Peak District (1954) - extract
by Andy Whiles on August 23, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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This was a childhood haunt of mine where My parents often took Me and My siblings for the most wonderful days out. Its only half an hour up the road from Tamworth for the most magical kids day out where there is nothing to spend money on but todays parents would rather spend a fortune at theme parks! Escape the smoggy city and join this colourful 1950s tour around England's Peak District courtesy of British Transport Films. Robert Shaw provides the soothing narration. You can see the complete film and over 2000 other titles free in BFI Mediatheques around the UK - http://www.bfi.org.uk/mediatheque
Dave and Jean Wedding 23rd May 1969
by Andy Whiles on July 15, 2011 at 9:07 AM
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It's 1969. The Swinging Sixties. Now it's your chance to glimpse the style of the times with the wedding of David Grice and Jean Hastilow at Fazeley Parish Church followed by a reception at Drayton Manor, near Tamworth. Mini skirts and bright colours are in vogue. The going-away car was a red Hillman Imp.
Good Friday, TCC Gather at Tamworth Cast...
by Beerbelly on July 10, 2011 at 12:47 AM
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On Good Friday Morning, around 10am on 22nd. April 2011, a crowd gathered near Tamworth Castle Grounds Bandstand & they were largely Members of TCC (Tamworth Covenanting Churches) to begin a "Town Witness". The Musicshake Piece is titled "Once Upon A Dream".
Palm Sunday outside St. Editha's Church ...
by Andy Whiles on June 14, 2011 at 9:41 PM
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On Palm Sunday, 17th April 2011, I walked across the Meadows to get to The Holy Communion Service at St. Editha's Church in Amington. I was taken by surprise, when at one stage we were led outside to be greeted by lovely folk who had brought a Donkey along to add something a bit special to the Service. I quickly made space on my little Sony Camera to capture this video to share the experience with you. The Church Organ Music is of course "Abide With Me."
On the sunny side of the street-Sir Robe...
by Andy Whiles on June 14, 2011 at 7:48 PM
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A direct descendant of the early Victorian Prime Minister. This Sir Robert was the 5th baronet. He married actress Beatrice Lillie in 1920 (a film of the wedding can be seen on You Tube). One of the big hits of 1930 - and every year since. Recorded for the Sterno label on 24th July 1930. Vocal chorus by Tom Barratt.
Exactly like You
by Andy Whiles on June 14, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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For a brief outline of this Sir Robert please see the other side of this record "On the sunny side of the street", which I uploaded last year. Both these famous tunes are from "International Revue" composed by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh. Here is an uncommon version by an aristocratic bandleader whose records are seldom seen. Vocal chorus bt Tom Barratt. Recorded 24th July 1930
Happy Feet (HOT!) - Sir Robert Peel (Bar...
by Offas Bike on June 9, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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For a brief outline of this Sir Robert , please see his version of "On the sunny side of the street" which I uploaded last year. This band is rarely heard and this brilliant version of "Happy Feet" deserves a wider audience. Vocal chorus by Cavan O'Connor. Recorded June 1930.
Tossa De Mar 1968
by Andy Whiles on June 5, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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Converted this old 8mm movie of Tossa De Mar I made back in 1968. Added music plus a few other bits. Not bad considering it had been in the loft covered in guano for almost 40 years. A great bunch of lads from Tamworth, Glascote, Bolehall, Kingsbury, Wilnecote and Polesworth on holiday abroad for the first time. Video includes the day trip we went to a Barcelona bull fight and pictures of the hotel staff who were all wonderful to us considering what they had to put up with!
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