Showing posts from January, 2012

Interesting Movies From The Past...

‘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 with her!… I just adore tall beautiful women… Later she appears in a ‘TV Steptoe’ Also has David Gregory and Romo Gorrara – two favorites of mineRomo went on as a stunt actor -both established hands from many a Butcher Film!  And of course the velvet soft tones of John Carson lend an air of quiet authority. (John retired to South Africa after many British Film appearances) Very decisive is the performance of Alfred Burke, who from 1965-1975 became a household name as Frank Marker in the popular TV series of Public EyeThe Night Caller is available on DVD from Amazon. Some title releases: The Night Caller from Outer Space 1966.

The Village of Avebury...

The Avebury Stones…The Avebury Stones
The village of Avebury is seen as a mecca for those who believe in Paganism, Wicca, and Druidry. The Avebury Stones surround the village in the fair county of Wiltshire England, a county renown for it’s fine quality hams and fresh country vegetables.

The summer solstice and pagan festivals held at Avebury attract visitors from all over the world, as Avebury stands on the St. Michael ley line that runs from Cornwall to East Anglia - and in the village itself ; The Red Lion Public House can offer you one of the most ghostly inhabited pubs in England!

Wemyss Bay...

‘Friends of Wemyss Bay Station’
I have always loved all-things Scottish and Wemyss Bay Station (pronounced weems) is no exception. This Rail Station on the West Coast of Scotland is famous for its wonderful displays of flora over the years, winning many awards for the best kept station in these parts. The station was designed by James Miller and built in 1903 for the Caledonian Railway and is still fully functioning today. You can also catch a Steamer here for The Western Isles. The Station’s renown floral showings were once nurtured soley by the station staff, but these days a loyal band of folk known as ’Friends of Wemyss Bay Station’ are ready devotees to its old world charm.  ’Friends of Wemyss Bay Station’ can be found at:

Bletchley Park... Home of The Code Breakers

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 was very successful and believed to have shortened the war by around two years, saving countless lives.

Today the park is open to the public as a heritage site and museum, and Marilyn and I explored the wide range of exhibitions and learnt how its codebreaking successes worked. More incredible than fiction, the story of Bletchley Park was a desperate race against time. The mission of codebreakers like Alan Turin, was to crack Germany’s coded communications, such as those sent via the German Enigma machine. Bletchley Park was Churchill’s secret passion; he called the codebreakers his “Geese that laid the golden eggs but never cackled” 8.500 people worked at Bletchley Park during the war and all done with amazing secrecy.

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Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker...