Holiday Special: Oh Mr Porter!

Posted on 23/07/2017 By

Oh Mr Porter!

Dear friends of Bertie. This is a holiday special.

I hope you like old films. Bobby loves Will Hay. None more so than that classic of British Comedy. “Oh Mr Porter”. If you have seen it, watch it again. We have just done that. So with a bit of suggestive music hall thrown in – here you go…

The world we live in has never had so much communication. And yet, I wish I had grown up with music hall. It must have been tremendous. Mind you, the bearded chap shouldn’t come back to our railways from heaven.

And so to the main feature. Oh Mr Porter! Cup of tea. Stop half way for an ice cream. No fags. We hope you enjoy British comedy from a long time ago.

Oh Mr Porter: Diddley at the Donald McGill Postcard Museum on the Isle of Wight. Recommended and a café.

Diddley at the Donald McGill Postcard Museum on the Isle of Wight. Recommended and a café.

Lighting a Candle for Diddley.

Oh Mr Porter - Lighting a Candle for Diddley: Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Steam Ale.

Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Steam Ale.

Diddley loved heritage railways. The Real Ale Special on the West Somerset. The Beer Festival on the Welsh Highland but, best of all, the Hythe Express on the world’s smallest public railway. The Romney Hythe and Dymchurch. A tiny bar selling RHDR Steam ale and copious amounts of red wine!

Oh Mr Porter - Lighting a Candle for Diddley: The Hythe Express… Double header (two engines).

The Hythe Express… Double header (two engines).


 

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  1. Val Clark says:

    I’ve never seen the musical but my dad loved to sing the Mr Porter song. You dredged up a good memory.

  2. Baby Ball says:

    Love that film. Amazing how YouTube has brought so much historical content to a new generation.

  3. Bernard says:

    Love the postcard museum with Diddley shot.

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