PUBLISHED: 21:10 17 March 2019 | UPDATED: 21:10 17 March 2019 Steve Russell Behind the publicity float for the film Tell It To The Marines is the newly-enlarged hall. Raked seating extended from near the side of the old building to the back of the new hall. The projection box (not shown) was now a separate room on the outside Picture: COURTESY DAVID CLEVELAND Archant At least it didn’t have Mademoiselle Zeba’s ‘graceful and clever performance on a revolving table’... It�s the late 1920s at Southwold Electric Picture Palace. Back row: Freddie Neal (played the organ in Southwold church, possibly in the cinema as well), manager James Blythe, unknown lady, projectionist Reginald Ife, unknown man. Front row: lady pianist in cinema (possibly Mrs Bennett), George Crick, Lily Crick (James Blythe�s mother), probably Lily�s younger sister Emaline Picture: COURTESY DAVID CLEVELANDStep forward, Richard Curtis. Someone … [Read more...] about Do you remember the first Southwold cinema?
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Join In PUBLISHED: 16:57 02 March 2019 Louise McEvoy Stevenage New Town in 1971. Picture: East Anglian Film Archive. Archant Free screenings of rare archive film footage of Stevenage are being offered to community groups and centres, including museums, churches and village halls. Stevenage New Town in 1971. Picture: East Anglian Film Archive.Supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, the Independent Cinema Office’s innovative film project takes place in the UK’s first four New Towns - Stevenage, Crawley, Harlow and Hemel Hempstead - using rare archive film footage of each of the towns to explore the shared experiences of their residents.New Towns were planned to relocate populations in poor or bombed-out housing following the Second World War and, in 1946, Stevenage was chosen as the site of the first New Town.‘New Towns, Our Town – Stories on Screen’ seeks to increase the visibility of, and pride in, the story of the New Town … [Read more...] about Free screenings of rare Stevenage archive film footage
PUBLISHED: 12:12 01 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:12 01 March 2019 Charlotte Smith-Jarvis Neve Campbell is a judge in the 2019 Norwich Film Festival Picture: PA/Ian West PA Archive/PA Images Entries are open now for short film makers from around the world. Stephen Fry is a patron of Norwich Film Festival and a festival patron Picture: Matthew Usher.The organisers of Norwich Film Festival 2019 have released details of the judging panel for this November’s event.Now in its 10th year, the festival is accredited by the British Independent Film Awards, and counts Academy Award-winner Olivia Colman as a patron, and Hollywood star Hugh Jackman as a Friend of the Festival.This year (November 6 to 17) festival co-director Craig Higgins, says he’s “beyond delighted” that Neve Campbell (star of Scream and House of Cards) will sit on the judging panel.She is joined by Norfolk’s national treasure Stephen Fry (also a festival patron) who will … [Read more...] about These stars are judging Norwich Film Festival this year
PUBLISHED: 10:16 29 January 2019 Derek James Terry Wickham, who used to play in a Norwich skiffle band in the 1950s Photo: Simon Finlay Copy: Keiron Pim For: EDP2 EDP pics © 2008 (01603) 772434 Archant © 2008 He was the man who brought back the good times for the grandfathers of Norfolk rock ‘n’ roll and their fans....and raised more than £120,000 to help charities and good causes across the region. Terry Wickham, who used to play in a Norwich skiffle band in the 1950s Photo: Simon Finlay Copy: Keiron Pim For: EDP2 EDP pics © 2008 (01603) 772434His name was Terry Wickham who has just lost his fight for life. Terry died at the weekend leaving his family and friends with such fond and wonderful memories of a man and musician we took to our hearts.I had known Terry since we first launched the first Evening News Golden Years charity gigs back in 1996 with help and support from David Clayton, Andy Archer and the late Roy Waller … [Read more...] about Remembering Terry Wickham aka Mr Golden Years
Nostalgia PUBLISHED: 11:00 21 December 2018 Steve Russell Steven Hillyard wanted a boa constrictor for Christmas, so his dad got him Sammy Picture: ARCHANT Archant Can you remember what you were watching on Christmas Day years ago? Remember when we had only three channels? Ken Dodd was a Christmas TV star in 1968 Picture: ARCHANT ARCHIVESteven Russell got a Man from U.N.C.L.E. spy briefcase for Christmas 1968, with fake Luger pistol, plastic grenade and invisible-ink pen. These days, it’s socks. (More PC but less fun.) He looks back at Christmas over half a century: how we lived, what we watched, and moreSteven Hillyard asked for a boa constrictor for Christmas, as you do, and his dad got him one for £7. It was named Sammy. Er…don’t they grow to six feet or so?“He’s not really dangerous,” dad John, a diver (honestly) from Dunlin Road in Ipswich, told us in 1968. “Boa constrictors are not poisonous. … [Read more...] about Flashback: Suffolk Christmases in the past