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Public Information Films through the years.

Following on from my previous blog post on ‘Amateur film makers’, this perhaps leads nicely on to ‘Public Information Films’. These government commissioned short films, often shown during T.V. ad breaks, were meant to advise the general public living in

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Towns & cities captured by amateur filmmakers.

Now having more time to pursue leisure interests, I came across an archive of ‘home movies’ shot by amateur filmmakers in, & around the area where I live. These historical media resources include coverage of; carnivals, regattas, people going about

T.V. Gold, but with a dystopian vision for towns & cities.

Loved this programme as a kid, now as an adult, with workers ruled by a whistle and compelled to dance at the biscuit factory site in their own free time after work, I see it a bit differently!

Nasa meets the Clangers! Collecting moon rock is boring, have some Blue String Pudding instead!

Just couldn’t resist blogging about a classic children’s T.V. series, the Clangers, which ran from 1969 – 1972. This episode, The Rock Collector, still makes me smile as the history of NASA manned spaceflight is a research topic that really

A song about fallen heroes: Murray Head ‘Say it aint so Joe’

IMHO a most underrated song! Murray Head’s 1975 track ‘Say it ain’t so Joe’ is a personal favourite, & the meaning behind the song is an interesting tale. As Wiki quote: “Say It Ain’t So, Joe” was provoked by a

A visit to a junk shop brings memories flooding back!

One of the advantages of living, or even visiting a big town or city, is the increased chance that you will come across my personal favourite type of retail outlet, a good old fashioned Junk Shop! For me, many pleasurable