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My grandad's film of Switzerland

My grandad, Sam Hanna, who died in 1996, aged 93, was an amateur film maker, who filmed mostly old dying crafts for educational purposes, and for posterity.
Him and my grandma used to holiday in Switzerland back in the (I think) 1950's, and came to love the country.
They were made honorary members of the Swiss Society in Hebden Bridge, near their home in Burnley Lancashire.
I thought the Swiss bit may be interesting to some of you. You'll have to fast forward to the last quarter of the film to see the relevant bit, you may need to be a little patient to get to it.
Btw, I am actually on the film somewhere, (not the Swiss bit) but I'm not saying where!

http://www.nwfa.mmu.ac.uk:591/samhan...cid=113&-find=
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Aw! Can't watch it on iPad.
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Re: My grandad's film of Switzerland

thank you for sharing it.

This is always very interesting.
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Re: My grandad's film of Switzerland

Hi!

Thanks for sharing this - so important! I would love to use this at school in the mountains with my children. We are doing a unit on Switzerland then and now but I can't get the film to run. Any ideas?

Thanks!
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Re: My grandad's film of Switzerland

Hello Hannah's auntie! Thank you for this -I enjoyed it all and found it all very evocative - your Grand father's voice and accent reminded me so strongly of my own grandfather's and the way he always referred to his wife as *Mrs. Hanna" reminded me that my grandfather and father (and mother) always called their spouse Mr/Mrs... when speaking to anyone outside the family! Were you on the film eating a rolled-up oatcake? I've never met you but guessed that could be you! Thanks again ! Glenda.
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Hi!

Thanks for sharing this - so important! I would love to use this at school in the mountains with my children. We are doing a unit on Switzerland then and now but I can't get the film to run. Any ideas?

Thanks!
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You may need to download Quicktime player.
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Hello Hannah's auntie! Thank you for this -I enjoyed it all and found it all very evocative - your Grand father's voice and accent reminded me so strongly of my own grandfather's and the way he always referred to his wife as *Mrs. Hanna" reminded me that my grandfather and father (and mother) always called their spouse Mr/Mrs... when speaking to anyone outside the family! Were you on the film eating a rolled-up oatcake? I've never met you but guessed that could be you! Thanks again ! Glenda.
What a lovely reply!
Yes that was me (!), I'm the one in the middle, with my elder and younger sister.
I must admit, I feel very moved watching the film, I was very close to my grandparents, we all were. My grandma was lovely, a very loving, funny, modest lady.
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Re: My grandad's film of Switzerland

I can`t make it work ,but I hope you have this on CD for save keeping
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I can`t make it work ,but I hope you have this on CD for save keeping
We were told by the Northwest film archive that we can have any of my grandad's films put onto CD, but I don't know if anyone in the family has.
Thanks for the reminder, I must do something about that.

ps You may need Quicktime player to view the video.
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Thank you so much! Your grandad's film is charming
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Re: My grandad's film of Switzerland

I am sure someone hier in EF can help you with
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Re: My grandad's film of Switzerland

I have Quicktime and I can't get the film to play either.
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Re: My grandad's film of Switzerland

For all those having problems watching the video, have you exhibited sufficient patience? There is almost 10secs. of blank screen and dialogue, before any video is displayed.
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For all those having problems watching the video, have you exhibited sufficient patience? There is almost 10secs. of blank screen and dialogue, before any video is displayed.
You could be right, I hadn't thought of that .
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For all those having problems watching the video, have you exhibited sufficient patience? There is almost 10secs. of blank screen and dialogue, before any video is displayed.
contrary to popular belief, i do have more patience and attention span than 10 seconds.

all i get is a big blue Q where the video should be.
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My grandad, Sam Hanna, who died in 1996, aged 93, was an amateur film maker, who filmed mostly old dying crafts for educational purposes, and for posterity.
Him and my grandma used to holiday in Switzerland back in the (I think) 1950's, and came to love the country.
They were made honorary members of the Swiss Society in Hebden Bridge, near their home in Burnley Lancashire.
I thought the Swiss bit may be interesting to some of you. You'll have to fast forward to the last quarter of the film to see the relevant bit, you may need to be a little patient to get to it.
Btw, I am actually on the film somewhere, (not the Swiss bit) but I'm not saying where!

http://www.nwfa.mmu.ac.uk:591/samhan...cid=113&-find=
Your granddad was the same vintage as my Godfather and 15 years older than Mum. When he did his filming, my granddad in his last years before 1955 did lots of photography. Amazing that your granddad spoke exactly as some of my teachers in autumn 72 in LTC London did !

Bad is that I cannot properly download the film onto my computer. Will give it another try later on
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contrary to popular belief, i do have more patience and attention span than 10 seconds.

all i get is a big blue Q where the video should be.
Although you have Quicktime Player, which is piggy-backed with iTunes, if you don't specifically download it, you need a Quicktime browser plug-in to watch Quicktime content through a browser ..... which should also be included in Quicktime download and updates.

Depending on which browser you use, and if you checked/unchecked it's installation, you may find that you're missing the browser plug-in. Worth checking in your browser plug-in list.
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Exactly my problem.
The voice recordings come over but not the film as such
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Exactly my problem.
The voice recordings come over but not the film as such
The image doesn't come up until after the introduction.
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