Trevor and Henry.

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Trevor and Henry.

Trevor and Henry: Trevor.

Trevor.

Bobby: “Watcha mate. You’ve cheered up me old cock sparrow!”

Trevor: “Whatever gave you that idea, you idiot! I can hardly breathe with this contraption on.”

Bobby: “Look here. Your problem was saggy bits due to your filling. We could have paid to have you filled up, but Fliss reckons you are meant to be like that.”

Trevor: “May I ask who Fliss is and what business is it of hers?”

Bertie: “She is my mate and has bears and cats galore. I like it over at Fliss’s.”

Trevor: “Sounds a little crowded!

Trevor and Henry: Fliss

Fliss

Trevor and Henry: Rodders

Rodders

Trevor and Henry: Bill … (Portland Bill)

Bill … (Portland Bill)

Bertie: “Maybe so, but it’s fun. You should try it, you miserable git. But fair do’s. That belt does look a little bit like a truss. Bobby had one once to keep Henry under control.”

Trevor: “Who on earth is Henry?”

Bertie: “His bleedin ‘ernia . The truss was supposed to keep it under control and not pop out! Cos when it did, Bobby had to stick his hand down his trousers to shove it back in!”

Trevor: “How disgusting.”

Bertie: “Look, Trev. Fliss reckons we should get you a pair of Leslie Crowther’s.”

Trevor: “What on earth?”

Bertie: “Trousers, mate! Anyway. Are you up for producing another sticky blog?”

Trevor: “Yes. How about sticky labels for airlines in 1959 that are still flying?”

Bertie: “Good idea. Over to you.”

Trevor: “Well, dear readers. I hope you enjoy the second selection of Bobby’s sticky labels. Let me know if you like them, as there are more. Together with tie on cardboard labels and loads of other collectibles. Bobby loves them, because they remind him of planes he loved years ago. Particularly the Super Constellation, in all its variants. The plane with three fins on nine.”

Trevor and Henry: Garuda. Indonesian Airways.

Garuda. Indonesian Airways.

Trevor and Henry: American Airlines: The Royal Coachman. DC-7. USA

American Airlines: The Royal Coachman. DC-7. USA

Trevor and Henry: American Airlines. USA

American Airlines. USA

Trevor and Henry: KLM. Royal Dutch Airlines. Netherlands

KLM. Royal Dutch Airlines. Netherlands

Trevor and Henry: KLM to South America. Netherlands

KLM to South America. Netherlands

Trevor and Henry: KLM to North America. Netherlands

KLM to North America. Netherlands

Trevor and Henry: KLM to AFrica. Netherlands

KLM to AFrica. Netherlands

Trevor and Henry: Fly to Bangkok. Garuda. Indonesian Airways.

Fly to Bangkok. Garuda. Indonesian Airways.

Trevor and Henry: Fly by Tap. Portugal

Fly by Tap. Portugal

Trevor and Henry: Lufthansa. Germany

Lufthansa. Germany

Trevor and Henry: Lufthansa. Germany

Lufthansa. Germany

Trevor and Henry: Aer Lingus. Irish Air Lines. Ireland

Aer Lingus. Irish Air Lines. Ireland

Trevor and Henry: Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic)

Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic)

Trevor and Henry: Alitalia. Italy

Alitalia. Italy

Trevor and Henry: Royal Viking. Scandinavian Airline Systems (SAS). Scandinavia

Royal Viking. Scandinavian Airline Systems (SAS). Scandinavia

Trevor and Henry: Air France.

Air France.

Trevor and Henry: Cubana. Cuba

Cubana. Cuba

Trevor and Henry: Finnair. Finland

Finnair. Finland

Trevor and Henry: Cubana. Cuba

Cubana. Cuba

Trevor and Henry: Avianca. Columbia

Avianca. Columbia

Trevor and Henry: Air France

Air France

Trevor and Henry: Middle East Airlines

Middle East Airlines

Trevor and Henry: Qantas. Australia

Qantas. Australia

Trevor and Henry: South African Airways

South African Airways

Trevor and Henry: El Al. Israel Airlines

El Al. Israel Airlines

Trevor and Henry: Iberia. Spain

Iberia. Spain

Trevor and Henry: Iberia. Spain

Iberia. Spain


PS

As we mentioned above, Bobby loved the Lockheed Super Constellation. Particularly the last version . The L1649A Starliner. When flying for Trans World Airlines (TWA), known as the Jetstream. It had grace. It had glamour. It had the beautiful Wright Cyclone engines. When it floated into Heathrow back in 1950s, it took your breath away with those wonderful piston engines.

This is the Constellation. BOAC flew them once. The Super Constellation, in many variants, was a stretched version that became the icon of many airlines. You can still hear wonderful piston engines like this by going to Flying Legends Airshow. www.flying legends.com. 14-15 July and play the trailer. There is also the blog for last year’s show here.

Trevor and Henry: TWA Jetstream.

TWA Jetstream.

Trevor and Henry: TWA Jetstream Poster.

TWA Jetstream Poster.

Trevor and Henry: "Fly TWA Jetstreaam Polar Route California"

“Fly TWA Jetstreaam Polar Route California”

Trevor and Henry: Another TWA Jetstream in Flight.

Another TWA Jetstream in Flight.

Beautiful work of art. But why three fins? I am told to keep the height lower than one big fin to allow access to low post war hangars.

Lighting a Candle to Diddley

Lighting a Candle is an opportunity to remember those we love and miss in a living flame. It is also, as we have discovered, an opportunity to enter buildings we probably would not have done so previously. One such is St Pancras New Church. St Pancras Old Church has been featured and is exquisite. The New one fills Bobby’s heart with gloom. A vast neo classical Grade 1 building, with hideous statues currently on the lawn. He passes it most weeks on the top of a No 73 bus. But, for this feature, he put his prejudices aside and actually went in. And was pleasantly surprised. Still not a favourite, nevertheless it does have grandeur.

And we lit a candle to Diddley.

Trevor and Henry: Lighting a Candle for Diddley - St Pancras New Church

St Pancras New Church

Trevor and Henry: Lighting a Candle for Diddley - St Pancras New Church Statues.

Statues.

Trevor and Henry: Lighting a Candle for Diddley - St Pancras New Church Statues. No Comment!

No comment.

Trevor and Henry: Lighting a Candle for Diddley - St Pancras New Church. Impressive. And boxed pews, too.

Impressive. And boxed pews, too.

Trevor and Henry: Lighting a Candle to Diddley.

Lighting a Candle to Diddley.

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  1. kath says:

    Really love those airline stickers, so romantic – how different the boring old airline logos of today. Love the St Pancras church too… have you been to the church nearer to kings cross, where the gravestones are all piled around a tree?

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