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Subject: BBC - Sound Archives in 1942
Date: 10 Jan 11 - 01:03 PM

BBC Forces Radio - You Have Been Listening to a Recording - pt 3 (04 April 1942)

Note: reference to Dunmow Flitch in 1935.

In this programme, which was made to explain the work of the Recorded Programmes Department, Lynton Fletcher and Marie Slocombe give the audience a guided tour of some of the items they have collected in the Library of Historical Recordings. Th

Guglielmo Marconi and RMS Titanic survivor Charles Lightoller (the full recording of which is available in our Survivors of the Titanic collection), and a recording (believed to be from 1907) of music hall star Vesta Tilley. Slocombe also explains that, in addition to these well-known figures, the library is preserving the voices of ordinary people for future generations.

The archive pioneers aimed to record local traditions that they thought might soon die out. Included in this programme is a 1935 recording of the Dunmow Flitch Trial, in which an Essex jury questions young married couples and awards a side of bacon (the 'flitch') to the pair judged to be the happiest.

Note: Parts 1 & 2 appear to be unavailable.

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Subject: RE: BBC - Sound Archives in 1942
From: The Sandman
Date: 11 Jan 11 - 08:53 AM

Dick and Sue Miles made an lp called The Dunmow Flitch SFA106, the tune was their own, WORDS Wiliam Henry Ainsworth, LYRICS CAN BE FOUND IN ESSEX FOLK SONGS BY Dave Occomore and P Spratley

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Subject: RE: BBC - Sound Archives in 1942
From: The Sandman
Date: 12 Jan 11 - 07:55 AM


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