Postcards to make you wish you were here!
HERE’S Dunstable Downs as you’ve never seen it before.
This stunning shot of a ‘star trail’ in the night sky behind the wind catcher is just one of a series of new Downs postcards.
I thought I’d put you in the picture about the new postcards as they’re getting a great reaction from visitors.
And they’re all taken by fans of the beauty spot.
Paul Underwood took this powerful picture.
It’s one of eight new postcards, which include landscape and nature photography.
The best news is that you can pick them up for just 50p each from the shop at the Downs visitor centre.
Toyah Baulk, the retail manager at the Chilterns Gateway Centre shop, who has also been busy with her camera to take postcard shots, said: “We are finding that people are not just picking up one, they are picking up the whole collection, which is wonderful!”
Don’t forget, if you want to gaze at the beauty spot from afar, there’s also a webcam that keeps you in touch with what’s going on up on the Downs.
Just check out http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/dunstable-downs-chilterns-gateway-and-whipsnade-estate for the Downs window on the world.
It’s time to sharpen your wits to help a collector from Down Under find information about old Chade razors.
The Australian has been in touch with the Dunstable and District Local History Society.
This safety razor collector has picked up an old Chade razor from an antiques shop.
But the only reference that the collector can find about Chade just talks about the Chade Razor Blade Co, which was once in High Street South, Dunstable.
Rita Swift, of the society, would be grateful for any information that she could pass on to the Australian who made the email request.
The razor is in a Bakelite box. That’s inside an original green cardboard outer box featuring a man with braces and the Chade blade on the front.
It’s a three-piece razor, is quite heavy and has the word “Chade” at the bottom of the handle.
And the collector would be grateful for any information about the history of the company, the razor, and whether the razor itself could have been made in the Dunstable premises.
Over to you. If you can help the society with information, just email email@example.com.
Back in the day, this technology really was “cutting-edge”...
I laughed at a snippet in Team Spirit, the Parish Of Dunstable Church Magazine.
The September edition includes a section headed: “Good reasons for joining a church choir this autumn.”
> You’re running out of clean clothes and the robe saves on laundry.
> The church is usually crowded, and you want to make sure you always have a seat.
> You’ve just been selected for jury duty and you want to get used to sitting with a large group of people.
It really did strike the right note with me!
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Thursday 23 May 2013
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