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    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    That one is about 5 minutes walk from where I am sat and I still had no idea that it had reopened and changed its name. I'll send Dave to review it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ETA View Post
    Yes, and some time back Charles said he wanted to be titled King George VII if he ever accedes (it's one of his middle names).
    I'm glad you confirmed that I was actually thinking I had made it up. What is it with heads of churches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    oh dear you're determined to get us grumpy old men going, just more proof that giving responsibility for licensing to the Council Hitlers was a very bad thing to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    ...and the Post Office refuses to accept a military ID as proof of indentity, even though a valid MOD ID card is valid in lieu of a passport under some circumstances.

    God, I hate petty bureaucrats.

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    I was in the Tesco Metro in Hampstead and a girl that had been drinking outside the Flask pub and looked about 25 was in front of me in the queue. She walked up to Bindi the cashier and asked for 10 Marlboro Lights and was asked for ID. She said that she was 24 and joked that she was glad she had her passport on her and handed it over. The cashier handed it back and denied service as it had expired the month before. I was very upset as I was next and wasn’t challenged at all, and I had my valid driving license on me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    Don't they choose their name when they are crowned? Also shouldn't it be The King William, surely Charley will never warm that seat?
    In an earlier more enlightened time this is what our Charley would have wanted http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/54623/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oggwyn Trench View Post
    In an earlier more enlightened time this is what our Charley would have wanted http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/54623/
    Now see I was thinking of heading in that direction as I was wondering if Charles was still eligible for the throne, but decided it was possibly in bad taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oggwyn Trench View Post
    In an earlier more enlightened time this is what our Charley would have wanted http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/54623/
    Or possibly this one http://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/23476/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strongers View Post
    I was in the Tesco Metro in Hampstead and a girl that had been drinking outside the Flask pub and looked about 25 was in front of me in the queue. She walked up to Bindi the cashier and asked for 10 Marlboro Lights and was asked for ID. She said that she was 24 and joked that she was glad she had her passport on her and handed it over. The cashier handed it back and denied service as it had expired the month before. ..!
    So, because it was out of date, it no longer proved her age? How stupid can these people be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ETA View Post
    So, because it was out of date, it no longer proved her age? How stupid can these people be?
    Bizarelly it makes sense in some ways as you can give away an expired id as useless. At which point someone who is keen may try and change the photo (although I wouldn't want to try on a current passport). In this case though it sounds like a jobsworth cap award is in order.

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