Transporting newsreels (Phil Fawke)

Phil Fawke interviewed by Richard Wallace

Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes taking newsreel films between local cinemas in Leamington Spa and picking up news footage of major sporting events from Birmingham airport.

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Ah, that's another job I used to have to do when I was a lad, take the news to the Clifton, wait while they showed it and bring it back. Because one newsreel was used between two cinemas and I used to have to go over on a bike to the Clifton, wait there while they showed it then bring it back to the Regal. When there was the Grand National, or the Derby, or the FA football final we used to have to go to Elmdon Airport which is now Birmingham Airport and collect the snippet of the news to put in the newsreel for the Sunday night. They used to print them all and everybody used to have to go to the airport and collect it and add it into the news so that you showed it on the Sunday after the Saturday. Every, every sporting event they used to do that.

Title

Transporting newsreels (Phil Fawke)

Description

Projectionist and cinema manager Phil Fawke describes taking newsreel films between local cinemas in Leamington Spa and picking up news footage of major sporting events from Birmingham airport.

Source

Interview with Phil Fawke

Publisher

The University of Warwick

Date

09/12/2015

Format

.mp3

Language

English

Type

Sound recording
interview extract

Coverage

1940-1960
King's Norton Cinema, The Green, King's Norton, Birmingham

Interviewer

Richard Wallace

Interviewee

Phil Fawke

Date of Interview

04/12/2014

Location

Birmingham

Transcription

Ah, that's another job I used to have to do when I was a lad, take the news to the Clifton, wait while they showed it and bring it back. Because one newsreel was used between two cinemas and I used to have to go over on a bike to the Clifton, wait there while they showed it then bring it back to the Regal. When there was the Grand National, or the Derby, or the FA football final we used to have to go to Elmdon Airport which is now Birmingham Airport and collect the snippet of the news to put in the newsreel for the Sunday night. They used to print them all and everybody used to have to go to the airport and collect it and add it into the news so that you showed it on the Sunday after the Saturday. Every, every sporting event they used to do that.

Original Format

One-to-one interview

Duration

00:00:27

Bit Rate/Frequency

320kbps

Cinema

Regal/Vue, Portland Place, Leamington Spa
Clifton, 2 Spencer Street, Leamington Spa

Citation

The Projection Project, “Transporting newsreels (Phil Fawke),” Projection Project, accessed May 22, 2019, https://projectionproject.warwick.ac.uk/items/show/429.

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