was to be both a curse and a blessing for Bairnsfather, who simply couldn't branch into anything new.
I confess that I myself, in common with Old Bill
and many others like him, had had secret doubts as to the possibility of high-quality soldiers being manufactured under the somewhat over-coddled sounding conditions I had to read about.
Carlton ware | |WW1 model based on the comical character, Old Bill
Before the First World War, the traditional female role in Western countries was confined to looking after the family at home or domestic service - but the war opened up a wider range of occupations and hastened the collapse of traditional women's employment.
Both of the semis in the Divisional Cup finished 5-4 and now Highwood and Old Bill
and Bull will square up in the final after accounting for respective opponents Riley's Flights and Riley's Red Arrows.
does have a beard but it was much bigger than Boyd's own and so he had to shave it off so the fake one would stick properly.
was standing in front of his bright red David Brown tractor that he'd owned for 20 years, doing a striptease.
Bottom team Riley's chalked up their second win of the campaign, a 6-3 home victory over Old Bill
The star of BBC Wales' High Hopes and Satellite City won the role of a pirate called Old Bill
in the fourth instalment of the Disney film.
And it's not just any old Bill
and Joan -Paul McKenna asked me to pass on those wishes to his lovely mum and dad, who are being treated to a big celebratory bash this weekend.
But in 1961, a railway enthusiast informed the Examiner that Old Bill
was either 126, or should henceforth be known as Young Bill, since he could not be any older than 97.
THE Merseyside fans who go scurrying to the old bill
, every time a Manchester United player brandishes a badge, offers a snide wave or picks up a mobile phone, really do have a nerve.
But Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, creator of Old Bill
, was the First World War's most famous cartoonist who made life more bearable for the troops enduring the horrors of trench warfare.