Monthly Archives: October 2010

Buggleskelly Today…

Buggleskelly Today… The year of 1937 began the birth of Buggleskelly, the mythical Irish railway station set on a stretch of disused line near Basingstoke in Hampshire England. The setting was for the film Oh, Mr. Porter starring Will Hay, … Continue reading

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The Saltair Pavilion…

The Saltair Pavilion First Posted on November 28, 2009 by Patrick Some of you have watched with interest the DVD of ‘Carnival of Souls’ 1962 after my recent blog, and emailed to say that you enjoyed it, but wondered if I knew anything about … Continue reading

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Interesting Laws from The 1950′s…

Conspiracy. Anyone can boo or hiss at a theatre if he does not like the act. But if several people get together to hiss an actor off the stage to ruin him, they can be made to pay damages. Defamation. … Continue reading

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Interesting People from The Past…

Sir Charles Laughton. He was first a Scarborough hotel manager, then made his stage debut in 1926 in The Inspector-General. He was a Gold medalist of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and excelled in strong character parts particularly Shakespearean. His major … Continue reading

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Blow-Up at Maryon Park…

Maryon Park, Woolwich, London Maryon Park was the main setting for the 1966 Michelangelo Antonioni’s cult movie ‘Blow-Up’ featuring David Hemmings and Vanessa Redgrave. David Hemmings played Thomas, a top London fashion photographer captivated by his photographs of a murder, whilst Vanessa … Continue reading

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Whipsnade Tree Cathedral…

A collection of trees and hedges planted in the design of a full size medieval cathedral. Whipsnade Tree Cathedral is a 9.5 acre (38,000 m²) garden near the town of Dunstable in Bedfordshire, England. It is planted in the approximate form … Continue reading

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