The Youngest Of Five



Some of my friends have asked about the Martin Freeman book I’ve been reading, Martin Freeman: From Slough to Middle Earth. I won’t be scanning in page for page, I wouldn’t want to get in trouble 🙂 But I do plan to highlight some of my favorite parts of the book. In saying that I’ll start with chapter one, The Youngest Of Five.


An adorable young Martin Freeman..


The story begins with Geoffrey Freeman, and how he had first met Philomena Norris. The two fell in love and married in 1957. Then starting a family, their first son was named Benedict. They had a daughter next, Laura. They had a second son Timothy, known later as Tim. Their third son was named James, we fans know him as Jamie on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Their forth and last son was named Martin John Christopher Freeman, born September 8th 1971.


From what I’ve seen online, this is a very young Martin Freeman. I could be wrong though 🙂



The chapter goes on to talk about notable people, that were born on the same date as Martin. I personally find it interesting that Patsy Cline, a singer I’ve always admired, shared the same birth date as Martin.


One of my personal favorites from Patsy..


Since Martin’s a fan of Motown, it’s also mentioned that the number one single, during the week of Martin’s birth, was I’m Still Waiting by Diana Ross.



Three weeks before Martin’s birth, Mod Legend “The Who” released their fifth studio album, Who’s Next. This of course was noted, because of Martin’s love of the Mod culture.


One of my favorite’s from that album..


The writer [Nick Johnstone] also mentions the top movies, playing during that time period. My personal favorites include: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Diamonds Are Forever, Dirty Harry, Fiddler on the Roof, The French Connection, and Bedknobs and Broomsticks. [I find this movie selection interesting, because this Blogger was also born in 1971]


From..Diamonds Are Forever.


Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.



The writer goes on to mention Aldershot, the town from which Martin was born, and he mentions the miles from London to Aldershot, then the history of the town.

An Artistic look at Aldershot..



A Retro Shot of Union Street, in Aldershot.


A more recent shot of Aldershot.



A Spotlight of Chapter 2 soon!



In Honor of our favorite little Sherlock, Tom Stoughton, whom showed us how to [Floss Like A Boss], during Sherlocked 2018! We’ve designed another t-shirt for charity! Upon Tom’s request, the money collected from these t-shirts will go to UK Alzheimer’s Society. Purchase a t-shirt at: Sherlock, Floss Like A Boss! 

floss copy


Also check out this Blogger’s convention this October, also near Philadelphia! For you Retro Fans! Have I got the convention for you! Retro Con 2018! For more information go to!


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