HOLE IN THE ROOF
for June 2002
Friday 28th June 2002
- A couple of new
photos have been added today - which is rather misleading, because these
are actually very old photos - accessible from both the History
and Miscellaneous Photographs
pages. The first is a wartime group shot inside one of the wards, seemingly
at Christmas (unless it was a victory celebration). It's a small picture,
but interesting all the same. The other, perhaps more important photograph
features a Royal family visit during the 1940s. Taken within the inner
courtyard of the CRCMH, Queen Elizabeth (the future Queen Mother) is
flanked by Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret and a number of military
and nursing personnel. It seems that we CRCMH visitors keep some formidable
company - though I can't help but wonder if little Liz went home that
day and wrote in her diary: "One saw the Flincher horribilis
and one pooed one's self most promptly."
- Jeanne Hopkins'
comments about the CRCMH kitchen (which appear on the History
page) have also been appropriately added to the What's
for Dinner? page as well.
- And that's just
about it folks - but as ever, there's more on its way...
Tuesday 25th June 2002
nice historical anecdotes and some geographical information added
to the History page,
courtesy of the one and only Jeanne Hopkins. Several other bits
have also been updated and the layout has had a tiny spring clean.
- A couple of new
pieces of information added to the Taplow
Lodge page thanks to Catherine Johnston - in particular concerning
the 19th Century engraving which may or may not feature Taplow Lodge.
Now you can find out the engaging truth.
- New links added
to the Pwürg
and Elsewhere pages - including
the All-New Bare Bones Pwürg
Download Site -
Maidenhead's foremost gothic music and nightlife website.
- Ray assures us
that Part Two of his Conquest 2002 Archive is not "a million miles
Friday 21st June 2002
may or may not have noticed that our very own Ray Hurley-Castle
has surpassed being merely a cult figure. On The Shrine Message
Board (which you can access from here)
he has now been hailed as a sex symbol. In honour of this newfound
"hunkibility", we proudly offer a collection of 9
Windows desktop icons - all featuring Mr Hurley-Castle and available
in a zip file for easy download here.
Spice up your desktop now.
link added for Simon Cornwell's Urban Exploration site on the
- Just a reminder
not to talk complete rubbish when using the Message Board. This is not
aimed at anybody in particular. Not "Joe Farrand" of Marlow
or anyone... "much".
- A mini Pwürg
adventure game "taster" has been produced (with much fanfare
and resulting joy from those who have seen it). But at 5mb in size,
we think it's probably too big to just chuck up online - but we're looking
into whether it's worth trying, or best to wait for the full groovy
thing. The point is, that it was rushed and is very short and very stupid
for what it is (not to mention so incredibly esoteric that hardly anyone
is going to understand it). And it also features a South Park
version of Pwürg which won't feature in the decent game mentioned
previously. Still, if you would be interested in downloading five huge
megabytes of hospital related sillyness, contact
us with your plea (or use the Message Board), because if we get enough
interest we might find a way to get it up online. There's a screenshot
below to give you some idea of the sort of thing it is anyway. Have
P.C. Bob has right idea for our hamper of joy?
Tuesday 4th June 2002
got a few things for you today, but perhaps the most noteworthy
in terms of being important is an all-new contact
email address for us here at The Shrine - which is,
quite logically: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't ask why we have a new address - that would just
destroy one of life's little mysteries. Now, don't panic if
you send mail to the old address by mistake because we'll still
get it, but we do ask that you try and remember the new one
from this day forth - amend your address books if necessary
- not least because your message will be discovered and dealt
with much quicker, with both webmasters regularly perusing the
new inbox for the joy and rapture that is your mail - keep it
coming & we'll continue in our endeavour to satisfy your
most sordid demands. Perhaps.
- there's another addition to the What's
For Dinner? page: a couple of cupboard door signs from the
kitchen reading "Cooked Food" and "Raw Food."
Sizzling stuff indeed.
- As promised, the
one and only Ray Hurley-Castle has put pen to paper (well, finger to
keys actually) and given us a little insight into what its like to explore
the CRCMH. This is part one of (we hope) a two part feature in which
Ray details what he got up to on Part Two of Conquest
2002. For those of you wondering what it's like wandering around
the hospital, this is a most informative introductory account and we'd
highly recommend that you check it out here
- and yes, believe it or not, he does actually encounter an unexplained
being on his travels. Was it The Flincher? What are you waiting for?
Read on and find out...
- Just a reminder
to sign the "Save Our Hospital" petition on the CRCMH Message
Board if you haven't already done so. Access it through the Contact
page. Also, we are pleased to announce that a new Pwürg MP3 download
site is presently being established, so before too long, you'll have
access to some of the most ridiculous sounds ever to have come out of
Maidenhead, you lucky lucky people. Watch this space.