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Pete Budd – Harmless Eccentric ??

Been contributing to a debate on a Whitby forum about Pete Budd.

Seems some people really dont like him. Love or hate Pete I feel its very wrong to try belittle the man in the way it has been done on the Whitby online forums, and to question the guys mental health is just too far below the belt for my liking. Over the years Whitby has had many eccentrics, is Pete just another, or is he a danger to Whitby and its people. What do you think ? Please let us know by using the comment box below.

Quote From Whitby Online – Click to read in full.

Court case after court case, wasting police time, fire service call outs, harbour workers been called out to move things.

I would love to know how much all this is costing each individual in Whitby,

The clown wants sectioning before he causes a major accident or even a death, and they should take away his looney leftie sidekick as well, along with his camera and microphone.

By |2010-10-27T21:56:26+00:00October 27th, 2010|Categories: Featured, Letters, Present|Tags: |122 Comments

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  1. Ben Laws September 3, 2010 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    He is totaly against the useless robbing tw ts at scarborough boro council so he isgood in my book but very very very excentric he was sat the other night in the market place in an old arm chair with an old electric light next to him no electric though with a bottle of wine in the sun while i was rushing to work hes maybe a bit mental but who has got it right him enjoying being mental or us rushing around to busy to enjoy the summer ????

  2. Ken Oliver (Hull) September 3, 2010 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    Really enjoyed reading up on Pete Budd and then the forum you mention Glenn.

    Stuck in this horrid city it really made me smile, think it could only happen in Whitby :cheesy:


  3. Glenn Kilpatrick September 4, 2010 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    So what if Pete is a bit different, Im pleased he is what he is, he adds character to the town and stands up for what he believes to be right. I enjoy his flags and abstract art/sculptures etc. Wouldn't Whitby be a very dull place without characters like this. I think Jack Lanamen caused a similar stir once over and the ended up making a film about him. Long live Peter Budd I say.

  4. Ed Brown September 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    I think its such a shame that websites like whitby online allow crap like that to be published. Its nothing short of libelous. I dont know Peter from Adam but I think its appauling when people drop to such a level that they start calling names and talking about peoples mental health in such a negativ e way. Shame on the Whitby online site for not removing this trash.

  5. Nigel September 6, 2010 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Bob Dylan:

    “Come mothers and fathers
    Throughout the land
    And don’t criticize
    What you can’t understand
    Your sons and your daughters
    Are beyond your command
    Your old road is
    Rapidly agin’
    Please get out of the new one
    If you can’t lend your hand
    For the times they are a-changin’.”

    Throwing abuse from behind a pseudonym is not acceptable.

  6. Linda Havelock September 8, 2010 at 11:24 pm - Reply

    Often the things we don't like in others are the things that we don't like in ourselves. The posts in the Whitby online forum say more about the person writting them than they do about Pete Budd.

    I have met Pete Budd and did not come to any harm! The only danger I felt was that I may have become scared of expressing myself as the individual I am because of what others may think of me, that would be crazy.

  7. pete budd September 9, 2010 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Love you all. Thank you for your kind and supportive remarks. Please be aware that criticism, even if abusive, is one side of the debate which I wish to provoke by my actions. I know what it is like to hold an opinion with a passion and I do not enjoy having my expression of that supressed by others so leave the man in the white suit alone; at least he's a snappy dresser.

  8. Nigel September 9, 2010 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Now that his identity has been ‘leaked’, I suspect that we will find that he has other fish to fry. Chips, too. That will be no loss; he has brought nothing pertinent to the debate. Only defamation and abuse, which I believe has no place in public life.

  9. Tom Brown September 14, 2010 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Pete Budd put Church St on the map with his magnificent ‘Shepherd Purse’
    This was and is a work of art considering its origins. Church St was just a struggling business venue till this happened.

    Eccentricity with serendipity has been his trade mark since but it has to be said none of us have had the courage to stand up for Whitby as he has done.

    • admin September 14, 2010 at 4:50 pm - Reply

      Ill second that Tom, 100%

      • John Field September 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm - Reply

        Anyone who can remember the East Side when Shepherd's Purse opened will agree. He's been a force for good in this town. And he makes me laugh.

    • Ruth Thomas September 14, 2010 at 5:09 pm - Reply

      Well Tom Brown, surely you have missed out councillor Broadley, he stood up for Whitby in every sense, didnt he ??

      • Nigel September 14, 2010 at 10:13 pm - Reply

        I hope he’ll be back in May!

