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Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on November 18, 2019, 06:05 AM:
Here are a few images from the weekend (I'm sure others have better photos than these)
From the dinner and raffle, a fantastic evening.
The raffle prizes, I won one.
More to come..
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 18, 2019, 06:19 AM:
Thanks Graham. It was nice to see you there 😁 I will post m'y pictures tomorrow night or Wednesday.
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on November 18, 2019, 06:23 AM:
Thanks Dom, I needed a reply to post more.
The B&H projector used for the evening show
The convention on the Sunday, film heaven
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 18, 2019, 06:37 AM:
Graham, it seems that the third picture of your first serie has not been loaded.
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on November 18, 2019, 06:50 AM:
Yes I noticed that Dom but all the pictures are there that I wanted so I think its just repeated text I will delete or sort. I would add this isn't the easiest forum to post pictures and if there is a problem going back on the browser deleates everything and have to re-post.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 18, 2019, 06:56 AM:
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on November 18, 2019, 07:15 AM:
A few more of the ones I resized.
Bob checking the GS1200 before the first show
The audience waiting for Bob to lace up the first reel of films
Back in the main hall
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 18, 2019, 07:31 AM:
I don't remember that Beaulieu. Maybe it was sold quickly or I was distracted.
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on November 18, 2019, 07:39 AM:
I think it was the table in front of the main entrance.
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on November 18, 2019, 07:47 AM:
That Guy looks just like Shorty! (... )
Posted by Nigel Higgins (Member # 4312) on November 18, 2019, 03:53 PM:
It is shorty he was there.
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on November 18, 2019, 03:58 PM:
-he said as much when we were at CineSea a couple of weeks back.
(We'll need him back before Springtime, of course!)
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on November 18, 2019, 04:16 PM:
Shorty was pushing for us from the UK to go to Cinesea. He provided a film for the Saturday daytime shows, which I later bought from the Bring and Buy.
It was good to see him again.
I'll upload some of my photos tomorrow.
Posted by Steve Klare (Member # 12) on November 18, 2019, 06:17 PM:
That sounds like him:
-Ten years ago Shorty was pushing for us from the US to go to CineSea.
(Turns out he was right!)
Posted by Lee Mannering (Member # 728) on November 19, 2019, 02:45 AM:
Really nice pictures and good to see our Shorty.
Posted by Melvin England (Member # 5270) on November 19, 2019, 04:07 AM:
Lee - Your absence was noticed by a number of people. Just letting you know that you w e r e missed.
Hope the health improves for Farnworth and Blackpool 2020
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on November 19, 2019, 09:09 AM:
Allow me to give my unending love and respect to our colleagues, friends and dear mates overseas who always make me so-welcome - Simon, Nigel, Uncle Bob, Lee, Melvin and everyone - Drinks and Cheers all-around - Yes, I'm continually asking you to attend our show and for the others here to bask in the wonderful glow that is Blackpool - Special thanks and love to Elaine Guest, who not only held firm the reigns of the show, as we always remember David's memory, making us all so proud and for bestowing an honorary membership on me - I extend my best wishes and love to all - Stay well, in-touch and again, if there is anything I can do for anyone, don't hesitate - What a grand time it is always is, so much to learn and discover all through the courtesy and kindness of you dear people - Cheers and Blessings, Shorty
Posted by Paul Barker (Member # 4318) on November 19, 2019, 10:02 AM:
Joe. it is a great pleasure having you here.you are such a friendly person. i have nothing but respect for yourself and all those who travel from afar to join us. we are all there to be around like minded people and have such a fun weekend. which indeed we do. it will happen all again next year(date to be confirmed). it is the support of helpers, collectors, and dealers that keep it going. long may it continue.
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on November 19, 2019, 11:55 AM:
I would be remiss if I didn't thank Adrian Winchester and David Watson for keeping it all together and making sure we're in line, LOL - Listening to these two gentlemen speak on topics and all is indeed worth the pleasure of their companies - Certainly planning towards the next one - Cheers all, Shorty
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on November 19, 2019, 02:35 PM:
Here are the first 5 photos from me.
The sunny Friday of arrival.
The famous Blackpool turned on for the weekend (not for us but for the live TV contest "Strictly Come Dancing")
Shorty and a German attendee(whose name escapes me) study the raffle prizes.
Adrian prepares to asks questions in the quiz.
