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The Grand Union Canal…

Mentioned in an earlier blog was Leighton Buzzard in Bedfordshire UK, and that brings me to some interesting facts. The Grand Union Canal which ran the length of England was opened at Leighton Buzzard, and that Leighton Buzzard Railway Station was the location for part of the film The Great TrainRobbery made in 1963. The robbery itself took place just outside the town at Bridego Bridge, and turned Ronnie Biggs into a household name.

Frank Marker: Public Eye...

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I’ve always been a fan of actor Alfred Burke, whatever he appeared in was a joy, so to find a boxed set of his 1971 ITV series of Public Eye on offer in a local charity shop put me on route to sit down and watch a tv drama that I had not seen for decades. It was simply spell binding and the 4 discs amounting to some 14 shows were compelling over several evenings. It would appear that the series ran on British television from 1965 until 1975 although sadly many of the early episodes have been lost, I think only 5 have survived from the original ATV series and even many of the later ones from Thames Television are only recorded in black and white. The series took in many lesser known actors with one or two  exceptions such as David Suchet, later Poirot, and I guess many are no longer around or have given up acting. Alfred’s charming style along with a strong writing base keep the stories moving along and interesting even in 2015. A wonderful delight for the eyes. Sadly we l…

Out and About in Spitalfields...

So unique, So stylish, So…Vintage!
You can join the capital’s coolest vintage market every 1st Sat of the month at Old Spitalfields Market in the heart of East London. There’s vintage Vogues for your wall from ‘Vintage in Print’, unique clothing from ‘Lady Jane’s Bandwagon’ and chic specs and sunnies from ‘Auntie Aviator’, all at the best prices in town!
Seek dear vintage lover and you shall discover…
Vintage womenswear from 1950 – 1990
Vintage menswear
Vintage bags, shoes and accessories
Trend led vintage picks – (cheaper than the high street!)
Vintage and handmade jewellery
Vintage maps, prints and books
Vintage china, crockery and tea sets
Vintage homeware, glassware and kitchenalia
Delicious cupcakes by Betty Lou
The most knowledgeable vintage traders this side of London!
They’ll also be roaming street style snappers to reward the most stylish shoppers with £5 vouchers and the opportunity to book in for a free vintage personal shopping appointment with one of the vi…