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Beachcomber (May Fair Hotel), London, England (restaurant)
atomictonytiki
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From: Bangkok
Posted: 2011-12-10 9:02 pm   Permalink

Ah, The Beachcomber and criminals, it's my cherished hope to find a picture of the Kray Twins in the Beachcomber as they claimed Mayfair as part of their criminal empire in the sixties.
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dylanesq
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Posted: 2012-03-01 5:29 pm   Permalink



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Posted: 2012-03-01 5:33 pm   Permalink



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Trader Tom
  

Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 825
From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2012-07-06 11:29 pm   Permalink

Just picked up this dish off of e-Bay:



I think I see this particular dish being served to a table in one of the earlier posted video links, but hard to tell what's in it. Maybe wontons or eggrolls?

More on these here on a previous thread:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=41251&forum=5&hilite=restaurant%20ware

Here is the info I found on the maker:

Tuscan China
Production years: 1898 - 1970
The Tuscan China Plant was a manufacturing plant in Staffordshire County in west-central England. Because of its "Tuscan" name, it is sometimes mistakenly thought to be china made in the Tuscany section of northern Italy. After extensive research, Tuscan Works developed products for hotels called Metallised Hotel China; it was strong enough to resist plate fracturing and better than anything then available. When Wedgwood acquired R.H. & S.L. Plant Ltd. in 1970, it changed the name from Tuscan China to Royal Tuscan Fine Bone China. It was Tuscan Works' line of Metallised Hotel China that had especially attracted Wedgwood. The Tuscan Works plant closed in 2006.

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Kon-Hemsby
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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
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From: Andover, England
Posted: 2012-07-09 04:39 am   Permalink

That is a really nice find. Congratulations.

 
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54 house of bamboo
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From: Cambridge UK
Posted: 2014-07-01 06:10 am   Permalink

This week I had the luck of the devil...

"Unusual vintage cruet set - 3.99"


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atomictonytiki
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Posted: 2014-07-01 06:53 am   Permalink

you lucky devil

 
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atomictonytiki
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Posted: 2014-07-01 06:53 am   Permalink

you lucky devil

 
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54 house of bamboo
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Posted: 2014-07-02 05:16 am   Permalink

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On 2011-12-10 21:02, atomictonytiki wrote:
Ah, The Beachcomber and criminals, it's my cherished hope to find a picture of the Kray Twins in the Beachcomber as they claimed Mayfair as part of their criminal empire in the sixties.




http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/patsy-kensit-life-run-gangster-2348637


Patsy Kensit's dad, Jimmy The Dip Kensit and mum Margie (left) with friends.

I remembered this still from the TV show "Who do you think you are?" Finally tracked it down on the Internet. It's possible there's a picture, given the Kensit connection to them...



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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 23 days ago; 07:01 am   Permalink

I finally picked up a matchbook from the Beachcomber restaurant at the Mayfair Hotel.



The logo Tikis



Advertising music and dancing to the Paradise Islanders.



The inside features these printed matchsticks proclaiming it to be Europe's only authentic Polynesian Restaurant.



Also advertises the Castaways corner and the Aloha Bar.

DC



 
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