Willow wilson

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  1. Ben, think I've posted this before check out David Hoffman's videos on YT. Edit, you'll have to search hard on that site for bluegrass music but its there somewhere.
  2. Maybe it's the long tradition of the ceilidh, DJ360. Singing, dancing, story telling for all ages and families all together in the local social hall.
  3. Go on, have a go at something. I gave away 2 of my guitars, sold me piano and bought me first banjo (5 string) last Christmas and since July can do passable versions of these well known tunes; Cripple Creek, Boil them Cabbage Down, Twinkle Little Star, Tom Dooley, Dirty old Town. All using the clawhammer style for those interested. Me bluegrass rolls are coming along nicely too. Plenty of spare time during lock-down.
  4. Lots of pics of rickenbacker 360 12c63 on Internet. Lovely looking instrument Mess.
  5. Thanks for that information Jill, it completes the timeline for that chapter. I did my stint there for one production only in 1959. I don't remember John Evans.
  6. I guess that would be the same man, Jill. From a copy of teachers' autographs when we left school he's signed E J Bowly. Just checked it for spelling. We lads inevitably called him Jock, but not to his face. I once encountered him taking a weekday lunch in the Roberts, that would be mid '80s so I guess he was still involved in the theatre then.
  7. During my last year at school one of our teachers, Jock Bowley, who was involved in the theatre took a small group of pupils to the theatre to do the scene shifting between acts. Big vertical boards on wheels and painted with skyscrapers and interior scenes used as the background and in the wings. The play, a musical, was "A Place Called Paradise" and the story seemed loosely based on the 1957 "Westside Story". The costumes were authentic Teddy boys suits, much coveted by some of us schoolboys. A small but excellent band (including electric guitar yay!) in the pit covered the incidentals and, unique to this production, the singing. A year later I was involved in a proto rock roll band and we entered a 'talent' competition in the theatre. We came 2nd to a country western band. The judges' analysis of our performance was that we didn't smile enough! Lol, rock'n'roll band smiling eh? I soon gave up playing in a band anyway.
  8. Looks like Gerrards in the background, just across the railway.
  9. No, it's normal at my doc's but the nurse will be dressed like something out of Quatermas, with disposable gloves and disposable tourniquet . And I was masked up too, gelled hands etc.
  10. Posters on billboards and factory premises around the city urgently advertising jobs for Overlockers, Lockstitchers, Finishers and offering good rates of pay. Usually a few in the Evening Post as well.
  11. It's just a manufacturer's fanciful name of one of those car things, Margie.
  12. Ours was a different one and wasn't that posh.
  13. This is the tail end of a 1936 Standard Flying 10. Or a Flying 12.
  14. So you went Pulman class Margie, lol.