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Middle Ages [it's all mine now?]

I was bought up in a small township in Eltham (Leslie Townsend Hope's also) in South London, now live in The-Garden-of-Kent aerial during the fifties Elvis was beginning to make a noise and ....in contempt of court

Wednesday, February 25, 2004


Nubar Sarkis Gulbenkian

Philanthropist and bon vivant was commercial attach to the Iranian Embassy (1926-51, 1955-56). Seen in his car which was rebuilt by Rolls-Royce on the chassis of a London taxi and a familiar sight around London in the late 50s and early 60s. He is reputed to have said "It turns on a sixpence, whatever that may be".

.."Way back in the early Sixties at The London Motor Show at Earls Court Dad and I were walking around the isles when Dad says "Thats Nubar Gulbekian".. as you do.. so an old bloke with a large beard.. well I did'nt think that at the time but can remember thinking that name rings-me-bell..as you do?"

TelegraphLondons Martin Buckley writes an article about his love of The Rolls..

visit my family history site


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