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Sweep
07-08-2009, 05:55 PM
Ronald Biggs was born 8th August 1929.

Great Train robbery on 8th August 1963.

Being released on 8th August 2009.

R2x1
07-08-2009, 06:09 PM
The whole thing is a bit mythical, it wasn't a particularly great train. Fairly ordinary for those days actually.

Cicero
07-08-2009, 06:11 PM
The whole thing is a bit mythical, it wasn't a particularly great train. Fairly ordinary for those days actually.

As usual,wrong end of the stick K9.

gary67
07-08-2009, 06:59 PM
Should of just shot him

Sweep
07-08-2009, 08:15 PM
The whole thing is a bit mythical, it wasn't a particularly great train. Fairly ordinary for those days actually.

2.6 million pounds were taken.

$75,000,000 in todays' money.

Mythical?

So you suspect it did not happen?

Poppa John
07-08-2009, 09:07 PM
The whole thing is a bit mythical, it wasn't a particularly great train. Fairly ordinary for those days actually.

Sweep...R2x1 is implying Briggs stole the train, not the money. PJ

Sweep
07-08-2009, 09:32 PM
Sweep...R2x1 is implying Briggs stole the train, not the money. PJ

:-) I guessed that. I wonder where the train got parked!

Winston001
07-08-2009, 09:37 PM
Biggs was a two-bit thief who played a minor part in the actual robbery.

Jack Mills the train driver was beaten about the head with an iron bar, never really recovered, never worked again and died seven years later.

I find the romanticising of Biggs - who has never shown any remorse - to be sickening.

Sweep
07-08-2009, 09:47 PM
Biggs was a two-bit thief who played a minor part in the actual robbery.

Jack Mills the train driver was beaten about the head with an iron bar, never really recovered, never worked again and died seven years later.

I find the romanticising of Biggs - who has never shown any remorse - to be sickening.

Agreed. No remorse shown at all to this day which is why he has not been paroled earlier.

He lived the life of Riley in South America for many years before going back to the UK.

gary67
07-08-2009, 10:07 PM
I don't know why the authorities didn't just send a hit man to take are of him years ago. I'm sure it could have been done successfully back in the 60's and would have cost a hell of a lot less than all those years of court costs trying to extradite him.

R2x1
07-08-2009, 10:59 PM
I don't know why the authorities didn't just send a hit man to take are of him years ago. I'm sure it could have been done successfully back in the 60's and would have cost a hell of a lot less than all those years of court costs trying to extradite him.

They sent a crack team from Lucas. Two shot the other two, then strangled each other. The operation was delared a success and the corpses plus two corgis were knighted.

prefect
07-08-2009, 11:03 PM
Just a violent unrepentant criminal. I hope he gets his ass prodded in hell.
I wonder if trains had Lucas electrics?

Cicero
07-08-2009, 11:03 PM
Should of just shot him

have shot him!

gary67
08-08-2009, 10:00 AM
I stand corrected (puts D hat on and stands in corner for 10 seconds)

martynz
08-08-2009, 11:52 PM
have shot him!

Shot him!!!
What for? I don't think he was the crim who hit the train-driver.

Martynz

Twelvevolts
09-08-2009, 12:06 AM
His brief appearance in the Sex Pistols was at least mildly amusing . . . .

God save the Sex Pistols they're a bunch of wholesome blokes
They just like wearing filthy clothes and swapping filthy jokes
God save television keep the programmes pure
God save William Grundy from falling in manure

Ronnie Biggs was doing time until he done a bunk
Now he says he's seen the light and he sold his soul to punk

God save Martin Boorman and nazis on the run
They wasn't being wicked God that was their idea of fun
God save Myra Hindley God save Ian Brady
Even though he's horrible and she ain't what you call a lady

Ronnie Biggs was doing time until he done a bunk
Now he says he's seen the light and he sold his soul to punk
Ronnie Biggs was doing time until he done a bunk
Now he says he's seen the light and he sold his soul to punk

God save politicians God save our friends the pigs
God save Idi Amin and god save Ronald Biggs
God save all us sinners God save your blackest sheep
God save the good samaritan and god save the worthless creep

Ronnie Biggs was doing time until he done a bunk
Now he says he's seen the light and he sold his soul to punk
Ronnie Biggs was doing time until he done a bunk
Now he says he's seen the light and he sold his soul to punk
Sold his soul Sold his soul Sold his soul to punk

prefect
09-08-2009, 10:01 AM
Shot him!!!
What for? I don't think he was the crim who hit the train-driver.

Martynz
If you are part of a filthy scum gang doing a holdup up, the whole gang is responsible for any bashing.
Should be like in usa, in some states the accessory like the driver is executed for any subsequent murder caused by the members of the criminal enterprise.

feersumendjinn
09-08-2009, 10:11 AM
If he recovers from his illness, will they put him back inside? ;)

somebody
09-08-2009, 10:46 AM
If he recovers from his illness, will they put him back inside? ;)

Why didn't they just leave him to die in jail? There are plenty of deserving people who could be making use of the medical care he's getting.

Cicero
09-08-2009, 11:01 AM
Why didn't they cut him up into little pieces and feed him to the fish's?

Sue
09-08-2009, 06:52 PM
Ban the Bomb, Beatles and Biggs, just a part of the mid sixties UK history.
Yes I was there then ..

Sue
09-08-2009, 07:00 PM
Why didn't they just leave him to die in jail? There are plenty of deserving people who could be making use of the medical care he's getting.

You want to pay Prison Correction Officers to sit in a hospital on 12 hour shifts ~ go for it.

R2x1
09-08-2009, 07:15 PM
No need for guards, just de-limb Biggs.