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Re: Famous Five Club

Postby sixret » 19 Apr 2017, 19:44

Diam is silent.
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Re: Famous Five Club

Postby Daisy » 19 Apr 2017, 20:01

sixret wrote:Diam is silent.


:?: :?: but Bo isn't? :?
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Re: Famous Five Club

Postby sixret » 19 Apr 2017, 20:15

I would rather not to let you know the meaning because it is a bad word really, Daisy.
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Re: Famous Five Club

Postby sixret » 19 Apr 2017, 20:23

Diam also means live.

Cuckatoo= Kakak tua(=old sister).
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Re: Famous Five Club

Postby Lucky Star » 19 Apr 2017, 20:25

Daisy wrote:It reminds me a bit of Malory Towers, John. I've been there a couple of times recently.


Yes the towers at the corners do look quite like MT in the illustrations. The countryside around the castle is quite lovely too.
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Re: Famous Five Club

Postby Eddie Muir » 19 Apr 2017, 22:40

Lucky Star wrote:I went to Bodiam Castle in East Sussex today. It's a ruined medievel castle which is really famous and photogenic. It was a lovely day so I had a very nice time clambering around the ruins. :D

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Bodiam Castle, John. I first went there as a pupil on a school trip with my grammar school in 1957. In more recent times I have taken my own classes of school children to this lovely castle. :D
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Re: Famous Five Club

Postby timv » 20 Apr 2017, 08:07

I have been to Bodiam Castle several times, including a school trip there from my grammar school in Sussex in probably 1972.I also passed it frequently en route to and from Rye, which is about ten miles down the River Rother. It's possible Enid might have been there if she did visit Rye, as it has been a popular excursion destination for holidaymakers for decades. Its four towers, one at each corner of the main courtyard, is a bit reminiscent of Faynights Castle.
It hasn't appeared a lot on film or TV which is surprising as it's so well-preserved, but it did appear in an episode of the BBC comedy series 'The Goodies' in around 1973, as a medieval castle owned by Tim Brooke-Taylor's character's mad uncle. The same series saw the Goodies in Swanage filming adjacent to Enid's 1940s holiday destination of the Grosvenor Hotel, on the lifeboat house slipway.
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Re: Famous Five Club

Postby number 6 » 21 Apr 2017, 09:45

I think you've just inspired me to visit Bodiam Castle, timv! I've never been, although it's been on my radar for a number of years! Interesting to know of the Goodies filming at Swanage, which I didn't know about. :D
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Re: Famous Five Club

Postby Gary Russell » 02 May 2017, 17:45

timv wrote:I have been to Bodiam Castle several times, including a school trip there from my grammar school in Sussex in probably 1972.I also passed it frequently en route to and from Rye, which is about ten miles down the River Rother. It's possible Enid might have been there if she did visit Rye, as it has been a popular excursion destination for holidaymakers for decades. Its four towers, one at each corner of the main courtyard, is a bit reminiscent of Faynights Castle.
It hasn't appeared a lot on film or TV which is surprising as it's so well-preserved, but it did appear in an episode of the BBC comedy series 'The Goodies' in around 1973, as a medieval castle owned by Tim Brooke-Taylor's character's mad uncle. The same series saw the Goodies in Swanage filming adjacent to Enid's 1940s holiday destination of the Grosvenor Hotel, on the lifeboat house slipway.


Also a Doctor Who story from the Eighties called "The King's Demons" was made on location there
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Re: Famous Five Club

Postby number 6 » 02 May 2017, 22:46

timv wrote:It hasn't appeared a lot on film or TV which is surprising as it's so well-preserved, but it did appear in an episode of the BBC comedy series 'The Goodies' in around 1973, as a medieval castle owned by Tim Brooke-Taylor's character's mad uncle. The same series saw the Goodies in Swanage filming adjacent to Enid's 1940s holiday destination of the Grosvenor Hotel, on the lifeboat house slipway.


Keeping off topic for a mo.....
Talking of Swanage tv locations, my fanatical Dr Who friend has persuaded me to accompany him on his quest to visit Dr Who filming locations! He put me on to a web page for Winspit quarry in Dorset, which was used in several episodes. I know this area very well, so he's dragging me along as a guide. The things I volunteer for! :roll:

http://www.doctorwholocations.net/locat ... spitquarry
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Re: Famous Five Club

Postby Moonraker » 03 May 2017, 09:50

Susan Webster wrote:hi , can someone change my SS avatar back to the famous five badge i once had . i dont know how to do it . thanks very much sue


Only Anita or Tony can do this, Sue.
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Re: Famous Five Club

Postby Susan Webster » 03 May 2017, 15:15

hi Anita , could you change my SS avatar back to the famous five club one i had
i have just rejoined the society and got the latest enid blyton journal but i dont know the passwrd to log into nthe site do you know it cheers sue
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Re: Famous Five Club

Postby Anita Bensoussane » 03 May 2017, 15:21

I'm very busy for the next eight days or so, Sue, but remind me after that and I'll change your avatar for you!

Will send you the password in a PM right now.
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Re: Famous Five Club

Postby pete9012S » 28 Aug 2017, 13:15

Can you name the nine Five books correctly? There is a clue. One book matches the description at the bottom of the page...

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THE FIVE FRIENDS LOVE ME
BLYTON ENID

The Five are back together in Kirrin Coetze.
Because George's mother is sick, the children are under the care of Mrs. Steck who has a disliking son and her husband is a navy.
To escape the Sticks, the children are hiding on Kirk Island.
But they do not escape easily. Stats on the island also appear. Signs from the boat and other strange movements make children suspect smuggling. A childish cry, however, changes everything. (From the presentation on the back of the book)


1.2.3.?

4.5.6.?

7.8.9.?
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Re: Famous Five Club

Postby Courtenay » 28 Aug 2017, 16:49

Hmmm! These are Greek, obviously — "Oi Pente Philoi" indeed means "The Five Friends" (just like the German translation). Funny how they never seem to be "Famous" in any other language! :wink:

4 (with the yellow cover) has to be Five on a Treasure Island. Apart from the cover illustration looking like a modern version of the ones we're all familiar with, I can read enough Greek to make out "Nési tōn Thésaurōn" — "The Treasure Island". (Our word "thesaurus" comes from the Greek word for treasure!)

I would also say 3 should be Five on Kirrin Island Again, since I can read "pali sto nési tou Kirrin" on that cover.

"Pali" means "again" and is also on cover 2 — "pali se peripeteia". I'd already guessed from the illustration, with the square hole in the floor, that it should be Five Go Adventuring Again. "Peripeteia" is literally "walking around" — where we get our word "peripatetic" for someone who does just that — so I assume it can also imply going on an adventure.

That's as much as I can figure out so far, but looks like three semesters of NT Greek at uni paid off after all! :mrgreen: :wink:
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