Things aren’t what they used to be

Newbury Branch meeting Wed 12th October 2017

Speaker: Tony King

Tony King’s reminiscences began with his wartime childhood, gas masks and powdered ink at school. At home, hot water was dispensed from a geyser into a Belfast sink. Shops stocked Pakamacs and corsets.

         The main burden of the talk was a catalogue of 1940s and 50s programmes and personalities from radio, film and early TV, accompanied by a quick-fire series of clips and images. Such a presentation defies précis, but the older members of the audience were audibly delighted.

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