Guerilla Knitting at the Exeter University Forum

Guerilla Knitting is still alive! At least at the Exeter University Forum.

Back in 2011, while the husband and son were touring the U.K. for prospective universities, the rest of the family stayed behind in a rental in Bournemouth. During that time, I had so much fun adorning knitting and tying these to lamp posts, benches, and many other places. And for yarn, I used the colours of the British flag.

I tried the same thing here in Oberursel in the Rosengärtchen, but our building supervisor service (similar to a Hausmeister) immediately removed my little pieces of artful annoyances. This went on for a few days, and I gave up. This is proper Germany, and I had the Knit Graffiti Polizei on my heels… 🙂

So I was pleased to see this photo my daughter sent me today.

Guerilla Knitting in Exeter, U.K.

Camp King Oberursel and the Berlin Airlift 70th

On 3 Feb 2019, our Camp King research group invited the public to a presentation about the ‘Berlin Airlift’ in commemoration of its 70-year anniversary.

It was held at the Kinderhaus at Camp King in Oberursel, and had a good number of visitors. All the chairs were occupied.

Mr. Manfred Kopp, also known as Mister Camp King, opened the event with a few insights of how a couple of ladies at Camp King at that time helped trigger the Berlin Airlift.

Ms. Sylvia Struck talked about the launch, logistics, costs, and impact of the Berlin Airlift.

Sylvia Struck

Ms. Maren Horn explained the connections between Camp King and the Berlin Airlift.

Maren Horn

Towards the end, Mr. Andi Andernacht (center) interviewed two contemporary witnesses, Mr. Beilfuss and Mr. Albrecht. Both had been in (and around) Berlin during the time of the Airlift.

Contemporary witnesses Erwin Beilfuss (left) and Günter Albrecht (right)

The local newspaper Usinger Anzeiger published the following article: Die Berliner Blockade und was Oberursel damit zu tun hat.

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Rolls Royce Factory Museum in Oberursel

A friend of mine inquired about the Rolls Royce Museum in Oberursel, and because of my last post dating back to 2015, I checked for any changes to their days and times of operation.

Update Feb 2019: The Rolls-Royce-Museum is open every last Friday of the month from 3pm – 6pm (free of charge), and special arrangements can be made for groups (then there is a small fee of € 2,50 per person).

For more information in German, visit: Rolls Royce Werksmuseum

I had taken this photo on a flight to London a couple of years ago. I looked out of the window and had the Rolls Royce logo right in front of me (we live in Oberursel).

A bit of trivia:

  • Worldwide, Rolls Royce is the oldest air plane engine factory still running.
  • The most expensive single part sold online was for a Gulfstream V Jet with a Rolls Royce engine. This was purchased by an American for 40 million US Dollar in 1999.
  • The U.S. Army (Motor Pool) used the factory for eleven years after the end of WWII.

Old Guesthouse Zum Weissen Ross in Bommersheim, Oberursel

While doing some research on the Gasthaus  ‘Zum Weißen Roß‘ in Oberursel Vorstadt, I also came across this guesthouse with exactly the same name (To the White Horse) in another part of Oberursel, namely Bommersheim.

The guesthouse  ‘Zum Weißen Roß’ in Bommersheim was run by:
* Georg Meister 1925 – listed in the Reichsadreßbuch. d. Wirtschaft (imperial address book of guest houses)
* Hermann Baumann 1937
It has  been added to the list of Cultural Monuments in Bommersheim – you can view the list on Wikipedia.
It closed a long time ago, and is now a residential building.

This postcard belongs to the private collection of  the historian, Bernd Ochs.

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