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  • #16
    Originally posted by googiefan View Post
    And of course Googie Withers lived in Sydney I believe.
    She and John lived in firstly Melbourne then Sydney.. for several decades before their deaths.

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      Australia was lucky to have them. I believe Amanda and Nicholas 2 of their children still live in Australia is this correct? I know Joanna lives in London. I would love to know more about their life in Australia

  • #17
    Originally posted by arthur linden-jones View Post
    Welcome cfm, and greetings just up the road from you in Newcastle. Maybe one day if we can get enuff local Britmoviers we can have a gatherin'.
    ALJ I have looked for you and Miss Brahms on my quizzes. Would welcome your participation. Always good having people in your own time zone when playing online.

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    • #18
      You are forgetting John was an Australian. When he got the chance to head J C Williamson here he jumped at it. I expect you can get all background on family thru Wikipedia or simply google.

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      • #19
        I suspect the relationship between John McCallum and the J C Williamson company was more about him being in 'Public Relations' rather than him sitting in an office totting up things.

        He and Googie lived in a sunny waterfront home but she returned every now and then to play top roles in top productions on the London stage— much better than her colleagues whose careers were fading over time.

        I reckon there was a quid pro quo relationship between the couple and JC Williamsons and their international casting agents. Googie would get star roles in London in return for enticing some of her chums to tour the colonies— people such as Richard Todd, Ray Milland, Anna Neagle, Donald Sinden and (I think) Patrick Wymark.

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      • #20
        Originally posted by Carl V View Post

        Yes, I'm a Brit cfm. I currently live in Cheshire.

        Nice to see a few Australian members here - I didn't realise we had any if I'm honest, apart from cfm.
        I live in Sydney but I'm originally from Cheshire.

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        • #21
          Originally posted by chillingfilmania View Post

          I have a lady friend who lives in nearby Liverpool Carl. She loves driving to Cheshire. Lived there once I believe. Met a couple more Australians on the new Television Game thread yesterday.
          That would be me! I live in Liverpool now but i did live in a Cheshire village. As Chilly said i do enjoy driving into Cheshire, i love the fresh air and open spaces.

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          • #22
            Originally posted by Carl V View Post

            I haven't been to Liverpool for a quite a long time - where I am, it's probably about an hour and a half's drive away. The Peak District is quite close (part of it falls under Cheshire but the majority is in Derbyshire), and here I spend quite a lot of my spare time doing photography.....a hobby of mine.
            My mum recently had a trip to The Peak District, i've never been myself but she said it was lovely. I get The Peak District and The Lake District mixed up, The Lake District is in Cumbria, i think!

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            • #23
              Originally posted by chillingfilmania View Post
              This may be a touch late but I joined this excellent site two weeks agao and am loving it. The members are friendly and as a quiz nut I am delited that they are embracing my games. I look forward to posting together with you on a variety of subjects and seeing you on my games too. Call me spookie or cfm. Bye all.
              Well hello Chilly, although you and i are already acquainted it's still nice to say 'hello'. I agree the members are friendly.

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              • #24
                Originally posted by Bert Quark View Post
                I worked in Sydney for a short while ..use to take the double decker train over the bridge in the morning and evening.
                A double decker train? Gosh i've never heard of those before. We have double decker buses here but not trains.

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                • #25
                  Oh we're very advanced here in the "colonies"!



                  We wouldn't manage with single-deckers. It would be utter chaos. Peak hours are horrendous as it is.








                  Last edited by Shirley Brahms; 21st November 2017, 02:46 PM. Reason: Added another image.

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                  • #26
                    Thanks Shirley they look amazing! I can imagine them to be comfortable too on a long journey. Our trains are single deckers, we have the Virgin trains, very fast, especially when traveling to London.

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                    • #27
                      Originally posted by Ella View Post

                      My mum recently had a trip to The Peak District, i've never been myself but she said it was lovely. I get The Peak District and The Lake District mixed up, The Lake District is in Cumbria, i think!
                      Yes, the Lake District is further north up in Cumbria. The Peak District is mostly in Derbyshire, but does cover parts of Cheshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire too. It offers terrific scenery throughout the year, and I love coming here particularly during the spring and autumn seasons. Lots of villages, cosy country pubs to have a meal and guest houses to spend the night; but there are also numerous footpaths over the hills where you can walk all day and hardly see anybody. Some websites here to give you an idea:

                      https://www.visitpeakdistrict.com/

                      https://www.peakdistrict.org/
                      Last edited by Carl V; 22nd November 2017, 08:55 AM.

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                      • #28
                        Looks very pretty Carl. Cheshire is Ellas fave spot.

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                        • #29
                          Originally posted by Carl V View Post

                          Yes, the Lake District is further north up in Cumbria. The Peak District is mostly in Derbyshire, but does cover parts of Cheshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire too. It offers terrific scenery throughout the year, and I love coming here particularly during the spring and autumn seasons. Lots of villages, cosy country pubs to have a meal and guest houses to spend the night; but there are also numerous footpaths over the hills where you can walk all day and hardly see anybody. Some websites here to give you an idea:

                          https://www.visitpeakdistrict.com/

                          https://www.peakdistrict.org/
                          I absolutely love the countryside, I've been to Yorkshire many times, i love the Moors and went a few years ago to a Wartime Weekend in Hayworth, the moors were stunning. I'd love to take my mountain bike but i never seem to have the time.

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                          • #30
                            Originally posted by chillingfilmania View Post
                            Looks very pretty Carl. Cheshire is Ellas fave spot.
                            And it's not too far from Liverpool.

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