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    For a short time in the early seventies flipping two fingers at someone was known as 'doing a Harvey'

    This was cos of Harvey Smith who got penalised in a show jumping event when he did it to the judges, as he faded from the public view the expression's meaning faded also

    I think he ended up wrestling (or maybe not!)

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    Re: Doing a Harvey

    Originally posted by Danny View Post
    ...I think he ended up wrestling (or maybe not!)
    'Wiki' says he wrestled during his spare time in the 70s when not show jumping. He also made a record; a rendering of the old ballad, 'True Love'. It's not on YT. Perhaps we should be thankful. But the 'v' sign clip is there, albeit in very poor quality.

    YouTube - harvey smith hickstead v-sign show jumping

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      Re: Doing a Harvey

      Being a huge horse fan as a girl I watched the showjumping all the time and really liked Harvey Smith.
      I thought this was absolutely hilarious when I saw it.
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        Re: Doing a Harvey

        Originally posted by kazboot View Post
        Being a huge horse fan as a girl I watched the showjumping all the time and really liked Harvey Smith.
        I thought this was absolutely hilarious when I saw it.
        spat me tea out there Kaz...got this picture of you as a huge horse fan



        (a huge fan of horses mebbe? )
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          Doing a Harvey


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            Re: Doing a Harvey

            Came across this whilst researching On This Day for today

            BBC ON THIS DAY | 15 | 1971: 'V-sign' costs rider victory
            The only thing to look forward to is the past

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              Re: Doing a Harvey

              Originally posted by rossobantam View Post
              spat me tea out there Kaz...got this picture of you as a huge horse fan



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              ROFL Dave!

              Haven't you actually got a pic of Sampson, Danny? I'd love to see him!
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