20 – In London With Peter & Kath Hart
This episode of Andy’s Treasure Trove features two great fans of my podcast, Peter and Kath Hart of London. When my family and I were in London a few years ago, we spent a very pleasant day with them, I presented them with some Andy’s Treasure Trove t-shirts, and recorded a short interview with Peter about things that he had mentioned during the day, including stories about his grandfather’s experiences in the British film industry, and the small village of South Ascot where he grew up. He also tells us about some British condiments that you might want to seek out and try. Kath chimes in at the end, and we parted company with warmth in our hearts and some insights into England that only real Brits could provide.
Keywords and links for Episode 20:
It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, The Ladykillers, Whiskey Galore, Lavender Hill Mob, London Belongs To Me, In Which We Serve, Austin 12 motorcar, Alan Ladd, South Ascot, Sgt. Adams, Scrumping, Gavin Fairfax Ltd., Walton-on-Thames, Hampton Court Palace, North Wiltshire, Mel McCuddin, Flickr, Marmite, Bovril, Brown Sauce, HP Brown Sauce, Daddies.
Recent drawings by Peter Hart, all local to Melksham, Wiltshire:
Really enjoyed Peter’s stories about his grandfather’s work in British films. Seems like he was involved with a number of Alec Guinness movies. Would have loved to have heard the “naughty” Alan Ladd tidbits, as Ladd was by many reports bisexual.
When Pete said “naughty” I didn’t pick up on the sexual overtones and I went straight to Pete’s story about stealing apples instead. He was taken aback momentarily, but realized that what I meant by naughty was not what he meant by naughty. Meanwhile Alan Ladd fell by the wayside. Sorry Patrick, Alan and Pete.
What fun! Ye Olde Angleterre, as we say in France. The podcast brought me to pull up maps of England, where I have not traveled much, and dream of living in Wiltshire, as Peter and Kath do. Thank you, wandering Andy!
Thanks for listening and commenting Fenton.