harry Hayfield
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Videos of Old Physical Culturists, Strongmen & Bodybuilders
Topic: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder
Replies: 29
Views: 7628

Re: Barry Thomas : Grand Master Bodybuilder

Here's the video of the kettlebell hold for any record verification


youtu.be/rkzIkK7IAx8
by Harry Hayfield
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Steve Gardener Interview
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Steve Gardener Interview

Goodness me, I didn't realise we had a chance to be interviewed by Peter, well, I won't say no when my time comes (although I should explain before hand that being a carer during a pandemic with all the free bus travel schemes being scrapped doesn't exactly lend myself to matching Steve's dedication...