Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Stone of Scone

Gentle Friends thank you so much for your kind comments and emails about Miss Hutton, she is bee-bopping along just fine.  I think I have almost have made up my mind to clear out the "Basket" of WIP's, or at least the nearly done ones this year.  It seems so silly to let these pieces languish without attention....  we'll see how that works out.  I do have a couple of pieces I really want to get at!!
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Last night one of the films I got from Netflix was "The Stone of Destiny" - 2008 - 


......about the abduction and repatriation of the Stone of Scone by a group of University students Christmas day 1950.  Starring Charlie Cox, Kate Mara, Stephen McCole, Ciaron Kelly and Billy Boyd.  Although I knew of and about the ancient Stone, I did not know about this bit of its more recent history.  I thoroughly enjoyed the film and loved the location shooting.  I would recommend this film highly!!  You can click HERE to read the Wikipedia account of the 1950 heist of the Stone.  The stone was returned in April 1951 to Westminster Cathedral and St Edwards Chair.  

In 1996 the Stone came back to Scotland and is housed in Edinburgh castle with the Honours of Scotland, but with the provision that it go back to Westminster for future Coronation ceremonies.
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop by again!

Take care,
edgar

9 comments:

Miss Pants said...

Hm..I never knew there was a movie. I've seen the stone on display in the Castle. It would be neat to see a movie about it's adventurous return.

Wagapapa said...

The film seems to be very amusing. Didn't know about the Stone of Scone, I'll be visiting Scotland this summer and will go to see it.

Have a nice day! xoxo

MarchAnn said...

Its very exciting to look at your Wip's and decide what to work on or gee decide to get started on something new.

Margaret said...

Oooooh, that sounds interesting!! Never heard about this before.....

Kate said...

Thanks for the education on this piece of history

cucki said...

thank you for sharing it dear xx

Katherine said...

Cool, Edgar!

Minnie said...

Sounds like a really good film.

Julie said...

The cover pic itself makes you want to watch this one, looks such a pleasant place