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Burslem Saturday Audio CD
Burslem Saturday is a recording of Pre war Burslem in Rhyme and Story on a CD format Recorded originally at the studios of BBC RADIO STOKE brought to you by Staffordshire Film Archive.
Includes introduction by Len Barnett
"I grew up in Middleport, in the same labyrinth of back-to-backs and alleys where Bennett spent his youth, an within sight of the Golden Angel top Burslem's Town Hall. Mountains of 'potters shards' - a feature of the district - were my Himalayas, and the Mersey Wever Canal with its horse barges, 'boatees' and forested crateyards overlooked my Gran's house - a waterway I would not have swapped for the Amazon. I remember the Six Towns most foundly the way they were before the War. The 'potters' themselves are little changed, the old cynicism, humour and values prevail." - Len Barnett 2003.
1 Burslem Saturday Richard Masters
2 Thumbnail Sketch Peter Legge
3 The Knocker Up Joan Bennett
4 Clocking In Eric Ball
5 St Josephs Gordon Broomfield
6 The Gypsies Alison Townsend
7 Red Wednesdays Richard Masters
8 Waiting Turns The Company
9 Killer Pits Peter Legge
10 The Price of Coals George Goodall, Eric Ball, Richards Masters, Peter Legge
11 The Poor Lads Joan Bennett, Judith Franklin, Alison Townsend
12 Vincent Riley Eric Ball
13 St Paul's Churchyard Peter Legge
14 A Professional Woman Judith Franklin
15 The Staffordshire Bull George Goodall
16 The Allotments Eric Ball
17 Haircut Gordon Broomfield
18 Middleport Wedding Judith Franklin
19 The Bread Lads George Goodall, Eric Ball, Richards Masters, Peter Legge
20 Fat Emma's Lobby Alison Townsend
21 Wakes Gordon Broomfield
22 By Appointment Joan Bennett, Judith Franklin, Alison Townsend
23 The Potters of Stoke Peter Legge
24 Gifts Richard Masters
The readers of from he Stoke on Trent Repertory Theatre, introduction and links by Ray Johnson.
Recorded at the Studios of BBC Radio Stoke - Recording Engineer Arthur Wood. Music by Douglas Seville recorded at the Clockhouse Studio, Keele. Production engineers Toby Wilson, Cliff Bradbury. Published by Hood and Broomfield 2003.