Category: Memory lane

A trip down memory lane, car profile drawings from Graeme Jenner

Car profile drawings from Graeme Jenner Graeme Jenner’s a man on a mission; this, to draw profiles of some of the world’s most iconic cars. The challenge is Graeme’s drawings are amazingly detailed and time consuming however the finished article is well worth the effort. The technique used is known as profile drawing, the detail though as precise as a technical drawing has a delightful warmth and feel to it with approaching 700 cars in the series Graeme’s focus in...Read more

Woolworths tops a list of things over 50s would most like to see make a ‘comeback’

2017-10-27 11:01:16

Defunct high-street store Woolworths has topped a list of things Brits would most love to make a ‘comeback’, according to research. The shop where you could once buy anything from gardening goods to kids clothes beat arctic rolls and penny sweet shops to claim top spot. Popular pastimes to make the top ten included BBC children’s TV show, Watch with Mother, Baby Sham and Corona Man, the old truck which used to collect empty fizzy pop bottles. Jackie Magazine also...Read more

The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations Begin

2016-04-21 19:42:34

The Queen's 90th Birthday let the Celebrations Begin Today The Queen will become the country's first nonagenarian sovereign celebrating her actual birthday (the Queen’s official birthday is to follow). Events to celebrate the occasion will be taking place in April, May and June, some of which are free though some of which are by invitation only and include The Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral on Friday 10th June. The Service also marks the Duke of Edinburgh's 95th birthday,...Read more

The largest exhibition of The Queen’s dress and accessories will open at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

Largest exhibition of Her Majesty The Queen's wardrobe ever shown in Scotland to open at the Palace of Holyroodhouse The largest exhibition of The Queen's dress and accessories ever shown in Scotland will open at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on 21 April 2016, Her Majesty's 90th birthday. It is one of three separate special exhibitions entitled Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe to be held at Her Majesty's official residences during 2016, each displaying a...Read more

‘If you can remember anything about the sixties, you weren’t really there’

2015-11-07 17:56:36

We all the old adage ‘If you can remember anything about the sixties, you weren't really there’ From the author and musician Paul Kantner, Ann Brenoff Senior Columnist, The Huffington Post penned this interesting article '28 Signs Someone Lived Through The '60s' The decade shaped their lives and continues to influence them even today. 1. They still remember the words to "I Want To Hold Your Hand." The fab four, as the Beatles were known, took the world by storm....Read more

Back to the Future-Wed Oct 21st 2015

Wed Oct 21st 2015, next week-rings a bell? Film buffs the world over will be celebrating this famous date next week because Wed Oct 21st 2015 is the time and date in the ‘Future’ set by Dr, Emett ‘Doc’ Brown for Marty McFly to travel forward in time to prevent McFly's future son from ending up imprisoned. Universal classic series starred Michael J Fox as Marty and Christopher Lloyd as the Doc. This is a classic! Watch it again and...Read more

A blast from the past at BCA

2015-10-03 18:20:54

1957 Morris Minor sold by BCA Frimley in 1980 returns to be resold BCA Blackbushe There’s a feeling of nostalgia in the air at BCA, as a classic Morris Minor last sold by the company in 1980 has returned to be sold again. The 2 door Morris Minor was sold at the former BCA Frimley centre in 1980 by the original owner who had bought it as a new car in 1957. The buyer in 1980 is now returning to...Read more

Power to the people-Citizen Smith set for a return

2015-09-13 15:12:46

Power to the people-Citizen Smith set for a return Written by the much missed John Sullivan (Only Fools and Horses) Citizen Smith is perhaps set to make a comeback. The self-styled left wing revolutionary Wolfie Smith remains one of our best loved comedy characters, launching the prolific career of Robert Lindsay. Sullivan grew up in near-by Balham, however I’m sure Wolfie would have been priced out of the neighbourhood by now with many of the houses in Tooting selling at...Read more