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Old Lincolnian
121 of 131  Sun 27th Mar 2016 11:22am  
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Kaga simpson
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122 of 131  Tue 29th Mar 2016 11:59am  
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Nostalgic night on Radio 2 last night. First, two hours of Bobby Darin, and then further back to the thirties for me with an hour of the great Caruso. The first records we ever had, played on a His Master's Voice wind up machine, even the song 'Two lovely black eyes' was played.
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Kaga simpson
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123 of 131  Thu 5th May 2016 8:16pm  
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I remember just before the war there was a special programe about Orson Wells upsetting the USA by reading part of the book War of the Worlds. Made quite a stir then, I think that's when I discovered H.G Wells. We knew little then about space, and I tried to relate it with Flash Gordon at the cinema and if there was another world. There were a number of announcements on the radio that gripped you as a kid. Another was about this giant fireball (Zeppelin), where the announcer was choked up with tears, you heard something like that on the radio, and that was it, no other source of news to judge things. Left you in the dark often.
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Old Lincolnian
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124 of 131  Fri 6th May 2016 11:33am  
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Hi Kaga. War of the Worlds was transmitted as a series of live bulletins over the course of an evening, it did cause quite a stir but as it had been previously trailed so many people were expecting it. It is generally accepted now that the "panic" caused was greatly over emphasised for publicity reasons. The Hindenburg was indeed a very traumatic event and was probably the first disaster covered live.
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Kaga simpson
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125 of 131  Fri 6th May 2016 6:36pm  
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Old Lincolnian, 'wow', was that some story, that is the first time I have seen anything about it since I was a kid, it did flash through my mind once when I was suspended from a balloon. Thanks for putting that on, Kaga
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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126 of 131  Fri 25th May 2018 3:13am  
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Yer daft girl's blouse'. Now, who used to say that??? Smile

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Slim
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127 of 131  Fri 25th May 2018 11:20am  
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Hello Dream, wasn't it Hylda Baker in Nearest and Dearest? I think she said "yer big girl's blouse".
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Dreamtime
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128 of 131  Fri 25th May 2018 12:52pm  
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You are so right Slim, thanks. Thumbs up
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Wearethemods
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129 of 131  Sat 26th May 2018 9:08am  
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On 25th May 2018 11:20am, Slim said: Hello Dream, wasn't it Hylda Baker in Nearest and Dearest? I think she said "yer big girl's blouse".
I could remember Hylda Baker and 'Pledge's Pickles', but couldn't the name of the programme! Big grin
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Dreamtime
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130 of 131  Sat 26th May 2018 12:45pm  
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Another one, 'Have you been, Walter?' and 'She knows y' know'. There never will be another Hylda Baker and those like her.
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Old Lincolnian
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131 of 131  Tue 29th May 2018 6:31pm  
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As a final comment about Hylda Baker and a very minor claim to fame. I met her a few times when I was very young. All I can remember was she was always laughing. My Grandma knew her because during the war she played the piano at concert parties and accompanied many well-known artists. One of my aunties knew her very well because she ran a theatrical guest house in Barnsley and Hyldas friends stayed there when they were appearing “oop north”. My auntie also used to help to organise the clothing for the audience for “The Good Old Days”
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