Monthly Archives: August 2009

On the Whisky Trail…

The Glenlivet… Glenfarclas…. Glenfiddich… Cragganmore… Macallan…. Lagavulin… Taliskar… Aberlour… Tomintoul…. Dispite Tartan and an over abundance of Sainsbury’s obsession with Haggis and Shortbread… Scotland’s best outgoing product, aside from wandering Scots… Is Scotch Whisky! Thought to have been introduced into The Highlands … Continue reading

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Isle of the Dead… 1945

Vorvolaka… This nightmare vampire was very much on the minds of the people in the time when Greece fought her war of 1912…A classy screenplay from RKO which features Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer, Katherine Emery, Helen Thimig, and Jason … Continue reading

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Kiss Me Deadly… 1955

It was under the creative direction of Robert Aldrich that Mickey Spillane’s novel came to life staring Ralph Meeker and Maxine Cooper. The film is often considered a classic of The Noir Genre and Ralph Meeker’s portrayal of private detective Mike Hammer became … Continue reading

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The Vauxhall Wyvern…

The first Wyvern appeared on the British roads in 1948, introduced by Vauxhall from their Luton based factory. The Vauxhall Wyvern sold well in Britain until 1957, when the more modern styled Vauxhall Victor replaced it… Robert Morey continues his … Continue reading

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Stockwood Park and Gardens

  The beautiful gardens of Stockwood Park in Luton offer much in a wonderful summer display of wild and cultivated flowers and shrubs. The old manor house built in 1740 has long since gone, and the extensive acres are now home … Continue reading

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Moving the Royal Mail…

This time Robert Morey makes a visit to the ‘Moving Mail – from Horses to Horsepower’ Exhibition at Stockwood Discovery Centre in Stockwood Park Luton. This Exhibition explores the story of road transport within the British Postal Service, in which vehicles and images … Continue reading

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The Hi-Jackers… 1963

‘The Hi-Jackers’ from Butcher Films… features Anthony Booth and Jacqueline Ellis. A neat and interesting little screenplay in which a band of characters steal a lorry-load of Scotch Whisky. At his very best is the fatherly figure of Derek Francis … Continue reading

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No Rain in Tea Green…

The torrential rains of this English summer has sent many of us scurrying for cover… Well, this shelter was certainly empty when Robert Morey made a flying visit to the village of Tea Green in Bedfordshire. Robert tells me that Tea Green … Continue reading

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Pool of London… 1950

A wonderfully evocative film drama of London and The London Docklands in 1950. Shot almost entirely with locations on The Thames and around Central London- it’s a look into a times past world! There are so many dramatic and nostalgic locations in the production- that … Continue reading

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Victorian Drinking Water…

Robert Morey continues his travels, and this time makes a visit to Stockwood Park in Luton. This type of Victorian Water Pump would have stood in the middle of the road in many towns and villages around 1895, and provided the … Continue reading

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