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Lady Astor, Cliveden and the Nazi Traitor King of England

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Cliveden lady astor

A statue at Cliveden, overlooking 42 inscribed stones dedicated to the dead of World War I. Sir Bertram MacKennal’s figure represents Canada with the head reputedly modeled by Lady Astor. Courtesy Wikipedia

Nancy Astor was the first woman to sit as a Member of Parliament in the  House of Commons.

She was viewed by some as Adolf Hitler’s woman in Britain, and after the war became known as the ‘Member for Berlin’.

Some went so far as to claim that she had hypnotic powers.

After marrying Waldorf Astor she moved into the Buckinghamshire pile of Cliveden.

A right-wing, upper class group of intellectuals that came to be known as the ‘Cliveden Set’ formed around her and developed their own form of fascism whilst supporting the appeasement campaign of Neville Chamberlain. Although Nancy herself said she supported German rearmament there is some dispute as to how deep the Nazi affiliations went with her and her Cliveden coterie.

Lady Astor plays golf with Edward VIII

Lady Astor plays golf with Edward VIII, the Nazi Traitor King of England at Walton Heath, Surrey, England

Nancy and Waldorf used Cliveden for entertaining on a lavish scale. The combination of the house, its setting and leisure facilities offered on the estate—boating on the Thames, horse riding, tennis, swimming, croquet and fishing—made Cliveden a destination for film stars, politicians, world-leaders, writers and artists. The heyday of entertaining at Cliveden was between the two World Wars when the Astors held regular weekend house parties. Guests at the time included: Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, Joseph Kennedy, George Bernard Shaw, Mahatma Gandhi, Amy Johnson, F.D. Roosevelt, H.H. Asquith, T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), A.J. Balfour and the writers Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, and Edith Wharton. The tradition of high-profile guests visiting the house continues to this day, largely due to the house’s conversion into a hotel.

The Astors ceased to live at Cliveden in 1968, shortly after the Profumo Affair and Bill Astor’s death.

In the early 1960s, Profumo was the Secretary of State for War in Harold Macmillan’s Conservative government and was married to actress Valerie Hobson. In 1961, Profumo met Christine Keeler, a London good-time girl or, according to the newspapers, a call girl,at a house party at Cliveden. Many years later Profumo would claim, in discussion with his son, David, that he had met Keeler previously at a night club in London called Murray’s and “probably had a drink with her.” Also present at the Cliveden party were Profumo’s wife and the fashionable osteopath and party arranger for the aristocracy, Dr Stephen Ward, a long-standing acquaintance of Keeler.


Bletchley Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes

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Bletchley Leisure Centre

Bletchley Leisure Centre since demolished

The Bletchley Leisure Centre is an indoor leisure facility in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England.

The new Bletchley Leisure Centre opened in 2009 replacing the original centre next door to it.

The original centre opened in the 1970s replacing the outdoor queens pool, the centre was quite iconic with its pyramid building that housed the pool. Until the 1990s it also had a multi storey car park with a snake like walkway that went from the carpark to the centre reception.

When the new centre opened the old one was demolished and the site was cleared for housing and a new multi storey carpark. Some people tried to get the pyramid building listed to prevent demolition.


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The Milton Keynes Midsummer Leyline revisited

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Milton Keynes

A discussion in the comments section of the earlier post ‘The Milton Keynes Midsummer Leyline‘ with the author of a new book Mysterious Milton Keynes, James Willis, resulted in, on his suggestion, a reappraisal of the actual date the sun rises in line with Midsummer Boulevard. The assumed date was 24 June which is traditionally known as Midsummer’s Day.

Through the use of Google Earth video tours and SunCalc we deduced that the sun rose along Midsummer Boulevard precisely one month later on 24 July.

We have built a micro-site detailing these observations and will update the site when new information becomes available and once we have conducted a long planned visit to collect data.

Check out the site here.

REKO TAO ZION: The Mystery of the Nordic Neo of Milton Keynes

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Over the past few days hundreds of Milton Keynes residents have reported sightings of a strange man with white hair and black clothes wandering around town handing out strange cards with strange symbols on to passers-by and claiming to be a long way from here and from the future.

Reko Tao Zion

Cryptic calling card from Reko Tao Zion featuring 3 black hexagons on a black square.

The number 21 08 63 suggest the 50th anniversary of an auspicious date but a cursory glance at suggests nothing out of the ordinary happened in mainline history at least on this date only adding further to the intrigue.

A countdown is featured on the website suggesting something will happen on 21 August 2013.

It prompted MKFM to invite the enigmatic out-of-towner into their studio for an interview yesterday.

At the 5ociety, we remain open minded to all avenues of exploration and will not rule out at this stage a genuine ‘first contact’ type scenario. The more plausible explanation however is likely to be a guerilla marketing campaign or an MK Ultra alien invasion false flag psy-op. Or it could just be a random eccentric drawn to mysterious Milton Keynes by pyschogeography. Take your pick at this stage really. We will continue to monitor the situation that looks set to become part of the local legend that is the man-made sunlight harvesting distributed device and open-air laboratory in social engineering that is Milton Keynes.

Check out our new ‘Milton Keynes Midsummer Leyline’ micro-site for further intrigue and analysis surrounding this peculiar place. 

The Nordics

The Nordics

The space race commonly referred to as the ‘Nordics’ are well known in UFO lore and are said to have blond hair and blue eyes and stand over 7 ft tall.

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