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Lloyd Cole - Preston Guild Hall

We were two songs in on Monday night before our special guest deigned to talk to us, fixing us with something of a 1,000-yard stare while sussing out his audience before announcing, ‘You’re not getting any younger either’. 893 more words

Music

Grogmeet 2017: the Liver Bird has landed 

I am once again honoured to be running a game as at Grogmeet 2017 the annual convention run by the excellent Grognod Files podcast.

This occasion I am going to revisit my roleplaying version of Solway Minatures Very British Civil War 1938 background. 208 more words

Cheshire

It's called the Banjolele or banjo uke

Well my husband got me hooked on George Formby. You may not know who he is if you are not familiar with the British musicals that George starred in during the nineteen thirties and forties. 197 more words

Amy Zents

78Man Podcast Number 11-The 1910s

The 11th 78Man Podcast showcases music from the 1910s. It is available on itunes HERE or on Soundcloud Here. Tracks heard on the Podcast are : 589 more words

Playalong - Songs of WWII

On November 11, my father would take us where the veterans were, and we would listen. First, there were stories. Then they would sing.

I  always knew this tune as part of a medley sung by Dame Vera Lynn, along with Hang Out The Washing On The Siegfried Line and Kiss Me Goodnight, Sergeant-Major.

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The road not taken

How much do we really know about our friends? There are always surprises. 443 more words

Odds & Ends

No limits

Here’s something to make you smile.

It’s a replica of George Formby’s Manx TT bike which featured in the film “No limits”.

In truth the Triumph based machine struggled to do much more than 50 mph, but “back in the day” this was no mean feat. 39 more words

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