Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Oh Mr Porter (1937) full movie

Will Hay (1888-1949), one of the greatest British comedians ever, in what many consider to be his greatest comedy ever! 

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Frome school c1775 unknown artist

This is the centre of town before shops were built in the bridge. We used to call it the Blue school. See what it looks like now
Has interesting figures of children set in recesses in the front. Building dates from 1736.


New mining blog

Thought I would put all the mining movies and stuff in the same place so started this blog https://coalminingmovies.blogspot.com/
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Friday, February 01, 2019

The 1976 BBC adaptation of "How Green Was My Valley" starring Stanley Baker and Siân Phillips .



Article on the author.
Watched the John Ford version today and thought had it ever been remade and it has with real Welsh locations and Welsh actors.
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Battle of George Square 1919 31 January

The "Battle of George Square" was a violent confrontation in Glasgow, Scotland between Glasgow City Police and striking Glasgow workers, centred around George Square. The 'battle', also known as "Bloody Friday" or "Black Friday", took place on Friday 31 January 1919[1], 82 days after the end of the First World War. In its aftermath the leaders of the strike were arrested and British troops, supported by six tanks, were moved to key points in Glasgow and its surrounding areas[2]. There were no fatalities.[3]

50 years ago today - the Beatles rooftop concert


Thursday, January 24, 2019

A year since Mark E Smith died

Glossy photo sent out by the fanclub in the 90s

Saturday, January 19, 2019

First ever UK miners strike - Kingswood 1738


1738; Colliers strike against a cut in wages. A week of mayhem against Bristol. A regiment of foot march into Kingswood to break the strike. More here
and here
Dummy board of a redcoat in 1738