British Pop Music - The 1960s - The Alligator Jug-Thumpers - London - 1967
Trio who can turn out musical notes from the strangest of instruments, musical or non-musical. They are "The Alligator Jug-Thumbers" of Timsbury Bottom, Somerset. Left to right - Cliff Brown, 40 who is a film director blows into and finger-taps a jug. Quentin Williams, 35 a teacher, makes the most of a peculiar and unnamed instrument while Barry Back, 23 a sound recordist, keeps to the more mundane guitar
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Born on this day - Oliver Reed
Born on this day in 1938, british actor and hell-raiser extrodinary, Oliver reed A 1967 filer of actor Oliver Reed during a break in filming of Lionel Bart's "Oliver." The 61-year-old actor died today(Sunday) in Malta after being taken ill in a bar in Valletta. In "Oliver" Reed played the role of Bill Sikes
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UK Zoos - London Zoo at Regents Park - Animals - Tortoise - 1948
Slow But Sure The time honoured saying "The Way To A Man's Heart Is Through His Stomach", applys equally where tortoises are concerned. Young Michael Setford, who is sitting on George, the 60 year old Giant Tortoise at London Zoo, found this out when he tried to get George to move along, assisted by his cousin Malcolm Smith, of Uppminster. The youngsters discovered however that Old George's appetite for carrots was unlimited and so long as the food was there, he wzs quite contented to remain where he was!