Grimsby gets a rough deal sometimes but it has a remarkable history. A tribute inspired by Grimsby Memories, the Grimsby Telegraph, Britain From Above and many, many Grimsby people.
SHOCKING EVENTS IN BOURTON VILLAGE SCANDALISED ONLY NOW RETURNING TO NORMAL Parental Guidance Advised. Here is the film which shows what happens when young people get together without proper adult supervision. Full Movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebSLIr91JGw Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLyqRTftrVM
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
The War Baby: An Answer to Alice Dale’s Prayers by John Dale I went to Hull to walk in my father’s footsteps. It was a Saturday morning in March and I tried to cast my mind back nine decades. We usually think of the past in black and white, like old silent movies, but this time the sunlight brought out the reds of
The Minchins in COLOUR As a keen photographer, Vic Riding was on hand to record the Minchins during the formative post-War years. For much of this period his cameras included a Minolta and a Durst Automatica and he invested in colour film. Hence this priceless album. Naturally the majority of images are of Peggy and their three children but, when the opportunity arose, he
Eureka! Precious Photos discovered in Loft Even four years after the war, British life was still dominated by the ration book. So when the Minchins brought a touch of glamour to Bourton one summer’s day in 1949, it was an event well worth documenting. As Peggy Minchin and Vic Riding married, one of their friends made a careful photographic record, from their arrival
Victor Riding 1919-1982 Husband of Peggy, father of Julie, Sally and Simon Vic Riding was a man of infinite charm who combined a gift for friendship with a sense of fun. That made him a wonderful addition to the Minchin family when he joined it through marriage to Peggy, at the altar of St Lawrence’s church, Bourton. RAF Little Rissington. Where it all began.