Walter Burton? Walter Burton!! I posted a link …

Comment posted And have you heard: ‘Argyll and Bute – the NeverSeconds Song’ by Simon.

Walter Burton? Walter Burton!! I posted a link to this days ago!!

And nobody said thanks.

Simon also commented

  • See Crazy!!!

    I bliddy told you it was a conspiracy!!!!

    ;)

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10 Responses to Walter Burton? Walter Burton!! I posted a link …

    • Thank you Simon. I’m sorry I missed this for every possible reason.
      I personally had not seen your link. We share comment moderation duty so who sees what depends on who’s doing it.
      Walter Burton phoned us and so told me about this direct.
      We’re very glad of information like this and to see it shared as you did.
      Lynda

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  1. That was excellent and hopefully it will also go viral around the world. Perhaps then Ms Sally Loudon and Clelland Sneddon will fall on their swords!!

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