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WHAT'S NEW! LONDON TRANSPORT WIDGET WHAT'S NEW!

As Legal Guardians of Marc Bolan's Rock Shrine, as well as having a duty and responsibility to care for the shrine itself, we also like to help people to find it!

On the left is a widget which you can use to find out the route from any Post Code, main-line or tube station in London.
If you use a Post Code it will even tell you how long it will take you to walk to the station.
The 'results' will also tell you of planned engineering work (usually at weekends) and pick the best route for you.
There are Advanced Options, so you can select a day in the future to travel, or to pick different types of route, such as those with the least changes.

MAPS, DIRECTIONS & OTHER INFO
For more information, Maps, directions and links to the History of the site with Photo Galleries, Click Here.

EMAIL TAG NEWS


      16th SEPTEMBER 2016      

WELCOME TO OUR ANNIVERSARY MEMBERS UPDATE
We've been tremendously busy since the last Members Update. As well as visiting Marc's Shrine to clean, tidy and polish we've been busy in the "Design Department" with New Design Rexmas Cards, 2017 Calendars, and other T-Rextra Special Goodies! All of a sudden, it was time for our annual big clean, tidy and polish ready for the 39th Anniversary of Marc's Anniversary. So rather than put this update up just before we visited the Shrine on the 9th September, we thought we'd wait until we had time to edit the videos and sort the photos so we could include them in this update.
You will find we have a number of things for sale on eBay. We hoped to update our 'Members Exclusives' page, but didn't have time. Members will find news of the fundraisers we have designed in the Members Newsletter PDF, though not everything is listed on eBay or on the 'Members Exclusives' page. This will be done ASAP. They new items include two types of bag, gift tags, photo sets, A4 posters (a set of three which are free to members who buy a calendar), and other items.

VIDEO - MARC'S SHRINE IN JULY
A video filmed by Fee on her July, 2016 visit to Marc's Shrine. This Video has been loaded into the 2016 Marc's Shrine Player.
No music has been overlaid on top of this video. It has Fee's own reaction to what she found on this July day.

VIDEO - WORK AT MARC'S SHRINE READY FOR THE ANNIVERSARY

The Video was filmed after the work was completed.
This Video has also been loaded into the 2016 Marc's Shrine Player.
We are delighted to include Music by the talented Jason Luke Bolan Rushby.
You can find out more about him and his music on his Face Book Page.

We will be posting at least one video of Marc's Shrine on the anniversary for those of you who are unable to visit but can feel 'there' via the video :-)

PHOTO GALLERY - WORK AT MARC'S SHRINE READY FOR THE ANNIVERSARY
The Photo Gallery gives a hint of the work TAG do to keep the site looking as it should for visitor's and as a Tribute to Marc Bolan and his band T.Rex. 9th September, 2016 Photo Gallery.
The first photos show what the site looked like when we arrived. The bark chippings, or to name them correctly the 'Play Bark' was dug out of the steps and platform at the top of the steps by Kevin Warner, while Fee Warner went to the Garden Centre, ironically opposite Marc and Gloria's Last Home. Kevin then cleared away as many of the dead leaves from the site, especially from the purple slate chippings that surround the PRS Base. These were then topped up with another bag of Slate Chippings (40mm), this time in 'blue'. The colours are relative and the main 'blue' or 'purple' of the chips shows up better when they are wet. When dry they change to a not unpleasant shade of grey.

Then it was on to painting the steps, viewing platform and the edging across the front of the PRS Memorial. This darkened as it dried and only once it had dried could the steps and viewing platform be topped up with the new 'Play Bark'. We use 'Play Bark' because it does not contain any of the recycled rubbish, which can be found in 'Bark Chips'. 'Play Bark' also contains larger pieces of bark so they are not broken down so quickly. The 'Play Bark' needs to be tipped in, levelled and then, stamped down ready for visitors.

Meanwhile, Fee had cleaned and polished the PRS Memorial, and once the steps were painted and filled she was able to work at cleaning the bronze. This included cleaning out the thick pockets of 'matter' which had been scattered over the bronze and while, after rain, had set into something akin to mortar. You can see some of the greyish chunks as they are washed down the bronze from the top of the head. Even now a few bits remain.

Finally, the work was done, though not quickly enough for us to get stuck in the start of the rush hour of people trying to leave London for the weekend. We now keep our fingers crossed it still looks like that when we return on the 16th September, 2016.

