Hubert the conversational Latin speaking horse over the the distance is trying to confuse Barry Bullhead, the charmless time and motion man from The Ministry of Misery by only speaking in Latin. Barry is a straightforward man, and only really fluent in what’s known as ‘Aldershot Grunt’, which mostly only consists of ‘yeah’, ‘no’, lager’ and phrases like ‘you lookin’ at my bird mister’.
Derek & Clive, whilst being men of Somerset, served their national service around the Aldershot area, so understand Barry reasonably well, but pay no attention to him whatsoever by looking confused and replying in their best ‘Zummerzet’.
For narrow gauge fanciers, they’re standing on the 19 inch gauge railway which brings the coal tubs up from the coal face 600 feet below via the pithead in the distance. Hubert today being rostered to pull them up the bank for loading in to the tipper wagons here.
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