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#1 by Sheldonboy , Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:19 pm

I have just picked this little gem up off the telly.

We have all heard of smugglers. It was done mainly by sailors. Some of them wore High boots with plenty of room, they used to hide contraband down the legs of these boots and that's where we get the term BOOTLEGGING.


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#2 by denniscarole ( deleted ) , Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:41 pm

Brilliant but what do they call women who smuggle items in their bras ( Bounty Bras )


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#3 by Sheldonboy , Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:47 pm

Most of the women I know wouldn't have much room for a lot.


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#4 by denniscarole ( deleted ) , Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:51 pm

Do you live in Africa


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#5 by Sheldonboy , Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:56 pm

No it just seems like it.


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#6 by Voltman , Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:55 am

I saw the same program.
What surprises me is that Cornwall attracts so many visitors who are interested in the history of smuggling in the area. They were a bunch of criminals and there's nothing worth seeing.


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#7 by Sheldonboy , Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:57 pm

criminals they may have been Volty, but they were robbing the Government. I would love to be doing that now.


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#8 by Voltman , Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:57 pm

It only means the rest of us would have to pay more tax to make up the shortfall.


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#9 by Sheldonboy , Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:04 am

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #8
It only means the rest of us would have to pay more tax to make up the shortfall.


No you wouldnt you would hide in your wardrobe


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#10 by Voltman , Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:28 pm

The final resting place of many a smuggled dram.


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#11 by Voltman , Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:04 am

Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #7
criminals they may have been Volty, but they were robbing the Government. I would love to be doing that now.

So you must be a big fan of R. Biggs and the rest of his thieving mates then?


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#12 by Sheldonboy , Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:21 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #11
Quote: Sheldonboy wrote in post #7
criminals they may have been Volty, but they were robbing the Government. I would love to be doing that now.

So you must be a big fan of R. Biggs and the rest of his thieving mates then?

Certainly not, Biggs and his mob were thugs. He is where he belongs now NO sympathy from me.


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