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Exciting news on the horizon for the Reso…

Sometimes things take time to come to fruition… sometimes decades.

Over fifteen years a small and dedicated team in North Wales have been working on developments to the Reso book in other formats.  It has been a long and twisting road but we will shortly be able to announce some exciting news about developments… watch this space. 

These two characters give a flavour of the sort of support we have been receiving… 

The great Jimmy Mc Govern and the incomparable Ian Puleston Davies! 

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I did… you can! My life in 45 minutes

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I was recently interviewed by my good friend Phil Crompton for his I did… you can podcast. 

What the podcast revealed about me was both surprising and encouraging. I had viewed my career as something of a train crash with forces beyond my control derailing me at various points… I had not realised that others viewed it differently and I came away form talking with Phil with a much more positive attitude.

Listen to the podcast here… 

David Hughes I did… you can. 

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Rhyl in the early sixties…Gareth William’s childhood.

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This video brings back very pleasant memories for me of the Rhyl of my youth.

The little boy featured in the cine film is my old friend from secondary school Gareth Williams and I would say that this film was taken in 1960/61.

It features the hairdresser’s, the Marine Lake, Punch and Judy and the Beach, just as I remember them when I used to go to the fair with my family on Easter Monday.

Gareth was a gentle soul who is alas no longer with us. He followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the Merchant Navy.

I first came across this film a few years ago when Mrs Gaynor Williams, Gareth’s mum, gave us permission to use it as part of a community film and documentary. Mrs Williams retains the copyright on this film.

Gareth Williams as a child in early sixties Rhyl

Rhyl Reflections… extract from a community film

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A few years ago I was involved in the development of a community film with TAPE which brought together memories of Rhyl in its heyday.

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See an insight into those times here… Rhyl Reflections 

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All images courtesy of Tape Music and Film
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