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Old chestnuts are the best?

 Once upon a time, in the old days, many children went to  their dad’s Works Annual Christmas Party and might see a juggler or puppet show. The show, the party and a tangerine to go home with was often the highlight … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas from Frosty

Here is Frosty the Snowman, this number that was in our Christmas Shows in the 50s. He has also starred in other films. He is the snowman who nearly came to a sticky end earlier in the year, when I … Continue reading

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Never wash a snowman

Frosty’s exploits had become legendary in Saltdean for two winters. But he got very grubby, more used to a stage career singing ‘Frosty the Snowman’ not gallivanting on snowy slopes in Saltdean in his retirement. Well what did his silly … Continue reading

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What does it take to be a puppeteer?

    The Mad Hatter’s face collapsed and his moving eyes will never blink again. I am really sad that this has happened but I remain even more determined to maintain what I can from the rest of our collection of … Continue reading

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A second outing in 50 years.

The marionettes are off to Duke of York’s Cinema, Brighton tonight to see a special screening of Richard Attenborough’s   Oh! What a Lovely War’. They do of course feature briefly ‘in all their glory’ in the film, but what an … Continue reading

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Panto time – Cinderella with a twist.

      Shameless repeat due to popular demand of course!  Yes it’s Cinders again, you just can’t keep a good story down, so if your prince failed to show up have a share of mine! (8 mins)        … Continue reading

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They came, they saw and I guess we all conquered.

Out of storage they came, the marionettes from the ‘Oh What a Lovely War’ feature film and their conservation is now more or less completed. Some of the soldiers helmets needed a few pieces of horse hair which is an … Continue reading

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Oh, the joys of a very strange inheritance!

Busy untangling some of our marionettes today, what a mess some of them seem to have got themselves into. As I did it I was thinking that much of this will be a lost art one day.   Will anyone … Continue reading

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The anniversary of the first showing of ‘The Telegoons’

         The Telegoons – Saturday the 5th of October was the day fifty years ago when the first episode of The Telegoons was shown on TV. To mark the occasion there was celebration at The Strutton Arms formerly The Grafton … Continue reading

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Highlight of the week – a celebration at the BBC’s radio theatre.

It was an honour to be included on the guest list for ‘A Celebration of the life and work of Charles Chilton’ at the BBC. We were included as members of ‘The Goon Show Preservation Society’ and because I had … Continue reading

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