Welcome to the 12th newsletter of Stroud Community TV 7th March 2013

Posted on 07. Mar, 2013 by in Featured, Newsletters

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StroscarsThis newsletter is a little bit later than usual but is jam-packed full of the latest films connected to Stroud.  We are also celebrating our first year and have our AGM planned next month – see below for details.

Photo: Stroud Life article about the Stroud Community TV awards


Friday 19th April at 3pm – 4pm in Stroud; the invitation is to all ‘members’ ie those receiving this email. Please let me know if you are likely to attend so we can give location – it is likely to be Woodruffs cafe but please check. SCTV Director Rosa Verge is standing down so if anyone is interested in being a Director please also let us have your name. At the meeting we will report on the year, elect new Officers, update on the link with Transition Stroud and more. Do call Philip for more info on 01453 755451 or email <philip.booth2@virgin.net>

Kevin McCloud says what he thinks of Stroud: https://stroudcommunity.tv/mccloud-on-stroud/

Germany’s Lord of the Apples talks about Stroud Apple Town and more: https://stroudcommunity.tv/germanys-lord-of-the-apples-and-stroud-apple-town/

Lansdown in Space event highlights: https://stroudcommunity.tv/lansdown-in-space/

The amazing One Billion Rising in Stroud outside the Sub Rooms: https://stroudcommunity.tv/one-billion-risingstroud-gloucestershire/
Short presentation on Oldbury nuclear power station: https://stroudcommunity.tv/g-williams-talks-about-nuclear-proposals-at-oldbury/

Molly Scott Cato at a conference discussing economics in EU: https://stroudcommunity.tv/molly-scott-cato-europe-beyond-growth/

Stroud Potato Day: https://stroudcommunity.tv/stroud-potato-day-2-feb-2013/
Other films include an appeal to support a local film maker, more on the canal, a film to get you thinking ‘Celluloid Rite’, an interview with screen writer Bob Baker, several films of Glos Wildlife tRust including one on Bushcraft the Transition Stroud No Dig workshop last summer, BSL news from Glos Deaf Assoc, Minch Lemon Field planning application, Kingsway Village and Coopers Edge, David Drew on food, Nemesis (current land electric speed holder), Slimbridge on invasive species ban, Forager Rupert Burdock, Woodchester Mansion,, Stroud’s strongman on weights, new gardener at Rococo, more of canal works, Stroud skate park, and a Whiteshill resident with her fox.


The amazing Samantha Hudson: https://stroudcommunity.tv/samantha-hudson-caught-in-the-storm-soulshaker-radio-edit/

Stroud Jazz Police: https://stroudcommunity.tv/gotcha-stroud-jazz-police/

Ruth Royall: https://stroudcommunity.tv/ruth-royall-dive-in/
Other music highlights include a couple of new ones from Smith and Jones, classical guitarist James Watson at Minch church, Jenna Monroe talking about and singing a Leonard Cohen number, Patsy Gamble in Poland in 2009, the Cadbury Sisters and Elvis live in Stroud (well impersonator Joe Reeves).


All the nominations and winners are at: https://stroudcommunity.tv/awards-2012/
Winner of Best Film in Stroud Community TV was blogged at: http://beyondgoodbye.co.uk/?p=2615


Created at the beginning of the 20th Century by the Pathé brothers, the newsreel was the world’s first televised news platform. Pioneering the technology and methods of cinema, British Pathé stayed at the forefront filming news for decades. Releasing 3 newsreels a week during that period, British Pathé was the way the people of Britain experienced world events until the advent of television. Every one of those thousands of newsreels are now available to view; a wonderful collection of 90,000 films on this site. However when I contacted them about using some of the local films they said they charge £260 per minute to use clips on a website for only a year. You can of course visit the site but be warned there are some long adverts before you get to see a film. Here are several highlights:
The Trout Farm at Horsley, now part of Ruskin Mill, from 1955: http://test.britishpathe.com/video/trout-farm/query/Nailsworth

And from 1945: http://test.britishpathe.com/video/trout-fish-farm

A large pile of pianos is burnt in Stroud in 1931: http://test.britishpathe.com/video/a-pyre-of-pianos/query/stroud

Brick and rolling pin throwing in 1967: http://test.britishpathe.com/video/brick-and-pin-throwing-contest/query/stroud

The Stroud Munition Girl in 1914-18: http://test.britishpathe.com/video/the-stroud-munition-girl/query/stroud

Land yachts tested by the British team to cross Sahara in 1967: http://test.britishpathe.com/video/land-yachts-tested/query/stroud

Competition for Motor Cycling’s greatest trial in 1931: http://test.britishpathe.com/video/the-british-experts-test-version-1

A longer film of the Severn Wildfowl Trust 1948 (no sound): http://test.britishpathe.com/video/wildfowl/query/gloucestershire

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Stroud Community TV is supported by Transition Stroud. Newsletter by Philip Booth, Director, Stroud Community TV


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Director and Co-Founder of Stroud Community TV

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