  10. The Man From Delmont September 14, 2010 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    Pete Budd is an absolute nut. But I love him all the same.

  11. The Man In The White September 15, 2010 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Good afternoon you bunch of dim wits, if you lot really think the lunatics actions help the cause , your more deluded than I first thought!

    Fish and chips anyone?

    • admin September 15, 2010 at 4:03 pm - Reply

      Be warned. Your abuse wont be accepted here. I am very experienced in running debate type sites and forums, so please behave yourself. In future please refer to Mr Budd by his name, or your comments will not go live on the site.

      Best wishes – Glenn

      • The Man In The White September 15, 2010 at 5:31 pm - Reply

        Ok Glenn, but don't forget, I have never even mentioned the person who I am talking about on either website. It's you lot who has decided who it is, which does not say much about his so called friends!

  12. The Man In The White September 15, 2010 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    And I'm still waiting for Nigel to put my name up on here, let's see if he has the bottle

  13. admin September 15, 2010 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Its pretty clear who you mean from your posts. As for having bottle, why dont you have the bottle to post under your real name, and maybe its time to grow up a little too and stop making ultimatums designed at getting peoples backs up. Like I say I am experienced with these kind of sites and don't tolerate sillyness. If you have nothing positive to contribute then please save yourself the effort of typing until you have as I wont be approving anymore replies like your last few.

  14. The Man In The White September 15, 2010 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    So much for free speech! I thought you lot were looney lefties!

    • admin September 15, 2010 at 9:19 pm - Reply

      No body said you couldnt have your say. The only request is you do it in a civil manner and no personal attacks. That rule applies to everyone not just yourself. Also please dont refer to the users of this site as "you lot", there are many individuals here with diverse viewpoints, there is no group or clique here. The site is here to give everyone a voice regardles of wether you fall left, right or centre.

  15. The Man In The White September 16, 2010 at 11:27 am - Reply

    No one seems to be replying now I have turned up on this site Glenn, maybe they are all very shy!

    • admin September 16, 2010 at 5:12 pm - Reply

      Think you arrived late to the party. Everyone went elsewhere.

  16. The Man In The White September 16, 2010 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Surprised there wasn't more of them at the spa for the meeting!

    • admin September 16, 2010 at 8:08 pm - Reply

      What meeting ???

  17. The Man In The White September 16, 2010 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    Just about gritting when it snows and few other things, I nodded off as normal!

    • admin September 17, 2010 at 8:52 am - Reply

      Are the meetings minuted ? Is it possible for us to get a copy, or a press release.

  18. Nigel September 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    The entire corpus of TMITWS's malicious statements in the public domain, including several libellous remarks, has been collated and presented to the appropriate authority. I have been assured that the material is being closely examined and the relevant sites are being monitored daily. I have also been assured that a Court Order is easily obtainable, compelling the Administrator of this site to turn over to the Court the registration details of the alleged offender. Frankly, I suspect the Administrator would be delighted to comply. As am I.

  19. The Man In The White September 17, 2010 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    Grow up Nigel , this is a public forum, just because you don't agree with me , shouldn't mean u should threaten me

  20. pete budd September 18, 2010 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    so back to a debate; shall we formulate a Single Local Authority for the National Park with Whitby and a Marine Reserve? Scarborough is preparing to "Parish" and it makes sense for Whitby to do the same. There are opportunities if we want to take them to provoke change.

  21. The Man In The White September 19, 2010 at 11:04 am - Reply

    A bit of a change of subject, but just for my research , how many on this thread smoke or take drugs? And how many want it made legal to do so?

    I will start us all off with my answers,

    I'm no and no to the 2 questions.

    Let's see if Nigel and his gang can answer with waffling on.

    This should be interesting,

  22. The Man In The White September 19, 2010 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    What about my other posts admin? Why have you not put them up?

    • admin September 20, 2010 at 8:51 am - Reply

      As I keep telling you, I wont put up posts that are negative agaisnt a person or likely to cause offence. I am pretty sure that a man of your intellect can make a point without having a direct go at people on a personal level. I dont want this site full of arguments and slanging matches. I understand your point about and realise you believe that direct action is not the way forward, but perhaps you could explain that in a friendly manner and suggest other ways to take things forward, after all Im pretty sure that most people in Whitby really do want to see the back of sbc and its neglect of our beautiful town.

