Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Whitstable


This week is the occasion of my birthday so Mrs John and I decamped down the M2 to Whistable to lunch at the Elizabethan Tea Rooms. These were the favoured haunt of Peter Cushing, actor and wargamer. Whitstable is only 90 minutes down the line from London so is a favourite of the theatrical profession. We once bumped into Allan Davies, Jonathan Creek, there. Davies had his first gig as a stand up comedian in the cafe underneath the railway arches at Whitstable. Funnily enough there is a windmill converted to a home on the hill above Whitstable.

The town is a retirement place, seaside tourist town and is famous back to Roman times for its oysters. The pic above shows the oyster fishery harbour.


The channel was a bit wind tossed.


Seafront huts on the seawall.

And me eating an oversized ice cream - a rare treat. I paid for it by having indigestion all night.

The wooden object behind me is a memorial chair to Peter Cushing.

8 comments:

  1. I visited Whitstable several years ago and they had an interesting exhibition on Peter Cushing at the local museum. I can't remember if it was a permanent but it was very good.

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  2. Dear Lee
    I believe it is still there.
    J

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! ...and sorry about the indigestion.

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  4. Cushing was a wargamer? Who knew (well, amongst us poor benighted colonials...)?

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  5. Even more reasons to like Peter Cushing!

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  6. Dear Fred
    Yes, there is a video up on Utube somewhere of his paint desk. He was painting 25mm Napoleonics.
    J

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  7. Dear Ethics
    Yes, the man was one of a kind.
    J

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