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Jersey Talking Magazine-November 1983. Introduction by Gordon Young. Ideal Homes Exhibition at Fort Regent last month. Beth Lloyd talking to a person on a stand about a talking oven for the blind, how it works and how much it may cost when it is released. Ruby Bernstein telling a story of a dog that followed her and her difficulty in trying to escape from it. Nature Feature-Frances Le Sueur talking about owls including examples of its call. Bob Evans interviewing Group Captain Fred Winterbottom talking about his early life, going on a trip through Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and India-seeing the Empire as it was before the first world war, returned before first world war began, joined a regiment and became a cavalry man, becoming a fighter pilot during the first world war, getting shot down and captured and was in a POW camp. How he became interested in the intelligence service, built up the air service of the secret service and some of the information he discovered. Paul Brown interviewed Harold MacMillan as a student at Leeds University and asked him who were the great Statesmen in the world that he had met including Jack Kennedy, Charles de Gaulle, what particularly inspired him in a man, who inspires him today and if he was a young man what he would strive towards in the current world. End of Side One. Gordon Young interviewing Jack Worrall at St Mark's Church about how church bells are rung, how he got interested in bell ringing, the ban on bells being rung being lifted in 1943, how bells are rung, the clock installed in St Mark's Church in 1880-dedicated to Charles William Robin, getting to the top of the clock tower to see the bells, the names of the bells, how the bells are hung, what you have to do to get the bells into the ringing position, the stay-can rest the bell on it so as not to have to pull the bell each time and it is a safety feature, the mechanics of bell ringing, the bells being made of copper and tin and the noise of the bell. Jack Worrall talking about the history of the bells in the church, the sally-the place that is pulled on the rope, the dangerous things that can happen, hand ringing bells, a spirit of comradeship between bell ringers-ringing bells for Charles Lovett whose golden wedding anniversary is being celebrated, the physical effort of bell ringing, sequences of bells ringing during a peal including examples on the hand bells, mistakes made during bell ringing and how the bells are played and conducted. Describing how the bells are pulled and talking about how hard it is getting the bell into position. Listening to the peal of church bells. Margaret Jenkins reading a poem by Stanley Holloway. Gordon Young finishing with a joke. End of Side Two.

Reference

R/05/B/71

Date

October 31st 1983 - October 31st 1983

Names

Jenkins, Margaret
Holloway, Stanley
Lovett, Charles
Robin, Charles William
Worrall, Jack
St Mark's Church
de Gaulle, Charles
Kennedy, Jack
Leeds University
MacMillan, Harold
Brown, Paul
Evans, Bob
Winterbottom, Fred, Group Captain
Le Sueur, Frances
Bernstein, Ruby
Ideal Homes Exhibition
Lloyd, Beth
Young, Gordon
Jersey Talking Magazine
Gurdon, Philip

Keywords

Poetry | poems | conductors | anniversaries | ropes | Copper | Clocks | bell-ringing | bell-ringers | Bells | Churches | church bells | prime ministers | universities | Aeroplanes | secret service | prisoner of war camps | intelligence | cavalry | Regiments | pilots | soldiers | First World War | owls | Birds | Nature | stories | Dogs | exhibitions | Cooking | ovens | interviews | sound | news | Blind | sound recordings | radios | India | New Zealand | Australia | Hong Kong | Japan | Canada | Fort Regent

Dimensions

1 sound cassette

Language

English

Level of description

file

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2100

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