      • John Field October 3, 2010 at 7:02 pm - Reply

        Well done Glenn

  23. The Man In The White September 20, 2010 at 7:27 am - Reply

    Do you really think spraying graffiti, setting fires etc will help provoke change?

    • admin September 20, 2010 at 9:15 am - Reply

      It certainlt creates interest. What do you think will bring about change ??

  24. The Man In The White September 20, 2010 at 11:36 am - Reply

    The only way to bring about change is to have the full support of the local people, which free Whitby clearly does not have, I actually think 90% of Whitby people agree with the cause, but when they see ranting in the street on a megaphone , graffiti and other " eccentric" acts, the vast majority of whitby people of Whitby feel embarassed and don't want to be associated with the cause. I realise it's easy for me to say all this without giving a proper answer on how to gain independence , but all I know is the way they are going about things is the wrong way.

  25. pete budd September 25, 2010 at 10:11 am - Reply

    So let's close the bridge to traffic and give it a coat of paint. Formulate A New National Park with a Marine Reserve for local fishermen and source labour and materials for public works locally, with a single Local Authority. This should save £300 per household to maintain our War Memorial Hospital.

  26. The Man In The White September 30, 2010 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Barred from the s**p inn now for throwing his slippers at customers! Maybe he thought they were George bush or Tony Blair !

  27. p.boiston October 3, 2010 at 5:58 am - Reply

    Just found this site through whitby fishing forums and i have also been threatened with legal action and a sorting out on another angling forum.

    I have asked to meet the person who lives in york but to me he is just a name behind a screen who is a bully.

    Ive never liked bullys since school and ive certainly met some since i came on the internet.

    Would these same people talk like that if they met me in person.

    My niece said she has had threats from people on the sites she goes on and shes not on fishing sites like myself.

    If i am wrong in anything i debate i will appologise straight away

    But i wont appologise if i havnt said anything which i know is the truth.

    Intresting site .

  28. The Man with the Yel October 5, 2010 at 9:49 am - Reply

    My first and last posting under a pseudonym. No name? No opinion.

  29. The Man In The White October 5, 2010 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Hello Nigel ^^^^^^^^ pmsl

    • admin October 5, 2010 at 8:33 pm - Reply

      Nope, your wrong there. I saw the email address. Certainly wasnt Nigel

  30. The Man In The White October 5, 2010 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    I forgot, you are only allowed one email address !

    , silly me

    • admin October 6, 2010 at 2:22 pm - Reply

      I think what you forget is not everyone here is trying to hide their true identity. I think Nigel has nothing to hide, hence he posts as Nigel. The one thing you need to remember is that you may have several email addresses but you only have 1 IP address.

  31. The Man In The White October 6, 2010 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Come on Glenn , surely you know how to change your ip address, !

  32. angela October 12, 2010 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Since TMITWS has appeared on whitbyonline which ive been ghosting for years it is also now a virtually dead site. When he loses an argument he just begins with personal insults…ban him…or this site will go the same way.

    He has nothing constructive to say…he bangs on about free speech…yet he wants to stop this man having his say and anyone else who doesnt think the same.

    Dont like me TMITWS…so sue me!

  33. The Man In The White October 13, 2010 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    You obviously have not read all my postings! I actually think

    Glenn agrees with some of my suggestions,eg about free Whitby going about things the wrong way! Doubt he will admit it thou lol,

    So you want me banned! Just because i mentioned about you having some washing up to do , lol .You sound like someone from 1930's Germany !

    • admin October 13, 2010 at 11:38 pm - Reply

      Dont know where you got the idea I agree with you from. I just tried to put your point across a bit more diplomatically than you did yourself, as I could see what you were saying but the issues were getting clouded by other factors, all in the favour of friendly debate you see. I do actually enjoy what Peter does, I think there's room for many different approaches in the way we try to get the best for our beautiful town and its many residents. In years to come people will remember Peter and what he brought to Whitby, do you think the same may be true for yourself ?

  34. The Man In The White October 14, 2010 at 8:50 am - Reply

    The difference is Glenn , I don't want to be talked about in years to come, I don't crave that attention , I will carry on my fight for a better Whitby in my own way which does not include mindless vandalism , wasting police time, putting the public at risk, and costing us taxpayers money( I doubt there are many tax payers on here so I'm probably only talking about myself).

    • admin October 14, 2010 at 4:12 pm - Reply

      Thats good news. Im pleased that there are a diversity of individuals all fighting for the one common cause. Keep up the good work and please keep us informed of what you do and how you do it. Im currently looking at creating a social network for the site. I hope you will be able to join up and contribute.

