History in Kent => General History => Topic started by: BygoneMedway on July 04, 2017, 19:43:30

Title: Making of Kent 1976
Post by: BygoneMedway on July 04, 2017, 19:43:30
To good not to share. A wonderful short film from the BFI.

http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-making-of-kent-1976/
Title: Re: Making of Kent 1976
Post by: pr1uk on July 06, 2017, 07:59:30
Great viewing indeed
 :)
Thanks for passing it on



Peter
Title: Re: Making of Kent 1976
Post by: Rochester-bred on July 10, 2017, 16:47:44
1976 best year of my life, got married early `76 had my son end of `76 and was pregnant through the drought.
Title: Re: Making of Kent 1976
Post by: alkhamhills on July 10, 2017, 17:06:57
1976. my youngest son born in that heatwave in June, only matched couple of weeks ago. Seriously hot!!
Title: Re: Making of Kent 1976
Post by: Roseann on January 01, 2019, 23:21:56
1976 I remember that year well I bought my first house ,my first car ,got married the beginning of that year and had my first child late that year ,remember the summer and the drought well.
Title: Re: Making of Kent 1976
Post by: lutonman1 on January 04, 2019, 15:10:10
For me, 1976, was indeed very, very hot, but on cycling home from work,
I had to Kill thousand`s of LADYBIRDS, littered all over the roads, pavements, & everywhere....
Title: Re: Making of Kent 1976
Post by: Beachbum on January 04, 2019, 20:07:55
That summer, I was working at Dover Eastern Docks. That enabled me to purchase a new Suzuki GT550 triple motorcycle.
The highlight of that summer was meeting my hero "Barry Sheene" and sitting on his race bikes. He was such a lovely guy and had the time to chat.

I also started to Marshal at Lydden Circuit race meetings. 43 years later, I am still a volunteer Marshal at Brands Hatch.

Also, memories of the 69 Motorcycle Club in Dover and meeting Father Bill. This was at The Old Endeavour Pub. At that time all the Ferry traffic passed by the Pub, so became a stopping point for many Bikers.
Title: Re: Making of Kent 1976
Post by: johnham on January 06, 2019, 12:53:44
1st of June 1976 ...camping near Rosedale Abbey N.Yorks....It SNOWED ! Should have stayed in Kent.
Title: Re: Making of Kent 1976
Post by: Mickleburgh on January 06, 2019, 14:53:08
It used to be an established fact that when and wherever we went on holiday, it rained. Summer `76 we returned to Kent and, fair enough, it did not rain - but it was the one and only week that year that was cloudy!
Title: Re: Making of Kent 1976
Post by: AlanH on April 06, 2019, 10:24:58
I wasn't in the UK in '76 but did return in April '77 after 5 years away. And it snowed on the top of Blue Bell Hill where we'd taken the kids to look out over the Kent countryside. :(
They thought it was great but I didn't. :)
AlanH.