Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Dearie me...

I do miss Belisha beacons...

7 comments:

Gadjo Dilo said...

Are they gone?? A bit of trivia here for Belisha beacon fans: legend has it that in John Huston's film of James Joyce's The Dead you can see, though it's actually out of shot, the pulsing orange flashing of one, 30 years before they were invented.

worm said...

I honestly don't know what one looks like - I'm off to trawl the interweb

worm said...

ah, so its a lollypop thing - question, is it pronounced bel-ee-sha or bel-eye-sha? And where did they go?

KAZ said...

They still have them in Sale. that's in Sale not on Sale.

Lulu LaBonne said...

I'd not noticed they've gone, but now I think they might have gone I really really miss them

inkspot said...

Ace wind-up Kevin, you had me worried until I remembered I use one every day.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Gadjo: they're endangered species. They've all been grubbed up round our way.

worm: Bell-eesha. I wish I knew.

Kaz: oh they would in Sale. And Altrincham.

Lulu: we are losing the iconography of our childhood.

Inky: is it your own? Where did you buy it? Can we all have one?