Police hunt driver of Christmas Day crash

Rebaz Hussain

Rebaz Hussain

First published in Melksham

Wiltshire Police are searching for the driver of the car which crashed in Melksham on Christmas Day, killing one man.

Rebaz Hussain, who is 27 and originally from Iraq, was taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath with abdominal injuries and later discharged.

Sgt Barrie Card of the Wiltshire Police Serious Collision Investigation Team (SCIT) said: “Following our initial enquiries we are now in a position to interview Mr Hussain as the driver of the vehicle.

“We are concerned that we have not been able to make contact with Mr Hussain following his discharge from the RUH. As a result we are now extremely keen to locate him.

“He is known to have lived at a number of addresses in Chippenham and Melksham over the past couple of years and to have worked at a fast food outlet in Melksham as well as hand car washes in both towns.

“We have visited all the known addresses and locations but friends and colleagues say he has not been seen since Christmas Day.

“We are now appealing for anyone who knows of his whereabouts, or who may be in contact with him, to get in touch with us.

“We would also appeal to Mr Hussain to make contact with us at the earliest opportunity.

“Anyone who saw the blue Audi A6, registration number FV02 UGU, and the five occupants in Chippenham town centre at around 3am on Christmas Day, or who then saw the car travelling from Chippenham to Melksham, is also asked to make contact.”

The car collided with the wall outside Cooper Tires at the junction of Old Broughton Road and Bath Road in Melksham at 3.33am.

He and his four passengers were taken by ambulance to the RUH. Shortly after arrival, one of the passengers, Nerijus Partikas, died from his injuries.

Another passenger, a 23-year-old man, was transferred from the RUH to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol with internal injuries. His condition is described as stable in the high dependency unit.

The other two passengers were treated at the RUH and discharged on Boxing Day.

A post mortem examination has taken place and an inquest was formally opened and adjourned by the Avon and Somerset Coroner.

Mr Partikas was originally from Lithuania where his family still live.

Sgt Card said: “A Wiltshire Police family liaison officer is in regular touch with the Lithuanian Embassy in London to ensure that the victim’s family are fully supported as they come to terms with their tragic loss.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Wiltshire Police on 101 and ask for the Serious Collision Investigation Team. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers UK anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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6:35am Sat 12 Jan 13

old 'arry says...

Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham?
Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham? old 'arry
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6:36am Sat 12 Jan 13

old 'arry says...

Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham?
Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham? old 'arry
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11:01am Sat 12 Jan 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

How would one determine an Englishman by sight only?
How would one determine an Englishman by sight only? Mrs Donnyfly
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8:13am Sun 13 Jan 13

old 'arry says...

I won't go into the PC argument - sufficient to say that being ENGLISH and merely being the holder of a UK passport are enormously different. I see the passenger he killed was a Lithuanian - why on earth would he end up (literally) living in Melksham?
I won't go into the PC argument - sufficient to say that being ENGLISH and merely being the holder of a UK passport are enormously different. I see the passenger he killed was a Lithuanian - why on earth would he end up (literally) living in Melksham? old 'arry
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9:25am Sun 13 Jan 13

notscot says...

old 'arry wrote:
I won't go into the PC argument - sufficient to say that being ENGLISH and merely being the holder of a UK passport are enormously different. I see the passenger he killed was a Lithuanian - why on earth would he end up (literally) living in Melksham?
So - we can't have the Scots, the Irish or the Welsh living in Melksham?
Or the Aussies, the South Africans, the Kiwis, the Kenyans, the Americans or Canadians? The French shouldn't be there, along with the Italians, Turks, Germans, Greeks and Spanish?
After all - there are ENGLISH people living in those countries - why do you believe people from those countries shouldn't come here?
Unless of course you mean those who come here only to scam the benefit system and the general population. In which case - say so. (Most of the nation would agree with you. INCLUDING the hard-working, tax-paying immigrants.)
But if you believe England is only for the English - do you mean the 3rd-generation non-workers who are allowed to bleed the country dry with their benefit entitlements for the half a dozen kids, 3 staffies and a fully supported brand new 3-bed house that they'll trash within months?
Yes - there are a shedload of "English" I'd like to "trade-in" for some immigrants.
[quote][p][bold]old 'arry[/bold] wrote: I won't go into the PC argument - sufficient to say that being ENGLISH and merely being the holder of a UK passport are enormously different. I see the passenger he killed was a Lithuanian - why on earth would he end up (literally) living in Melksham?[/p][/quote]So - we can't have the Scots, the Irish or the Welsh living in Melksham? Or the Aussies, the South Africans, the Kiwis, the Kenyans, the Americans or Canadians? The French shouldn't be there, along with the Italians, Turks, Germans, Greeks and Spanish? After all - there are ENGLISH people living in those countries - why do you believe people from those countries shouldn't come here? Unless of course you mean those who come here only to scam the benefit system and the general population. In which case - say so. (Most of the nation would agree with you. INCLUDING the hard-working, tax-paying immigrants.) But if you believe England is only for the English - do you mean the 3rd-generation non-workers who are allowed to bleed the country dry with their benefit entitlements for the half a dozen kids, 3 staffies and a fully supported brand new 3-bed house that they'll trash within months? Yes - there are a shedload of "English" I'd like to "trade-in" for some immigrants. notscot
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9:47am Sun 13 Jan 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

