Our programmes are as varied as our members tastes. A recent example was a presentation of radio, TV and film introduction music.
Some contemporary TV theme music was for Eastenders, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Neighbours and Home & Away; these are heard so often, sometimes you wish you never need to hear them again, but they are infectious! The earlier TV themes included Dixon of Dock Green, Crossroads and Peyton Place.
Surprisingly past theme music can raise memories of earlier times. Our programme consisted of some 1930's and 1940's radio theme tunes, which a few of us could remember, although some of us were infants at the time. The radio of this period featured Dick Barton, Paul Temple and many others. The radio in 1948 included two way Family Favourites on BBC and BFN. I experienced the transmission from blockade bound Berlin, seeing a smiling Cliff Mitchelmore in operation.
The James Bond films provided a memorable collection of theme tunes. They seem endless; Nobody Does it Better, From Russia with Love, and Goldfinger. They left you with an All Time High from Octopussy. The music for films very quickly sets the atmosphere for the plot. Starwars and Dr. Zhivago are examples.
New members and old friends are welcome to come and listen to our programmes on the first Wednesday of each month at 2pm in the Edward Warburg Lounge.
For further information please contact Bob or Kathie on 020 8866 9627
By Train: Pinner Village Hall is a short walk from Pinner Station on the Metropolitan Line.
By Bus: We are a short walk from the bus stops that serve the 183, H11, H12 & H13 buses.
By Car: There is ample parking in the adjacent pay and display Chapel Lane Car Park.