Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Ghost and Mrs Muir…

Marilyn and I, really did enjoy Dunstable’s Grove Theatre offering of The Ghost and Mrs Muir on Saturday. Amongst the cast was Emmerdale’s Anna Brecon, Brookside’s Marcus Hutton, George Telfer as the crusty sea captain, with Julia Binns and Ben … Continue reading

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Interesting Quotations from The Past…

My idea of Heaven is, eating pate’ de foie gras to the sound of trumpets. Sydney Smith 1771-1845 English essayist. Every hero becomes a bore at last. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 American writer. Have nothing in your house that you … Continue reading

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Interesting People from The Past…

Sir Richard Acland was a wealthy landowner who in 1943 gave his 16,000-acre English Devonshire estate, valued at the time to be worth 250,000 to the nation. He was a Liberal MP for Barnstaple in 1935, then later became an … Continue reading

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The “Bubble Car”

The “Bubble Car” was a strong feature when Marilyn and I, made a visit to Bedfordshire’s Classic Car Day recently in England. The “Bubble Car” was quite often of German origins, and popular in the 1950′s and 1960′s because of … Continue reading

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The Loxwood Barge…

The Loxwood Barge… The Loxwood Barge in the Village of Loxwood, England… Not far from Enid Stamp Taylor’s sleeping place in Alfold, on the Surrey and Sussex border, is the quaint English village of Loxwood. Here at Loxwood are enjoyable summer … Continue reading

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Stockwood Park…

The ornate Italian Garden at Stockwood Park in Luton, Bedfordshire, England, now forms an area that once presented a Well Head in front of Stockwood House demolished in 1964. Stockwood Park and Gardens are spread over a large landscaped area that … Continue reading

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