  35. angela October 14, 2010 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    I too would like to know what you ACTUALLY DO…

    Give Pete Budd his due..he is actually being seen to be doing something…?!

    I am a taxpayer..not that that gives me any extra rights to a say of course! If Pete Budd has a business, then he must be a taxpayer too?

    What has 1930's Germany got to do with me wanting to be treated with respect?

    I have the same rights as others, as you have, we also have to abide by the same laws…like not being sexist, ageist, racist etc etc?? We all have equal rights, whether you like it or not.

    If Pete Budd is this massive criminal that you make him out to be…how come he hasnt been arrested, charged with anything etc etc???

  36. The Man In The White October 15, 2010 at 8:50 am - Reply

    He has been arrested several times in the past,

    I would love to say who I am and what I actually do, but knowing how much Nigel and his mob enjoy a good old court case, it is in my interest to keep stum.

    Ps I bet your another one who wanted bar bar black sheep banned from our schools

    The looney left are the reason this country and Whitby are on the state it is in.

  37. angela October 15, 2010 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    'I would love to say who I am and what I actually do, but knowing how much Nigel and his mob enjoy a good old court case, it is in my interest to keep stum.'

    Oh, I thought you liked protests to be legal? Then you can tell us all what you do, or that makes you as 'bad' as Mr Budd…….? The truth is, methinks, that you actually dont do anything….? Except fall asleep at meetings LOL….

    very constructive 😀

    Oh, here we go, personal attacks again…on to a loser 😀

  38. The Man In The White October 16, 2010 at 9:43 am - Reply

    It's a pity more people don't turn up the meeting instead of talking the talk on here!

    I do like protests to be legal but I hate the looney left who want to take you to court for any stupid little thing like taking a poster down ffs ,

    • admin October 16, 2010 at 10:30 am - Reply

      Just out of interest, are the posters legally placed, and if so why are they being taken down.

  39. The Man In The White October 16, 2010 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Where's the edit button Glenn? So I I can sort my grammer out lol

    • admin October 16, 2010 at 10:29 am - Reply

      I dont think there is one mate, best to check it before hand. Im still working on the buddypress plugin which should add a lot more functionality for you.

  40. p.boiston October 16, 2010 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Does Pete Budd have acess to the internet?

  41. angela October 17, 2010 at 9:09 am - Reply

    If what you are doing is 'illegal' then someone has the right to take you to court. They dont make the rules… is the law of the land.

    If the posters are legally posted, you dont have a right to take them down.

    • admin October 17, 2010 at 11:54 am - Reply

      Hi Angela, I have now removed the site forum and added a community facility that operates a little like wordpress. As a regular site contributer I wondered if you would care to be one of the first community members.

      The link is available from the community tab in the main menu above. If you run into any problems please drop me an email or you can get me anytime on 07879 451837

      Best regards – Glenn

  42. The Man In The White October 17, 2010 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Put me down as the forum moderator if you want Glenn :-0

    • admin October 17, 2010 at 10:01 pm - Reply

      A kind offer, but sadly I shall have to decline, I dont think you tick all the right boxes, especially after reading the last post of yours that Ive just put in the trash can. I take it your an adult ? I would prefer it if you kept insulting comments to yourself in future because as admin of this site I dont want to read it.

  43. The Man In The White October 18, 2010 at 7:09 am - Reply

    When you find out what went off , you will see things different,

    Ask around Glenn ,there was plenty of witness’s

  44. angela October 18, 2010 at 11:32 am - Reply

    Hi Glenn

    I will have a go with it when I get home…where I work we're not allowed cookies etc


  45. angela October 19, 2010 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Just looked on the community thing…am I being silly…once on there, there is no link back to the main site?

    • admin October 19, 2010 at 4:15 pm - Reply

      Thats correct angela, theres still a lot of development to be done. I am looking for a nice theme for the community. The problem Im encountering is that the companies who sell the themes are also charging for upgrades which isnt the done thing.

      I Like this one, but dont want to pay 49$ everytime I need the upgrade which can be 2 or 3 times a year.

      But I am working on it and its will all fit together seemlessly when I get time to work on it. Available time is difficult at the moment as when the weather is right I follow my passion of fishing on an evening. The real whitby site and community is work in progress and there is a long road ahead.

