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Simey: Historic Hereford

From GIs dancing in High Town in 1942 and on into the New Elizabethan era: this is a true celebration of the city of Hereford from the austere 1940s right into the 'swinging' sixties.

Home movie 1940 35 mins Silent

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Captioned as covering the years 1936 to 1963 this compilation of film shot be the Reverend E.G.T. Simey actually begins four years later with views of the bitterly cold winter of 1940. The Home Guard are then seen parading through Hereford, which is followed by the less formal side of the military typified by scenes of American soldiers dancing with local women in High Town and around Cathedral Close: "Oversexed, overpaid and over here"?