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Dr Livingstone I presume?

 

The music (for that is what it is) is the B side of the Tornados number 1 hit Telstar

Dr Livingstone I presume?

 

The music (for that is what it is) is the B side of the Tornados number 1 hit Telstar

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I just love the Volunteers Wanted Sign Bill, and the Kiosk is really good.
Bill Phillips: There used to be kiosks like this on practically every main station
You can get a fine can of Coke in that kiosk Bill, Is there a darkest Leicestershire though,I do wonder?
Bill Phillips: Chris wanted to but by the time he went to get one it had closed as I recall grin
I've never seen a CD player like that before--where's the slidey tray?
Bill Phillips: CD player? i thought it was all MP3 and ipod things now.
When i was a youngster we had a Dansette record player as did practically everyone else in the UK. Ours was blue. Ange had a red one. You could stack 8 singles up and they would play automatically, well at least in theory!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Nov 2011, 01:21
I am not sure the Browsing would be entirely pleasurable in this bookstore, Bill.
Bill Phillips: It would be brief Ray
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Nov 2011, 05:09
My mom (and now I) had/have this unique record..... don't you like it, this brings back memories.
Telstar I have 'turned grey', I think the needle went through and through the record.
Great music to have on the i-Phone while discovering Leicestershire.......
Great picture, love the colours and the composition.
Bill Phillips: i bought Telstar and still have my copy! Jungle fever is an odditygrin
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Nov 2011, 06:06
So much to see and hear in this post today, Bill...with all the primary colors. Happy Friday!
Bill Phillips: Happy Friday to you too. book sorting day for us before our book sale tomorrow!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Nov 2011, 07:12
I like these/this old kiosk(s) at the stations - what a lovely green colour - and I like the fine light-shadow- play. Sadly, I don't understand the funny sign because I don't know one word- 'git' is not like 'girl'!
Bill Phillips: Git means s silly person. Old git is an expression often preceded by grumpy grin
  • Alan
  • Innkeepers Lodge, Doncaster
  • 4 Nov 2011, 07:33
I think it was on Wednesday that it was some significant anniversary of the first WH Smith stand on a railway station. They were the first mass retailer. I like your explanation to Philine of "git".
Bill Phillips: apparently they opened their first stand on Euston station on Nov 1st 1848
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 4 Nov 2011, 07:55
Gits are people Right??
Bill Phillips: Yes they are vintage. Stupid ones grin
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Nov 2011, 08:36
This has all the old world charm that I remember from my boyhood
Bill Phillips: Me too and I used to love buying Paynes Poppets out of the machine on the platform too!
Nice to have an open window on the street so you don't have to go inside.
Bill Phillips: This is a railway station platform Mary. W H Smith used to have these on pretty well every mainline station years ago.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Nov 2011, 12:44
The music will spur you on, on the expedition to find the 4 old gits :As there is no date I assume you are not in a rush to find them!! smile
Great looking kiosk smile
Bill Phillips: I am proceeding with vigorous restraint in my search Linda
I've never seen a W.H. Smith & Son kiosk before. This one is a doozy, Bill. There used to be a W.H. Smith & Son's store in our local mall. Spent many pleasant hours browsing through the books & stationery items. It went out of business a good while back but I still miss it.
Bill Phillips: They used to be on most main railway stations Beverly. They are still on most town high streets selling a mix of books, newspapers stationary etc.
Now I know where this is of course but when I was last at the station in June it looked like this http://brianaw.shutterchance.com/image/2009/10/22/a-great-central-visit--46/
Bill Phillips: It seems to have had a coat of paint since then Brian grin
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Nov 2011, 17:00
I hope you found some volunteers though I suspect it would not have been easy!
Bill Phillips: I was underwhelmed
It's looking quite splendid in the sun. Nice aspect of the platform Bill
Bill Phillips: It gives a nice feeling of nostalgia smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Nov 2011, 18:57
Very good Bill, but leaving the humour aside I like the green kiosk with the shadows. The perfect match for the Cromwell coach in the background.
Bill Phillips: The restoration work on this station is of a very high standard Mike. This W H Smith Kiosk is wonderfully evocative
Can't go wrong in Leicestershire [grin]
Bill Phillips: A fine county. great place to lose the odd old git or 4
From a more tasteful age.

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