Aldridge Carnival – late 1960’s

This is a quick one that’s popped up via Facebook and the hero behind the Aldridge Cinema project: Russell Smith, who’s found and converted some cinefilm of Aldridge Carnival in the late 1960s – it’s really rather wonderful and very high quality.

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Caught on celluloid

I have something remarkable coming up on the blog tomorrow, a film I’ve been tracking down for a while, and thanks to the immense generosity and kindness of local history stalwarts Brian ‘Clayhanger Kid’ Stringer and the Young David Evans, I can present it here on the net for the community to share and debate.

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Living on video

Here’s a quick fun series of videos that amused me greatly, found by top reader and local history ferret [Howmuch?] showing Birmingham just as everything was changing in the postwar era. I think everyone who knew the 1960s redevelopment of Birmingham – now long consigned to history – will raise a wry smile at these clips.

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Rushall Carnival – early 1970’s

Over on the Pigblog, the Stymaster continues his painstaking and wonderful mission to preserve his late father’s collection of photographic and cine film ephemera from the seventies. I’ve already pointed out the posts covering Stubbers Green, a video of Chasewater Paddling Pool and now he presents an excellent, emotive period piece which shows the huge…

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PigBlog – All Change at Stubbers Green

Over at the Pigblog, the Stymaster is currently working his way through a whole shedload of old slides and cine film that were taken by, and belonged to, his old man. Initial results are fescinating and fit well into the local history thing I’m trying to cultivate here on my own blog. It’s great to…

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