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Discussion in 'Reconnecting with Old Friends' started by ChaoticPsychotic, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Free Will

    Free Will Patron with Honors


    Yes. I believe she began as Pamela Walker in her native Leeds, She helped start the Leeds Franchise (Mission) with her first husband Howard Thomson and a bunch of friends including Peter Thompson and Vic Lyons. The marriage to Dave Flood lasted only weeks - she baulked at the idea of living in Sea Org quarters.
    My guess is that David chose a new Mrs Flood, first name Pauline?
  2. Panda Termint

    Panda Termint Cabal Of One

    (Cue Twilight Zone Theme)
    Ah, Howard and the Leeds Franchise; my first encounter with Scn, my first LRH book, my first meeting with an SO Missionaire on a FOLOUK Recruitment Mission, the beginning of it all.... (fade to grey)
  3. Giuseppe

    Giuseppe Patron with Honors

    And brother Jeremy and other [older] brother Jason, (who is the kid in TWTH cleaning the windows on the french doors, drawn by that deaf artist who was always on the 8th floor MB, like the great hunchback...)
  4. sandygirl

    sandygirl Silver Meritorious Patron


    Guiseppe is back!!!!:happydance:
  5. solo

    solo Patron with Honors

    Pam (Flood/Thompson) moved back to Yorkshire and married John Harris. Very sorry to say she died on Christmas Day from a brain tumour. Howard died not long after.

    Pauline (Flood/Shantz) was previously married to someone called Patrick (Religan?) I think Pauline and Peter had about four children between them.
    Goodness, there's a lot of truth in that old tale about everyone in Saint Hill (and maybe East Grinstead) being "related by divorce"!

  6. Cherub

    Cherub Back from the Dead

    Welcome to the board CP! I wouldnt mind finding some old friends myself, was q volunteer staff at AOLA in 1968, when it first opened, wild and wooly. OT3 had just came out and, as CO Ira Chaleff told me, lots of fish and fumble on the ship.
    Bob Harvey was OTL Liasaon, Reggie Farnum was head of Qual -- even Alan Walters was still on board at that time, giving "success stories." O My!!!

    Next came Capt Bill Robertson -- I am sure a few of you remember him!!!


    The Cherub
  7. dexter gelfand

    dexter gelfand Patron Meritorious

    Hello EP, I'm Dexter Gelfand, thanks for the kind words. If you want to shake my hand I'd be honored, but you'll have to visit California, because I relocated out here a few months ago, Been a Freezoner for a while now.

    I have to admit, I'm most curious as to who you are. I just googled my name and came across your post.

  8. Carmel

    Carmel Crusader

    Hey Dex,

    I just came across your post here, while looking for something else. I see that you are new to the board - Welcome! :thumbsup:

    Chances are, there would be others on the board who know you, and others like me, who'd like to welcome you - so maybe it'd be a good idea to introduce yourself under "New Member Introductions", to let people know you are here. :)

    All the best,
  9. Palimpsest

    Palimpsest Don't Stand Me Down

    Anyone know what happened to Richard Lynes and his enforcer Mick Knowles (from Leeds Org late 70's early 80's)?

    I know Lynes was turfed out for dubious auditing practices (several couples who were attending the org were all on the verge of breaking up due to 'guidance' from Lynes who was auditor there) but he intended setting himself up as a freelance auditor for his devotees!!

    Knowles received a big lump of compensation (£35k ... LOT of money then) after a pre Scientology accident in the Merchant Navy ('I've cracked the physical universe') he spent the majority of this pre paying for the OT Levels for himself, his partner and her son (from a previous relationship) left Scientology then spent years trying to get his money back.

    I wasn't sure what happened for Knowles to leave but he was banned from entering the Leeds Org or contacting devotees, he once asked me to approach them to flog all his Scientology books (basically EVERYTHING LRH had written in smart faux leather bindings) and his E Meter.

    My approach was met with some suspicion and the ban was also imposed on me (nothing new)

    Knowles did say to me 'the tech works' and claimed he and his partner still did 'book one co audits' on each other even after leaving (being thrown out) of Scientology.

    I'm curious to know what became of them, so if you know them (or sadly) are them, let me know.
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