Quiz finalists line up for the "sudden death" final question.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 19, 2019, 03:29 PM:
It's Oliver, a forum member 😀
This is not the first picture I took since it was displayed on the Sunday but it's the first I wanted to post as the Friday night projection which started the event was preceeded by a thougt for David Guest. Of course I haven't known David as well and as long as others have but enough to appreciate him. I first started to get in relation with him as a customer and I have always been satisfayied with what he sold me. He sent me some pictures of organs which seemed to be one of his other interests. When I told David I intented to come to Blackpool, he kindly sent me his phone number and offered to come to pick me up at the station (which of course I declined since I knew he would be very busy with the organization of the convention). Although he had many things to manage, David Always took time to talk to me (and to others). It has been a great sadness when he annouced his illness. The fact that he decided, knowing he was at the end of his days, to keep on with the Blackoopl convention and spend his precious time with and for us tells something about the man. I cannot thanks enough those who made possible the continuation of the event that matters so much for David. I know it's a lot of work ; the North French Cine Fair of Roubaix didn't survive the death of the organizator, which is a shame. From where he is, I'm sure David Guest is happy to see that the 2019 edition of the Blackpool convetion was a complete success.
The Friday night show was a 16 mm one. Shorty is admiring the Siemens projector that belongs to Nigel (the man with the hat).
The lightning and the sound were improved and much appreciated by the audience.
Nigel found those extenders that fit all the Siemens models but are rare since they were expensive when new.
Audience is arriving, Eldorado with John Wayne and Robert Mitchum will be screened soon.
I finally met (forum member) Oliver (from Germany) I heard so much about from (Belgian) forum member Bruno. Very nice friendly guy.
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Posted by David Watson (Member # 3614) on November 19, 2019, 06:24 PM:
great to see you at Blackpool for the whole week-end and to spend time and meals with you,always a pleasure and of course our other overseas visitors Joe,Oliver our latest friend from Berlin,Germany and all the Guys from Norway and Sweden.Liking the photos you have posted, if I may I will e-mail you some of my photos for you to post on the Forum if you would be so kind,contact you shortly.Thanks.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 19, 2019, 06:37 PM:
I was very happy to see you again, David. I will of course post your pictures with great pleasure.
I didn't want to miss a minute of this show, neither.
Jim used a 16mm projector and Nigel a super 8 one.
Some of the films showed. As one can guess, since the projection lasts for several hours, a large variety of subjects were shown.
Guess who let that on the table
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on November 20, 2019, 02:25 AM:
Thanks for the name reminder, Dominique, I'm blaming my age for forgetting. Here are some pictures of the main event.
Plenty of 16mm.
And plenty of attendees.
Considering we were at the Grand Hotel I thought this would have sold early on.
Bob gets ready for a film show with his Elmo GS1200 Xenon.
And by the way the reason for the missing picture in the first post is that the link is not complete Hopefully this will show it
So it was a repeat of part of the link, not a new picture.
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Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 20, 2019, 01:42 PM:
The appealing sign of the Saturday night dinner.
I like the plate glued on the projector box.
The box in which the tickets for the raffle are put.
Shorty was very motivated.
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on November 20, 2019, 02:12 PM:
Excellent photos. Dom I notice Lights Out and the Stars appear for the Saturday screenings, so can you (or others) remember other films that were shown during the day.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 20, 2019, 03:55 PM:
Impossible (for me, at least) to remember all the titles but among others : Santa's Pocket Watch, a Wallace & Gromit cartoon, a Little Rascals short, The Red Balloon, Pathe newsreels, musicals…
To avoid posting pictures too looking the same than those already shared by other members, I will go straight to the Sunday.
The queue. I was the first one
An opportunity to have a chat with three of the Scadanavian visitors (from left to right on the picture). I'm sorry I don't remember their names (if someone can enlight us…).
The gentleman carrying films is (forum member) David Skillern.
Posted by David Watson (Member # 3614) on November 20, 2019, 03:57 PM:
Some of the films shown on the saturday all day film show were
1.Santa's pocket Watch cartoon
2.Johnny Appleseed Disney 600' cartoon rare in this country
2.The First of the few designing and testing the spitfire, Leslie Howard.
3.A Grand day out Wallace and Gromit
4.Madagascar Penguins A Christmas Caper
All super 8.
Perhaps others who were at the shows could add more here.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 20, 2019, 04:20 PM:
In another room, "uncle" Bob enjoyed us with no less than two super 8 projections. The last film screened was a digest with excellent colours of the british film Genevieve.
From left to right : Melvin (if I'm not mistaking), Shorty, Nigel, David and Jim.
That's all for this year. By the way, if anyone wants to use one of my photos (or more), feel free to do so and don't hesitate to ask me to send you the original sized one(s) by e-mail as you may loose quality by downloading directly from the site.
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on November 21, 2019, 12:16 AM:
Thanks Dom and David for those film lists. An excellent mix, wish I could have attended the screenings.
