On Vintage Day, Sunday 17th September, there’s a chance to watch a fascinating film of events and other aspects of the town through eight decades of the last century. The forty minute movie will be screened three times during the day at 11.00am, 2.15pm and 3.00pm in the Regal Lounge at the Wymondham & District Ex-Services Social Club – and admission is free.
The film has been put together by Richard Hitchins using footage from filming in the town in the past. Subjects range from the 1937 Coronation celebrations and carnivals in the 1960s to the BBC Antiques Roadshow staged in the Leisure Centre in 1995. A piece from 1964 about the Friday sale on the old saleground, which stood on a site between Bridewell Street and Fairland Street, now occupied by the Health Centre, is particularly entertaining. But there’s much more!
During the day projectionist David Oldfield will be happy to take visitors up to the projection box and show them the original Kalee 12 projectors, which are still in situ there. Any queries please ring 01953 603517.