Friday, September 30, 2011

Autumn is here



Took this this morning - the Staghorn has turned.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

David Croft. R.I.P.


David Croft, co-writer and producer of classic comedies including 'Allo 'Allo and Hi-de-Hi has died at the age of 89, his family has announced.
He died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Portugal. His family called him a "truly great man" in a statement.
Croft's military sitcoms It Ain't Half Hot Mum and Dad's Army, written with Jimmy Perry, were hits in the 1970s.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Last ones...

A town in Maine, name escapes me, wanted to show how they fly the flag on every pole.
Back in New Brunswick, and we had stopped in St Stephen just inside the border, to visit the Ganong chocolate shop. Yum!!
Back to the Confederation Bridge, and it was windy!! But we were headed home, and enjoyable as the trip was - all 2189kms of it, its always nice to get home. All those kms? Only cost us $156 in gas! Not bad at all.

New Hampshire

Thursday it rained all day, until we got to Bangor, Maine. But the scenery was still magnificent.


Still in the US!!
Some very different buildings.

The White Mountains

These images can speak for themselves.



Sorry I did a booboo on this pic, didnt mean to put it on twice. We were at the highest level of the road through the mountains, called the divide.

Few more...

A covered bridge in New Hampshire.
We drove over it just to get this photo.
Starting through the White Mountain National Forest highway - read the sign, the b..... English were everywhere:))
Just by the previous sign.
The rocks are large there!!

coming to an end soon...

Now into Maine, USA. This house really caught our interest!


From a lookout, this hotel used to exist to the right of the lookout sight. It must have really been something in its day. Looks like an ocean liner.
This bridge had the uprights in between the roads.

yet more... all St Andrews.

Howard making friends with a local celebrity!! What can I say.... Life is never dull!
Beautiful mural on one of the buildings.
Another one - it really is a man at the left, not part of the painting!
Three of the lovely buildings on the main street.
And this sign....

More pics....

This is the new part of the Fairmount Algonquin hotel in St. Andrews where we stayed on the Monday night. This is the newer part, we stayed in the old part - very historic.
And this is the old part. It is rather upscale, but we got a very good deal off the internet for less than half price. Otherwise the room would have cost more than the gas we used to do the whole trip!!
mr p, this one and the next one are just for you! The lighthouse is being restored which is why the top is missing. See next pic for why its just for you!! Its at St Andrews.
Fame!!!
The waterfront at St. Andrews by the Sea, - it is a lovely town.

Promised pics from trip to Maine and New Hampshire.

Just off the bridge, on the New Brunswick side (obviously)!
A view of the bridge from N.B. side. Beautiful day as you can see.
A very attractive water tank outside St. Andrews by the Sea, N.B. It certainly caught our eyes.

The mural went almost all the way round except for about 5ft right at the back.

HMT Empire Ken

This is the ship we went to Jordan on - it was fairly comfy for the families but not so good for the troops.

m.v. Devonshire




Does anyone remember this? I sailed to Gibraltar from Southampton in August 1961 when it was a troopship.

One from Yorkie

Top left: school play 31 03 1952, L/R Munro, Harding, Ron Barwick, The late Keith Johnson, Henry Sanders (seated), Hollingsworth, Ian Whittaker.
Top right, Hello Sailors!, L/R Gordon (unidentified), Mike Biggs.

Upper row L/R: me, Willie forgotten surname. Me at 16 when joining PRS.

Bottom row L/R: Trafalgar Day 1953, citation "God are we fed up ,been standing like this for 2 hours." The late Keith Johnson, Jack Moore, me. Ron Barwick

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Another Canadian Sunset

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Yorkie mini-reunion

The years were rolled away recently when our very own Lady Tunstall and John Meaden met for a mini in York. They had last seen each other at PRS 58 years ago!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Weekend funny




Have a good one folks. The warm weather is coming back to Blighty.

LADY MARY SOAMES

I thought you may be interested to know that TWA's Patron, Lady Mary Soames, has published her autobiography (on 16 September):
A Daughter's Tale
Doubleday
416 pages
£25.00
Available from Amazon at £15.99.
I've looked at the index: unfortunately, Wilhelmshaven and Prince Rupert School are not listed, but I reckon it would be an interesting read nevertheless.

Friday, September 23, 2011

oooer!...hard hats required!...

For Paul

Funny coincidence - got into car to go to Yoga and this was playing on radio... one of the best examples of ladies chatting... Albert Finney eh... though she also did You're so vain - supposedly for another ex beau

Detmold

Hi All
Interesting item on crime watch last night
http://www.bbc.co.uk/crimewatch/appeals/2011/09/hakendahl_rape.shtml
The girl has also stated the boys who were involved were British teenagers as she was.
Would they have been attending "boarding" schools, as we did or had things changed by this time?
The month of the rape is not mentioned so may have been on holiday.
Like to hear comments on this.
Thanks
Squiz

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Raeder Locks

While researching on-line found this interesting article, did anyone hear the noise in 1949?

whvlocks Not easy to read but you will get the gist, the two chambers were bigger than the locks on the Panama canal and took some blowing up.

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