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: The Children's Hour

' How and Why '-4
' How we get our Morning Letters ', a talk by H. J. GUNNINGHAM , with incidental noises relayed from the Head Post Office, Birmingham
' Robin's Friend ', a story by DORIS WESTBURY
Songs by DOROTHY SHOWELL (soprano)
Some Children's Verse arranged by GLADYS JOINER
This afternoon Mr. H. J. Gunningham , who is in the Controller's Department of the G.P.O., London, will give some idea of the workings of the postal system today. The framework of his story is indicated by its opening sentences, ' Mary Brown-a little girl living in Chingford, near London-has had a birthday present from her friend Jane Robinson , living in Sutton Cold-field, and when she comes home from school she writes a letter of thanks and goes out to post it at the nearest pillar box.' So the letter is traced on its journey including the Post Office' underground railway to Mount Pleasant the sorting on the train and so on. An interesting point of the feature is that for the first time in the Midland Children's Hour, outside broadcast methods are being used to add actuality. The Postmaster of Birmingham has kindly co-operated, and incidental noises-including. sorting, stamping, and the little electric engine in the tunnel from New Street Station I Birmingham Head Post Office-will In relayed.


Talk By: H. J. Gunningham
Story By: Doris Westbury
Songs By: Dorothy Showell
Arranged By: Gladys Joiner
Unknown: Mr. H. J. Gunningham
Unknown: Mary Brown-A
Unknown: Jane Robinson


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


At the Organ of the Ritz Theatre,

: ' Midland Parliament' VISITORS' NIGHT

' Marriage on the Dole ' a discussion between
Wolverhampton ELLEN WILKINSON , M.P. (Jarrow)
W. M. W. THOMAS (Birmingham)
G. H. JONES (Tamworth)
W. J. MABON EVANS (Rhondda)


Unknown: Sir Charles Mander
Unknown: Wolverhampton Ellen Wilkinson
Unknown: W. M. W. Thomas
Unknown: G. H. Jones
Unknown: W. J. Mabon Evans


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