After collapsing at the footplate of the last ever Taggart Transcontinental 'Comet' service, Eddie Willers expected to be rescued by his comrades to be taken to 'Galt's Gulch'. When help failed to arrive, he made his way to Tampico, Mexico to start life afresh. Eddie now lives as a peaceable merchant with his wife and baby daughter.
Eddie Willers is not a great man - but he is a good man. He is in the soul of every honest trader that seeks to interact with his fellows on a mutually benficial basis - without force or fraud.
He enjoys diverse interests and hobbies - just look at some of the Wiki contributions!
Original articles TV, Theatre & Film People
- Christine Glanville - Puppeteer for Gerry Anderson.
- Alfonso Bedoya - Mexican actor who didn't feel the need to show any 'steenking badges'.
- Bob Danvers-Walker - fruity voiced narrator of the British-Pathe newsreels.
- Habeas Corpus (play) - an Alan Bennett comedy.
- Mike Sammes - British session arranger.
- Val Parnell - British TV & Theatre impresario.
- Robert Urquhart (actor) and his 1961 appearance on Jango (TV series)
Writers & Books
- M.G. Scroggie - Scottish technical author.
- Frederick James Camm - English technical author and founder of Practical Wireless.
- What Happened to the Corbetts - 1938 novel by Nevil Shute.
- In the Wet, The Chequer Board, Requiem for a Wren, The Rainbow and the Rose, Landfall: A Channel Story, An Old Captivity, Beyond the Black Stump, Lonely Road - more Shute novels.
- Howard Jacobson - British writer.
- Adrift in Soho - Colin Wilson novel
- James Hawes (author) - British writer
- Tim Lott - British writer
- A Stone for Danny Fisher - early novel by Harold Robbins.
- Zenith Trans-Oceanic - A most famous radio.
- Eugene F. McDonald - the man responsible for the 'T/O'.
- Communications receiver - by way of explanation.
- FRG-7 - an excellent communications receiver by Yaesu.
- 1L6 - a vacuum tube that is made from Unobtainium.
- George Julius - inventor of the mechanical Totalisator.
- Murphy Radio - British radio manufacturer, now defunct.
- Hallicrafters - American radio company, now defunct.
- The Heartthrobs, an excellent British indie-rock band.
- Symphonic Dances (Grieg) - delightful Nordic music from Edvard Hagerup
- Jesse Garon And The Desperadoes - great Scottish jangle!
- James Honeyman-Scott - great founder guitarist of The Pretenders
- Amandititita, The Queen of Anarcho-Cumbia
Places, People & Companies
- Louis Ginglo - notable Canadian rower of admirable achievement.
- Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station, fondly remembered.
- Lady Bay Bridge, in Nottingham - more childhood memories.
- Rainbow (London) - sixties music venue in N4
- Hansa Tonstudio - famed hangout of Iggy Pop and David Bowie
- Mavis Tate - British politician
- John Player & Sons, Cigarette manufacturer of Nottingham.
- Silver Cross - British manufacturer of classic baby carriages.
- As well as meaningful contributions and expansions to such diverse topics as George Hersee, the famed appliances of the Zenith Electronics Corporation, Tampico, Francisco Gabilondo Soler, Mexico City radio Station XEW, George Zimmer, Computer Weekly, Cromemco, Jan Kerouac, List of British film studios, and others.
He also prowls the Cleanup lists looking for articles to nominate as AFD (yes, cleanup can include AFD), performs minor cleanups where he has knowledge and is a sworn enemy of 'postmodern jibberjabber'.