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Taking Our Pleasures


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(From Birmingham)
To-day is Bank Holiday. The sun may shine-or it may pelt with rain. The weather forecast states that the outlook is unsettled— yet. Listeners to 5GB, however, will be quite independent of the weather, as their holiday programme for the next hour will be at high (barometric) pressure, for into one hour will be compressed a Military Band, a Concert Party, and the many other features and incidents which go to make up the perfect (?) seaside holiday.

This feature will be presented by
Conducted by Bandmaster B. H. GUBBINGS

Directed by Jock DOWNES


STUART VINDEN and MOLLY Hall who will decide that ' It's so Bracing' (Ann Stephenson),

While Maria will give some holiday experiences will thoroughly enjoy themselves on the beach in true British fashion.


Conducted By: Bandmaster B. H. Gubbings
Directed By: Jock Downes
Unknown: Stuart Vinden
Unknown: Molly Hall
Unknown: Ann Stephcnson
Emma: Mabel France
'Enry: Harry Saxton
Young Albert: Charles Herbert

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