WH Smiths in Skipton

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WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Rodleydave » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:56 pm

I called in today to see no BFC books on the shelves which surprised me as there is a decent Burnley fan base in the town.
How many on UTC live in or near Skipton.

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby ClaretAndJew » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:06 pm

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Steve1956 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:10 pm

ClaretAndJew wrote:4

One died this morning 3

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby SammyBoy » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:11 pm

My girlfriend lives in a village between Skipton and Keighley. I was in the local pub there the other week watching some footy and spotted a couple of blokes in Leeds shirts, another in a Bradford City shirt and then by the pool table were a group of p*ssed up young lads chanting the Johann Gudmundsson song. A real mix!

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Steve1956 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:13 pm

All well and good,but did they actually live there?

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby SammyBoy » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:15 pm

I presume they were locals, Steeton's not exactly the sort of place you'd go for a day out.

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby tim_noone » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:28 pm

Steve1956 wrote:One died this morning 3

:lol:

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Hroogar » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:33 pm

Me

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Steve1956 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:41 pm

Hroogar wrote:Me

Did you know the fella that died?

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Vintage Claret » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:04 pm

Rodleydave wrote:I called in today to see no BFC books on the shelves which surprised me as there is a decent Burnley fan base in the town.
How many on UTC live in or near Skipton.


I think there is a decent Burnley fanbase there.

On one of our visits to Skipton when the street market was on we noticed a stall selling "keep calm and support Burnley" posters (along with a few other teams) so I purchased a couple of the Burnley ones to send to some ex pat Claret friends.

Anyway, after I'd paid and the lady was putting them in a bag for me I heard her remark to her fellow stallholder that they should have bought more of the Burnley ones as they were selling a lot quicker than the Leeds and Man Utd ones :D

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Dark Cloud » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:08 pm

All the BFC books there have been shoplifted and burned by Leeds fans. It's a purge

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Bosscat » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:19 pm

Rodleydave wrote:I called in today to see no BFC books on the shelves which surprised me as there is a decent Burnley fan base in the town.
How many on UTC live in or near Skipton.

12 miles away near Settle :D

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Im_not_Robbie_Blake » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:21 pm

I live in Skipton. I have supported Burnley for 50 years. I used to live slightly nearer to Burnley than I now do. Skipton is 18 miles from Burnley, Bradford is about the same and Leeds quite a bit further. There are at least 4 more Season TIcket holders living within 50 yards of me, and there are hundreds of us in the town. The same goes for Settle and all the villages between the two towns. It shouldn't be a surprise - we support our local team. I live next door to a Blackburn fan - he's a Skipton man but supports Rovers because his dad does, which is fair. A die-hard Guiseley fan lives nearby. I don't know any Leeds fans here but occasionally see their badge on cars. Lots of people wear Claret and Blue around town - it's rare to see anything else football-wise.
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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Steve1956 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:22 pm

:D Settle/ Royston Vasey

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Bosscat » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:30 pm

Steve1956 wrote::D Settle/ Royston Vasey

Local shops for local people.... :D

Note I said near Settle ;) not actually in Settle.

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby SMClaret » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:31 pm

Another from Skipton here!

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Bosscat » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:35 pm

Im_not_Robbie_Blake wrote:I live in Skipton. I have supported Burnley for 50 years. I used to live slightly nearer to Burnley than I now do. Skipton is 18 miles from Burnley, Bradford is about the same and Leeds quite a bit further. There are at least 4 more Season TIcket holders living within 50 yards of me, and there are hundreds of us in the town. The same goes for Settle and all the villages between the two towns. It shouldn't be a surprise - we support our local team. I live next door to a Blackburn fan - he's a Skipton man but supports Rovers because his dad does, which is fair. A die-hard Guiseley fan lives nearby. I don't know any Leeds fans here but occasionally see their badge on cars. Lots of people wear Claret and Blue around town - it's rare to see anything else football-wise.

Gargrave has a high proportion too as seen by the flag as you cross the canal on the Skipton side :D

4 season ticket holders in my Village plus a few other part timers...

In my local we have PNE, WBA, Blackpool, Leeds, Manure, Liverpool, Chelski. The ex - landlord of 'The Maypole Inn' Robert is a Coventry fan.... can be fun on a Saturday having a post match pint and the banter :)
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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Aclaret » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:56 pm

We spend a lot of the summer months in Austwick nr Settle, usually bump into the same claret in the Gamecock Inn.

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Bfc » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:05 pm

3 season ticket holders in the Bob Lord, I know of. 2 sat right behind me, plus Clarets books publisher, the Rev David Wiseman.

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Hroogar » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:17 pm

Steve1956 wrote:Did you know the fella that died?

No, I don't.
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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Steve1956 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:19 pm

Hroogar wrote:No, I don't.

:lol:

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Ilkley claret » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:20 pm

I also used to think it was odd, when driving back to Burnley after an away game via Skipton, the traffic police would be out in force at all the junctions, which I presumed was to stop Clarets fans stopping in Skipton for a few beers on the way home?

