SELECTION OF PROGRAMME NOTES FROM
1960 TO 2008
The writing of programme notes to accompany each showing was a task carried out for many years by our late chairman, John Woodgate. In the beginning was the manual typewriter, scissors and a pot of glue. Then progress (!) a 'skin' for a Roneo duplicating machine was 'borrowed' and the loan of the machine negotiated. Then the CSCS (Company Social Club Secretary) and BFS member would roll off a batch for distribution at the showing. The company was reimbursed for the cost of materials, eventually, and the CSCS thanked profusely, charmingly. Time passed. Progress. A photo copier and a PRINT ROOM is acquired by the company and put to good use every month by the Film Society. Meanwhile the Roneo is thrown out by the company and reappears in the garage of the CSCS. The husband of this remarkably tolerant woman persuaded her yet again that we can 'make use of it'. For many years John (chairman) assisted by Shelagh cut and pasted the product, gradually developing a professional looking document.
Moving on, we now have an award winning product produced using 21st century computer technology that never involves sticky fingers, tippex or irrecoverable errors with scissors.