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Pocket Notebook…

The Gainsborough Studios in Islington London produced many fine productions prior to the 2nd World War and later in further acquired premises after war broke out. At Islington they had used an abandoned power station with a very high chimney … Continue reading

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Pocket Notebook…

Arguably, one of the best of comedy movies in 1937 was ‘Oh Mr. Porter’ Directed by Marcel Varnel and featured the classic trio of Will Hay, Moore Marriott and Graham Moffett. It’s full of funny and witty lines and ranks … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 92… A New Life for Herbert and Linda… It was the wedding of the year. It was Herbert and Linda’s time. Caxton Hall presented the perfect place for the ceremony and of course, the reception later was held in … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 91… A Gathered Reunion… From a distance things seemed ok to Charles, but his mind was concerned for his dear friend ‘Herby’ His rather singular lifestyle worried Charles somewhat and he noticed at times his friend would become quite middling in his thoughts, and … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 90… A Close Encounter… Charles continued to wonder at the remarkable colour images that Gabby began to produce, colour chemicals worked well with the new American Ansco film and print paper, costs were high, and as yet Eastman had … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 88… A Social Invitation… The palatial grand building that was Lloyds Bank and set squarely and most regally on the northern entry to London’s Bayswater, was hosted by a very helpful and thoughtful, Mr. Friendly, a name, thought Charles, to be well suited in the … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 87… Herby’s New Self… ‘Well, Herby, I just wanted to check with you that business between us can be just as interesting as it has been in the past, because, I have this idea to move into colour photographs and that … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 86…  Old and New Friends… Celia became an enthusiastic member of this small family of friends. She stayed at The Kings Head, opposite the shop, whilst Toby and Barney made their preparations for departure. Everything was highly amicable, and … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 85… An old Friend… Part Two Please, tell me of Bridget, I loved those little stories that she told us. Did you keep in touch with her’, asked Esme. Celia became solemn in that moment, then said: ‘As far as I know, … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 84… An old friend… Part One Charles often wondered if they would see or even feel the presence of their beloved Rebecca ever again, time took its place and life seemed to move on at a respectable if not … Continue reading

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