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by oldjiver
Fri 28 Mar, 2014 11:41:39
Forum: General Topics
Topic: To the Devil a Daughter, the Tendring journey with pictures.
Replies: 17
Views: 21907

Here is the Red Lion at Colchester.

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by oldjiver
Fri 28 Mar, 2014 11:39:07
Forum: General Topics
Topic: To the Devil a Daughter, the Tendring journey with pictures.
Replies: 17
Views: 21907

To the Devil a Daughter, the Tendring journey with pictures.

Part of the fascination of DW books for me has been the mixture of real places and events with exciting story lines. I am fortunate to live in an area that DW has written into two of his books, "Black August" and "To the Devil a Daughter". I was aware that he had visited the area, and I am grateful ...
by oldjiver
Wed 26 Mar, 2014 20:18:34
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Drink and Ink, Suffolk connection
Replies: 2
Views: 2810

Thank you so much for that Darren! My holiday home actually looks across the river Orwell straight at the Hall. I remember DW was very nearly turned into a socialist by Lord Berners pulling the hat off of one of his servants and throwing it to his new gun dog. I can see now why DW placed two of his ...
by oldjiver
Wed 26 Mar, 2014 10:11:23
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Drink and Ink, Suffolk connection
Replies: 2
Views: 2810

Drink and Ink, Suffolk connection

I will shortly be writing a piece tracing the "Hansford Water route (in reality HAMFORD WATER) contained in "To Te Devil A Daughter". I seem to remember that in "Drink and Ink" DW mentioned staying at a stately home (may have been Woolverstone) in Suffolk, just a few miles from Hamford Water. I dont...
by oldjiver
Tue 25 Mar, 2014 00:28:06
Forum: To The Devil a Daughter
Topic: TO THE DEVIL-A DAUGHTER
Replies: 19
Views: 29961

Regarding To The Devil A Daughter, I once went on a visit to St Osyth Priory in Essex with my wifes architecture group. Wonderful place!. I remember one of the guides mentioning that they had filmed TTDAD at the priory? I havent been able to find any confirmation of this anywhere. If anyone else kno...
by oldjiver
Mon 24 Mar, 2014 23:42:26
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Black August and Shingle Street
Replies: 7
Views: 6666

Hello Cibator, Yes the Martello Tower is inhabited. Looks quite posh really. Seems like some kind of conservatory on top. The thing in the fore ground is, I think, a plant support hoop made from cane. You can see it when blown up. The plant is surrounded by wire mesh to protect it from rabbits. I no...
by oldjiver
Mon 24 Mar, 2014 18:43:29
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Black August and Shingle Street
Replies: 7
Views: 6666

I forgot to add the prison signpost!
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by oldjiver
Mon 24 Mar, 2014 18:39:22
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Black August and Shingle Street
Replies: 7
Views: 6666

Black August and Shingle Street

Black August was always one of my favourite DW books, and luckily my holiday home is very near Shingle street. I have often been there for a stroll (when I could walk properly) or just a little wander now I am disabled. I went there today with my camera and took a few pictures that I hope you will f...
by oldjiver
Mon 24 Mar, 2014 18:07:43
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 4173

I have just noticed the GENERAL section is much more frequented. So I will post there with the Admin permission.
by oldjiver
Mon 24 Mar, 2014 18:05:16
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 4173

Hello Ken, I have spent the day at Shingle Street and taken some pictures. I will post then in the Black August section. Thanks for your welcome.
by oldjiver
Mon 24 Mar, 2014 09:58:56
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member
Replies: 5
Views: 4173

New member

My name is Steve Biggs, I an 66 years old and retired. I worked in the docks at Harwich International for 35 years until disability meant I had to retire early. I was actively involved with the company and was a Director of our pension scheme Trustee company, and for many years a tutor for my trades...

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