odd 'arry, I bet if you traced your family history you will come to someone who wasn't English. Just how many people in this country do you think are pure English?
odd 'arry, I bet if you traced your family history you will come to someone who wasn't English. Just how many people in this country do you think are pure English? Mrs Donnyfly
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4:16pm Sun 13 Jan 13

beetawix says...

Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
odd 'arry, I bet if you traced your family history you will come to someone who wasn't English. Just how many people in this country do you think are pure English?
hence to quote old 'arry, Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham? 😀
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: odd 'arry, I bet if you traced your family history you will come to someone who wasn't English. Just how many people in this country do you think are pure English?[/p][/quote]hence to quote old 'arry, Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham? 😀 beetawix
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11:24pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

beetawix wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
odd 'arry, I bet if you traced your family history you will come to someone who wasn't English. Just how many people in this country do you think are pure English?
hence to quote old 'arry, Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham? 😀
Yes probably.... in about 1214.
[quote][p][bold]beetawix[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: odd 'arry, I bet if you traced your family history you will come to someone who wasn't English. Just how many people in this country do you think are pure English?[/p][/quote]hence to quote old 'arry, Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham? 😀[/p][/quote]Yes probably.... in about 1214. Mrs Donnyfly
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7:14am Mon 14 Jan 13

old 'arry says...

notscot wrote:
old 'arry wrote:
I won't go into the PC argument - sufficient to say that being ENGLISH and merely being the holder of a UK passport are enormously different. I see the passenger he killed was a Lithuanian - why on earth would he end up (literally) living in Melksham?
So - we can't have the Scots, the Irish or the Welsh living in Melksham?
Or the Aussies, the South Africans, the Kiwis, the Kenyans, the Americans or Canadians? The French shouldn't be there, along with the Italians, Turks, Germans, Greeks and Spanish?
After all - there are ENGLISH people living in those countries - why do you believe people from those countries shouldn't come here?
Unless of course you mean those who come here only to scam the benefit system and the general population. In which case - say so. (Most of the nation would agree with you. INCLUDING the hard-working, tax-paying immigrants.)
But if you believe England is only for the English - do you mean the 3rd-generation non-workers who are allowed to bleed the country dry with their benefit entitlements for the half a dozen kids, 3 staffies and a fully supported brand new 3-bed house that they'll trash within months?
Yes - there are a shedload of "English" I'd like to "trade-in" for some immigrants.
You said it. "those who come here only to scam the benefit system and the general population." For example, an Iraqi asylum seeker. UN agreements are that these should seek asylm in the first safe country to which they come. UK is geographically one of the LAST countries they would reach, having crossed turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy or Autria, Germany, France ......to reach UK where the handouts are biggest.
[quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]old 'arry[/bold] wrote: I won't go into the PC argument - sufficient to say that being ENGLISH and merely being the holder of a UK passport are enormously different. I see the passenger he killed was a Lithuanian - why on earth would he end up (literally) living in Melksham?[/p][/quote]So - we can't have the Scots, the Irish or the Welsh living in Melksham? Or the Aussies, the South Africans, the Kiwis, the Kenyans, the Americans or Canadians? The French shouldn't be there, along with the Italians, Turks, Germans, Greeks and Spanish? After all - there are ENGLISH people living in those countries - why do you believe people from those countries shouldn't come here? Unless of course you mean those who come here only to scam the benefit system and the general population. In which case - say so. (Most of the nation would agree with you. INCLUDING the hard-working, tax-paying immigrants.) But if you believe England is only for the English - do you mean the 3rd-generation non-workers who are allowed to bleed the country dry with their benefit entitlements for the half a dozen kids, 3 staffies and a fully supported brand new 3-bed house that they'll trash within months? Yes - there are a shedload of "English" I'd like to "trade-in" for some immigrants.[/p][/quote]You said it. "those who come here only to scam the benefit system and the general population." For example, an Iraqi asylum seeker. UN agreements are that these should seek asylm in the first safe country to which they come. UK is geographically one of the LAST countries they would reach, having crossed turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy or Autria, Germany, France ......to reach UK where the handouts are biggest. old 'arry
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7:46am Mon 14 Jan 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

