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The War In Stratford, and the Mop
In 1939 when the war was announced, I was 18 years old. I was stood on the side of the road next to the cinema waiting for my mum to ...
Nuneaton Carnival: It's a J.OKE
Some of the staff of Nuneaton Observer decided to enter a float in the 1965 Nuneaton Carnival. As we had a small Albion hand printing press it was decided to ...
The Crow Pie Wake at Bilton in the 1900s
Originally a wake was a commemoration for the founding of a church, an all-night vigil. However the celebrations spread to Saturday and then Monday and the term came to mean ...
Nuneaton Carnival, 1970
Converted from home cine film, the Nuneaton Carnival 1970. The carnival queen you see is Elaine Stringer.
Video of Nuneaton Carnival, 1960s
An amazing memory of Nuneaton Carnival. I can see Geoff Plumpton King Of Mirth, and am hoping someone will recognise one of the carnival maids. Also GEORGE the Peacock makes ...
Schoolboy Memories of the 1950s Warwick Mop Fair
An annual event in Warwick, Stratford upon Avon and some Warwickshire villages was ‘The Mop’ (Mop Fair) a fair which takes place in October and was originally a hiring fair, ...
2005 Nuneaton Carnival Music Video
In 2005 whilst I was a member of the carnival committee I suggested that we make our version of Is This The Way To Amarillo starring myself (union jack suit) ...
Video of Nuneaton Carnival 1967
Some old film was discovered in a skip destined for the rubbish skip. Malcolm Curtis and his friends tried their very hardest to restore the film to the best possible ...
Video of Nuneaton Carnival 1932
Clip starts in about 20 seconds – this original film was found in a skip, destined for the rubbish dump. It was saved and restored to the best viewable quality, ...
Nuneaton Carnival - Year Unknown
A home cine film (silent) converted so we can share – we have no idea of the year it was taken.
‘Out Guising’: Gender Transgression in Warwickshire Postcards
Fancy dress, or ‘guising’, has been a pastime throughout Warwickshire’s history. On these occasions, people were free to enact different roles, or even perform different genders. A set of postcards from outside ...
The Ball Game and Carnival in Atherstone
There were other community things that the factory got us involved in. Every year that I worked there we would sign the ball that would be used in the Atherstone ...
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