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: The Children's Hour

' The Squirley Bush and the Taggley Tree ', a story by MARGARET GIBBS told by MONICA STRACEY
Songs by GEOFFREY DAMS (tenor) DINAH will play pianoforte solos
' Have you heard about this ? '--6
The Tree Decorating at Aston-on-Clun
Presented by H. W. SMALL
In this series, which deals with Midland customs, but without immediate topicality, Mr. Small, who has written a good deal for radio, will describe the decorated poplar tree which stands at the cross roads in the Shropshire village of Aston-on-Clun. The decorations consist of small flags which are put up every May 29, and remain during the rest of the year. The custom has been observed since the eighteenth century and commemorates the marriage of a lady of the parish who left a bequest for the poor.


Unknown: Squirley Bush
Story By: Margaret Gibbs
Told By: Monica Stracey
Songs By: Geoffrey Dams
Presented By: H. W. Small

: The First News

including Weather Forecast and Bulletin for Farmers, followed by Midland Announcements and Midland Bulletin for Farmers




Leader: Alfred Cave
Conducted By: Reginald Burston


Weather Forecast and News

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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