Costumed characters seen out and about this week really were super.
Drivers and shoppers couldn’t believe their eyes when superheroes including Spider-Man and Captain America turned up on patrol.
Our photographer Jane Russell took this snapshot of Captain America near the High Street North/Houghton Road junction on Tuesday, September 17.
But why was the Marvel superhero on the streets of Dunstable?
And for that matter, why was Captain America spotted in Houghton Regis on Monday, near The Chequers roundabout?
It turned out they weren’t saving the world – they were advertising Domino’s Pizza.
I just had to ask Domino’s about the team enjoying a super slice of life.
Apparently, the technical term for them is “wobble boarders”.
A helpful Domino’s spokesperson told me: “Wobble boarding is a great way to get our advertising messages across to our customers.
“Our employees are wobble boarding crazy and you will often see our superheroes out and about around Dunstable spreading the word about our tasty, piping hot pizza.”
They certainly brightened up the gloomy autumnal days this week.
The pizza promotion was a “topping” idea.
I wonder if our photographer asked pizza hero Captain America to “say cheese”?
I was surprised to spot a familiar face from this area on the front cover of a national magazine.
Who was it? None other than South West Beds MP Andrew Selous.
And what was the magazine? Private Eye!
No, the satirical magazine wasn’t having a dig at the MP.
Prime Minister David Cameron was the target and the topic was Syria.
The front page picture was a shot of MPs sitting in the House of Commons.
There in their midst, sitting behind the PM, was Mr Selous. I have no idea what was really being debated at the time of the photo.
But whatever it was, Mr Selous certainly was “in the picture”...
Earlier this year, I wrote about Dunstable and District Local History Society’s search for memories and photographs relating to the long-gone barber shop run by Mr Ellis in Dunstable.
The 16th century building used to stand at 7 West Street.
It was dismantled during Ashton Square development work during the 1970s.
Now the building is in storage at the Chiltern Open Air Museum, with the aim of reassembling it at some point.
There was an interesting item about the shop in the society’s latest newsletter.
Frank Cheevers wrote to the society’s website with his childhood memories of the barber shop.
The newsletter says: “There were, he thinks, only two barbers (possibly three) but what sticks in Frank’s mind most is their ingenious idea of having a light bulb, complete with a metal shade and a little sign which read something like: ‘No waiting when light is lit’.
“With a multitude of hairdressers currently competing for trade in Dunstable, here’s a good idea which some of them ought to take up.”
Great idea. In fact, that’s what you might call a “light bulb” moment!