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Offline FABphones

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Sir Giles - Google Doodle
« on: November 09, 2020, 07:29:04 AM »
Today, a Google Doodle in remembrance of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's 140th Birthday.

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Re: Sir Giles - Google Doodle
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2020, 08:40:31 AM »
There is a lot of interesting G.G.S. information at https://gilbertscott.org/, including DanCruickshank's TV documentary 'The Family that built Gothic Britain'.




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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2020, 09:02:58 AM »
Thanks for that link. The Midland Grand Hotel (now St Pancras Hotel) has always been a favourite of mine. Back in the 80’s I used to walk past it regularly enroute to the station.

A huge structure, it had fallen into disrepair and was in need of renovation/refurbishment. Architecture is another interest of mine and I would have adored to go inside and take a look around.

Several ‘ghost host’ type tv programmes have been filmed there.
A collector of  'Monochrome Phones with Sepia Tones'   ...and a Duck!
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Vintage Phones - 10% man made, 90% Tribble
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‘You never realise how anti-social you are until there’s a pandemic and your life doesn’t really change that much’