Errol’s fourth home! 1919

07 Jan

In mid 1919 Theodor Flynn moved his expecting wife and 10 year old Errol from Holebrook Place to the Imperial Hotel located on Collins Street.
As quoted by Bob Casey, a nurse named Elsie Hinds felt sorry for Errol when he was left alone. She often took him to the wharves to see the ships in port, flying the flags of all nations of the world.
Don Norman wrote, “Elsie remembered Errol standing politely and removing his cap when she stopped to speak with one of her friends.”  A maid at the hotel remembered giving Errol money so he could go to the cinema.
It is stated in several publications that Errol had no spending money, was a neglected child but had very good manners. One could take a good guess and see that his pranks most likely have been fueled by being a neglected and abused child and therefore became his way of retaliation.
Another picture of the hotel in the comment section.

— Tina


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  1. Anonymous

    January 7, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Another view of The Imperial Hotel.

  2. Anonymous

    January 7, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Thank you for posting more, Tina, this is extremely interesting.

  3. Anonymous

    January 7, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I thought I revise all of them and add more, which I did. Have a look at all of them. The 8th home is still missing I have to find a picture, because the one I had from Google maps was wrong, which I found out. Next step is New Guinea – will see what I can come up with! After that Northampton then Hollywood and then Europe and etc. It will take time!

  4. Anonymous

    January 7, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Time – and a lot of work, Tina! You do a great job here. What do you say about my Cheerio discovery I wrote you about?

  5. Anonymous

    January 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Yes – it is a lot of work and hopefully it is read by the Flynn fans.
    I must have missed your Cheerio discovery, sounds interesting! Where can I find it? Would love to read that one!

  6. Anonymous

    January 8, 2012 at 7:07 am

    In my last mail to you.

  7. Anonymous

    January 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Yes of course – I just read it! Silly me, I was interrupted at the time and did not finish reading it! Sorry – maybe to much on my brain – the houses – every time I press the edit button I lose the complete text and have to redo and rethink the text. I have to ask David maybe he knows what this problem could be. Now I copy the text before pressing the edit button, not enough that the research is very hard work I have to have this problem too. Never a dull day!

  8. Anonymous

    January 8, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Oh, this is really annoying to do all the work and then lose it. Maybe you write the texts in a Word document and then copy it to upload it on the blog, so it will still be there?

  9. Anonymous

    January 8, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I suppose so – only extra work. But now I copy first before I press the edit button, it also happens when I reply on a comment and I want to edit it. Have to ask David – maybe David will read my comment and answer it – lets hope.
    David, are you reading by any chance of the problems I have?

  10. Anonymous

    January 9, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Thank you so much for trying to help me David with this problem as I have lost long nice write-ups about the “Houses”, which where good and then to redo them they are just never the same. But when I will write something longer I will put it on a notepad first. Btw, if you are writing about it to your support people, it also happens in the comment area and I never use the back button at any time, I have taken notice of that.
    Thank you so much for trying to help me.
    All the best to you, Tina

  11. Anonymous

    January 9, 2012 at 2:45 am

    Tina, the only thing mentioned in the blogware's help files about this is the warning not to use the back button when using the Preview option since this MAY delete your entire posting from the article body window.
    That is why the edit button is recommended. If you are losing your work when you use the edit button the only thing you can do is copy what you see in the Preview or make sure you have a copy in Word or Notepad that you created your posting in before you added it to the article body window.
    This is the only safe way to preserve a lot of hard work done in the article body window. It is an extra step and not as “comfortable” as creating directly in the article body window – but a lot safer!
    Sometimes text created in another program when pasted into the article body window will appear too large on the Preview page and in this case there is a drop down menu that allows highlighted text to be re-sized smaller located under the article body window.
    It may look terribly small in the article body window after re-sizing but on the Preview window it may look consistent with the rest of the blog. In this case Publish it. If you are using the edit button at this point and lose all your work in the article body window, I have not encountered this before. I will send in a support ticket asking about it.
    I still don't know when we are scheduled to move to WordPress. I will ask that question again, too.

  12. Anonymous

    January 9, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Tina, yes, I asked about the comment area problem, too. I don't how much help they can really be, though. It may be a matter of how the software works with your computer. I am sure they are not going to invest in redoing the software since they are moving us at some future date, anyway…

  13. Anonymous

    January 9, 2012 at 4:50 am

    Your post David has no reply button so I am answering here!
    David, it is alright I am coping now since I know the problem and I fully understand that they will not do much if they are stopping their hosting – although a great pity, but what can one do, in short – that's life ! I hope that WordPress will do a good job!
    Take care, Tina