Last heard of by English Westerners Society after being blackballed ... seems the older members are tight lipped about it ... the point that was being made is he later contacted authors in the US and ... more
Friend and author Michael Hickey died on October 6, 2014. At some point in the preceding five years, he told me that he had received a scathing letter from David H. Cruickshanks demanding that Hickey ... more
Bob ... I read this when I popped Cruickshanks in the search box ... I didn't understand the importance of it, then or now ... all are bemused by his actions ... aren't we? ... in my ongoing search fo... more
gobs I'm sure the quote of "DHC" notes on the Adelia interview was from either Michael's Johnny Ringo or Warren Earp book. The info about receiving a letter from someone who claimed to be Cruickshanks... more
I searched for him for MONTHS several years ago, and never found him, either. I wonder if he left Merry Ol' and moved to some deserted isle??? Otherwise, shouldn't there be an obit???
BTW, Gobs, sin... more
Sharon ... unfortunately I never knew him ... what I heard of him on media, he never sounded particularly Liverpudlian to me ... I'm always amazed at the amount of research he and Joseph Rosa managed ... more
So... I assume from your comment you are from Liverpool? So sorry you never met ol' Fred, Gobs. He is/was a keeper! And, most helpful to others of similar minds...I.e. Old West stuff. Joe Rosa, too! I... more
Sharon ... you [all?] have the excuse of the vast distances ... we're crammed in over here ... always amused me that even after hearing four famous Liverpudlians in the sixties the only accent people ... more
Thanks for the lesson in PA Dutch, etc.
Re those accents in England, I've been reading a series of mysteries by Bruce Beckham, set in Cumbria's Lake District. He writes in the vernacular, but incl... more
Sharon ... He seems to have spent his early years in the Lake District, but now lives in Edinburgh ... I think
Mind you, which part of the Lake District is another thing ... since 1974 it's become ... more