My favourite versions of it (and there have been many produced over the years) are The Muppet Christmas Carol (Michael Caine playing Scrooge) and the version starring Patrick Stewart. It is a question of getting Scrooge’s hardness of heart right without it spilling over into melodrama, something both knights of the realm did fantastically well. [Read more…] about A Christmas Carol – The MDG Players – Review by Allison Symes
The photos in the past two weeks focused on Hursley Road. Today’s photos are slightly different.
1) Where was this?
I enjoyed a very entertaining evening yesterday when I went to watch A Christmas Carol by the Chandler’s Ford MDG Players. It was held in the Dovetail Centre of the Methodist Church, and this venue facilitated an intimate theatre experience.
The production followed Charles Dickens’ famous story using acting, narration, carol singing and audience participation for the sound effects, which was great fun! The play was brilliantly adapted by James Reynard. [Read more…] about Review by Hazel Bateman: A Christmas Carol by Chandler’s Ford MDG Players
Today we continue to share a few precious images collected by Andy Vining’s family. Andy’s family farmed the North and South Millers Dale and surrounding areas for over 100 years, living in Hiltonbury Farmhouse until 1976.
These images may not be very clear, but we hope you get a sense of what the area was like in those days. We hope these inspire your memories and you can share what you remember with us. [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Saturday Guessing Game (18)
Andy Vining’s family farmed the North and South Millers Dale and surrounding areas for over 100 years, living in Hiltonbury Farmhouse until 1976. Last week Andy dropped off a pile of old photographs of Chandler’s Ford for us to share with readers.
These photos have been organised systematically by Andy’s family – comparing old and new scenes at roughly the same location.
You can click to enlarge the photos to get better views. [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Saturday Guessing Game (17)
1) Do you recognise this place? What’s the name of this business?
We have left you a small clue (an English alphabet) in the photo. What’re your memories of this place?
How has the place changed? Please share. [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Saturday Guessing Game (16)
1) Where was this shop in Chandler’s Ford (in the 1950s)?
Do you have a story to share about this image?
According to Doug Clews, the photo was kindly supplied to him by a former Chandler’s Ford resident, Peter Smith, now deceased, who used to live over the shop with his wife Muriel. [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Saturday Guessing Game (15)
Where is this roundabout in Chandler’s Ford? What’s the building to the right?
What’s the parking situation in this area? What’s around this roundabout? [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Saturday Guessing Game (14)
1) Where is this milestone in Chandler’s Ford located?
This old milestone is situated 69 miles from London, 6 miles from Winchester to Southampton. [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Saturday Guessing Game (13)
1) Where is this memorial bench in Chandler’s Ford?
“In loving memory of the Pitt family from 1905” [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Saturday Guessing Game (12)
1) Where can you find this sign in Chandler’s Ford?
Image credit: Stuart Roberts [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Saturday Guessing Game (11)
I was saddened to hear of the recent death of Denis Norden. He will probably be remembered most for It’ll Be Alright on the Night, the blooper show, but he wrote far more than that and, in my view, was a wonderful wordsmith. I also loved his ironic manner. (”Dry wit” doesn’t begin to cover it!). [Read more…] about Playing with Words
1) Name the current business on the far left. What was it before that put Chandler’s Ford on the national news?
1) There is a new shop at the Fryern Arcade. Do you know what it sells? What was this shop before?
Guess the business next to Fryern Stationers and the D & G hardware shop. [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Saturday Guessing Game (9)
1) What are these ‘things’? Where do you see them? Do you use them?
Hint: Question 1 and Question 2 are linked.
1) What’s this? Where can you see this?
1) What’s the missing word on the sign?
We have erased the name of a school on this sign. Do you know the name of this school?
[Read more…] about Saturday Guessing Game (6)
1) There are not many brown road signs in Chandler’s Ford. Here is one – but we have erased its white letters for you to guess what the ‘tourist information’ is about. Do you know where the sign is found?
I thought a lighthearted post would be appropriate as we head rapidly through August.
By the time this goes up, I will be on my way back from the Swanwick Writers’ Summer School, having had good opportunities to learn, meet old friends, make new ones, and come back buzzing with ideas and even more enthuasism for the projects I’ve got in mind over the next few months or so. [Read more…] about Books That Should Have Been Written – Allison Symes
Where can you find this notice in Chandler’s Ford?
S59 Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014
‘It’s an offence to continue to drink alcohol when asked not to do so by a Police Officer …. Failure to comply may lead to arrest and a fine upon conviction.’ [Read more…] about Saturday Guessing Game (4)