From page 27 of 'When Two or Three
Leader, Frank Thomas
A Meeting of the Grand Court of Shepway at Dover
The proceedings open with the Proclamation. The Seneschal reads Lord Warden's Precept. The Mayors of the Ports and Towns hand in the Returns, and the Mayors and Barons answer their names.
The Seneschal announces that the Court is formed, and the Lord Warden states that he has summoned the Court in order that his Patent may be read.
The Mayor of Hastings requests the Lord Warden to take upon himself the duties of his Office and to maintain the liberties, etc., of the Ports, to which the Warden accedes. The Lord Warden's salute of nineteen guns is fired from the Castle.
The Right Honble. Sir Frederick Pollock, Bt., K.C., Judge Official and Commissary of the Court of Admiralty of the Cinque Ports offers an address of congratulation, to which the Lord Warden replies. The Court is then dissolved.
Relayed from the Close of Dover College, the site of the ancient Priory of St. Martin.
(See article below)
Directed by Joseph Muscant
The Commodore Theatre,
E. GODFREY BROWN
LEONARD HUBBARD (baritone)
Including a Running Commentary by Squadron Leader W. HELMORE , R.A.F.
THE CENTRAL BAND OF THE
ROYAL AIR FORCE
Conducted by Flight-Lieut. R. P. O'DONNELL, M.V.O.
Event No. VII
Air Skittles. An Adaptation by No. 9 (Bomber) Squadron of the well-known game of skittles
Event No. VIII
Low Flying Attack, by No. 17 (Fighter) Squadron. When advancing troops are held up by enemy fire, it is possible for aircraft to give valuable assistance by destroying the resistance and covering the advance.
Low-flying aircraft offer to rifles and machine-guns on the ground an easy target when flying on a steady course. Converging attack is, therefore, adopted with the object of maintaining continuous fire on the target from a number of different directions. Whilst one aircraft, having delivered its attack, is leaving the target, the next is opening fire and covering the ' get-away' of the previous aircraft.
Relayed from Hendon Aerodrome
(Copyright. See notice on page 921)
Squadron Leader W.
At the Organ of the Granada, Tooting
Directed by Charles Kunz
Relayed from Casani's Club
(All Nationals except Daventry)
5.15 The Children's Hour
' The Sand-Castle ' a play by L. Du Garde Peach with music by V. Hely-Hutchinson
This afternoon The Sand Castle is to be given for the fourth time. It is an example of the best of L. du Garde Peach's imaginative work and of the most delightful of Victor Hely-Hutchinson's music, which the composer himself will conduct.
Two children are with their father on the beach, and a book of nursery rhymes is washed out by the sea. They all fall asleep and go down a tunnel under the sea in a dream.
There, under the guidance of a delightful lobster, who has a catch phrase, ' It's a system', they meet all the fairy-tale people out of the book. But Cinderella has lost her prince, the cat has lost Dick Whittington , the dog has lost Mother Hubbard , Red Riding Hood her wolf, while, contrariwise, the sheep which Bo-peep had lost in the rhyme, have found her and won't be shooed away.
The Pearls whisper, and the Tide talks, and the Little Waves sing little songs. And Little Boy Blue - but for the sake of the children who have not heard the play before, we mustn't give the secret away.
Olive Groves is once more to play Bo-Peep. She is featured in ' People You Hear ', on page 894.
Weather Forecast, First General News Bulletin and Bulletin for Farmers
THE REGATTA starts next Wednesday. Crews have been at Henley for the past two or three weeks, and today they are rowing their last full courses. All the experts will be there-waiting at the ' barrier' with their stop-watches out and agreeing that rowing is not quite what it was in their day. Except, of course, for the coaches, who live again in the crews they look after.
Colonel Gibbon, the Oxford coach, is probably there, and Peter Haig
Thomas, who has coached Cambridge to victory for the last eleven years, and is now by all accounts going to turn his attention to Oxford. Steve Fairbairn with his ' Jesus' style and swivel rowlocks, George Drinkwater and so on. The course is dead straight for its full length of I mile 550 yards, no easy thing to find on the Thames. They had to cut away a bit of an island to get this just after the war. Booms mark the course, and have been in position for the last ten days. The enclosures with their marquees and geraniums are more or less ready for next Wednesday. The stage is set for this oarsmen's Mecca, and as gay and pretty a carnival as the summer has to offer. George Drinkwater , who twice rowed for Oxford, can be relied on to give an interesting account of how the crews are shaping.
by MAY MOORE (soprano)
T. GWYNN JONES , M.A. : ' Folk
(West Regional Programme)
S. P. B. MAIS: Channel Islands '
A Song, a Joke, and a piano
In Light Songs
The Satirical Comedian
Vibraphone and Xylophone Solos
THE HOUSTON SISTERS
THE B.B.C. THEATRE
Under the direction of HAROLD Lowe
Second General News Bulletin
The Master of Balliol,
A. D. LINDSAY , C.B.E., LL.D.
STUART ROBERTSON (bass)
THE B.B.C. CHORUS
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Led by MARIE WILSON )
Conducted by LESLIE WOODGATE
by IVAN SAMSON
HENRY HALL GUEST NIGHT with THE B.B.C. DANCE ORCHESTRA
Shipping Forecast, on Daventry only, at 23.00 (11.0)