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Thread #79364   Message #2125828
Posted By: GUEST,edthefolkie
15-Aug-07 - 05:05 AM
Thread Name: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
Subject: RE: History - BBC's 'Singing Together'
This thread, combined with scanning in my 1957 & 1958 class 11 photos recently, has reduced me to a blubbering wreck.

You lot were LUCKY to 'ave a radio which could be carried around. Our school were so poor we only 'ad gret big wooden loudspeakers in each classroom and a wooden radio in't 'Ead's office. And when I started in t'infants in 1952 they still used SLATES. And you try telling the kids that terday, they'll laugh in yer face.

Seriously, the speakers didn't really matter as the Schools broadcasts were only on one station (anybody remember which? I can't)and there were no tape recorders available. So there must have been some sort of cunning plan as to who listened where, to what and when.

I just associate the whole Singing Together/Rhythm and Melody thing with sitting in the school hall instead of working.

Oh God, then there was Maypole dancing.........