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Seeing the youngsters scampering around reminds me of what freedom we had to get bruised, grazed, nettle-stung or whatever without adults fussing over us.
Saturday morning pictures at the Ritz or the Odeon was enjoyable and in teens for evening films. There was also a glimpse of the entrance porch to The Atheneum dance hall and of our lads' local, The Bird in Hand.”
Between about 1958 and 1969, Hugh produced three hours of film material covering many school events and functions. These films (they were made into eight titles) 'disappeared' after Hugh retired, but in 2006 all the material was handed to the then Old Gaytonian's Association Archivist. I arranged with an ex-colleague who lived in Ruislip to use a viewing maching he owned and one Sunday morning we went along and ran the films. Considering that they hadn't seen the light of day for over thirty years, the picture and sound quality had held up very well. The films were later copied to a digital format and sent to me for checking and 'tidying up'. Afterwards, DVDs were made for sale by the now (defunct) OGA.”
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