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Author Topic: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)  (Read 482559 times)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #975 on: November 25, 2014, 02:11:40 PM »
The latest news from the enthusiast grapevine is that a Truro-based "Manor" is being specially prepared and cleaned. It is also thought that a Black Motor may just arrive at Trepol Bay in order to take part in the Christmas program of special trains. Sales of advance tickets are such that the daily special trains from Paddington and Waterloo to Wadebridge to connect with the specials are already almost sold out!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #976 on: November 25, 2014, 07:40:25 PM »
Lady Penelope and Lord Charles' daughter, Sylvia's good friend, Mary Quant, a fashion designer and British fashion icon who is a key figure in the 1960s London-based youth fashion movement, (she is one of the designers who took credit for the miniskirt and hot pants), and who encourages young people to treat fashion as a game, is strongly rumoured to have designed the outfits for the 'Christmas Elves' who will be accompanying Father Christmas on the Christmas Specials as a thank you for Sylvia's mother's marketing advice.

This photo. was found in a plain manilla folder, with Quant's signature daisy drawn on it, left on a table in S1849, the chartered RMB of the 00.15 from Waterloo to Penmayne, earlier this week . . .



On the back of the photo someone has scrawled: 'model - Jenny, Sylvia's friend'. It looks like someone was enjoying a glass of red wine whilst studying it . . .

"Apart from the mini, Quant is also credited with popularising white "go-go" boots [above we can see a fake fur variation?], patterned tights, brightly-coloured "Paintbox" make-up, the micro-mini skirt, plastic raincoats, the "wet look", and hot-pants, which she designed in 1966, the year she received an OBE from the Queen for her services to the fashion industry."
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #977 on: November 25, 2014, 08:23:43 PM »
Now that would make my Christmas :heart2:
Can you confirm that there are seat available still? :)
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #978 on: November 25, 2014, 08:39:36 PM »
Now that would make my Christmas :heart2:
Can you confirm that there are seat available still? :)

I believe that there are still a few 1st class seats left; another BR Maroon Mark 1 CK has been requested for the Restaurant Car rake so your seat reservation can be assured. 8-)

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #979 on: November 25, 2014, 09:02:20 PM »
I am so glad I signed up as Santa now  :heart2: :o :drool:

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #980 on: November 25, 2014, 09:05:24 PM »
I am so glad I signed up as Santa now  :heart2: :o :drool:

As I wrote, a VERY wise decision, Jon. (Rumour has it that, Sylvia, who has learnt more than a few marketing tactics from her mother, DELIBERATELY left a Mary Quant folder with the photo. where she knew it would be found . . . )

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #981 on: November 25, 2014, 09:58:11 PM »
I am so glad I signed up as Santa now  :heart2: :o :drool:

As I wrote, a VERY wise decision, Jon. (Rumour has it that, Sylvia, who has learnt more than a few marketing tactics from her mother, DELIBERATELY left a Mary Quant folder with the photo. where she knew it would be found . . . )

A very wise decision indeed. Now I've heard from the same driver I was chatting to last night as confirmed that the Christmas day and Boxing day special will be on a twin set of B set coaches and now might be a 57XX in late crest pulling them.

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #982 on: November 26, 2014, 12:04:02 PM »
Sounds very good, Jon. I need to find my B Set and take a picture of it with my Dapol BR Late Crest 57XX.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #983 on: November 26, 2014, 05:12:02 PM »
Now you have my undivided attention, please reserve me a seat close to the bar in one of your specials, prepared to chip for a bottle of Fizz for Sylvia if that helps  :thumbsup:  :beers:   David
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #984 on: November 26, 2014, 05:36:40 PM »
I believe that there are still a few 1st class seats left; another BR Maroon Mark 1 CK has been requested for the Restaurant Car rake so your seat reservation can be assured, David. 8-) The offer of a bottle of "champers" for Sylvia certainly helped! 8-) The Restaurant Car will be stocking Veuve Clicquot, Moët et Chandon and Dom Perignon, any of which would prove most acceptable for Sylvia and her friends. Although the 'Christmas Elves' are not allowed to drink alcohol on duty, they will be collecting donations for Dr Barnardo's. [I will be posting a picture of the 'Chelsea Girls', a Preiser 1960s set of mini-skirted young ladies!]

It has been rumoured that Mary Quant will be travelling down with Sylvia (daughter of the Lord and Lady of Trevelver Castle) and her model (deliberate pun) friends in the 00.15 from Waterloo (Penmayne a. 7.26, booked for a Bulleid Light Pacific) the night before the specials begin running. It has even been suggested that David Bailey, fashion photographer for "Vogue" magazine from 1960 who is helping drive the iconic ‘Swinging London’ scene of the 1960s and is becoming regarded as one of Britain’s best photographers, will be joining the party. He dated the most beautiful woman of the 1960s, Jean Shrimpton, and was a close friend of the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. Did he take the photo. of the 'Christmas Elf' left by Sylvia in the RMB the other day? Others rumoured to be on the train in the specially reserved FK, with adjacent RMB, include models Jean Shrimpton, "The Face of the '60s" and "the symbol of Swinging London" and Twiggy as well as Cathy McGowan, the host of the popular television rock show, 'Ready Steady Go!' (from 1964 to 1966).
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #985 on: November 26, 2014, 06:37:06 PM »
By popular request, a photograph of Sylvia (RIGHT) with one of her friends, Monique, a Louis-Faurer model (LEFT), in a Wagon Lits in 1960, on her way home after completing her year of studies at her Swiss finishing school (the Institut Alpin Videmanette, now closed, which Diana, Princess of Wales was, later, to attend), has been found:



This was before Sylvia started work as a secretary in S H Benson Ltd., a leading London advertising agency (through her mother, Lady Penelope's contacts), and became part of the "Swinging London" art, fashion, and photography scene.
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #986 on: November 27, 2014, 08:42:39 AM »
Sylvia, in 1960s London, with her mini bike:



Sylvia and her 'Chelsea Girls' are keen cyclists (as is common in the 1960s) and are used to going on cycling tours of the Continent; by train of course. The SR had cycle vans for this traffic; nothing special, just standard Luggage PMVs (essentially the same as PLVs), with a bicycle stencil in the top right corner of each side, the normal single vent ends, horizontal bars behind the windows, and the letters PMV below the BR (SR) running number on each side. Interestingly the example in a photo. I was kindly emailed from a book doesn't have the short rainstrips over each of the doors.

The books says that, in the 1950s, fourteen vans were reserved for the use of cyclists travelling to/from the Continent. The SR PMV vans were Nos. 1055/7, 1103/13/75, 1208/82/93, 1305/14/7. 1454, 1728, and 1882.

I am assuming that at least some survived as Cycle Vans into the 1960s and that Sylvia was able, through her mother's influence, to have at least two SR Cycle Vans transferred for use Spring - Autumn on Waterloo to Penmayne trains. So, as soon as the N Gauge SR PMVs are available, I will buy two and and the appropriate transfer set and make two SR Cycle Vans! Maybe, one will also be worked through to Trepol Bay?
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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #987 on: November 27, 2014, 09:27:16 PM »
I'm planning to make a promotional poster for the program of steam specials as soon as the semester is over in 3 weeks time!

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #988 on: November 27, 2014, 09:29:47 PM »
I'm planning to make a promotional poster for the program of steam specials as soon as the semester is over in 3 weeks time!

That is great Chris I look forward to that :D

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Re: Cant Cove (and Penmayne)
« Reply #989 on: November 27, 2014, 09:39:55 PM »
Thanks, Jon. I want to make it 1960s style!

 

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