Blah Wars: A Star Wars Podcast

Blah Wars #51: Star Wars Nostalgia Roadtrip

August 6, 2018

In this 90 minute special episode John and Jude pay a visit to Jude's childhood home in Rochester and the nearby Medway town of Chatham. Incidentally, John's grandparents lived in the nearby Gillingham, so its a nostaligic trip down memory lane for the both of them. On the way there we share some medway memories and once we get to Jude's house, we uncover his childhood collection of star wars toys and memorabilia. We also sit down for a chat with Jude's father Jon and learn a bit more about Jude's fascination with Star Wars, quirky characters and would you believe it, the Titanic. Before heading home, we stop by Chatham for a visit to D&A Toys in the Pentagon centre; a shop that's been in business since 1976. The manager Lee welcomed us into his office and we looked through classic photos of the shop from its 42 year history. Sadly, our conversation with Lee wasn't recorded properly, but we are able to give you the lowdown on what we discussed.