The absence of true faith always leads to superstition. That's Father Duddleswell's stand which he must now back by challenging the local legend of the doomsday chair - a cushioned seat, ... See full summary »

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The absence of true faith always leads to superstition. That's Father Duddleswell's stand which he must now back by challenging the local legend of the doomsday chair - a cushioned seat, situated in a local pub, that reputedly brings death within a week to whomever sits on it. Written by statmanjeff

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15 October 1978 (UK)  »

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Fred Bowlby: [telling the tale of the chair's third victim] Charlie Skinner, a regular, yeah. Folks used to say if they ever do a post mortem on him they'd be lucky to find any blood in his alcohol. Anyway, there he is, soakin' his back teeth for a couple of hours - you know, one double scotch chasin' another down the old tunnel - and he must have sat down there without realizing. Well, then none of his mates would give him a hand, so he gets up, staggers out, gets into his car and drives straight into the ...
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For He's A Jolly Good Fellow
Performed by the Crowd in the Red Lion
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