Monday, February 25, 2019

The Devil's Music BBC 1976

This book of a TV series by the BBC wasn't my first or the best blues book I had but it is significant to me as I won it in an essay writing competition at school. I was a really bad apple at school constantly being caned and getting into trouble so it was a major thing for me. Slightly embarrassing having my short story 'The Mountain' printed in the school magazine but a free book is a free book. I maybe one day will post the story - it's set in the Franco-Prussian war - well I was 16 OK

Below is a clip from the series

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
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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.
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