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Re: Another game for a foggy day. Guess the city or landmark

PostPosted:Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:06 pm
by Shedder
It looks familiar - Bergerac?

Re: Another game for a foggy day. Guess the city or landmark

PostPosted:Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:34 pm
by mick w
Bergerac it is .

Re: Another game for a foggy day. Guess the city or landmark

PostPosted:Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:02 pm
by Morten
Neither a city nor really a landmark, but I enjoyed seeing this topiary today.

It is at the entrance to a hospital which has a historical connection to the RAF - and their on - site restaurants are called Spitfire and Hurricane...

Which hospital was this at and what is the link?

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Re: Another game for a foggy day. Guess the city or landmark

PostPosted:Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:04 pm
by Dave W
Either Roehampton or East Grinstead?

Guess : The link is Sir Archibald McIndoe and the "Guinea Pigs"

Re: Another game for a foggy day. Guess the city or landmark

PostPosted:Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:23 pm
by Morten
2 minutes? The forum must be losing its touch. :lol:

The link is indeed Sir Archibald McIndoe, but for failing to list one hospital and suggesting 2, you will not get the chocolate frog. Report after class for a caning ;^)

Re: Another game for a foggy day. Guess the city or landmark

PostPosted:Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:49 pm
by Dave W
Please Sir, may I have another?

I'll settle on East Grinstead, then. :D

Re: Another game for a foggy day. Guess the city or landmark

PostPosted:Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:50 pm
by Morten
Queen Victoria Hospital in EG it is indeed.
Now ... assume the position...

The floor is yours ;o)

Re: Another game for a foggy day. Guess the city or landmark

PostPosted:Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:18 pm
by CloudHound
East Grinstead - the Town that would not turn its back.

Re: Another game for a foggy day. Guess the city or landmark

PostPosted:Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:28 pm
by Dave W
I hadn't heard that phrase before, so I Googled it.

How marvellous. :D

Re: Another game for a foggy day. Guess the city or landmark

PostPosted:Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:44 pm
by Rob L
Dave W wrote:I hadn't heard that phrase before, so I Googled it.

How marvellous. :D


Nor had I. I am humbled. I had of course heard of the Guinea Pig Club, but not of the role of East Grinstead.

(As an aside, a very good childhood friend of mine had a lot of work done at Roehampton on a lost leg and the many prostheses that were made to make him mobile through to adulthood).

Re: Another game for a foggy day. Guess the city or landmark

PostPosted:Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:23 pm
by chevvron
Rob L wrote:
Dave W wrote:I hadn't heard that phrase before, so I Googled it.

How marvellous. :D


Nor had I. I am humbled. I had of course heard of the Guinea Pig Club, but not of the role of East Grinstead.

(As an aside, a very good childhood friend of mine had a lot of work done at Roehampton on a lost leg and the many prostheses that were made to make him mobile through to adulthood).

Did Bader and his cronies really drive all the way to Pantiles at Bagshot (now old peoples flats just across the road from where Eddie and Sophie live) or was it a different Pantiles?
Closure of the Bagshot one, latterly a night club; resulted in at least one excellent local restaurant closing too due to the reduction in trade.

Re: Another game for a foggy day. Guess the city or landmark

PostPosted:Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:30 pm
by PeteSpencer
Dave W wrote:Either Roehampton or East Grinstead?

Guess : The link is Sir Archibald McIndoe and the "Guinea Pigs"


He certainly left a fine legacy:

I used 'McIndoe scissors 'and 'McIndoe forceps' nearly every day for 30+ years in the day job.

Still got a drawer full at home: Dead handy for all those fiddly jobs.....

Peter :wink:

Re: Another game for a foggy day. Guess the city or landmark

PostPosted:Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:37 pm
by GrahamB
I just found this while trawling through some old files.

Who has stayed here, then? I left a subtle clue in the image.

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Re: Another game for a foggy day. Guess the city or landmark

PostPosted:Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:58 pm
by Smaragd
Haven't stayed there, but I've flown in one of those!

Re: Another game for a foggy day. Guess the city or landmark

PostPosted:Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:44 pm
by Lefty
chevvron wrote:
Rob L wrote:
Dave W wrote:I hadn't heard that phrase before, so I Googled it.

How marvellous. :D


Nor had I. I am humbled. I had of course heard of the Guinea Pig Club, but not of the role of East Grinstead.

(As an aside, a very good childhood friend of mine had a lot of work done at Roehampton on a lost leg and the many prostheses that were made to make him mobile through to adulthood).

Did Bader and his cronies really drive all the way to Pantiles at Bagshot (now old peoples flats just across the road from where Eddie and Sophie live) or was it a different Pantiles?
Closure of the Bagshot one, latterly a night club; resulted in at least one excellent local restaurant closing too due to the reduction in trade.


I don’t think so. There was a Pantiles night club on the thames at Maidenhead Bridge, which would have closer.