Wednesday, 17 August 2016

St Thomas Hall Canterbury. Rock Venue.


























St. Thomas's Hall Canterbury.
This unprepossessing looking hall was actually a centre for many rock bands in the early seventies.
Some of the many bands who played there and who I saw there included: Hawkwind, The Pink Fairies, Soft Machine, Robert Wyatt's Matching mole, Elkie Brookes and Robert Palmer's Vinegar Joe, Stray, T2, Barclay James Harvest, Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come and Pete Brown's Piblokto.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Things inherited from family.

Inherited objects.
I just thought it would be a nice thing to remember some of the treasured and inherited objects from ones family, those little, and not so little, things that have just become part of our lives, things that we often take for granted but would be horrified if we were to lose them.

The Military Order of Christ (Portugal).
The Military Order of Christ (Ordem Militar de Cristo), previously the Order of the Knights of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Ordem dos Cavaleiros de Nosso Senhor Jesus Cristo), was the former Knights Templar order as it was reconstituted in Portugal after the Templars were abolished on 22 March 1312 by the papal bullVox in excelso, issued by Pope Clement V.[1][2] The Order of Christ was founded in 1319,[3][4] with the protection of the Portuguese king, Denis I, who refused to pursue and persecute the former knights as had occurred in all the other sovereign states under the political influence of the Catholic Church.
Heavily swayed by Philip IV of France, Pope Clement had the Knights Templar annihilated throughout France and most of Europe on charges of heresy, but Denis revived the Templars of Tomar as the Order of Christ, largely for their aid during the Reconquista and in the reconstruction of Portugal after the wars. Denis negotiated with Clement's successor, John XXII, for recognition of the new order and its right to inherit the Templar assets and property.



Friday, 18 March 2016

Lees family.


Nan-nan, Rupert,Valerie, Aunt Doris and Dad. 1933.    


























Rupert  took his fathers favourite hunter and went to the local army recruitment centre to join
the cavalry company but was told that he was not old enough and father was told to come and collect him. His father was not very pleased to find that the horse had been requisitioned.








































Uncle Herald Rock with his favourite parrot in Lisbon.






"Bleak house". 1933.















Rupert, Valerie, Aunt Doris, Nan-nan, Dad, auntie Connie and Uncle Herald.
























Dad, Nan-nan, Rupert,Valerie and Auntie Connie.















Dad, Nan-nan, Rupert, Valerie and Uncle Herald.




























Rupert & Nan-nan. 1937.






Nan-nan at Canterbury Cathedral 1967.





















Valerie and Nan nan.1965.


























Rupert and Auntie Freda 10 Jan 1947.     (Dont know about the car pic).


Photos of Valerie.













































































Valerie nightclubbing Soho.



































































Valerie's boutique.  The Pantiles Tonbridge,








































Valerie  Brighton 05/08/2013.










































Dad and me and unknown pal in Kenya.



Julian, Guy and Amanda.   Germany.