We will of course be adding another Photo Gallery after the 16th September, 2016.

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THAT'S ALL FOR THIS UPDATE
For those who are visiting Marc's Shrine on his anniversary we look forward to seeing you in the afternoon.
The next update will be ASAP and hopefully before the end of September.
KALMIYH
Written by Kevin Warner (TAG Chairman), typed and html'ed by TAG Secretary Fee Warner.


      18th JUNE 2016      

WELCOME TO THE LATEST UPDATE

MARC'S SHRINE - PHOTO GALLERY FROM APRIL 2016
Photo Gallery of some of the work TAG Members Kevin and Fee do on a regular basis at Marc's Shrine to keep the site looking lovely. This included digging out all the pebbles from around the PRS Memorial to replace them with new, clean ones. TAG does this every 12 months. Other work TAG does at least once a year is to dig out the old Bark chippings from the steps and top platform to replacethem with new Bark Chippings. This photo Gallery also includes a few photos of Marc's last house taken while Fee was visiting Adrian Hall Garden Centre opposite Marc's Last House to collect the pebbles and Bark Chippings.
Marc's Shrine on the April, 2016 Photo Gallery

    

MARC'S SHRINE - PHOTOS FROM 20th MAY 2016
After driving to London from Hove, before heading off for the centre of London Fee stopped by at the Shrine and took a few photos at Marc's Shrine. The photo Gallery includes photos of the Tony Visconti Q&A. Members can view the first of two videos of parts of the Q&A Session with more to follow :-)
Marc's Shrine on the 20th May, 2016 Photo Gallery

    

MARC'S SHRINE - VIDEOS FROM MAY 2016
We're including two new videos filmed in May 2016.
1) Upon Arrival - Problems we face
2) Tidied, and Clean.
Both videos have been added to the 2016 Video Player.

THE WINNER

Well Done to John Wass for winning the second copy of

The secular religion of fandom (The Hardback priced at £45.00)

THE CATCH IS - PLEASE READ IT AND WRITE A REVIEW FOR THE SITE. TANX.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS UPDATE
Another Members update will be coming within the next two weeks. The next Free Site update will follow as soon as we have time.
KALMIYH
Written by Kevin Warner (TAG Chairman), typed and html'ed by TAG Secretary Fee Warner.


      22nd MARCh 2016     


Welcome to another Free Site Update. The Members Site has also been updated with lots of new goodies and info :-)
This is a smaller Free Site Update than we had hoped. The rest will have to wait for a time, we're afraid. Fee is going into hospital today (22nd March) for a Major Operation, which will keep her tied up either in hospital or in bed rest at home for some time.

We never like to dwell or broadcast ill health , however, since the last update, we have been travelling between Chichester Hospital and home in Hove quite a lot recently. We did manage a trip to Stonehenge which was so needed to reinvigorate us both ready for the final 'push'.

Unfortunately Fee had already sprained her ankle before this and she was in complete agony by the time we got home. Fee has had problems with her ankles, feet and one knee since a car accident last August, which has made quite a few things difficult. A lot of our time has taken up, with hospital visits including all the travelling, along with the worry has given us a lot less time to spend on TAG than we would have liked to have done. It has meant that in some cases Emails haven't been answered as quickly as we would have hoped and some Tweets didn't even get looked at for a couple of weeks.

For Members, the things we can't include in Newsletter #30 (March 2016) will be carried forward for the next Members Newsletter (#31) which we hope to be able to bring Members in May assuming that five or six weeks from now Fee is feeling up to being my secretary. Being dyslexic is so frustrating because what Fee could write for me in half an hour can take me all day to write.
That's it for now.
On with the brief Free Site Update ...

WIN A NEW BOOK WHICH INCLUDES MARC BOLAN'S SHRINE
Before Rexmas we ran a competition for members. We are delighted we have a second copy to give away of the new 'academic' book The secular religion of fandom. The Hardback is priced at a weighty £45.00, however you can win a copy, if you would like to own your own copy of The secular religion of fandom, you don't need to spend £45.00 because you can simply answer the following (easy) questions and email them to us at TAG@Marc-Bolan.net with the subject line of "BOOK COMPETITION". Entries to be in by the 31st March, 2016.
THE QUESTIONS
1) What was the name of Marc Bolan's original partner in Tyrannosaurus Rex?
2) Marc's wife June had a sister. What was her name?
3) Who was the 'Wizard' Marc went to France with?
You can read more in the Two Page TAG-BOOK-COMPETITION.pdf (link will open in a new window/tab)

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS UPDATE
Another update as soon as Fee is feeling well enough. Friends have popped round to the shrine to make sure it is tidy and we'd like to save a huge TANX for that. YKWYA
KALMIYH
Written by Kevin Warner (TAG Chairman), typed and html'ed by TAG Secretary Fee Warner.


