Pocket Notebook… Westhartlepool 1963… Photo Colin Jones

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Pocket Notebook…Children playing with paper boats…Paris 1950


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Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day,?

The opening lines to William Shakespeare’s famous Sonnet 18

Thou art more lovely and temperate

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May

William Shakespear 1564 – 1616

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Stairs at Montmartre 1936

Photo by Brassia

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Rupert Brook 1887 – 1915

He was in Germany when he wrote…

God, I would pack and take a train and get me to England once again, for England’s the one land, I know, where men with splendid hearts may go…

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Baltimore Harbour 1955… Photo by Aubrey Bodine…

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MacGyver

Ok guys, I guess, I’m still working on the next episode of the popular “The Shriving” at www.patrickcallaghan.co.uk  – so meanwhile, I’m going to give you something that I’ve held back for a long time because it’s not that far back in TV time land. Now, Richard Dean Anderson just knocks my socks off with his portrayal of MacGyver in the named TV show. I first watched this on UK Freeview and it just swept me out. so much so, that I rushed out a purchase for all 139 episodes of the show from 1985 to 1992.

Each episode is carefully and skilfully written, with all the ingredients needed for a successful production, those of action, help and love, just where its most needed. It’s a show that has youth, vitality and conviction. This is a young adventurer who believes guns are a menace, a downfall to humanity, and that people are more valuable than bullets. Perhaps, that’s a gospel we should all try and live by.

I’ve not watched the later remake of the series starring a different actor, in not wanting to tarnish the images I have of Richard’s acting skills. I guess, the new guy, would be just as compelling to a newer and younger audience and technology would play its important part. But for me, I’m just in my own comfort zone with RDA and knowing he shares the same love of Ice Hockey as I do!

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British Actress Enid Stamp Taylor pictured in the back garden of her home in St. John’s Wood in 1934. The proud mother of daughter Robin Anne. The snap was taken by her husband Sidney Colton.

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Often seen around the Norfolk Broads and the River Bure is a Mississippi Paddle Boat named ‘Southern Comfort’ She is used for day trips, parties and conferences, gliding in true majestic style, out from Horning.

Photo by Roy Northwood

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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 and the worry became, that this may fall if hit in an air raid, so production was moved to safer shared studios.

Gainsborough was owned by the French Company ‘Gaumont’ therefore productions were mostly shown in their Cinema’s throughout Britain.

My friend Robin Anne, daughter of British Actress Enid Stamp Taylor, told me, her mother had worked at the Islington studios on ‘OK for Sound’ with ‘The Crazy Gang’ and that it had been a wonderful small team to work with. No less than forty staff behind the cameras!

The Gainsborough Lady who gracefully bowed her head at the beginning of each production was Glennis Lorimer, an actress in her own right who appeared as Albert’s girlfriend in ‘Ask a Policeman’

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