  46. The Man In The White October 19, 2010 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Have you heard what happened on Saturday night yet Glenn

    • admin October 19, 2010 at 4:15 pm - Reply

      I don't do gossip. Whatever happened is not really my business unless the person in question chooses to tell me.

  47. The Man In The White October 19, 2010 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    In other words you have heard and you know I have been right all along about him!

    Has Nigel any comments to make about Saturday night?

    • admin October 20, 2010 at 8:09 am - Reply

      Your good at jumping to conclusions. I havent heard anything, Ive more important things to worry about mate.

  48. The Man In The White October 20, 2010 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Don't turn a blind eye Glenn, !

  49. angela October 20, 2010 at 11:22 am - Reply

    What happened Saturday night? Im intrigued now..was there more slipper throwing?? *giggles*

  50. Nigel Ward October 20, 2010 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    When someone evinces such extreme animus against a generally well-liked and respected member of the public, it's usually the case that there is a deep personal grudge at the bottom of it, grounded in having been made to look a complete and utter cretin by the one concerned. That fits.

    • angela October 22, 2010 at 11:01 am - Reply

      Huh? This is a really confusing thread no? If you want to be silly to each other..why not just meet up and talk to one another and sort it grown ups? (but leave your slippers at home Bwuhahaha!)

      By the way..what ACTUALLY happened Saturday night..mind you im getting abit bored of that one now :-0

      Someone throwing their slipper at someone..the most exciting thing to happen in Whitby gossip land in….ohhh..ages… *sniggers*

  51. The Man In The White October 21, 2010 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Well done Nigel , only took you 3 days to write that, great stuff,

    I ask again, what is your take on Saturday night?

    Please try and answer the question instead of your usual waffle, ta

    • angela October 22, 2010 at 11:02 am - Reply

      I have to agree..answer the question Nigel!!!!! Im not keen on waffle-itus 😀

  52. Nigel Ward October 22, 2010 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    So what did happen on Saturday night? Is this another Pete story?

  53. The Man In The White October 22, 2010 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    I will email Glenn with the story, then it's down to him, have you got a email addy I can send it to Glenn? I can't post it on here, for obvious reasons .

    • angela October 23, 2010 at 6:18 pm - Reply


  54. The Man In The White October 23, 2010 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    Wakey Wakey

  55. Roland Heap October 23, 2010 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Been reading the site for a few weeks now. Very amusing it is too. Just a couple of guesses on who the man in the White suite could be – Rob Broadley, Siggy from the chippy, Tom Brown. Am I right ?

    • Andrew Blackburn October 23, 2010 at 9:10 pm - Reply

      Hes not articulate enough for it to be Rob. One of the other 2 perhaps as they arent all that bright. I say Siggy, especially with the earlier mention of the chips shop.

      • the man in the white October 24, 2010 at 10:59 am - Reply

        Rob Broadley articulate. Your having a tin bath arent you, he dont know his a**e from his elbow. The man is as bonkers as budd et al. If you disagree with him then he wants to hit you.

        • admin October 24, 2010 at 11:02 am - Reply

          Off you go again, half cocked as usual. Ive known Rob a lot of years and you wont meet a nicer man. He is Whitby born and bred and willing to put his name behind what he believs in, unlike some I could mention who chose to hide behind a screen name whilst throwing stones from a distance. If you were half the man you think you are you would meet up with all these people you dislike and discuss your issues. But of course its always harder to put someone down when your face to face with them.

          • the man in the white October 24, 2010 at 11:47 am - Reply

            The mans a drunken thug Glenn. One wrong word and he does you over. Having him on the council is a bit like having the local mafia run the town. How he got to be mayor I dont know.

  56. Jeremy Mead October 23, 2010 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    the man in the suite sounds bitter and twisted. He needs to get a life so that he isnt spending all his time harrassing others.

  57. The Man In The White October 24, 2010 at 6:04 am - Reply

    Keep guessing girls ! Pmsl

  58. The Man In The White October 24, 2010 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Lol, have you got a email address Glenn ? I just want you to see this is why free Whitby will always be the laughing stock whilst these clowns are at the steering wheel.

  59. The Man In The White October 24, 2010 at 11:03 am - Reply

    Lol, looks like we have a imposter! It's odds on it's Nigel again!

    • angela October 25, 2010 at 10:57 am - Reply

      or Pete Budd *sniggers*

  60. The Man In The White October 25, 2010 at 8:00 am - Reply

    Still waiting for your email addy Glenn !