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby beddie » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:44 pm

Three more here Dave. There are a good number of both Burnley and Leeds fans in Skipton. Decent amount of Bradford fans also in town. W H Smiths in Skipton does normally have plenty of choice, perhaps their stock is currently low or have decided not to keep as many?

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Rodleydave » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:24 pm

They haven't had Burnley books for a while and its something to do with distribution and suppliers which seems to be complicated thing. Am hoping to rectify this along with the publisher of currently the Tim Quelch books, Phil Bird, and mine, plus the new Bob Lord that also involves Mike Smith. It just seems daft in there that you can see a decent range of football books, Merson, and all the usual suspects, but not a BFC book in sight.

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Rodleydave » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:11 pm

Anybody who calls in the shop, the manageress is called Charlie and it would help if you just happened to say to her it would be
good if you started to stock Burnley books.

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby tim_noone » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:24 pm

Rodleydave wrote:Anybody who calls in the shop, the manageress is called Charlie and it would help if you just happened to say to her it would be
good if you started to stock Burnley books.

Does he wear a dress?

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Bosscat » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:31 pm

tim_noone wrote:Does he wear a dress?

Thats a tad un-pc Tim :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby tim_noone » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:40 pm

Bosscat wrote:Thats a tad un-pc Tim :lol: :lol: :lol:

Not really ... Who's to say "Charlie" isn't a he? I'm not far off skipdale I may pop in. :)

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Foulthrow » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:04 pm

Didn’t there used to be a Skipton Clarets fan group?

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Spike » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:31 pm

Glass half full?

It could be good news because Claret’s have bought their entire stock!

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby paulus the woodgnome » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:57 pm

tim_noone wrote:Not really ... Who's to say "Charlie" isn't a he? I'm not far off skipdale I may pop in. :)


I would have thought a manageress is almost certainly female, Tim?

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Hendrickxz » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:59 am

I think the lack of books in there probably says a lot about WH Smith. Over the years it seems to have become a bit of a summat and nowt store, lagging behind the times and stuck in a rut. I think they rely on outlets in airports and railway stations to generate most of their profits. I am surprised that they seem to perfom well financially despite seemingly being stuck in the 70s and 80s (for thosof us who remember that far back). Nothing seems to have changed.

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby houseboy » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:11 am

tim_noone wrote:Not really ... Who's to say "Charlie" isn't a he? I'm not far off skipdale I may pop in. :)

My Staffy is called Charlie and he doesn't wear a dress. :D

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby claretblue » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:49 am

Im_not_Robbie_Blake wrote:I live in Skipton. I have supported Burnley for 50 years. I used to live slightly nearer to Burnley than I now do. Skipton is 18 miles from Burnley, Bradford is about the same and Leeds quite a bit further. There are at least 4 more Season TIcket holders living within 50 yards of me, and there are hundreds of us in the town. The same goes for Settle and all the villages between the two towns. It shouldn't be a surprise - we support our local team. I live next door to a Blackburn fan - he's a Skipton man but supports Rovers because his dad does, which is fair. A die-hard Guiseley fan lives nearby. I don't know any Leeds fans here but occasionally see their badge on cars. Lots of people wear Claret and Blue around town - it's rare to see anything else football-wise.


Hi Brian...up the Clarets! ;)

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Rodleydave » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:14 pm

post 32 Hendrick there is a decent selection of sports books in there, couple of shelves of football books, but just no Burnley books

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Yorkiclaret » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:30 pm

I'm from Skipton and followed the clarets for over 55years, there are more Burnley fans in Skipton than the other teams.
Gargrave has a big following as well with around 15 that go away with Earby clarets most games.
All the local villages around, Embsay, Cononley, Cross Hills etc have a large fan base, so even though we are in Yorkshire, Burnley is the No 1 to us.

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Im_not_Robbie_Blake » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:33 pm

claretblue wrote:Hi Brian...up the Clarets! ;)



Hello Neil. Life isn't the same since that red van disappeared!
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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby mikeS » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:39 pm

WH Smith’s in Burnley had a couple of copies of the updated Clarets Chrinicles 2018 on the counter this morning right next to the Creme eggs and Lottery Tickets!

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Bosscat » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:07 pm

mikeS wrote:WH Smith’s in Burnley had a couple of copies of the updated Clarets Chrinicles 2018 on the counter this morning right next to the Creme eggs and Lottery Tickets!

"Clarets Chrinicles" I don't wish to Croticle abowt yor speeling ;)

Am only joshing wth you m8 :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Quickenthetempo » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:24 pm

Yorkiclaret wrote:I'm from Skipton and followed the clarets for over 55years, there are more Burnley fans in Skipton than the other teams.
Gargrave has a big following as well with around 15 that go away with Earby clarets most games.
All the local villages around, Embsay, Cononley, Cross Hills etc have a large fan base, so even though we are in Yorkshire, Burnley is the No 1 to us.

My teenage lads live in Crossflatts and have persuaded quite a few other kids to become clarets.
Big Burnley flags on a house in East Riddlesden and the owners of a pub in Cononley are ST holders.
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Re: WH Smiths in Skipton

Postby Bin Ont Turf » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:32 pm

Even SkiptonClaret on here, is not really a Burnley fan.

:D


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