I personally don't know of any foreign national who has come here purely to scam the benefit system. The Sun and the Daily Mail tell me there are many and there probably are. If so, then surely that is the fault of the system itself, not the person taking advantage of it.
I personally don't know of any foreign national who has come here purely to scam the benefit system. The Sun and the Daily Mail tell me there are many and there probably are. If so, then surely that is the fault of the system itself, not the person taking advantage of it. Mrs Donnyfly
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8:09am Mon 14 Jan 13

beetawix says...

old 'arry..., Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham? 😀

mrs donnyfly..Yes probably.... in about 1214.

maybe 1 or 2 lurk still in ye olde Forest.
old 'arry..., Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham? 😀 mrs donnyfly..Yes probably.... in about 1214. maybe 1 or 2 lurk still in ye olde Forest. beetawix
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1:03pm Mon 14 Jan 13

notscot says...

Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
I personally don't know of any foreign national who has come here purely to scam the benefit system. The Sun and the Daily Mail tell me there are many and there probably are. If so, then surely that is the fault of the system itself, not the person taking advantage of it.
People are responsible for their own actions. If they steal or scam it's because they choose to - which makes them criminals, not victims.
Like the foreign nationals who steal purses/bags from the elderly. The foreign nationals who carry out the gold jewellery scams. The foreign nationals who carry out insurance scams.
They aren't the victims - those they scam are - it doesn't matter if it's a person or a system they steal from.
(They don't live on the streets, either. They're housed and supported within days of arrival.)
They don't steal and cheat as a "second job" - that's how they "earn" their living.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: I personally don't know of any foreign national who has come here purely to scam the benefit system. The Sun and the Daily Mail tell me there are many and there probably are. If so, then surely that is the fault of the system itself, not the person taking advantage of it.[/p][/quote]People are responsible for their own actions. If they steal or scam it's because they choose to - which makes them criminals, not victims. Like the foreign nationals who steal purses/bags from the elderly. The foreign nationals who carry out the gold jewellery scams. The foreign nationals who carry out insurance scams. They aren't the victims - those they scam are - it doesn't matter if it's a person or a system they steal from. (They don't live on the streets, either. They're housed and supported within days of arrival.) They don't steal and cheat as a "second job" - that's how they "earn" their living. notscot
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1:13pm Mon 14 Jan 13

notscot says...

Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
beetawix wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
odd 'arry, I bet if you traced your family history you will come to someone who wasn't English. Just how many people in this country do you think are pure English?
hence to quote old 'arry, Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham? 😀
Yes probably.... in about 1214.
Mrs D. - the Romans arrived in 50-odd AD - perhaps there were no Englishmen left by 1214?
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beetawix[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: odd 'arry, I bet if you traced your family history you will come to someone who wasn't English. Just how many people in this country do you think are pure English?[/p][/quote]hence to quote old 'arry, Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham? 😀[/p][/quote]Yes probably.... in about 1214.[/p][/quote]Mrs D. - the Romans arrived in 50-odd AD - perhaps there were no Englishmen left by 1214? notscot
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7:57pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

notscot wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
beetawix wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
odd 'arry, I bet if you traced your family history you will come to someone who wasn't English. Just how many people in this country do you think are pure English?
hence to quote old 'arry, Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham? 😀
Yes probably.... in about 1214.
Mrs D. - the Romans arrived in 50-odd AD - perhaps there were no Englishmen left by 1214?
Weren't the inhabitants of these islands in Roman times Celts and Britons? I thought the term English derived from the Angles and Saxons who invaded in the 5th century and dispossessed the Celts etc. of their land. I think it's fair to say there would have still been some English in the country in the 13th century only a couple of hundred years after the Norman Conquest.
[quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beetawix[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: odd 'arry, I bet if you traced your family history you will come to someone who wasn't English. Just how many people in this country do you think are pure English?[/p][/quote]hence to quote old 'arry, Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham? 😀[/p][/quote]Yes probably.... in about 1214.[/p][/quote]Mrs D. - the Romans arrived in 50-odd AD - perhaps there were no Englishmen left by 1214?[/p][/quote]Weren't the inhabitants of these islands in Roman times Celts and Britons? I thought the term English derived from the Angles and Saxons who invaded in the 5th century and dispossessed the Celts etc. of their land. I think it's fair to say there would have still been some English in the country in the 13th century only a couple of hundred years after the Norman Conquest. Mrs Donnyfly
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12:07am Tue 15 Jan 13

notscot says...

Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
notscot wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
beetawix wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
odd 'arry, I bet if you traced your family history you will come to someone who wasn't English. Just how many people in this country do you think are pure English?
hence to quote old 'arry, Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham? 😀
Yes probably.... in about 1214.
Mrs D. - the Romans arrived in 50-odd AD - perhaps there were no Englishmen left by 1214?
Weren't the inhabitants of these islands in Roman times Celts and Britons? I thought the term English derived from the Angles and Saxons who invaded in the 5th century and dispossessed the Celts etc. of their land. I think it's fair to say there would have still been some English in the country in the 13th century only a couple of hundred years after the Norman Conquest.
Come on people - any more of this and we'll be ostracised by the EDL & the BNP.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beetawix[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: odd 'arry, I bet if you traced your family history you will come to someone who wasn't English. Just how many people in this country do you think are pure English?[/p][/quote]hence to quote old 'arry, Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham? 😀[/p][/quote]Yes probably.... in about 1214.[/p][/quote]Mrs D. - the Romans arrived in 50-odd AD - perhaps there were no Englishmen left by 1214?[/p][/quote]Weren't the inhabitants of these islands in Roman times Celts and Britons? I thought the term English derived from the Angles and Saxons who invaded in the 5th century and dispossessed the Celts etc. of their land. I think it's fair to say there would have still been some English in the country in the 13th century only a couple of hundred years after the Norman Conquest.[/p][/quote]Come on people - any more of this and we'll be ostracised by the EDL & the BNP. notscot
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1:17am Tue 15 Jan 13

yeold6x says...

what about the people who can appartently trace their DNA ancestry back to the cave dwellers of Cheddar and Wooky hole are they true English being here since circa 10,000bc?
what about the people who can appartently trace their DNA ancestry back to the cave dwellers of Cheddar and Wooky hole are they true English being here since circa 10,000bc? yeold6x
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6:05am Tue 15 Jan 13

old 'arry says...

notscot wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
beetawix wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
odd 'arry, I bet if you traced your family history you will come to someone who wasn't English. Just how many people in this country do you think are pure English?
hence to quote old 'arry, Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham? 😀
Yes probably.... in about 1214.
Mrs D. - the Romans arrived in 50-odd AD - perhaps there were no Englishmen left by 1214?
Congrats on getting it correct!!! The Roman army, the finest major fighting force in history, arrived in 43 AD under Emperor Claudius, which means that given that it was 2000 years ago your "50-odd AD" is pretty much dead-on. So many people think it was with Caesar in 55BC - that was just a reconnaissance raid, and the resistance was such that it took a century to come back.


43 under Emperor Claudius
[quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beetawix[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: odd 'arry, I bet if you traced your family history you will come to someone who wasn't English. Just how many people in this country do you think are pure English?[/p][/quote]hence to quote old 'arry, Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham? 😀[/p][/quote]Yes probably.... in about 1214.[/p][/quote]Mrs D. - the Romans arrived in 50-odd AD - perhaps there were no Englishmen left by 1214?[/p][/quote]Congrats on getting it correct!!! The Roman army, the finest major fighting force in history, arrived in 43 AD under Emperor Claudius, which means that given that it was 2000 years ago your "50-odd AD" is pretty much dead-on. So many people think it was with Caesar in 55BC - that was just a reconnaissance raid, and the resistance was such that it took a century to come back. 43 under Emperor Claudius old 'arry
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6:08am Tue 15 Jan 13

old 'arry says...

yeold6x wrote:
what about the people who can appartently trace their DNA ancestry back to the cave dwellers of Cheddar and Wooky hole are they true English being here since circa 10,000bc?
Oh, let's not rush these decisions yeold6x!
[quote][p][bold]yeold6x[/bold] wrote: what about the people who can appartently trace their DNA ancestry back to the cave dwellers of Cheddar and Wooky hole are they true English being here since circa 10,000bc?[/p][/quote]Oh, let's not rush these decisions yeold6x! old 'arry
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6:14am Tue 15 Jan 13

old 'arry says...