    • admin October 25, 2010 at 10:05 am - Reply

      Its on the site contacts page.

      • angela October 25, 2010 at 10:56 am - Reply

        Even I managed to find it….

  61. The Man In The White October 25, 2010 at 11:22 am - Reply

    Cheers, have you worked out who the imposter is yet? You replied as thou it was me, when you said I was half cooked again lol

    • angela October 25, 2010 at 4:07 pm - Reply

      Maybe tis your alter ego……

  62. admin October 25, 2010 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Hi Angela, I activated your account on the forum

    • angela October 25, 2010 at 4:07 pm - Reply


      • angela October 25, 2010 at 4:11 pm - Reply

        Hang on, where has my profile pic gone?? When I registered it said I would get an email to activate….no show as yet?

  63. admin October 25, 2010 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Hi Angela, I think your email l,ikely went into your spam folder ? Could you check it out and let me know as there are issues with the software I need to sort out. You can email or ring me any evening.

  64. angela October 26, 2010 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Nope, nothing there…

  65. turnedoninpanties November 19, 2010 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    i luv these bloggs

  66. turnedoninpanties November 19, 2010 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    anyone been down the avenue at sleights to see what pete budd has left for the neighbours to see??

  67. cllr dennis collins January 12, 2011 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    take a line from bobby esk
    we should fight to save and then rebuild our hospital
    use your fingers on the keys to contact jane brown chief executive
    york primary care trust or w.h.a.g. whitby hospital action group to give your support
    lets see if you all can beat pete budds altime debated topic
    for the good of whitby most of all we the future of the town
    cllr dennis collins

  68. Nigel Ward January 14, 2011 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    I may be wrong, Dennis, but I believe there is a rule prohibiting Councillors from commenting in the public domain as ‘Councillor’ or ‘Cllr’ whoever, since opinions are deemed to be personal and not statements which the commenter can make on behalf of the Council, whose stance may be completely different.

    I mention it because Councillors have been threatened with being reported to the Standards Committee for this in the past.

    I guess it depends on whether or not anyone is sharpening their knives for you.

    I fully endorse your remarks, by the way.

  69. The man in the White suit January 15, 2011 at 7:38 am - Reply

    Great advertisement Nigel , especially if some idiot wants to grass on him,

    We had a lad at school like you, we nicknamed him “rule book” ,

  70. The man in the White suit January 15, 2011 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Dont let Nigel put you off Dennis , please keep posting your opinion.

  71. Tom Brown January 22, 2011 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    For years Pete Budd managed to run a busines in Whitby without any problem with the law or the courts. However he became a councillor and managed to upset WTC and SBC.
    Timing tells me that Pete’s misfortunes stemmed from then and his contretemps with some Whitby and Scarborough councillors and officers.
    Hell hath no Fury like a nasty councillor.

  72. markh February 2, 2011 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    From memory, Pete’s ex wife ran the business.

  73. The Man In The White Suit February 2, 2011 at 8:31 pm - Reply


  74. Rudolf Hess August 24, 2011 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    Assault, foul and abusive language and criminal damage, isnt it amazing how real-whitby conveniently fail to report on this………

  75. Rudolf Hess August 29, 2011 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Has anyone else got any opinions on the assault etc, or are you all turning a blind eye!

    im sure if it was the other way round we would have a few comments

  76. Rudolf Hess September 3, 2011 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    so, let me get this right, this thread is full of support for the harmless eccentric, yet you all fail to comment on what he has done!!!

    people showing their true colours me thinks, hang your heads in shame….

  77. rhajibuhga September 5, 2011 at 9:48 am - Reply

    It’s true, PBs misdemeanours have not been widely publicised on this site,
    but then again, being assaulted or attacked by Pete Budd, reminds one of what Dennis Healey said of Geoffrey Howe.

  78. Rudolf Hess September 7, 2011 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Has admin got a opinion on the assault etc?

  79. Rudolf Hess September 9, 2011 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Can anyone tell me why this assault is being totally ignored by Real Whitby?

  80. Rudolf Hess September 11, 2011 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Well someone keeps “thumb downing” my posts, yet they aint got the backbone to defend “the Harmless Eccentric”

  81. admin March 4, 2012 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    People generally thumbs down your posts when they disagree with them.

  82. steve chapman smith November 11, 2015 at 10:20 am - Reply

    has anyone got any Jack Lanaman stories? and what was his boat called? I want to write a song about him as I went on my one and only fishing trip with him years ago.

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