"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

A Short Intermission

The drummer’s rhythmic crescendo is timed to occur as they arrive at the chapel.

Now, their instruments can be temporarily set down.

The musicians take a brief rest

And interlude refreshments.

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In the 1950’s, when most programmes were broadcast live and timings were not exact, there were often interludes between programmes. These were filled by continuity announcements and short features.

The BBC shot a series of short films which became as famous as the programme they were shown between. This is “The Windmill”, filmed at Pakenham, Bury St Edmunds.

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2 responses

  1. I found that rather spine tingling. Did you know that it is still standing and fully restored?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakenham_Windmill

    March 2, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    • No, I didn’t – and it’s rather more than I can say for myself!

      March 3, 2011 at 7:13 am

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