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Ingham gets closer, any news on how the TV interview went ?

Also I'll be traveling down on the Sat, anyone else staying over night, if so be so good and drop me a line, seems like plenty of hotels around but as it's on the Broads best book in time.


Once again grateful thanks to Andy,
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Hi Sax and everyone. I’ve just spoken to Len Able and Russ Foster. They had a great day at Ingham. Anglia TV filmed them for about two and a half hours, although it will probably be condensed down to about 10 minutes of news footage sometime next week (date unknown as yet). The boys had full access to Ingham Old Hall and the residents at the care home were chuffed to see their regional news reporter John Francis in the flesh. The WW2 plaque is now on the wall of the church and apparently it looks superb. This was also filmed by the TV crew (photographs are en-route). Russ Foster came up with a good idea today. He suggested that we place a PWSTS old boy’s visitor’s book under the plaque. I’ll get that sorted before May. Also, the lovely ladies in the village have stated that fresh flowers will always be placed by the plaque.

I will try my best to obtain a copy of the completed interviews. If successful I’ll attempt to upload it to the web site.

All three boys report that Ingham is buzzing with anticipation for 20th May. It’s going to be a great day.



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Anglia Television broadcasted the PWSTS Ingham clip last night (Thursday). Apparently the article lasted about 10 minutes, which for a news article is quite long. Im hoping to obtain a digital copy so watch this space.Im told by several old boys that the clip was first class and it did the PWSTS proud.

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I've booked in to a B&B in North Walsham for Sat night.

Glancon

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Nice one Elwyn. So far 77 people have stated that they will be attending but the numbers will easily increase to over 100. Be interesting to see if we have any feed back from the news clip.  

http://www.pwsts.org.uk/20may.htm

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Ive now received the DVD from Anglia Television. The interview(s) are very good but the overall file size is obviously massive so Im not sure that I will be able to add it to the web site. In the meantime if anyone would like me to send them a copy please just ask.

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Can i pick one up in London  Andy
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Consider it done Michael smile


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Andy work permitting I will be attending

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Nice one Paul Ill add your name to the list mate.

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I was talking to a mate in work last night (ex RN) who saw the article on Anglia News last week. He said it was a very good article and he was impressed, I am gutted that I missed it as i watch Look East on the BBC and I didnt realise it was on the "Other side"

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A DVD of the Anglia TV footage is now on its way to you mate



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Thanks Andy


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Andy,
 
I would like a copy of the DVD if it is possible please. I am so impressed at the numbers attending and am so looking forward to meeting them on the day.

Glancon

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On its way Elwyn biggrin see you next month

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Many thanks.

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I would also be very glad for a copy of this and will be pleased to defray costs. I am also wondering as I shall be unable to attend the service in person (due to being on holiday) whether anyone will be recording the event on Video/DVD?
and later produce DVD's of it for distribution.?

any thanks,
Simon.
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Welcome to the web site Simon. I will gladly send a copy of the DVD. Please pm your address and it will be done on Monday. A friend is currently exploring a method which converts video files to MP4. If it works Ill be able to add the interview to the web site, subject of course to approval by Anglia TV. Good idea about filming the event. Ill see what I can do. Its a shame we wont see you on the 20th but thank you very much indeed for your help and support.

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Hi Andy, I would appreciate a copy of the Anglia CD. 

IF YOU COULD SEND ME A COPY I WOULD BE VERY HAPPY TO SEND A COPY TO MICHAEL AND ROY, AND OF COURSE TO ANYONE ELSE DOWN THIS END OF THE WORLD WHO WANTED A COPY. Stu


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Consider it done Stu smile


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I had to show a picture of that cake, brilliant day, fitting service. Quality

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I would not have missed this for the world, said a voice behind me as we marched down the narrow lane to Ingham Church. A sentiment felt by me, and I feel everyone that attended the Service of Remembrance and Dedication at the Holy Trinity Church Ingham on Sunday 20th May 2007.
On a beautiful sunny Sunday morning we had all meet at Ingham Village Hall in readiness for the service. Some of us meeting old friends for the first time, many old friends meeting after a long time.
Just before 1100 we were mustered by the Parade Master, and set off on the short march to Ingham Church.
The Church service was very poignant. The unveiling of the WW2 Memorial Plaque and the placing of flowers by three young children brought a lump to ones throat. The reading of the Names brought home just how many eighty-five really is.
After the service we all took the short walk to Ingham Hall for the unveiling of the Commemative Plaque.
Ingham Hall looked splendid, and was once again flying the Red Ensigh for the special day.
I was able to enter the Hall for my first visit, for many of my colleagues going back into the Hall was afitting finale to a memorable day.
Thanks Andy for all you have done to make this happen.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this such a special day.
Alan.

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Cheers guys. I will update the web site asasp but briefly, the event was tremendously successful. 183 people attended the church service and our standard bearer was supported by 13 others. The lovely people of Ingham and Stalham made us all feel welcome and worked tirelessly to make the day one to always remember.
A full appraisal, complete with photographs, will be on line soon. In the meantime I would be grateful for any photographs taken that day.


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This was an absolutely brilliant day, and we were so very pleased to be able to attend. There was so much happening, and all beautifully - I cannot imagine how much work must have gone into the organisation!

It was truly a day where the sun shone, not only in the sky but in everyone's hearts. Poignant yet joyful, remembering those lads who died, with a sense of peace as they were again commemorated and thankfulness that they will not be forgotten as the years go on, and at the same time the continuation. I remember the school well in Dover, and used to walk past it often with my dad, who was Merchant Navy, and it was almost with a sense of completion, as well as great pleasure, that Simon and I were now able to meet so many old boys, and to enjoy such good company.

As for the lovely ladies who provided lunch and elevensies, and looked after everyone so well - what more can one say? Except - I have never before tasted such yummy scones!

Thank you to you all. It was a most important day ... and it was perfect.

Maggie
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Andy has put lots of photos online here, on the PWSTS site, as a memory of a super day. We're so glad we were able to come!

I've put four pages on the Dover War Memorial Project website too ; pictures and words about the day, with a page dedicated to the service. The Project website is at www.doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk, and the link to the PWSTS Ingham pages is currently the first item in the "Latest News" section.

We were in Dover again this week (just returned). We went past the PWSTS building. It looks sad and alone. But it is so nice to know the story continues still.

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Thank you very much for your support Maggie smile

The PWSTS Ingham Order of Service is now downloadable:

http://www.pwsts.org.uk/OrderofService.pdf

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THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

http://www.doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk/Information/DaybyDay/PWSTS%20WWII%20plaque4.htm


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The PWSTS kneeler donated by Margaret Bargewell is now protected by plastic and is located in the middle of the PWSTS Memorial Corner

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-- Edited by Windy on Saturday 13th of November 2010 05:24:51 PM

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That was terrific Andy, well done, really enjoyed watching the video.

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