Monthly Archives: January 2011

Enid Stamp Taylor – Actress… A Profile

Enid Stamp Taylor – Actress 1904 – 1946  Enid was born in Percy Avenue, Whitley Bay, during the early hours of the 12th of June 1904. She lived most of her adult life in the West End of London, and where she suffered from … Continue reading

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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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Whisky Galore…

It was in the summer of 1948 when the Ealing crew arrived on the beautiful Island of Barra in the Western Isles of Scotland. Michael Balcon, head of Ealing Studios had not been happy about the production, saying as he looked at the … Continue reading

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The Aldwych Ghost Station…

  The Aldwych Subway Station is a ghost station, built in 1907 as The Strand, it closed its doors to passengers for the last time in 1994… Standing now, on its deserted platform deep below London’s busy streets, I can sense the … Continue reading

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The Night Caller…

‘The Night Caller’… Armitage Films 1965. Still, after all this time, has some very scary moments! The title shot of The Thames is evocative! It features John Saxon (later to work in the US), Maurice Denham, and Patricia Haynes - I fell in love … Continue reading

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Bletchley Park… And Lunch!

  The Barn at Milton Keynes  Yes, The Barn provided Marilyn and me with an excellent lunch once more on our Saturday visit to Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes. Bletchley Park was the subject of my earlier blog and the home … Continue reading

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Bletchley Park… Home of the Codebreakers

Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes England was a secret for over 30 years. Once it was Britains best kept secret. The Enigma cipher machine was developed and used here during the second world war to break the German codes. It … Continue reading

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Enid Stamp Taylor… And friends

‘Rex and Biz’ Enid Stamp Taylor… And friends! Enid and two cherished companions on holiday at Portmeirion North Wales in the August of 1937. I thought it would be nice to open-up this cold January of 2011 with a bright and breezy summer … Continue reading

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More of Mitchell and Kenyon…

Found in the basement cellar of a shop in Blackburn Lancashire England were over 800 short films of Edwardian life in the North of England. They were made by the partnership of Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon and the films they … Continue reading

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Mitchell and Kenyon… Bradford Yorkshire 1902

A Tram Ride from Forster Square, Bradford, Yorkshire, England in 1902. One of the many films of Mitchell and Kenyon available from The British Film Institute.

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