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Staines - Store 216

95/103 High Street, Staines, Middlesex

Woolworths opened at 101-103 Staines High Street in 1926, next to the old White Lion pub, as you can see in the below 1950s photo. 361 more words


Art of the Game: Monte Irvin, by Ric Roberts of the Pittsburgh Courier

A large part of the enjoyment of the classic baseball era is in reading and researching newspapers of the day – columns detailing the action, a press photo or two, those old box scores, but also the sports cartoonists of the time, with spotlights on an event or particular player, making the sports pages always a little more fun. 401 more words


I Want To Have Dinner With …

I read a fantastic article by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry on her Shadows and Satin blog site titled My Five Noir Dinner Guests.  In the article, Hannsberry lists the five film noir characters she would love to invite for dinner.  516 more words

#360- The Young and the Damned

Quick recap: A group of boys from the slums of Mexico City resort to crime in order to survive.

Fun (?) fact: The movie was very poorly received when it first came out but after people had a chance to calm down, they realized that it held a lot of truth. 468 more words


Riverdale Terrace

The October 23 1953 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained an ad for a skating rink at Danforth and Broadview:

A search through the Toronto city directories revealed that Riverdale Terrace didn’t last long. 115 more words