Havengore

Havengore at St. Katharine Docks in October 2014. Fifty years ago today (30 January 1965) it was  Sir Winston Churchill’s boat on the occasion of his state funeral.

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More Toyfair bits & bobs

Very foggy autumnal evening. Some bargains available, but not very well attended and some regular sellers still absent. But it makes for a reasonably pleasant way to pass an hour or two.

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And here we have; a 1950s Hornby-Dublo cast signal box, a 1960s Airfix 2-6-2 tank loco kit, (both OO scale), a modern Matchbox Yesteryears Citroen H-type van (approx 1/43 scale) and a Majorette 1/60 scale Ford Model A van (McVities livery), which appears to be a copy of the 1980s “Matchbox” casting. Total outlay GBP10, not too bad.

Singer Vogue Mk1

*In which I continue my mild obsession with 1960’s Rootes Group cars*

A few weeks back, a tremendous racket outside turned out to be this Mk 1 Singer Vogue (1961/2) reversing down the road clearly with most of the exhaust system completely useless or possibly missing altogether. Since when it has been parked on my neighbour’s drive, chocked by bricks.

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Distinguishable from the similarly styled Mk2 (both had the wraparound rear window) by the chrome bonnet strip & white front indicators the Vogue was an uprated, badge-engineered, version of the Hillman Super Minx.

 

Jaguars at Dulwich Picture Gallery

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Long time since I’ve been to Dulwich Picture Gallery although I’ve played cricket at one of the beautiful grounds across the road. Recently though, there was a small display of vintage Jaguars to coincide with a lecture by Ian Callum, Jaguar’s Design Director.

D-Type. With improvised protection. (The weather was threatening to be typically “British”….appropriately).

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Road legal C-Type, in iconic Ecurie Ecosse colours.

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The classic E-Type.

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& the contemporary F-Type

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Each of the earlier cars had an interesting history but most of it now escapes me.

A more modern XK & an S-Type also managed to get in on the act.

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The grounds are beautiful & immaculately kept.

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& nearer to the gallery in a space to itself there was to be seen a Citroen “H” Van. (No relation). 🙂

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