Local election reporting on TV this week

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It amazes me that the BBC and other mainstream news outlets didn’t appear to know there were six mayoral elections taking place on Thursday with results announced the next day. On all the news and politics programmes I watched there was a total absence of reporting of the mayoral elections. Labour held all its mayoralities…… Continue reading Local election reporting on TV this week

Start of British Summer Time

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The clocks have gone forward today at the start of BST. Spring  forward Fall back! British Summer Time was first established by the Summer Time Act 1916, after a campaign by builder William Willett. Willett’s original proposal was to move the clocks forward by 80 minutes, in 20-minute weekly steps on Sundays in April and…… Continue reading Start of British Summer Time

1920s Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race

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There’s lots of information about the 2018 Boat Race on the official website but there are some fantastic film clips of the Boat Race in the 1920s on Youtube. 1923 Oxford win https://youtu.be/iHVUyH18mnU 1927 Cambridge win https://youtu.be/95OmGo7RWFY Hasn’t changed much, has it? Wonder who’ll win today? Thanks for visiting my blog.

A couple more film clips of Crufts in the 1930s

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Today is the final day of Crufts 2018. Two of my canine next-door-neighbours enjoyed their day in the “Working Dogs” section on Day 1 of Crufts Dog Show. And number three of the dogs next door is at Crufts today for the “Gun Dogs” section. These clips are from Crufts in the 1930s. 1930 https://youtu.be/xySsatCaItg…… Continue reading A couple more film clips of Crufts in the 1930s

Greatest of All Dog Shows Crufts 1934

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Continuing my new found interest in Crufts, here’s a great clip from Crufts Dog Show in 1934. https://youtu.be/NEVCpCYlF4E And this isn’t Crufts but a dog show in Richmond in 1930. The dogs are lovely but the cloche hats are a-maz-ing. The best collection I’ve ever seen. https://youtu.be/XJmJ0lXWN8U Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Woof Woof!

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The 2018 Crufts Dog Show starts tomorrow. Usually it’s an event that passes me by but this year we know three of the dogs that are competing. Naturally, this new interest in Crufts sent me looking for some old film clips and this one from 1927 is a gem. https://youtu.be/i8wasL7gIn8 Crufts has gone from strength…… Continue reading Woof Woof!

Still room for improvement!

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A couple of weeks ago, BBC Radio Times displayed an appalling lack of gender balance in the photos selected for the two main slots on each day’s schedule. If a picture paints 1000 words, BBC “Radio Times” still has a way to go! The position was a bit better in the next edition of Radio…… Continue reading Still room for improvement!

The Winter Olympics has come along way since 1928!

 Winter Olympics, St Moritz, 1928. Speed Skating Race https://youtu.be/UPWcxbeEOgU Figure Skating https://youtu.be/palM6yFuBtY Ice Hockey https://youtu.be/ER2Yl2hv9Zw As the Winter Olympics draws to a close in Pyeongchang, watch all the action on the BBC Sports website. Thanks for visiting my blog today.