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A Double Celebration

Two for the price of one

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The day at least one member has been waiting for.

A very happy Staffordshire Day.

And a very happy County Mayo Day.  May the curse soon be lifted.

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By tom123
01st May 2021 10:43

Is there a Gloucestershire one?

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By lionofludesch
01st May 2021 11:32

tom123 wrote:

Is there a Gloucestershire one?

Of course.

September 21st.

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
01st May 2021 11:29

Why oh why oh why did Staffordshire choose Labour Day / May Day, I wonder?

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By mikeyban
01st May 2021 14:24

Can you explain ‘the curse’? Sorry a bit naive!

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By lionofludesch
01st May 2021 18:00

mikeyban wrote:

Can you explain ‘the curse’? Sorry a bit naive!

The Mayo Gaelic Football team won the All-Ireland in 1950 and 1951. After the 1951 win, the team were on a lorry touring the county with the Cup. It is said that they disrespected a funeral and a priest (or maybe the widow - this point is disputed) put a curse on the team that Mayo would never again win the All Ireland whilst any of the players remained alive.

Since then Mayo have appeared in ten finals and lost them all.

One player survives.

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By Hugo Fair
01st May 2021 19:59

So they're waiting to celebrate the death of someone presumably in their '90s?

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By lionofludesch
01st May 2021 20:15

Pp

Hugo Fair wrote:

So they're waiting to celebrate the death of someone presumably in their '90s?

Bit harsh. But wouldn't it be spooky if they won it just after he died?

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By Hugo Fair
01st May 2021 20:21

Wouldn't surprise me if his family had already placed a large wager on it!

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By I'msorryIhaven'taclue
02nd May 2021 11:33

Hugo Fair wrote:

So they're waiting to celebrate the death of someone presumably in their '90s?

Poor old guy. Talk about feeling unwanted!

lionofludesch wrote:

May the curse soon be lifted.

Steady on, Lion!

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By mikeyban
01st May 2021 19:20

Crikey ... very interesting... did not know that!

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By Tax Dragon
02nd May 2021 11:41

In case passers by were wondering what this has to do with tax, accounting or similar... it's similar to the Royal Lives Clause that has kept some old trusts going throughout the existence of Aweb.

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By Hugo Fair
02nd May 2021 12:11

Wow ... despite my descent from copious quantities of lawyers (many not from the UK) and my interest in arcane matters, I'd never before encountered this type of clause. And it seems to me quite beautiful in its way.
It creates a solution to a basic legal problem - and frames it in terms that should be wholly accessible to most people (especially if they like a flutter)!

Oh and yes, some of us old nags enjoy a little unnecessary hay in the weekend sunshine from time to time.

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By Tax Dragon
02nd May 2021 13:21

Never stop learning, Hugo.

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