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Family trip to England

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54-to-58 - The wind is fair for Angleterre. Waiting for the ferry in Boulogne (or Calais?) This was my first trip to England. We travelled by car from Zweibrucken. The main purpose was to visit Uncle Ron and family in West Bromwich, and Grandma King in Oldbury nearby. We also made local side trips to Stratford-on-Avon and spent some time in London. Returning from Europe in 1958 we also went through London. But no pictures are identifiable from this later trip.

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54-to-58 - Boulogne Hbr.from ferry?

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Channel ferries

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54-to-58 - The White Cliffs of Dover.

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54-to-58 - These People must be heading for Europe.

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54-to-58 - We head in the opposite direction.

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54-to-58 - Dover Beach.

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54-to-58 - Dover Beach, shingle. No melancholy, long, withdrawing roar today.

To West Bromwich, Ron and Una

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54-to-58 - A green and pleasant land?

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54-to-58 - A night en route. Too pricey?

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54-to-58 - Back into the Richards staff car. A German Opel Kapitan with left-hand steering. I had to sit in the right-hand "death seat" and coach my father when it was safe to pass on narrow English highways.

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54-to-58 - Even pricier accommodation. Hopcrofts Holt near Steeple Aston. Is that a highwayman, on the signpost, about to commit highway robbery? Golly, look at those shiny cars.

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- Web: Hopcrofts Holt. Looks like the same place, perhaps at an earlier date.

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54-to-58 - From our garret window

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54-to-58 - Crossbones, but where's the skull?

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54-to-58 - At Ron's getaway caravan. Scott, Eric, Enid, Peter, Una, Ron.

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54-to-58 - Enid and Una.

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54-to-58 - The Spanish fleet approaches.

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54-to-58 - But now for some refreshment.

Stratford-on-Avon.

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54-to-58 - Ann Hathaways's cottage?

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54-to-58 - Swans on the Avon.

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54-to-58 - Peter and Scott, right.

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54-to-58 - Shakespearean architecture.

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54-to-58 - Peter Richards. Every inch the typical English schoolboy.

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54-to-58 - Looks like a pub. Just down the street from previous pic. Stratford?

West Bromich, Oldbury? I recall the upstairs rooms had such low ceilings I had to stoop.

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54-to-58 - Possibly Oxford?

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54-to-58 - Gram. King, left.

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54-to-58 - Looks European, but "... GLOVES" is faintly visible on the smoke stack.I know we went for a walk along a river or canal in Oldbury.

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54-to-58 - Same bridge as previous pic.

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54-to-58 - Same chimney and church as prev. Lettering on chimney: "GENTS GLOVES".

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54-to-58 - Peter and Enid, London or Birmingham. I don't recall Ron and family being with us in London.

London.

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54-to-58 - The Abbey.

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54-to-58 - Picadilly Circus, Enid, Eric visible.

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54-to-58 - Movie: The Bed.

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54-to-58 - The Fountain of Eros.

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54-to-58 - Scott of Assisi.

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54-to-58 - Looking east toward St. Paul's.

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54-to-58 - Buckingham Palace and Victoria mon.

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54-to-58 - Victoria in profile, top left.

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54-to-58 - Eric, Enid, Scott visible.

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54-to-58 - Tower of London.

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54-to-58 - Tower Bridge.

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London Underground.

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54-to-58 - Tickets.

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54-to-58 - Down, WAY down.

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54-to-58 - Find the right platform.

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54-to-58 - Reading material while you wait.

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54-to-58 - I hear the train coming.

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A visit to the British Museum.

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54-to-58 - Stephenson's Rocket. These are a few of my favourite things.

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54-to-58 - Newton.

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54-to-58 - Oriental philosopher.

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54-to-58 - Viking stuff.

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54-to-58 - Really neat gods.

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54-to-58 - Or, possibly, really horrific gods.

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54-to-58 - Ancient Hindus had good priorities.

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54-to-58 - Pterodactyl.

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54-to-58 - THE famous ichthyosaur? Found at Lyme Regis? This specimen appears more complete.

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54-to-58 - Egret. Could this have been the same trip to England?

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54-to-58 - Flying to Britain. The purpose of this England trip was to deliver me (Derek) to London to write the GCE exams with a view to later university credit. Dad got permission from the RCAF to fly with me to Langar, the Canadian supply base in England. From there we took buses to London where I was installed in a rooming house near Russell Square near the University of London. Dad then headed home to Zweibrucken. When not attending exams, I wandered around London taking pictures. To go home I headed back to Langar where Dad shepherded me again back to Zweibucken via RCAF transport. (Very basic, but free.)

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54-to-58 - Phyllis and Gram. King, Freeth St. Back yard, Oldbury. I'm not sure if this was another side trip to Oldbury or if this picture was taken on our earlier family trip. I don't believe I was using colour film on the earlier trip. Phyllis was Eric's half sister (?)

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54-to-58 - Picadilly Circus. Note the movie marquee, right. I went to see that movie, Forbidden Planet, on this same trip. Robie the robot.

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54-to-58 - Picadilly.

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54-to-58 - Fountain of Eros. JPG shows copy camera lens reflection. How to avoid this?

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54-to-58 - Picadilly Circus.

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54-to-58 - Greenwich.

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54-to-58 - Amazons vs. Greeks, British Museum.

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54-to-58 - In the Egyptian gallery.

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54-to-58 - Asklepios? BM.

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54-to-58 - Kew Gardens.

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54-to-58 - London Bridge.

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54-to-58 - Probably Thames R., London. The Schwalbe out of Bremen. Looks like the red ensign at the masthead.

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54-to-58 - Tower of London.

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54-to-58 - Senate House, U of London.

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54-to-58 - B.A. Abbas, fellow student. Actually have a reference to him in my letters from 58.03.10. Was trying to get his address from the British Council. This also fixes the date of my own trip to 1956.

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54-to-58 - Horse Guards.

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54-to-58 - From St. Paul's dome.

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54-to-58 - From the plane, return trip. Probably a Bristol Freighter on the return journey, judging from the fairing hanging down on the right. Seems to me that the Dakota we took on the trip to England would have had retractable landing gear and a more streamlined engine nacelle. Both were strictly cargo planes with fold-up canvas seats along the fuselage. Very noisy. Couldn't hear quiet sounds for days after the flight.

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18-10-16 - BBC: Cat Bells sunrise, Cumbria.

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