notscot wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
notscot wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
beetawix wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
odd 'arry, I bet if you traced your family history you will come to someone who wasn't English. Just how many people in this country do you think are pure English?
hence to quote old 'arry, Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham? 😀
Yes probably.... in about 1214.
Mrs D. - the Romans arrived in 50-odd AD - perhaps there were no Englishmen left by 1214?
Weren't the inhabitants of these islands in Roman times Celts and Britons? I thought the term English derived from the Angles and Saxons who invaded in the 5th century and dispossessed the Celts etc. of their land. I think it's fair to say there would have still been some English in the country in the 13th century only a couple of hundred years after the Norman Conquest.
Come on people - any more of this and we'll be ostracised by the EDL & the BNP.
Yes, they were Celts, but the Romans called them all "Britons". I often try to imagine a Roman Centurion sitting in the sun on the terrace of his villa in Italy, wondering how to tell his wife they've been posted to Hadrian's Wall. (I know in theory they were not allowed to marry but in practice they did)
"Oh you'll like it their dear, it's never too hot and they have some lovelt blue make-up for the body".
[quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beetawix[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: odd 'arry, I bet if you traced your family history you will come to someone who wasn't English. Just how many people in this country do you think are pure English?[/p][/quote]hence to quote old 'arry, Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham? 😀[/p][/quote]Yes probably.... in about 1214.[/p][/quote]Mrs D. - the Romans arrived in 50-odd AD - perhaps there were no Englishmen left by 1214?[/p][/quote]Weren't the inhabitants of these islands in Roman times Celts and Britons? I thought the term English derived from the Angles and Saxons who invaded in the 5th century and dispossessed the Celts etc. of their land. I think it's fair to say there would have still been some English in the country in the 13th century only a couple of hundred years after the Norman Conquest.[/p][/quote]Come on people - any more of this and we'll be ostracised by the EDL & the BNP.[/p][/quote]Yes, they were Celts, but the Romans called them all "Britons". I often try to imagine a Roman Centurion sitting in the sun on the terrace of his villa in Italy, wondering how to tell his wife they've been posted to Hadrian's Wall. (I know in theory they were not allowed to marry but in practice they did) "Oh you'll like it their dear, it's never too hot and they have some lovelt blue make-up for the body". old 'arry
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9:33am Tue 15 Jan 13

beetawix says...

notscot wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
notscot wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
beetawix wrote:
Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
odd 'arry, I bet if you traced your family history you will come to someone who wasn't English. Just how many people in this country do you think are pure English?
hence to quote old 'arry, Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham? 😀
Yes probably.... in about 1214.
Mrs D. - the Romans arrived in 50-odd AD - perhaps there were no Englishmen left by 1214?
Weren't the inhabitants of these islands in Roman times Celts and Britons? I thought the term English derived from the Angles and Saxons who invaded in the 5th century and dispossessed the Celts etc. of their land. I think it's fair to say there would have still been some English in the country in the 13th century only a couple of hundred years after the Norman Conquest.
Come on people - any more of this and we'll be ostracised by the EDL & the BNP.
yeold6x asked
what about people who can appartently trace their DNA ancestry back to the cave dwellers of Cheddar and Wooky hole are they true English being here since circa 10,000bc?



if their entire acestry and both parentsl lived in those caves, then yes.
[quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notscot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]beetawix[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: odd 'arry, I bet if you traced your family history you will come to someone who wasn't English. Just how many people in this country do you think are pure English?[/p][/quote]hence to quote old 'arry, Is it true that someone once saw an Englishman in Melksham? 😀[/p][/quote]Yes probably.... in about 1214.[/p][/quote]Mrs D. - the Romans arrived in 50-odd AD - perhaps there were no Englishmen left by 1214?[/p][/quote]Weren't the inhabitants of these islands in Roman times Celts and Britons? I thought the term English derived from the Angles and Saxons who invaded in the 5th century and dispossessed the Celts etc. of their land. I think it's fair to say there would have still been some English in the country in the 13th century only a couple of hundred years after the Norman Conquest.[/p][/quote]Come on people - any more of this and we'll be ostracised by the EDL & the BNP.[/p][/quote]yeold6x asked what about people who can appartently trace their DNA ancestry back to the cave dwellers of Cheddar and Wooky hole are they true English being here since circa 10,000bc? if their entire acestry and both parentsl lived in those caves, then yes. beetawix
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7:26pm Tue 15 Jan 13

Not Kate Price says...

Mrs Donnyfly wrote:
How would one determine an Englishman by sight only?
No idea, however, they always make a point of closing the gate after they burgle you - unfortunately,if you forgot to buy your lucky heather from your last romany visitor you will probably have lost your gate by now
[quote][p][bold]Mrs Donnyfly[/bold] wrote: How would one determine an Englishman by sight only?[/p][/quote]No idea, however, they always make a point of closing the gate after they burgle you - unfortunately,if you forgot to buy your lucky heather from your last romany visitor you will probably have lost your gate by now Not Kate Price
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