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Telegoons – based on The Goon show – their role in my downfall!

Invited to give a talk about the Telegoons for The  Goon Show Preservation Society  many moons ago, naturally it developed into a performance! Here is the transcript of the talk I have also transferred a film of the event to … Continue reading

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The magic of Bob Pelham in Marlborough

                                                Pictures from the event are sprinkled throughout this post. The big day arrived, people gathered including some the younger relatives … Continue reading

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Hooray! A blue plaque for Bob Pelham in Marlborough

The unveiling and celebration is on 28th of February in Marlborough,  where Bob Pelham created Wonky Toys and later Pelham Puppets. The plaque is  a big achievement for David Leech  who instigated the idea and the council for their generous support … Continue reading

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Frosty the Snowman – Happy Christmas

If you were a child in the 50s and one of your parents worked for a big company chances are you would be invited to the company’s annual party. Some of our early performances with our marionettes included works parties. … Continue reading

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Dancing Skeletons Re-discovered

A tiny bit of footage from entertainment of the late 50s and 60s- a more innocent age?  My mother and I were trying to re- create some of our cabaret act all of 20 years ago! A violinist played and an … Continue reading

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Alice’s anniversary comes to an end

Honestly when it comes to Alice in Wonderland I still prefer the original story! The following film ‘Scenes from Alice  in Wonderland’ was the first and hardest film I made, puppets never do as they are told and the editing was … Continue reading

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Back story to ‘Oh What a Lovely War’ marionettes.

Now they are finally on display at The Grange Art Gallery and Museum in ‘Cinema By The Sea’ after several delays I thought I’d blog a resume of the details of our involvement for anyone who missed them first time round. … Continue reading

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‘Cinema by the Sea’ a new exhibition opened tonight

   Last night the Lady Mayor of Brighton and Hove Linda Hythe found time in her busy schedule to launch the Exhibition, ‘Cinema By the Sea’ at The Grange Art Gallery and Museam in Rottingdean. Marcus Bagshaw has created this exhibition … 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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Just a personal memory of Richard Attenborough

A film maker that got to the heart of how things really were. I met him once on the set of the feature film ‘Oh What a Lovely War’ on Brighton’s West Pier in the 60’s when he directed our … Continue reading

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