      18th February 2016     

MARC'S SHRINE - FIRST PHOTOS FROM 2016
This Gallery of Marc's Shrine Photos taken on Saturday 9th January, 2016. A Photographic Inspection of the damage done by the heavy rain ready for when we return later this month
Simply click the link. Marc's Shrine on the 9th January, 2016

MARC'S SHRINE - FIRST VIDEO FROM 2016
We're pleased to be able to bring you two new Videos from Marc's Shrine. One is from our first visit on Saturday 9th January, 2016. The second is from a fan's visit to Marc's Shrine.
Simply click the link. Marc's Shrine in 2016. The Video has been added to a New player for 2016.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS UPDATE
Another update soon.
KALMIYH
Written by Kevin Warner (TAG Chairman), typed and html'ed by TAG Secretary Fee Warner.


      14th FEBRUARY 2016      

Welcome to the first Free Site update of 2016. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY.

MARC'S SHRINE - FIRST PHOTOS FROM 2016
This Gallery of Marc's Shrine Photos taken on Saturday 9th January, 2016. A Photographic Inspection of the damage done by the heavy rain ready for when we return later this month
Simply click the link. Marc's Shrine on the 9th January, 2016

MARC'S SHRINE - FIRST VIDEO FROM 2016
We're pleased to be able to bring you two new Videos from Marc's Shrine. One is from our first visit on Saturday 9th January, 2016. The second is from a fan's visit to Marc's Shrine.
Simply click the link. Marc's Shrine in 2016. The Video has been added to a New player for 2016.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS UPDATE
Another update soon.
KALMIYH
Written by Kevin Warner (TAG Chairman), typed and html'ed by TAG Secretary Fee Warner.







 
Read the 2015 News Listings Here
 

ALL FOR THIS UPDATE
Another update as soon as Fee is feeling well enough. Friends have popped round to the shrine to make sure it is tidy and we'd like to save a huge TANX for that. YKWYA
KALMIYH
Written by Kevin Warner (TAG Chairman), typed and html'ed by TAG Secretary Fee Warner.


      18th February 2016     

MARC'S SHRINE - FIRST PHOTOS FROM 2016
This Gallery of Marc's Shrine Photos taken on Saturday 9th January, 2016. A Photographic Inspection of the damage done by the heavy rain ready for when we return later this month
Simply click the link. Marc's Shrine on the 9th January, 2016

MARC'S SHRINE - FIRST VIDEO FROM 2016
We're pleased to be able to bring you two new Videos from Marc's Shrine. One is from our first visit on Saturday 9th January, 2016. The second is from a fan's visit to Marc's Shrine.
Simply click the link. Marc's Shrine in 2016. The Video has been added to a New player for 2016.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS UPDATE
Another update soon.
KALMIYH
Written by Kevin Warner (TAG Chairman), typed and html'ed by TAG Secretary Fee Warner.


      14th FEBRUARY 2016      

Welcome to the first Free Site update of 2016. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY.

MARC'S SHRINE - FIRST PHOTOS FROM 2016
This Gallery of Marc's Shrine Photos taken on Saturday 9th January, 2016. A Photographic Inspection of the damage done by the heavy rain ready for when we return later this month
Simply click the link. Marc's Shrine on the 9th January, 2016

MARC'S SHRINE - FIRST VIDEO FROM 2016
We're pleased to be able to bring you two new Videos from Marc's Shrine. One is from our first visit on Saturday 9th January, 2016. The second is from a fan's visit to Marc's Shrine.
Simply click the link. Marc's Shrine in 2016. The Video has been added to a New player for 2016.

THAT'S ALL FOR THIS UPDATE
Another update soon.
KALMIYH
Written by Kevin Warner (TAG Chairman), typed and html'ed by TAG Secretary Fee Warner.







 
Read the 2015 News Listings Here