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by lukehoney
Fri 1 Sep, 2017 12:40:09
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Westminster Dragoons camp at Goring-on-Thames, 1914
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Westminster Dragoons camp at Goring-on-Thames, 1914

Hi

I’m researching the history of the Westminster Dragoons (we think my great uncle signed up for it), and I suddenly remembered that in DW’s autobiography, “Officer and Temporary Gentâ€￾ he spends a night with the Westminster Dragoons, camped in field in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. This was on the eve of the outbreak of the First World War. Does anybody know where that camp was? If you drive into Goring, then cross over the river to Streatley, there is a fenced off field immediately on the right hand side, very close to a church and the Swan (the riverside hotel and pub), which DW mentions he visited with his friends. Amazingly, the field hasn’t, as yet, been developed on, even though it’s relatively in the centre of Goring & Streatley.

Does anybody know where the camp was? I’ve wondered if it was that very same field (still there, after many years), although of course, thec camp could easily have been somewhere else, outside the town.

Many thanks, Luke
by lukehoney
Mon 6 Sep, 2010 07:22:36
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Video Clips, DW's antique collection & Serpentine Wall
Replies: 6
Views: 4252

Charles Many thanks for your reply- and the useful information. I'll get in touch with you directly about the Letter to Posterity website download: would be great news if you've still got it. I've now seen the auction catalogue on the site- will definitely keep my eye's open for another one of these...
by lukehoney
Thu 26 Aug, 2010 13:36:47
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Video Clips, DW's antique collection & Serpentine Wall
Replies: 6
Views: 4252

Highcliffe Castle. I think it was built in the 1830's, (after the date of the Roger Brook novels) but I have a hunch it may have been built on the site of an earlier Highcliffe Manor. Either that, or DW was talking about a completely different place. But Highcliffe Castle is the famous one. Rambling...
by lukehoney
Thu 26 Aug, 2010 07:58:14
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Scarcity of of "Haunting of Toby Jugg"?
Replies: 10
Views: 7148

Jim Absolutely! Another one's "The Satanist". Not that long ago there seemed to be quite a few first editions floating around on ebay which you could buy for a few pound each. Recently, it's suddenly become pretty scarce, or if there are any copies out there, dealers are asking punchy prices for it....
by lukehoney
Wed 25 Aug, 2010 19:03:22
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Video Clips, DW's antique collection & Serpentine Wall
Replies: 6
Views: 4252

Steve Funny you should mention Highcliffe. We were down there last week- the house used to belong to my wife's great great uncle. We had a look round the place- now open to the public. I think it was "Gothicised" during the 19th century- and then again, rebuilt during the 1930's. There's certainly a...
by lukehoney
Wed 25 Aug, 2010 16:10:02
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Video Clips, DW's antique collection & Serpentine Wall
Replies: 6
Views: 4252

Video Clips, DW's antique collection & Serpentine Wall

I've just realised that I've just rather stupidly left a reply on an old Bob Rothwell post about Pathe News, not realising that Bob had posted it a few years back. What I meant to say was: The Pathe news clips are great. I've mentioned this one before, but there's no harm in having another go: on a ...
by lukehoney
Wed 25 Aug, 2010 15:49:22
Forum: General Topics
Topic: British Pathe News
Replies: 10
Views: 18088

DW film & video clips

The Pathe news clips are great. On a similar theme, did anyone manage to download the video clip from the BBC4 Letter to Posterity website : "On other authors of the time and his passion for collecting". It's now been deleted by the BBC. I was hoping that someone might have saved it? It was an espec...
by lukehoney
Tue 24 Aug, 2010 10:36:33
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Scarcity of of "Haunting of Toby Jugg"?
Replies: 10
Views: 7148

Scarcity of of "Haunting of Toby Jugg"?

I've just bought a 1950's reprint of "Toby Jugg' on ebay, in a reasonable condition with dustjacket. I'm sure others will have noticed the apparent scarcity of this title- especially as a first edition. My question is why? I would have thought that the print-run on the post-war titles would have bee...
by lukehoney
Sat 1 May, 2010 20:03:52
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Links to DW videos on BBC4 webpage down?
Replies: 9
Views: 6515

I would be very interested to find out from which film these BBC4 clips were originally taken from? Wouldn't the copyright remain with the original film company? I think there are Pathe News (or is it Gaumont?) clips currently available on the web. Another idea worth mentioning: In the recent biogra...
by lukehoney
Mon 26 Apr, 2010 17:07:08
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Links to DW videos on BBC4 webpage down?
Replies: 9
Views: 6515

Wondering if any other DW enthusiast managed to download/save the missing BBC4 website DW clip "on other authors of the time and his passion for collecting"?

Thanks!
by lukehoney
Wed 3 Mar, 2010 08:56:09
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Links to DW videos on BBC4 webpage down?
Replies: 9
Views: 6515

Alas, it looks like the BBC have taken a conscious decision to remove these video links. I've noticed that video links to other BBC 4 programmes have been removed as well. Which is annoying, as there was an especially interesting video of DW at Grove talking about his Modern First Edition book colle...
by lukehoney
Wed 10 Feb, 2010 14:11:32
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Links to DW videos on BBC4 webpage down?
Replies: 9
Views: 6515

Broken Links on BBC4 Letter to Posterity Webpage

Further to my last post, I've just reported the "broken links" to the BBC through their technical fault page. It would be good to get these video links up and running again. I'm not sure if it's a technical fault or if the BBC have decided to delete them. One of them includes very interesting stuff ...
by lukehoney
Tue 9 Feb, 2010 21:31:21
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Links to DW videos on BBC4 webpage down?
Replies: 9
Views: 6515

Links to DW videos on BBC4 webpage down?

I've just tried to log on to these (Letter to Posterity webpage on BBC4 site) but they don't seem to be working. Anyone know if the BBC have deleted them? The two radio interview links are working, but the two DW video links appear to be broken. A pity. I wonder if they are available anywhere else? ...
by lukehoney
Wed 22 Nov, 2006 00:14:10
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Thoughts on DW's "Letter to Posterity"
Replies: 6
Views: 5120

DW the cavalier? I think DW had a great love for Ancient Rome (Gordon Eric Gordon Tombe influenced him in his reading of ancient civiilistations), and Dennis held up the Roman love for luxury, fine wines, epicurean decadence, and good looking women as some sort of an ideal to live up to. Anyone with...
by lukehoney
Sun 19 Nov, 2006 16:28:09
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Polanski's "The Ninth Gate:" DW influenced?
Replies: 8
Views: 7200

Stevie Thanks for your reply. "Eye of the Devil" is a fairly obscure film, though it has a great cast: David Niven, Deborah Kerr, David Hemmings, Donald Pleasance, and Sharon Tate. I am trying to track down a copy, though I think this wil be hard in the UK. Yes, the Hell Fire Club link is interestin...

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