"Not all that long ago, when children were even smaller and people had especially hairy knees, there lived an old man of Lochnagar." Written by HRH the Prince of Wales, before he became King Charles III, this timeless adventure is filled with wild imagination, invention and storytelling joy.
Photographs replaced the drawings in the 1930s, and the Striding Man was miniaturised to a coloured logo in 1939; it first appeared on the Johnnie Walker labels in 1960. In the late 1990s, the direction of the Striding Man was reversed as part of a "Keep Walking" campaign. The Striding Man icon was most recently redrawn in 2015.
It is also the setting for a children's story, The Old Man of Lochnagar, originally told by Prince Charles. The poet Lord Byron spent time in the area in his youth, and wrote the poem, Lachin y Gair (also known as Dark Lochnagar), which also forms the basis of a song: England! thy beauties are tame and domestic,
Lochnagar is one of the most celebrated of the Munros, a pointed summit rising high above one of Scotland's most beautiful corries. It was also featured in a poem by Lord Byron, ending with the following lines:England thy beauties are tame and domesticTo one who has roved on the mountains afarOh! For the crags that are wild and magesticThe steep frowning glories of dark Lochnagar.
53. The Prince is an author. He wrote The Old Man of Lochnagar, based on stories he used to tell his younger brothers growing up. He has also written books on the natural world and the environment including 'Harmony' and 'Climate Change', a Ladybird Expert Book. 54.
The Battle of the Crater was a battle of the American Civil War, part of the siege of Petersburg.It took place on Saturday, July 30, 1864, between the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General Robert E. Lee, and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General George G. Meade (under the direct supervision of the general-in-chief, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant).
Three Lladro street musicians, Man with Accordion (8171), Man with Guitar, and Man with Clarinet, with boxes, the tallest 23.5cm. Qty: 3 Condit... Estimate 50 - 80 GBP help