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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Friday, Soplombisr 18, 1970 FAMILIAR LANDMARKS The giant clock face of Big Ben and the statue of Boad- kea the British charioteer queen who foug ht the Romans, are familior sights to native Londoners and visitors alike -PHoto Courtesy "Britain" See Bermuda In Style By Horse And Carriage By SONIA DAY HAMILTON Kitchener Hurst drives for a living but he has never sat behind the wheel of an automobile. Hurst is a Bermuda carriage driver. When Bermuda reluctantly suc- cumbed to the motor age and let automobiles take to its roads in 1M6, Hurst declared he would never abandon his horses. "I don't give tuppence for your motor he tells tour- ists as he takes them for rides in one of his eight carriages. With a wave of his whip and a doffing of his London made hat at a woman passerby, he continues: "My horse can do 20 miles an hour and hasn't been de carbonized in the eight years I've had him. Whv do I need a Horses and carnages are in demand by brides; riding to church in a carriage decorated with white blossoms remains a popular custom. For a wedding, the men explain, they may use a vis-a-vis (a large carriage with a a surrey (with the fringe on a buggy (with no top at all) or the splen- did, varnished opera bus. The variety of Bermuda's car- riages seems endless and some fascinating examples are on display in a collection at St. George's Carriage Museum. In- side the pastel pink museum visitors can ponder the history of a shiny yellow and black tally-ho that towers 12 feet and needs four horses to pull it; a small, tub like Victoria with polished brass lamps; or a sol- emn black hearse, which put in 30 years of service at Bermuda funerals before it was shipped to Philadelphia for an appear- ance in an opera. Driving a carriage now poses a number of problems. Bermu- da no longer has a full time blacksmith or a spare parts shop for carriages; nonethe- less, two dozen drivers remain faithful to their trade. There has even been a recent in- crease in the number of car- riages on the roads. New Ski Centre By winter of 1972, a 13-mil- lion-mark project is to be com- pleted at G-annisch-Partenkir- chen, Germany's foremost win- ter sports centre. The project comprises the development of a skiing centre between Mt. Alpspitze and the Knetizeck to be served by seven aerial ca- bleways and ski lifts. Con- struction of a cableway to the Osterfelderkopf is to begin shortly. Together with the Kreuzeck cableway, it will be able to convey 800 persons per hour to the new skiing area. Wide Choice, October To March Irish Tours For Canadians Ireland, a Canadian traveller has said, is to be somewhat like the country's fa- mous Guinness stout i.e. "in long draughts and savoured, slowly." And this is especially feas- ible between October and March, when the pace slows down, though there is no lack of activities such as hunting, golfing and theatre. Moreover, the climate is al- ways mild, the roads merciful-1 ly free of traffic and, even if you decide not to buy a castle, you can luxuriate in the turret suite at less than half the sum- mer rate. To make it easier to plan your trip, Irish International A i r- lines is promoting a series of five tours of Ireland specially tailored for the Canadian visit- or, between October through March. They range from seven to fif- teen days and offer a wide choice of itineraries. Freewheelers can go it alone with a car, unlimited mileage and accommodations for seven (or fourteen) nights in Ireland, or mix one week in Ireland with a week in London where they have entree to leading disco- theque and cabaret shows. There's also a seven day tour which features the famous Me- dieval Banquet at Bunratty Cas- tle with a week in Dublin, or for travellers in style there's an escorted fifteen day de luxe coach trip of the island's lead- ing resorts with., special sight- seeing tours in Dublin and vis- its to Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, Wexford, Galway and Connemara. Prices for a iwo- week holiday are as low as (Ca- nadian) excluding air fare from Montreal. 'Westward Ho' Voyage Takes You Round World The P and 0 liner Arcadia fare. One takes in Morocco, will sail westward from Van- couver next February 7 on a three month round-the-world voyage entitled "Westward Ho." The famous cruise liner will make 21 ports of call as she circumnavigates the globe, heading first to the sunshine and mid summer of Honolulu, Suva, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. Then Arca- dia goes in search of romance to Teneriffe in the Canary Is- lands, to Casablanca, Lis b p n and London. But the vacation doesn't end there, for Bermuda, Nassau, Montego Bay, Panama and Acapulco are still on the itinerary before the run up the West Coast and home. P and 0 arranges shore ex- cursions at each port of call and a choice of two land tours is included hi the sea vacation Spain and Portugal, while the other concentrates on England, France, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Optional tours at additional cost are available to Dubbo in rural Australia and to a game reserve in Africa. Following the round the- world voyage, Arcadia will re- turn to the Canadian west coast for another summer of cruising to Alaska. Korean Population The population of South Ko- rea, since he war, has swollen to more than 29 million, crowd- ed into an area slightly small- er than Virgina. Although North Korea is larger, only 12.4 million live there. Brighter Bigger Britain's 4New "TO a select group of there. Only the crowds woodcock, wild duck and travellers, Britain's season" is old hat They long ago discovered the pleasure of a winter vacation in Britain and flew hi from around the world to enjoy the exciting events from London, that is, where the streets are full as ever, day and night, with shoppers, sightseers, revellers, and