Sunday, 8 December 2013

The Old Fossil

Or "LORD 'PLUCKY' BELMONT ~ THE OLD FOSSIL". Interchangeable, what?

The inscription on a silver watch with the message,
'Presented to Lord 'Lucky' Lucan ~ the Old Fossil ~ by his friends at the Clermont Club, Mayfair, 18 December 1967'.
The 7th Earl of Lucan

The name refers to none other than the Right Honourable Richard John [Bingham], 7th Earl of Lucan, missing (presumed dead) since 1974, following the murder of his children's nanny, the unfortunate Miss Sandra Rivett.

"The Old Fossil" rings a few bells. Perhaps I ought to adopt it!

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