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    Stan Crowther

    Sheldontony Stan did not hit the heights that his talent deserved, another member of the Aston Villa 57 cup winning team passes away. R.I.P. Stan.
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    Chamberlain And Hooklam Constitution Hill

    Astonian I think you are right about Taylor and Challen, before our class was due to leave school we were taken around the site, to see if we would be interested in working in Engineering. I also remember the company Fattorini was also based in that working area, if my memory services me right...
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    Tony Hancock

    Maypolebaz Thanks very much for writing those words, did you get chance to look at Hancocks stuff in Australia on youtube? I totally agree with you about time zones and humour. Ben Elton from the 80s/90s I wonder if he would sound so funny know with his political satire/humour.
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    Tony Hancock

    Wam & Maypolebaz Your last information is drifting off topic, this is about Tony Hancock and I dont want The Admin Team closing this thread, please remember this. Thank you
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    Tony Hancock

    There are, I should imagine a large number of people on this site who listened to "Educating Archie". Yes a ventriloquist on the radio and people were actually listening to it, believe it or believe it not. Whether they will admit to it now, god only knows. When this program transfered to tv, I...
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    Palestine

    King David Hotel Bombing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZHHTjuv5jc The Politics behind it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gaMNApYKtU
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    The Battle of Britain

    Last Polish Battle of Britain pilot dies in Canada. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/oct/26/polish-battle-britain-pilot-dies
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    Suez Veterans Assc;

    Long term effect. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBNIrYU5G3M A young Robin Day short interview, with some british soldiers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiCzNH4zOzs
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    Suez Veterans Assc;

    See attached, the details of the conflict. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suez_Crisis
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    Suez Veterans Assc;

    A modern day look at what happened during The Suez Crisi. I hope the "Old Sweats" who where there, dont mind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETOUALw2EIs
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    The Battle of Britain

    "The Few" who are getting fewer. https://www.theguardian.com/global/2012/oct/23/william-walker https://www.theguardian.com/news/2000/mar/03/guardianobituaries Shot down German Bomber during The Battle of Britain found...
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    Tony Hancock

    I believe now that people who listen to radio show's are dwindling year by year and BBC radio 4 is trying to appeal to their audiences by regenerating Hancock (A bit like BBC do with Doctor Who). The Captain
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    Tony Hancock

    Wam Totally agree with your comments, people tastes have moved forward and so has the way events/films/tv is communicated. I dont think todays generation would listen to a ventriloquist on the radio. I also believe the type of comedy that Hancock had produced would not be accepted by todays...
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    Tony Hancock

    Lloyd & Wam Thanks for your comments, we are up in the air which way BBC radio 4 will play it. Its a wait and see what actually happens (Ref. Lloyd). When I was living in Brum, i cant remember the last time anybody mentioned Hancock, may be the BBC radio will play it, in looking for a new...
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    The Battle of Britain

    I dont know how many pilots who fought in The Battle of Britain are still alive, but sadly another one of our heroes has died. His name was Len Davies and he was aged 93. See below the obituary written by his grandson. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/09/len-davies-obituary
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