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for Farmers and Shipping


by Maude Jones (soprano)


Soprano: Maude Jones


A pageant of the Black Country
Devised and written by Bernard Coaling and Robin Whitworth with additional material by Robert Melville
Part 1-' The Black Country '
Part 2-' Dudley Castle '
Part 3-' The Anvil of England '
Presentation by Leslie Bowmar ,
Noel Johnson , and A. C. Howard
Descriptions by Hugh Morton
Men and women of the Black Country played by Harry Astbury , Claude Jephcott , Dorothy Summers , and Dorothy Salt
The Spirit of Man..... William Hughes The Spirit of Woman....Hester Rosser
Ironmasters, workers, visitors, officials, and other characters played by Godfrey Baseley , Harry Martin ,
Stuart Vinden , and others
Production by Robin Whitworth
This programme deals with the change in the area of which Dudley Castle, once a mediaeval fortress, is the centre.
The ' anvil '.is in the Black
Country district, consisting of the villages and towns of Dudley, Tip-ton, Coseley, Wednesbury, Bilston, and Darlaston, where everything in the way of metal is made, from a nail to a piece of complicated machinery.
The post-war years brought a great deal of misery. There was unemployment, disorganisation of industrial life, and a housing shortage. Just how the ' anvil ' refused to take all this lying down will be told in this broadcast.


Unknown: Robin Whitworth
Presentation By: Leslie Bowmar
Unknown: Noel Johnson
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Played By: Harry Astbury
Played By: Claude Jephcott
Played By: Dorothy Summers
Unknown: William Hughes
Unknown: Hester Rosser
Played By: Godfrey Baseley
Played By: Harry Martin
Unknown: Stuart Vinden
Production By: Robin Whitworth


including Weather Forecast


Sir W. Lindsay Everard , M.P.
Sir W. Lindsay Everard , M.P. for the Melton Division of Leicester since 1924, was chairman of the England-Australia Air Race Committee and superintended the arrangements at Mildenhall.
As president of the Leicestershire
Aero Club he has done much to foster civil aviation in his own country. He is also vice-chairman of the Royal Aero Club.
During 1935, listeners may remember, he contributed to the Midland series of broadcasts on aviation.


Unknown: Sir W. Lindsay Everard
Unknown: Sir W. Lindsay Everard

: Tommy Matthews and his Concert Orchestra present 'SWIFT SERENADE'

with The Swingtime Quartet: Ralph Bruce
Frank Harlow Len Whiteley Peter Sloan
Compere, Frederick Allen


Unknown: Ralph Bruce
Unknown: Frank Harlow
Unknown: Len Whiteley
Unknown: Peter Sloan
Unknown: Frederick Allen


(including Weather Forecast)

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