Posted by Brian Fretwell (Member # 4302) on November 21, 2019, 02:50 AM:
Another film shown on Saturday was the Edgar Kennedy short (supplied by Shorty) "Man Over Mouse". It was in the bring and buy Sunday and I now have it.
Here are some more pictures.
Another angle on those 335mm machines.
Films for the auction.
The auction in full swing.
Though there had been rain during the day we could still have a "As the sun sinks slowly in the West, we say farewell to another enjoyable Blackpool Convention" photo.
Posted by Melvin England (Member # 5270) on November 21, 2019, 03:44 AM:
Another of the Saturday films starred The Little Rascals in Divot Diggers......courtesy of Shorty I believe!
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on November 21, 2019, 08:38 AM:
Believe it - Cheers, Shorty
Posted by Greg Perry (Member # 5177) on November 21, 2019, 08:41 AM:
Many thanks to all of the fine folks attending Blackpool 2019 who took the time to take pictures and share them here!
For those of us who could not be there, the pics sure show what a fantastic event it is.
Posted by Douglas Meltzer (Member # 28) on November 21, 2019, 10:12 AM:
Just amazing! Congratulations to all who took part in this incredible show. The all day screening of films sounds ideal.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 21, 2019, 10:31 AM:
David Watson sent me some pictures he took during the three days for me to post them here. These pictures are from the Friday night and the Saturday projections. Enjoy.
Jim, Shorty, Oliver and...Dominique.
Nigel and Jim.
My camera cannot take pictures from a screen, so thanks David !
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 21, 2019, 01:10 PM:
Here are other pictures sent by David Watson
Posted by Mathew James (Member # 4581) on November 21, 2019, 01:36 PM:
that is one huge reel of film! I wonder what film was on that?
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 21, 2019, 01:46 PM:
The film was El Dorado.
More photos from David Watson :
Simon and Oliver.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 21, 2019, 06:45 PM:
Here are the last pictures sent by David :
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on November 21, 2019, 07:18 PM:
Wow, what great pics of this obviously fabulous event! Thanks to all who posted the pictures. Did Bill Davison get to talk about his years with Movie Maker ?
Posted by Graham Sinden (Member # 431) on November 22, 2019, 12:25 AM:
Yes he did for about 5 minutes before Bob's last film show. We was also informed of a DVD about Bill will be released sometime next year.
Posted by Joe Caruso (Member # 11) on November 22, 2019, 10:57 AM:
I want to wish Keith Wilton the best, he wasn't there. Dear man, quite knowledgeable and very pleasant - Understand his wife was under the weather, so Keith I do send best wishes to you and family - Hope to see you again soon - Cheers, Shorty
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 22, 2019, 11:59 AM:
David Watson sent me other pictures.
This serie starts with Oliver in front of the raffle table.
The first winner of the raffle.
The first ticket drew the first ticket.
Four of the Scandinavian visitors.
Posted by Mal Brake (Member # 14) on November 22, 2019, 01:58 PM:
Shorty, I had an email from Keith saying his wife had suffered a very bad fall (Mrs Wilton has severe arthritis) so he couldn't attend this year. Keith suggested he may not go next time either which would be a shame given all he has done to further the hobby.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 22, 2019, 02:09 PM:
I'm so sorry to hear that about Keith and his wife. Hope everything will improve for them.
More pictures from David.
The projection after the Saturday night dinner.
Simon, happy to be there as all of us.
The Sunday super 8 projection.
Posted by Oliver F. R. Feld (Member # 1911) on November 22, 2019, 02:37 PM:
All these amazing photos take me immediately back to this marvelous Blackpool event! Thank You all for making every second unforgettable!
Can’t wait for next year...!
Posted by Rob Young. (Member # 131) on November 22, 2019, 03:58 PM:
Keith Wilton is a legend in the world of Super 8.
The whole world and history of Super 8 is in my DNA.
It's so great to see that it's continuing.
Simon, I'm sorry if I upset you. Please feel free to message me direct if you like and we can talk. I'd like that.
Blackpool looks better than ever thanks to you guys.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 22, 2019, 04:02 PM:
Hope to see again in 2020, Oliver
More pictures from David :
The food at the hotel is excellent. I didn't stay there but attended the Saturday dinner and ate at the hotel on Sunday night (and also bought the light lunch available on Sunday in the hall at a very reasonnable cost).
The last picture sent by David.
Posted by Dominique De Bast (Member # 3798) on November 24, 2019, 03:12 AM:
Other pictures sent by David
David Watson and Bill Davison.
I hope that "uncle" Bob will provide us shows next year as well.
David Guets was with us during those wonderful three days.
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