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by oldjiver
Thu 29 May, 2014 16:41:58
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Red Lion Hotel Ghosts
Replies: 1
Views: 3036

Red Lion Hotel Ghosts

I have just noticed that the RED LION HOTEL Colchester that is featured in "To The Devil a Daughter" is the subject of "Great British Ghost Stories" on Sky channel 166 DRAMA on Sunday 1st June at 1.30am. Could be interesting.
by oldjiver
Mon 21 Apr, 2014 21:27:43
Forum: General Topics
Topic: British Pathe News
Replies: 10
Views: 17999

by oldjiver
Fri 11 Apr, 2014 08:22:29
Forum: General Topics
Topic: To the Devil a Daughter, the Tendring journey with pictures.
Replies: 17
Views: 20592

"The Devil Rides Out" starring John wayne [-X I can almost hear the sound of gin and tonic glasses being dropped in horror and elderly gentlemen going red in the face. The only possible alternative to Sir Christopher Lee would have been the wonderful Peter Cushing.
by oldjiver
Thu 10 Apr, 2014 11:18:23
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Black August and Shingle Street
Replies: 7
Views: 6147

The great thing about Shingle Street is the way it changes with the weather. On the day I took the pictures it was warm and calm. Near the cottages someone had planted a garden that has gone wild. There were Wallflowers struggling through the grass and shingle, and the glorious smell was wafting in ...
by oldjiver
Thu 10 Apr, 2014 11:02:34
Forum: General Topics
Topic: To the Devil a Daughter, the Tendring journey with pictures.
Replies: 17
Views: 20592

Hi ericmocata, yes we do talk funny, but at least we dont walk like John Wayne :rofl I haven't been to America but we have all seen the spectacular scenery from the movies, you live in a beautiful country. Here the scenery is on a smaller scale, but dripping in history and mystique. The "Ale" in the...
by oldjiver
Sun 6 Apr, 2014 12:55:44
Forum: General Topics
Topic: To the Devil a Daughter, the Tendring journey with pictures.
Replies: 17
Views: 20592

re landlady, i really should read these posts more carefully :oops: perils of reading on a phone. i would certainly like to visit the area so that would be a field trip we would be interested in. we can pencil in spot at the convention for future trips. ken Let me know if you do and I will post an ...
by oldjiver
Sun 6 Apr, 2014 09:15:47
Forum: Black August
Topic: Gregory Sallust is Born
Replies: 9
Views: 25392

Stevie P , thanks very much for this. Your reviews get better each time and the information snippets are invaluable. Be careful, though, we might start preferring your reviews to the real thing! Re London Bridge : By the end of the 18th century, it was apparent that the old London Bridge ? by now o...
by oldjiver
Fri 4 Apr, 2014 18:33:35
Forum: General Topics
Topic: To the Devil a Daughter, the Tendring journey with pictures.
Replies: 17
Views: 20592

This is a picture of the rectory taken in June 2010. A lot changed in four years??
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/38380933
by oldjiver
Fri 4 Apr, 2014 17:43:51
Forum: General Topics
Topic: To the Devil a Daughter, the Tendring journey with pictures.
Replies: 17
Views: 20592

Thanks for your kind words Charles. A field trip would, I am sure, be a very interesting day. I think that Shingle Street( Black August) and Hamford Water could be combined in a rather full day. There is more detail in TTDAD sites, but Shingle street in infinitely more beautiful. As I am not really ...
by oldjiver
Mon 31 Mar, 2014 18:07:25
Forum: General Topics
Topic: I was Stafford Cripps double!! A DW deception??
Replies: 3
Views: 2790

As Julian Day was written in 1939, I doubt he got the story from my uncle! It's just that as DW was involved in most deception I think he could have been behind this one. Why Stafford Cripps needed to be seen out of the country I have no idea? When I post pictures you will see the resemblance. Also ...
by oldjiver
Mon 31 Mar, 2014 17:48:11
Forum: General Topics
Topic: To the Devil a Daughter, the Tendring journey with pictures.
Replies: 17
Views: 20592

very interesting that. i really must try to get a chance to explore that area. two of favourite books are black august and to the devil a daughter. did the landlady know about the red lion being in a book? ken I did the Bricklayers Arms to Maybush journey that day. The Red Lion is an old picture, b...
by oldjiver
Mon 31 Mar, 2014 11:35:24
Forum: General Topics
Topic: I was Stafford Cripps double!! A DW deception??
Replies: 3
Views: 2790

I was Stafford Cripps double!! A DW deception??

I have read of DW's wartime deception work, but have only recently read of his involvement in the "I was Monty's Double" deception. I have a similar story in my family concerning a rather less professional deception starring my "Uncle Jim". Sergeant Major James Welch was my mothers cousin. In their ...
by oldjiver
Fri 28 Mar, 2014 22:42:54
Forum: General Topics
Topic: To the Devil a Daughter, the Tendring journey with pictures.
Replies: 17
Views: 20592

I see that the Bricklayers Arms sells Morlands Old Golden Hen (which I highly approve of). Do all the three pubs well decent real ale? I asked about the Old Golden Hen The landlady (not the wench she insisted) said it was Green King??? I will have to look it up. Brewing is my hobby, I used to work i...
by oldjiver
Fri 28 Mar, 2014 18:19:03
Forum: General Topics
Topic: To the Devil a Daughter, the Tendring journey with pictures.
Replies: 17
Views: 20592

Hamford Water is also the subject of one of the "Swallows and Amazons" books by Arthur Ransome.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_Water
by oldjiver
Fri 28 Mar, 2014 11:43:25
Forum: General Topics
Topic: To the Devil a Daughter, the Tendring journey with pictures.
Replies: 17
Views: 20592

Me and my pint at the Bricklayers didn't come out in the original post, so here it is..

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