The Chain...make the next link

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So marooned in the Lamorra Wink pub in deepest Cornwall, drinking Skinners beer, with its link with Bass Breweries Yeast, where will the next link transport us.....
First up is where we go!

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Well I'm going to take you to Tremannon Farm and the Famous Five's holiday in Cornwall.

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to be to be greeted by Mrs Penruthlan with possibly the finest high tea in the entire Blyton oeuvre:
https://worldofblyton.com/2015/04/29/fi ... -by-chris/

“A huge ham gleaming as pink as Timmy’s tongue; a salad fit for … several kings, it was so enormous … Lettuce. Tomatoes. Onions. Radishes. Mustard-and-cress. Carrot grated up …” "“lashings of hard-boiled eggs”. Add “an enormous tureen of new potatoes, all gleaming with melted butter, scattered with parsley … a big bottle of home-made salad cream … cream cheese … fruit cake … drop scones … cherry tart … cream,”
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The Famous Five then decided to give up Booze!;

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01G7BIN4K/ ... TF8&btkr=1

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So could the next link take us to Canada in 1927 when the original Famous Five were in action? :-D

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Five Go Mad In Dorset by the Comic Strip Presents sprung to my mind :-D

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Before the chain inevitably takes us away from Cornwall just time to have a look at the most "Cornwall-rich" episodes of the New Avengers "The Lion and the Unicorn". Unfortunately can't find the full episode, but this clip of an iconic car chase is in it. Avengerland doesn't document this as far as I can tell in their About Britain locations and it maybe remains to be confirmed where this is?



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Seems like a good time to declare one of my other book collections: :)
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bobins wrote:
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Five Go Mad In Dorset by the Comic Strip Presents sprung to my mind :-D

Can you see that car chase clip I think my adblocker may prevent it displaying?

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Yes I can see it Neil!

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Thanks mick I've switched it for one on you tube now.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 09:33
Before the chain inevitably takes us away from Cornwall just time to have a look at the most "Cornwall-rich" episodes of the New Avengers "The Lion and the Unicorn". Unfortunately can't find the full episode, but this clip of an iconic car chase is in it. Avengerland doesn't document this as far as I can tell in their About Britain locations and it maybe remains to be confirmed where this is?



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It would seem that it was filmed at:

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Delabole Quarry, Delabole, Cornwall, England, UK :-D

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Excellent Mick! ^^^^ Thanks.

mickthemaverick wrote:
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Seems like a good time to declare one of my other book collections: :)
They were the last set of books to capture my imagination, dont think I have read a single novel since. Plenty of non-fiction. There is a bit on the road round here where you are on the top of the moors and the landscape sweeps down to the sea, and when I pass it I am always reminded of the picture I had in my head reading "Five go off to Camp" and in habitual and probably annoying fashion draw everyones' attention to the "famous five view"!

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mickthemaverick wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 09:35
Seems like a good time to declare one of my other book collections: :)
They were the last set of books to capture my imagination, dont think I have read a single novel since. Plenty of non-fiction. There is a bit on the road round here where you are on the top of the moors and the landscape sweeps down to the sea, and when I pass it I am always reminded of the picture I had in my head reading "Five go off to Camp" and in habitual and probably annoying fashion draw everyones' attention to the "famous five view"!

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Then, I assume you had read one of my other collections before you got to The Famous Five?:
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I think those must have passed me by Mick although I an sure I would have enjoyed them. Bit of Secret Seven, bit of Jennings, no Just William, and I think I tried to plough through "Biggles Defies the Swastika" without developing a liking for it.

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A big part of the Famous 5 Books were the illustrations by Eileen Soper. Her father George was also an artist and illustrator. They lived at Harmer Green Welwyn in a house designed and built by George throughout their lives which became known as "The Wildings". Presumably it is still there. Herts Memories has a few articles on the Sopers,

https://www.hertsmemories.org.uk/conten ... orge-soper
https://www.hertsmemories.org.uk/conten ... leen-soper

and this article carries a photograph of the Wildings
https://museumcrush.org/the-soper-colle ... untryside/


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Out of curiousity is there enough to track the house down, and whether it still exists?

I did read somewhere that part of the property was bequeathed to the RSPB or some other nature organisation.

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