Sunday, September 02, 2007
It was fine enough to go to the annual Round Table charity boot sale and fair at Knutsford this morning which is always pretty good and well attended. Didn't find that much but pleased with the triple DVD set of old BBC Quatermass series I found for ten quid. I tried to haggle but the bloke wouldn't come down. I wandered off to think about it and returned to buy it as I've never seen it before and probably never will. I remember seeing them as a kid in the 50's and they frightended the life out of me! So very nostalgic to see them again. Sadly the first Quatermass & The Experiment is missing four episodes that were wiped ( the Beeb tended to do that in the 50's and 60's before they realised they could make thousands by selling videos and DVD's. How very short sighted of them. The extras contain a documentary "The Kneale Tapes", about the writer Nigel Kneale and interviews with him and some of his collaborators.
Hazel bought a nice old Mackintosh's Rainbow Assortment choc tin which is a bit rusty but has a nice rainbow picture on the side and lid. It must be quite old and was only 20p. Archie got some old Dinky cars "to smash up". Whether he was just saying this to see what reaction he got I don't know.
There were other attractions in the middle of the field including a big plastic rock face for kids to learn rock climbing skills. Also a roundabout and Donkey Rides (though no donkeys could be seen? ). The Birdy Song was playing very loudly which together with ominous looking sky made us retreat to the car and home!
Just incase you were wondering the photo is of Hazel wearing a special home-made gadget sent from California made by Leslie Caldera aka Creative Thing. It's a see-back-oscope made from bent wire, a beer bottle top and a tiny mirror which he used to clip on his glasses when cycling to see behind him!