Busker who "Popped-in" to the BBC
Don Partridge, 23, the man who gave up many jobs to become a London busker, seen entertaining outside the Paris Studio, Lower Regent Street, London. Afterwards he went into the studio-theatre to appear in the British Broadcasting Corporation's live radio show "Pop-in". He has made such a success of busking that he has already appeared on Independent Television with his one-man band, and has had recordings released. He is also making money, despite - as he himself says - having been "nicked" by the police about 20 or 30 times.
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Customs and Traditions - Welly Boot Throwing - Southport
Currently training on Southport beach, Alan Wright, 32 of Belmont Close, Burscough, preparing to defend his title as World Welly Throwing Champion in Jamaica. In the classic style of an Olympic discus thrower, Alan whirled around in a carefully marked circle to hurl a size 12 rubber Wellington boot more than 50 yards across the sand. Alan, a chemicals salesman, won his title at Florida's Daytona Beach in 1978.
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Westbury White Horse conservation
Finishing touches to the whitening of the Westbury White Horse near Westbury in Wiltshire. A four-week conservation project to protect the white horse ended. *...English Heritage, which is in charge of preserving the monument, helped direct the operation to steam clean the horse, dating back to the 18th Century. The white horse, one of seven visible in Wiltshire, is believed to date in its present form back to 1778 and is a feature of the scheduled ancient monument of Bratton Camp - an iron age hill fort. The horse, which costs 16, 000 to clean, stands in a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
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