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Fantastic video showing 'country folk' and market day in Newark with lots of 1940s street scenes

 

 

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A great video. Newark is my local town which I've been going to since the early 60's. It wasn't dissimilar to the film back then. The voice of the narrator is amusing and totally incongruous to the subject matter!

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Like Phil, Newark is local to me. It is still very recognisable today from this film particularly the town centre which structurally has survived well and other than the shop fronts modernised has barely changed at all. Certainly survived far better than Nottingham centre. What is shown as the cattle market is now a car park but almost unchanged. The cattle market has moved down the road a little away from the centre. Obviously massively expanded with a huge industrial estate. Currently it’s suffering as several of the major shops in the town have closed.

A few years ago when I was the chair of the local history society we had a speaker who was a retired farmer from the area. He had a large collection of old films and this was one he showed. Nice to see it again.

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I can still see it.   I watched it earlier - does that make a difference as to why I can still see it?

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I still can't. You may be able to see it because your computer still has it in its cache.

 

We'll know when someone who hasn't viewed it previously tries to watch it for the first time.

 

I'm not getting paranoid just yet.

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I’ve just played it to my wife who found the commentary amusing. Country people seemed to be treated like an alien species. As she said, things have not changed that much over the years. One thing we don’t seem to have now is the old country characters. We’ve only got perhaps a couple left in our village and no one to follow on! They used to speak in an unintelligible dialect which was hard to follow. Now the local villages have become upmarket areas for professionals that work in Nottingham. I’ve known some that even commuted daily by train from Newark to London.

 

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Just opened it and can see it. I am using a proxy server.

 

"A film of market day in an old Nottinghamshire town. The roads are full of traffic, of country people bringing their cattle,
poultry, fruit and vegetables. Farmers show each other samples of grain; they crowd the cattle market. A market town is the
centre of the life of the surrounding countryside."

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I'm seeing the opening frame of the video and the text which jonab quoted, but when I click on the 'Start' arrow, I get a message saying the video is unavailable.

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Screenshot-20201013-110540-Samsung-InterJust for your benefit CT. Wonder if Benjamin is in that crowd.

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I was down the Cellar BK.....Separating Fore Hocks from the shoulders of  Sides of Bacon.....

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It’s on YouTube. Try this link if you’re struggling.

 

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Cheers Ben, just knew you'd put me right. Just watched a YT video on how to make Spam. Interesting it was. Wished I knew how to post video clips onto NS.

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I'd also just discovered the workaround which Letsavagoo has posted - looking at it via Youtube.

 

I think the problem is something to do with the fact that Notty Ash's original post was linking the video via Facebook, and even though I'm on FB I couldn't see it.

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1 hour ago, benjamin1945 said:

I was down the Cellar BK.....Separating Fore Hocks from the shoulders of  Sides of Bacon.....

Child labour then?

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Thats right Phil..............then cycled down to Balderton to deliver Mrs Petigrew's grocerys...........

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I'm not on Facebook & I'm watching it while crossing Wollat

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