Friday, March 24, 2006

At home with the Darbyshires

By common consent in the Lib Dem blogosphere, there's just one place to point you to tonight.

If you ain't never read the Darbyshires, you ain't never read nothing like this.


Angus J Huck said...

Wow! This lady has an ego to match George Galloway and Steve Pound squared!

The low incidence of typos suggests she was stone-cold sober when she wrote it, and that is worrying. The constant repetition of irrational grievances points to a disturbed personality. One of these days her husband will get so sick of hearing it that he'll tell her to "shut it" in no uncertain terms.

Darbishires come from Coniston. One of the best known of their number is Stephen Darbishire, a moderately talented Lakeland artist. Stephen is noted not so much for his paintings, but for the photograph he took of a UFO over the Old Man of Coniston at the age of 14 in the early 1950s.

Believe it or not, on the very same night that I was researching my Huck forebears on the internet, I did a Google on Stephen Darbishire and discovered that he owns a holiday cottage right in the middle of a valley which contained a total of 5 Huck farms in the early 19th century.

And that tube journey reminds me somewhat eerily of a TV interview with the gay rights campaigner and entrepreneur, Brian Darbishire. Yes, Mr Darbishire was seated on a train running from Waterloo to Clapham Junction. "Just imagine what we get up to in the train toilets on this short trip him." Sorry, Mr Darbishire. I'd rather not.

Is my destiny somehow inextricably linked with this obsessional attention seeker of a woman who once called me "crazy"?

A scary thought.

Duncan Darbishire said...

Actually Darb-y-shire and Darb-i-shire are not related families, the latter are spread all over the world and originate in Bolton!

Duncan Darbishire said...

ps Actually the Coniston Darbishires are descended from John Bright - a pretty good Lib Dem pedigree!