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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 3rd January, 2022)

Walled Gardens


Walled Gardens
The Walled Garden, Haigh Hall.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: PeterP on 3rd January 2022 at 08:08

Looks like any brick wall in any garden? Has some one used the bike to climb over the wall? I have a nicer Coteniaster in my front garden

Comment by: Harry on 3rd January 2022 at 10:04

i have seen the old man riding around
on this bike he just looks like Mr Pastry.

Comment by: Poet on 3rd January 2022 at 10:57

That would make a most excellent wall for shooting the legions of annoying TV presenters who have made this Christmas hell . Worst in living memory . Vacuous baking shows . Idiots buying houses . Lunatics selling houses . Celebrity this and that . I've never heard of any of them . Those antiques people in dicky bows ! If you met them in a pub your would think them mad .
Why haven't they put 'Zulu' on . " Front rank . Fire !
"Rear rank. Fire! Independent fire at will !".

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd January 2022 at 13:10

I've just watched 'The Wooden Horse' and 'Odette'. Poet. You are on the wrong channels. True heroes all.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd January 2022 at 13:13

' The Train is next - ! I know you've probably seen it - but another to watch again.

Comment by: DTease on 3rd January 2022 at 14:37

"All in all it's just a-nother bike on a wall" Pink Floyd

Comment by: PeterP on 3rd January 2022 at 15:38

The wall is that interesting that people prefer to comment about what to watch on the telly or a pop song

Comment by: DerekB on 3rd January 2022 at 15:50

I never thought the seasonal TV schedules could deteriorate further than previous years offerings, but this must have been the worst year ever for what the TV channels tried to pass off as entertainment over the holiday period. Old films without any special merit that have already been shown repeatedly along with repeats of so called sitcoms which were mildly amusing 30 or 40 years ago, Don't know why the newspapers bother to issue supplements of holiday viewing when one page with the word GARBAGE on would suffice.

Comment by: Cyril on 3rd January 2022 at 17:13

The Train was well worth watching along with Burt using his circus expertise, Operation Crossbow now on is excellent viewing also. This coming Saturday on Talking Pictures at 8pm they're beginning the showing of the 1960s series of Maigret with Rupert Davies, which Georges Simenon the author of the books very much approved of, so that should be good viewing.

Comment by: Mick on 3rd January 2022 at 18:33

Peter Pudding, its much taller wall than the wall in your garden.
And the footpaths around the walled gardens are very wheelchair friendly

Comment by: Pat McC on 3rd January 2022 at 18:42

DTease/Poet - your comments were so funny.
I love walled gardens, especially when you see apples, apricots etc trailed on them.

Comment by: John G on 3rd January 2022 at 19:06

Poet: Your 100% correct about Zulu, one company of Welsh soldiers fighting off the Zulu tribes.
But that poor Zulu fighter WILL got it in the neck!
Everyone fired at WILL.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd January 2022 at 19:58

Watched The Train Cyril Brilliant! There's something coming on TP based on a true story The Night Reaper, didn't catch when it is on , just keep an eye out. I saw the trailer to it.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd January 2022 at 20:01

If only you had taken a photo of Mr Pastry Harry.

Comment by: DerekB on 3rd January 2022 at 20:47

Agree with you Cyril about The Train being a good film but it seems to me that, along with many other films of the same vintage, it appears on one channel or another about once every two weeks. Did you see that lost episodes of No Hiding Place were being shown yesterday on Talking Pictures TV? Those were the days eh? When the Wolseley police cars still had split windscreens and bells instead of sirens.

Comment by: Poet on 3rd January 2022 at 20:48

Nice one John G.

I heard however that the regiment at Rorkes Drift was actually the 2nd Warwickshire with more English soldiers than Welsh .

I enjoyed The Train Veronica . What a great actor Paul Scofield was .
I'm sure you'll agree though that it's rare for the BBC to show three films back to back . They much prefer the junk they plied us with at Christmas .
And it's so difficult to enjoy films on the commercial channels . The adverts are on so long I sometimes forget what I'm watching .

Comment by: Harry on 4th January 2022 at 09:43

Veronica look on u tube
Ricard Hearne as Mr Pastry.

Comment by: Veronica on 4th January 2022 at 14:28

I will do Harry, I remember him well in the fifties. Plus I watch a lot of old films on there as well. A lot better than some of the trash on Tzvv

Comment by: Harry on 4th January 2022 at 15:30

sorry Veronica
should be Richard Hearne.

Comment by: Cyril on 4th January 2022 at 16:15

It's on tomorrow Veronica, Wed 05 Jan 17:30 Love and War. The Night Reaper. The story of the World War II air ace Kurt Kuttelwascher, who fought to defend Britain. With one of his twin daughters, discussing her search for her father and about the tragic end to his life. (SUBTITLES AVAILABLE)

There is also an interesting article written about him here, along with the film documentary from youtube: https://fcafa.com/2015/11/29/karel-kuttelwascher-the-night-reaper/

I missed that episode of No Hiding Place Derek, I'll try to remember to view it on Encore. https://www.tptvencore.co.uk/

Comment by: Veronica on 4th January 2022 at 22:34

I watched the article on ytube last night Cyril but will watch the other tomorrow. Thanks for that - it was very sad but interesting. I had never heard of Kurt Kutellwascher. You tend to just hear of the British Aces more. I look forward to seeing it.

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