Jan 13, 2008

Chapter 2 Clue Hunt -- Clue Word Update

I know this has already been noted in a previous post, but here is a screencap of the Clue Word for the Chapter 2 Clue Hunt updated with: 423 CHEYNE Walk

Previous post can be found here: Clue Changed to Cheyne Walk

Thanks to Ellie for the image.


Franech Johilan said...

There is a story "No. 472 Cheyne Walk", dont have time to read the page, here's the link: http://www.tabula-rasa.info/AusHorror/Carnacki.html

Spolodaface said...

Cheyne Walk
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cheyne Walk (pronounced Chain-ee) is an historic street in Chelsea, a bit of picturesque old London. Most of the houses were built in the early eighteenth century. Before the construction in the nineteenth century of the busy Embankment, which now runs in front of it, the houses fronted the River Thames.

Today, Cheyne Walk forms part of the A3212 and A3220 trunk roads; it extends eastwards from the southern end of Finborough Road past the Battersea and Albert Bridges, after which the A3212 becomes the Chelsea Embankment. It marks the boundary of the extended London Congestion Charge Zone.

East of the Walk is the Chelsea Physic Garden with its cedars.


Famous residents

Many famous people have lived (and continue to live) in the Walk.
4 Cheyne Walk, shown here in 1881, was briefly the home of George Eliot.
4 Cheyne Walk, shown here in 1881, was briefly the home of George Eliot.

* Keith Richards lived at number 3.
* George Eliot spent the last three weeks of her life at number 4.
* David Lloyd George lived at number 10. Gerald Scarfe now lives there.
* Ralph Vaughan Williams lived at number 13 from 1905 to 1928. There he wrote works including his first three symphonies, the Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis, The Lark Ascending, and Hugh the Drover.
* The landscape painter Cecil Gordon Lawson lived at number 15 (a number of his works still hang there)...
* ... as did the engraver Henry Thomas Ryall...
* ... and the Allason family, well-known for their political and literary influence
* Dante Gabriel Rossetti lived at number 16 (where he was banned from keeping peacocks due to the noise) from 1862 to 1882[1]...
* ... and so did Algernon Charles Swinburne
* Sir Hans Sloane’s manor house, demolished in 1760, stood at numbers 19–26
* James McNeill Whistler lived at numbers 21, 96 and 101 (at different times, of course)
* Mortimer Menpes, watercolourist and etcher who shared a flat with Whistler
* Henry James spent his last years at number 21
* Mick Jagger lived at number 48
* Elizabeth Gaskell was born at number 93.
* Sir Marc Brunel who designed the Thames Tunnel lived at number 98 ...
* ... as did his son Isambard Kingdom Brunel
* Sir Philip Steer lived at number 109.
* J.M.W. Turner died at number 119 in 1851.


Famous Fictional Residents

In the first Stormbreaker book, Alex Rider directs his cab to his home in Cheyne Walk, London.

Spolodaface said...

* Mick Jagger lived at number 48
4 8 15 16 etc

definite charlie connection

Opium said...

eh? 48 isn't one of the numbers?? Sure you could put 4 and 8 together but that's rediculous. I think it's a stretch to say mick jagger at 48 has anything to do with anything. As for "definite charlie connection": that's so unbelievably unjustified. I don't think you should make statements like that, for the sake of all the people that are new to the site who might take that as gospel.

afterquake said...

that would make a connection with the slave ship painting, however. it was done by j.m.w. turner...