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Queen & Ace of Spades

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:52 pm
by lsrdatabase
Hi all,
I was asked this on my Rainbow Forum, I was wondering what the BBP Forum have to say.

<We all know the story, but what evidence (if any) is their to confirm the fact that Donald Campbell played THE ACE OF SPADES the night of January 3rd 1967 ?>

lsrdatabase

Re: Queen & Ace of Spades

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:24 am
by rob565uk
Mike Bull wrote:
what evidence (if any) is their to confirm the fact that Donald Campbell played THE ACE OF SPADES
To be honest, I had no idea he was into Motorhead! :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Queen & Ace of Spades

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:46 pm
by Renegadenemo
Awww, they're all laughing at you, Fred. Welcome to my world...

I was once introduced to an old-timer who was allegedly involved in the same card game but it was at the funeral so my civic duty as box-carrier got in the way of questioning said individual. Seems to have a grain of truth but then if you played cards for an hour or two you'd doubtless meet all the cards sooner or later anyway.

Re: Queen & Ace of Spades

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:11 pm
by lsrdatabase
Aw, that's alright Bill,

Over the years I've been wound-up by experts, it usually runs off mine like it runs off a ducks back. Anyway while their taking the p . . s out of me, their leaving some other poor sod alone.

I've got a thick skin, you have to with a name like Fred.

Regards to all, Fred

Re: Queen & Ace of Spades

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:45 pm
by rob565uk
I should be nice to Fred anyway - he has promised me signed copy #1 of the outstanding Three Cheers print....which I think makes me very lucky :D

Re: Queen & Ace of Spades

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:06 pm
by DMCK7 Fan
OK then, while we are talking about taking the p**s, I think it's time I owned up about something......... then again, NAH !

Re: Queen & Ace of Spades

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:08 pm
by f1steveuk
The story was that DC was playing patience, so who ever was "involved " in the game sounds a touch dodgy!

Leo told me Donald told him it had happened, but that he himself didn't see it. He also told me he told Donald, "well if you did, you'd better not run, that's if you believe that @#*[email protected]!"

Re: Queen & Ace of Spades

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:55 pm
by jonwrightk7
i agree with that. its true or or its not, enough said

Re: Queen & Ace of Spades

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:51 pm
by KW Mitchell
lsrdatabase wrote:--------- but what evidence (if any) is their to confirm the fact that Donald Campbell played THE ACE OF SPADES the night of January 3rd 1967 ?>

lsrdatabase
I think the most authoritative evidence is that of Arthur Knowles in The Bluebird Years (P.136). He says the story was confirmed to him by David Benson and Keith Harrison (very reliable witnesses).

In a form of Russian Patience, DMC turned-up the Ace of Spades followed by the Queen of Spades, the significance being that Mary Queen of Scots had dealt such the night before she was beheaded. The significance on someone deeply superstitious and in the context of that particular evening, can only be imagined.

Re: Queen & Ace of Spades

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:07 pm
by DMCK7 Fan
KW Mitchell wrote: In a form of Russian Patience, DMC turned-up the Ace of Spades followed by the Queen of Spades, the significance being that Mary Queen of Scots had dealt such the night before she was beheaded. The significance on someone deeply superstitious and in the context of that particular evening, can only be imagined.
Believe it or not BUT Donald Campbell was a member of a club called "The Ace Of Spades".


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Donald at THE ACE OF SPADES club