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Post  Hieronymus on 2016-04-13, 6:22 pm

Anyone recognise any of these places in this video? Sorry you will have to click on the link as I don't know how to post non Youtube videos! If you even can!

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Post  cyprussyd on 2016-04-13, 7:29 pm

Could be anywhere but I love these old clips

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Post  Silvers on 2016-04-14, 9:56 pm

Me too.

Didn't recognise the area though.
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Post  sunderpitt on 2016-04-15, 10:31 am

The home movie footage was originally shot by Mr R W Annand, a hero of World War II who received the Victoria Cross.


This particular Gentleman after serving with a great deal of distinction in WW2 then spent great a chunk of his working life post army  helping the unfortunate at the Finchale Training Centre. He was also a member of my golf club and the small garden at the 1st/18th hole is dedicated to him with a  plaque. His funeral took place in Durham Cathedral a few years ago and the place was packed.
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Post  cyprussyd on 2016-04-15, 12:34 pm

sunderpitt wrote:The home movie footage was originally shot by Mr R W Annand, a hero of World War II who received the Victoria Cross.


This particular Gentleman after serving with a great deal of distinction in WW2 then spent great a chunk of his working life post army  helping the unfortunate at the Finchale Training Centre. He was also a member of my golf club and the small garden at the 1st/18th hole is dedicated to him with a  plaque. His funeral took place in Durham Cathedral a few years ago and the place was packed.
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Post  Hieronymus on 2016-04-15, 3:31 pm

sunderpitt wrote:The home movie footage was originally shot by Mr R W Annand, a hero of World War II who received the Victoria Cross.


This particular Gentleman after serving with a great deal of distinction in WW2 then spent great a chunk of his working life post army  helping the unfortunate at the Finchale Training Centre. He was also a member of my golf club and the small garden at the 1st/18th hole is dedicated to him with a  plaque. His funeral took place in Durham Cathedral a few years ago and the place was packed.
What a small world we live in! Thats a great piece of local knowledge there Sunders  Very Happy
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Post  Nostalgic on 2016-04-15, 9:41 pm

Hieronymus wrote:
sunderpitt wrote:The home movie footage was originally shot by Mr R W Annand, a hero of World War II who received the Victoria Cross.


This particular Gentleman after serving with a great deal of distinction in WW2 then spent great a chunk of his working life post army  helping the unfortunate at the Finchale Training Centre. He was also a member of my golf club and the small garden at the 1st/18th hole is dedicated to him with a  plaque. His funeral took place in Durham Cathedral a few years ago and the place was packed.
What a small world we live in! Thats a great piece of local knowledge there Sunders  Very Happy
I knew of people who attended the Finchale Training Centre and I believe Remploy was part of it. In the mists of distant memory the name of Mr Annand was known to someone in my family from Sacriston who was a driver/picker upper of the people who went there.

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