The Victorian Ladies Inn

the victorian ladies inn
  • priggish: exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts"
  • A person who lived during the Victorian period
  • of or relating to Queen Victoria of Great Britain or to the age in which she ruled; "Victorian morals"
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  • A woman (used as a polite or old-fashioned form of reference)
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  • (lady) dame: a woman of refinement; "a chauffeur opened the door of the limousine for the grand lady"
  • A women's public toilet
  • An informal, often brusque, form of address to a woman
  • (lady) a woman of the peerage in Britain
  • A restaurant or bar, typically one in the country, in some cases providing accommodations
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  • An establishment providing accommodations, food, and drink, esp. for travelers
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  • Inns are generally establishments or buildings where travelers can seek lodging and, usually, food and drink. They are typically located in the country or along a highway.

1966 Bristol's New Mecca
1966 Bristol's New Mecca
1966 Thursday May 19th - Mecca moved into Bristol - Entertainments capital of the South West, and one of the entertainments attractions of Europe. That was the talk of the town when Mecca moved into Bristol, splashed out a fortune and began building the New Entertainments Centre in Frogmore Street, towering over the ancient Hatchet Inn and the Georgian and Regency streets nearby. The New Entertainments Centre wasn't just big, it was enormous and it was what 60s leisure and fun-time were all about, Mecca promised. Here, slap bang in the middle of Bristol, the company was creating the largest entertainment centre in the whole of Europe. A dozen licensed bars, an ice rink, bowling lanes, a casino, a night club, a grand cinema, asumptuous ballroom and, naturally, a multi-storey car park to accommodate all those Zephyr Zodiacs, Anglias, Westminsters, Minis, Victors and Imps etc which would come pouring into town bringing the 5,000 or so customers who would flock to the centre every day. London might have its famous West End. Bristol had its Frogmore Street palace of fun and the opening night of the biggest attraction of all, the Locarno Ballroom, on May 19th was the Night To Crown All First Nights, the Post proudly announced. Sparkling lights, plastic palm trees in shadily-lit bars, a revolving stage, dolly birds in fishnet tights and grass skirts . . . this was glamour a la mid-60s and Bristol loved it. Everyone wanted to be there'on Night One but the guest list was limited. It was, the Bristol Post reported the next day: '... a date to remember last night for 800 Bristol and West Country VIPs who saw the splendour of Mecca's new Locarno ballroom. 'At the New Bristol Centre were the mayors, the business chiefs and the top socialites of the city and neighbouring counties. 'Mecca, having spent ?2 million on building, spared no expense in making the opening of the ballroom one of the gayest nights of the year. 'There was a gift of a commemmorative Churchill crown for every guest, including the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, Aid. and Mrs Tom Martin. 'Aid. Wally Jenkins, chairman of the Public Works and Planning Committee, gave the ballroom Bristol's blessing in declaring the premises well and truly launched. 'When Mecca selected Bristol for their centre, they did not just do it with a pin, he said. 'They knew that Bristol deserved and appreciated the best. Mecca had shown a swashbuckling and adventurous enterprise in providing it and Bristol would support it. 'To tell the guests last night all they wanted to know about Mecca, there were half a dozen hostesses, including winners of the West Country heat of the Miss Great Britain contest—in plumes, fishnet tights and bikinis. 'There were girls in grass skirts who brought on the pineapple confection for the buffet supper. 'There was Sidney Jones and his Orchestra playing conventional ballroom music and Wilf Ray and his Orchestra— including an ex-member of the Cadillacs, one of the West's top beat groups—playing superbly competent swing. 'There was glitter and glow of myriad lights. 'There was an atmosphere of rich opulent intimacy warming the place in a way not to be expected in a ballroom capable of holding more than 2,000 people. 'Guests were served drinks in the South Seas climate of the Bali Hai bar, in the swish Le Club bar and by check-waist- coated, bowler hatted barmen in the Victorian bar'. That was just for starters. In mid- November the Lord Mayor was there to open the magnificent ?100,000 ABC Cinema at the centre. A week later Miss World, a beautiful Indian medical student, Reita Faria, came to town to open the Craywood Club, the new casino. Bristol—Sixties entertainment capital of the West.
DRACULA - Vampire or your "Regular" Guy?
DRACULA - Vampire or  your "Regular" Guy?
www[dot]blouseroumaine[dot]com/orderthebook_p1[dot]html Dracula is an acclaimed 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, featuring as its primary antagonist the vampire Count Dracula. Dracula has been attributed to many literary genres including horror fiction, the gothic novel and invasion literature. Structurally it is an epistolary novel, that is, told as a series of diary entries and letters. Literary critics have examined many themes in the novel, such as the role of women in Victorian culture, conventional and repressed sexuality, immigration, colonialism, postcolonialism and folklore. Although Stoker did not invent the vampire, the novel's influence on the popularity of vampires has been singularly responsible for many theatrical and film interpretations throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. He supplemented his income by writing a large number of novels, his most famous being the vampire tale Dracula which he published in 1897. Before writing Dracula, Stoker spent eight years researching European folklore and stories of vampires. Dracula is an epistolary novel, written as collection of diary entries, telegrams, and letters from the characters, as well as fictional clippings from the Whitby and London newspapers. Stoker's inspiration for the story was a visit to Slains Castle near Aberdeen. The bleak spot provided an excellent backdrop for his creation. Dracula in Romania After the death of Nicolae Ceausescu, a tourist industry sprang up in Transylvania and, to a lesser extent, in Wallachia. However, Romanians have mixed feelings about linking one of their national heroes to the vampire monster. Historical places connected to Vlad Tepes are publicised under a Dracula theme catering largely, but not entirely, to foreign markets. Bran Castle, which has only a very tangential connection with the historical Vlad Tepes, now exaggerates that connection and promotes itself as "Dracula's Castle". [4] A dungeon-themed disco, catering to a mostly Romanian crowd and located in the basement of a former inn immediately adjacent to the Curtea Veche ("Old Court") — onetime site of Vlad Tepes's castle in Bucharest — calls itself by the English-language name "Impaler". The well-preserved medieval town of Sighisoara, Vlad Tepes's birthplace, seriously considered building a Dracula theme park on the edge of town, but in the end it was decided that such a site would cheapen the beauty and history of the medieval city, and the plan was blocked. The park was then to have been built close to Bucharest (the capital, which is nowhere near Transylvania), but plans have subsequently been scrapped.

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