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Old 09.10.2012, 11:25
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Hi Hannah

I was born in Hebden Bridge !!

My Mum always spoke of the Swiss loving Hardcastle Craggs as it reminded them of home

There was an annual visit to the town I seem to remember?

Great movie and strange how I now love Switzerland !!

Some fantastic movies on the archive!!

A wonderful legacy.

Mike
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Re: My grandad's film of Switzerland

dag nabbit.. I can't watch it here ( no Quicktime )

mrs. G and I will have to watch it home and see if we can spot little H'Auntie
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I'm from Halifax, so not far from Hebden Bridge. Love the film
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Re: My grandad's film of Switzerland

Amazing bit of film, Thank you so much for sharing it.

Just like listening to my hubbie's grandpa (he was from Bacup), a very similar style of speaking, he talked of 'going into Yorkshire' in the same way.....
I hope you've got copies of his other films too, make a wonderful change from family photo almums!
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Hi Hannah

I was born in Hebden Bridge !!

My Mum always spoke of the Swiss loving Hardcastle Craggs as it reminded them of home

There was an annual visit to the town I seem to remember?

Great movie and strange how I now love Switzerland !!

Some fantastic movies on the archive!!

A wonderful legacy.

Mike
Wow! We used to go to Hardcastle Crags for a family day out, in fact somewhere is one of my grandad's films of us all, me aged about five, mum, dad, sisters, cousins, auntie and uncle, the highlight being my big sister falling into the river off the stepping stones!

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In my sister's hand-me-down dress (would never have chosen red myself!)

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I'm from Halifax, so not far from Hebden Bridge. Love the film
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Amazing bit of film, Thank you so much for sharing it.

Just like listening to my hubbie's grandpa (he was from Bacup), a very similar style of speaking, he talked of 'going into Yorkshire' in the same way.....
I hope you've got copies of his other films too, make a wonderful change from family photo almums!
I used to go to a keep fit class above the swimming baths at Bacup!

I think my grandad's accent was bordering on Yorkshire as he was born and bred in Burnley, it's amazing how there are subtle differences in accents even from town to town (like the Swiss dialects here I suppose).

We used to love watching films of ourselves when we were children, grandad would set up the screen in the living room and we'd squeeze together on the settee (what we called the sofa in those days), like our own personal cinema!
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What a very interesting film and I just love listening to your granfather's accent.

I'm from Holmfirth in Yorkshire and my Grandmother used to speak about going across into Lancashire in just the same way.

I was particularly interested in the Hebden Bridge part of the film as my uncle(who was only an amateur film maker) had some film of the Swiis picnic too. He and my aunt had spent many holidays in Switzerland in the 1960's and 70's and were invited along to the annual picnic. I think my aunt still has the films at home along with lots of film of their travels too. I know that they transferred some of the footage of us as children to video when my uncle was still living but I'm not to sure about the rest. I'm going to make sure I find out now.

We also used to go to Hardcastle crags for days out and on the video of my uncle's film the is a bit where I also fall into the river crossing the stepping stones.

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What a very interesting film and I just love listening to your granfather's accent.

I'm from Holmfirth in Yorkshire and my Grandmother used to speak about going across into Lancashire in just the same way.

I was particularly interested in the Hebden Bridge part of the film as my uncle(who was only an amateur film maker) had some film of the Swiis picnic too. He and my aunt had spent many holidays in Switzerland in the 1960's and 70's and were invited along to the annual picnic. I think my aunt still has the films at home along with lots of film of their travels too. I know that they transferred some of the footage of us as children to video when my uncle was still living but I'm not to sure about the rest. I'm going to make sure I find out now.

We also used to go to Hardcastle crags for days out and on the video of my uncle's film the is a bit where I also fall into the river crossing the stepping stones.
What an amazing coincidence!!
Are we related?!
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What an amazing coincidence!!
Are we related?!
Don't think so but you never know! My father came from a very large family.

It has inspired me to ask my auntie Bessie (yes I really do have an auntie Bessie) what happened to all the old films. We used to love watching them as kids and the only bits I have copies of are the embarrassing ones with me in them.
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