More than 700 graduate in outdoor Sheboygan commencement
"It's supposed to rain around 3:30, 4 o'clock, but we should be done by then," Gonzalez said. "I'm happy to go through with it. I mean, if it .. "Now, with this in mind, I would encourage you to look around and take it all in. This is the last time ...
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Liverpool's top 24 pubs - Echo readers list their best Merseyside boozers
Situated on Dale Street, with its wooden clad, black and white decor, it stands out from the crowd on one of Liverpool's busiest streets. The courtyard of Rigby's is a must visit during the summer months with plenty of outside seating and plenty of ...
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Oh, the sweet anguish of first love by the seaside: Booker Prize winner John ...
When I look back over the years since those Edenic days — as I have the narrator do throughout my new novel Ancient Light, a book that tries to capture the radiance of youthful passion — I seem to have been in a permanent state of confused euphoria ...
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Treasures of Disney's Boardwalk Inn and Villas: Part Two
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Oldest UK television discovered
The set belongs to Jeffrey Borinsky, an electrical engineer and collector of antique television and radio sets. He bought The screen is mounted inside a wooden cabinet. The image I still have an alarm clock in the shape of a hen which I bought ...
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The rhythm of our days was set by, in Philip Larkin’s lovely formulation, ‘the small hushed waves’ repeated fresh collapse’, while the breeze carried murmurs of an elsewhere that was, I later came to realise, the future. When I look back over the years since those Edenic days — as I have the narrator do throughout my new novel Ancient Light, a book that tries to capture the radiance of youthful passion — I seem to have been in a permanent state of confused... kissing was about the height of it, and a heady height it was. Who knew, before the kissing started, how soft a girl’s lips could be. But then, in general, girls were a wholly other country. Curiously, it is the seemingly evanescent things that bring back those days most sharply. Distinctly I hear the sound of the sea, feel the sting of salt-water on sunburned skin, taste banana sandwiches, and smell the mingled aroma of crushed grass, seaweed, nightsoil and cows, that wafts across the years to me from Duggan’s Field in... These things, and with them the irresistible fragrance of young love, are as evocative in memory as they were when I was.
In the decades before television and other electronic entertainment, people on vacation would read books, listen to the radio, and play board games. Overstuffed chairs, wicker furniture and a collection of small tables (and traveling trunks serving as makeshift tables) are comfortably arranged in the style of a typical "game room," including a small bar. The walls are lined with shelves filled with books and board games. Atlantic City was the inspiration for the popular board game, Monopoly, with many of the actual locations used in the game including the Boardwalk (the most expensive piece of property) and Marvin Gardens (actually a misspelling of Marven Gardens... So, of course, the Monopoly board game is available in the lounge. One of the game boards displayed is "Eddie Cantor's Tell It To the Judge" (Parker Brothers 1936). Cantor was a popular entertainer of the time. "Go to the Head of the Class" (Milton Bradley 1936) was designed to look like a school classroom with the object of the game being to answer questions from a variety of subjects to move up to the head of the class near the teacher's blackboard.
The set belongs to Jeffrey Borinsky, an electrical engineer and collector of antique television and radio sets. He bought the set, which has a 12-inch (30cm) screen from another collector 10 years ago and is still working on restoring it to its original state. The screen is mounted inside a wooden cabinet. The set appears to be in good condition, but Mr Borinsky aims to replace a number of modern components with originals. "The cabinet was beautifully restored by the previous owner," he explained,' but my aim is to gradually restore its electronics to its true 1936 magnificence," he said. It has been hooked up to a Freeview box so that it can show digital channels, although Mr Borinsky has had to install a standards converter so that a modern television signal can be seen. Mr Borinsky only keeps the set turned on up to two hours at a time, and he uses it to view films from the 1930s and 1940s. He says he enjoys watching the kind of pictures that might have been seen by the original owners. The National Media Museum in Bradford has a similar set, but does not use it to show television pictures for fear of damaging it. Iain Logie Baird, the curator of television at the museum, said it is a thrill to see the Marconiphone working.
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