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Player’s Past Event

Player’s Past Event

Thank you to everyone who came to our Player’s Past film screening last week! It was a thoroughly enjoyable morning and it was really good to see the film with everyone involved! Here are some of the images taken on the day;

Dr Wendy Freer was chosen to speak about the MuBu Project at Ashby Museum; Ashby 2010 Film for the Future. She is working on this exciting project with Mary Barker who is seated on the aisle seat on the front row.

Bottom left and bottom right, Carol and David Dowsing, top left and top right Nigel and Pat Booth

Clockwise from left, David Fewkes, Graham Johnson, Anne Jackson; participants who contributed to the film

Clockwise from left, Phil Bradley, Graham Hall, Les Revill, Paul Bloomer; Participants involved in the oral history recording for the project completed earlier this year.

Some of the objects from the collection that we had on display at the event.


Player’s Past Film Screening

We had a fabulous turn out on Tuesday, with over 40 people present for the first official screening of our documentry on John Players.  We were joined by people working on other MuBu projects as well as people who have been involved in our project so far.  Wendy Freer gave us an insight into “Ashby 2010″ – once we’d managed to find a lap top that worked!  It was really interesting to see the approach another museum is taking.  Rod Duncan explained his role to the group and will hopefully be writing some blogs on what he discovered on his visit to Nottingham.

Then came the big premiere.  The documentry film focuses on the working lives of a group of people who worked at John Player and Sons from the 1960s onwards.  We’ve acquired some excellent historic film from MACE, and this features in the film, helping to illustrate the buildings and processes that are talked about.  There are some moments of humour as well as a wealth of information – such as Dave explaining he was planning to go to Boots and train as a plumber, but he lost his letter of introduction.

We hope the film will not just appeal to former employees, but to anyone with an interest in local history.  We’ll let you know as soon as the film is linked up to Youtube, which should be within the next couple of weeks.


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