Archive for January, 2022

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Car

Posted: January 10, 2022 in Transport

Saw this in Bexley High Street last week. It’s the car from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a film made in 1968. It was loosely based on a book by Ian Fleming (of James Bond Fame) called the Magical Car. It starred Dick Van Dyke and was produced by Albert ‘Cubby’ Broccoli (producer of many of the original James Bind movies).

On a fine clear but cold day I decided to venture out to Upper College Farm, an area of rough ground, in Bexley Village. In the past 4 weeks it has been home to a rare visitor which breeds in NE Europe (Finland/ Russia) and at this time of year should be in Northern India or China.

It was a very confiding bird which fed along the path, totally oblivious of the people taking photos or watching it despite being only a few metres away. This is the third one I have seen in London, the last being at Walthamstow 4 years ago, but this was definitely the best views.