theatre goers all enjoying themselves in the world's maybe you enjoy the theatre. With more than forty in London alone there's bound to be something you'll want to see. Tickets are plentiful and can usually b.e picked up a day or two before the show or be re- make this the liveliest time by phone. A good or- the year. These discriminating and privileged people called it their "secret season" and kept the good news to themselves. But it is a secret no has always been the best season for shopping in Britain, but make a start in London, ablaze in mid season with Christmas decorations. You could easily spend scat costs no more than ?3.00 and if you want the best in the house you need only spend 55.00. In most London theatres you can sip a cocktail at the bar or have tea or cof- Last winter Canadian visitors flocked to Britain in record numbers to live it up in festive style and make the most of the fabulous seasonal travel _ bargains now available. Old day in some of the big stores like Harrods on Knights-bridge or Selfridges on Oxford Street. And don't overlook the King's Road, home of mod fashion and full of trend served at your seat during the intermission. For those who want to do something quite different, how about a tour of the countryside visiting some of the magnifi- about holidays are passing away. These days winter in Britain isn't the "off season." There are also fashionable shopping centr.es in castles and stately homes? British Tourist Authority has recently launched in Canada the simply the smart time to Southport, to View" ticket, a pass There are many good, and many other towns gives admittance to over cal reasons why October Best buys range historic sights throughout March is the best time to sweaters and for just Valid for in Britain. Such as reduced to porcelain, cut days from the date of first and air fares. Car rentals silver. And the whole the ticket is available from 25 per cent. Lower rates is an antique hunter's office of P. Lawson Travel. many hotels. Fewer theatre, sports, food, Quieter you want to eat out, music whate v e r Tile summer visitors can feed you interests why not try Bri- been entertained and else in the world this winter? And don't let Now Britons can get down find so many top class of snow, ice and rain the light hearted business featuring so many you the Gulf Stream entertaining themselves styles of cooking. But away the intense cold true British treats such as in the countryside that grips the great land Fawkes fireworks, the Lord cooking is to be such as America and yor's Show, foxhunts, winter is the best time Continent. In fact the Brit- and Christmas pantomime. All the sightseeing highspots that summer visitors see it. Game is in season and you will be able to enjoy rich game soups, pheasant, Isles have one of the most equable climates in the world. But the great British knack, the world has learned wirn pleasure, is in making warmth in cosy downstairs bars taverns, in country pubs OlVAI huge log fires and in the of the heart. P. LAWSON TRAVEL Rates Students, us celebrate during September pick of the many Christmas and Koreans travelling as available and Book or students to the States or Canada will week all inclusive vacations to sunny be able to take advantage Calgary as low as specially reduced air fares. Air Lines this month mil 19; Jan. 2, 16, 30; Feb. 13, 27; Mar. 13, subject to govern- 10. INCLUDING round trip air fare, transfers, 14 mgnts accommodation in air conditioned hotel with approval, new rates for full time pupils and persons pool, breakfast daily, cocktail party, with passports valid for bag, ticket wallet, and 80 page booklet from Seoul to points North America. new fares, which pro- all inclusive vacations to Costa Del one way economy class Calgary as low as will save tho 19; Jan. 23; Feb. 6, 20; Mar. 6, 20; Apr. Korean emigrant or stu- May as much as His tick- Round trip air fare on Boeing to Los Angeles, for example, jet, transfers, 15 nighfs hotel cost rather than tho breakfast and lunch or dinner, hotel tips and tariff cf S428. The same of resident representative, shopping rate will be applicable in Paris on last night. Free Clairol San Francisco, Portland, Se- Kit for all the ladies. Inquire about sightseeing In Granada, and Vancouver. Cove of Nerja. Yacht cruise anl night Tour available golf on a specially designed package providinq luxury acomodation and free golf at Airways has a special tour of Japan, Hong Kong Australia for businessmen investors leaving New York San Francisco on Nov. fi. It LAWSON three weeks and costs OFFICES COAST-TO-COAST I MARQUIS HOT6L PHONE 328-3000 on twin-bed basis. Time set aside in Tokyo, S'yd-ney, Melbourne and Canberra groups. We won't ninontonyou when it's forty betow. It doesn't make sense to put anti-freeze into your radiator if a tiny unnoticed leak in your cooling system lets it all run out. That may not be too serious back East, where real winters just don't happen. But it can be disastrous out here, so we've devel- oped a new "Prestone" Anti-Freeze formula that will protect your car under the severest conditions. And it won't run out on you at sub-zero temperatures. First, "Prestone" Anti-Freeze can actually protect your car down to below zero. Secondly, if a minor leak develops in your cooling system, the new "Prestone" anti-leak formula will seal it completely, in seconds. And finally, even if your car is old, don't worry about additional rust and cor- rosion building up in your cooling system because it simply can't happen. In fact, the new "Prestone" anti-leak, anti-rust, anti- corrosion formula is so effective, we put the Union Carbide guarantee right on the can. This winter, ask for real "Prestone" Anti-Leak Anti-Freeze, instead of some imi- tation. Or get a can and put it in yourself. We won't run out on you when it's forty below. Hole up for the winter with new "Proslono" and "Union Carbide" are Uaae ;