Category Archives: Britain

Britain, especially England, especially Hertfordshire.

A Walk Around the East of Hemel Hempstead Redux


 

Original YT playout date: 25 April 2009
Duration: 58:59

Which is precisely what it says on the tin, whatever that means. See our marvellous industrial estate, Grove Hill, Highfield and Adeyfield as well as Leverstock Green, a place so posh it sets your accent back three hundred years.

This version has has part of the sound track of the original version replaced following a copyright claim by WMG. Although that copyright claim affected only 2 minutes of this hour long programme, containing numerous original observations about life in contemporary Britain and the history of the region being treated, it was considered sufficient to blank out all the other 58 minutes of audio also. The available option of audioswapping (which I do use on occasion) was not suitable as I would have lost the speechlines here, and there is also no available audioswap for a film lasting nearly an hour.

Thankfully I was able to re-edit the saved copy of the first film – it’s not seamless, but it’s better than the alternative, and I can keep the series whole.

The use of a handful of Telegraph frames I believe is fair use, as no account of Hemel Hempstead would be complete without a few words on the Buncefield explosion – the largest explosion in peace time Europe. I am happy to acknowledge the Telegraph website as the source of these images. I endorse it as the best UK newspaper site and look at it nearly every day.”
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Berko Revisited


Original YT playout date: 28 February 2009
Duration: 14:26

It’s Berkhamsted revisited, on a request by a disgruntled resident of that town, who didn’t like my last footage.
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Bovingdon Revisited


Original YT playout date: 23 February 2009
Duration: 23:27

More footage from my recent visit to the UK. We have fun in the car.
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Sika deer in Ashridge


Original YT playout date: 10 February 2009
Duration: 39:12

“I can’t belive you you film this, let alone make other people watch it afterwards, REDICULOUS!” wrote one commentator. Nevertheless, I am enjoying watching it afterwards, as it has my parents on and little Sophie’s voice, which otherwise would be lost for ever as my parents are gone, zichro baruch, Sophie hi gdolah achshav, and this will never happen again. So even if someone doesn’t like it, I don’t really care too much. I like it. Yeah, it’s a pity that the video cam is blurred, but that’s what I had. Some people see the world like that anyway, because they don’t realise that they need glasses. Just as some commentators comment like that because they don’t realise they need more brains.
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Burnham Beeches Hotel (Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S3 E 17/18)


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Original YT playout date: 21 December 2008
Duration: 16:30

Part seventeen was actually put up after eighteen, beat that!
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Kings Langley (Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S3 E 18/18)


Original YT playout date: 20 December 2008
Duration: 1:02:04

I have uploaded this out of the playlist order by accident. I thought I was uploading the last Not The Tommy Boyd Show. Hence you hear me saying this is my last UK one, but there still is one more UK one.
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Greenwich Meal Time (Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S3 E 16/18)


 

Original YT playout date: 13 December 2008
Duration: 36:18

Greenwich is the place for mean time, but there was nothing mean about the meal we had here in the Painted Hall at Greenwich Naval College! Dinner is served!
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On the Thames to Greenwich (Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S3 E 15/18)


Original YT playout date: 2 December 2008
Duration: 46:55

When Nicole Kidman was asked if she would like to take part, she apparently retorted that she had had “”enough short cruises to last a lifetime”.

Joking apart, now is the time for all good accountants to come to the aid of the pa-a-arty, as we board the Silver Sturgeon and make our way along Old Father Thames to Greenwich.
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Passing the Banner To China (Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S3 E 14/18)


Original YT playout date: 23 November 2008
Duration: 14:56

The closing of the London conference and the passing of the banner to China which was to take over the Conference the following year. Unfortunately I didn’t go to that, but I did go to the Beijing Baker Tilly one some years later.
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Young Musical Talent (Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S3 E13/18)


Original YT playout date: 19 November 2008
Duration: 39:09

Here we see some of the most promising young musicians from around the world, nurtured under the tender care of Sir Yehudi Menuhin’s School in England.
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Guildhall (Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S3 E12/18)


Original YT playout date: 15 November 2008
Duration: 30:34

In this twelfth part of the third UK series, we visit the Guildhall, an historic building in which the Lord Mayor hosts his banquets and courts in the second largest banqueting hall in the realm. See also statues to heroes from Britain’s past, and the imperial yard and foot measures, which are kept here.
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Managing Cross-Cultural Business (Uncle Davey’s Herts Content S3 E11)


Original YT playout date: 3 November 2008
Duration: 45:21

Our colleague Jean from Belgium gives us the benefit of his years involved in resolving cross cultural issues in business, and a jolly good stand-up act it is! We all appreciated this, as you can tell. Read the rest of this entry

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