Saturday 13 April 2024

I hereby name you, Terry Thomas

Since I took possession of my Brompton Electric I have likened it to a form of transport the late Terry Thomas might have employed. Many of the characters he played would have thought it a splendid idea to turn on the power when required and dash the hopes of others overtaking him up some sort of hill!

I have a close association with three London postcodes one of which is SW7 and knew that the late Terry Thomas lived on Queens Gate Mews from as far back as I can remember. As a small boy I only had one very brief encounter with him as he walked past Albert Court and I in the opposite direction with my mum. As we passed each other he caught sight of me obviously recognising him. He winked at me and said 'what ho!' I was overjoyed. 

The property the blue plaque sits on isn't a huge but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in location. Simply put, it is in a prime spot. 

I go past quite near to this location probably once a month and I decided stop and take a photo. This was rather fitting as you will discover. One of my dear readers all the way from Japan who has been reading my efforts for over 10 years, somehow managed to get me a few stickers bearing some of the many catchphrases uttered by Terry Thomas. 

I have already placed my favourite on my Brompton and there it will stay. When the battery is turned and the motor kicks in, it will definitely bring a smile to my face. Naturally, this particular Brompton is now named, Terry Thomas. 

Until next time, stay safe out there people!

1 comment:

  1. The sticker is all fine and dandy - but think about the weight! Dr. J.


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