Home of Van Helsing

During the recent trip to Canterbury we spent the day in Whitstable just a few miles away on the coast.
A pleasent little seaside town with some lovely wonky old buildings and interesting little artisan shops.

Whilst we were there we went to look at the house which Peter Cushing lived in for many years (from 1959 when he was making “The hound of the Baskervilles” untill his death). We then had a slap up binge in the little Tudor tea rooms which he also regularly frequented.

The thought of Grand Moff Tarkin with a buttered crumpet by an open fire seems so right dont you think?


I recal a punk song though I dont remember who did it, which had lyrics which went something like :

Peter Cushing lives in Whitstable,
Peter Cushing on his bicycle,
Peter Cushing buying vegetables,
Peter Cushing is IMMORTAL!

2 Responses to “Home of Van Helsing”

  • Deviblue Says:

    Wasn’t he famous for wearing carpet slippers all of the time…even to the pub?

    • Doktor A Says:

      Well I think he was actually famous for being a great actor.
      But he was also partial to slippers..
      Even on the Death Star..