Taped in Time: Hear the Voices In the 1980s, Simon Riding went abroad to work. After one of his trips back home, Vic and Peggy were visiting May Minchin at her home in Bourton at the time, namely Market Close. After Simon left the UK to return to work, they had the idea to tape a message to him. This is that recording.
Bourton on Film Further examples of Bourton on film have been unearthed by Simon Riding on You Tube. Birdland 1964. A fascinating film about Birdland when it was still in the centre of the village. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV0y3l_AjJI Shakespeare Country 1960. Minutes in we get to the Cotswolds villages. At 10 minutes, we reach Chipping Camden, Stow and Moreton. At 11.10, Bourton on the Water,
Film: Minchin Connections Simon Riding came up trumps again searching on You Tube, discovering these films about British military service at a time when his father Vic was an officer in the RAF. The first one, from 1954, is entitled: New British HQ in Monchen-Gladbach. This shows the Army and 2nd Tactical Air Force moving to Rheindahlen, West Germany. It is where Vic was stationed
The Model Village on Film: 1938 Bourton is one of England’s most beautiful villages and over the decades it has attracted the attention of film crews. This Pathe newsreel was discovered by Simon Riding on You Tube. Click or paste the link and you will step back in time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2fGEMRfgXE&feature=em-share_video_user It is entitled Lilliput Village and was released in 1938. The soundtrack has been