Helmdon WEA branch have made a film called "Helmdon 1999
- A Year In The Life Of A Village". It was shown to members
in April and over 200 Helmdon residents in June. The filmmaker,
Richard (Willy) Watson, has been highly praised for his
work in putting the film together, which portrayed the activities
in the village throughout the year - the Carnival, the Remembrance
Day service, the pantomime, the school sports, the Women's
club meetings, and so on.
The film has been made for posterity, for people to look
back at in say, fifty years time, and find out what made
a village "tick" at the turn of the millennium. It will
be sent as a video disc to the Parish Council and to the
Northamptonshire Record Office, together with a typescript
to explain more about the activities.
Willy Watson had the support of the local studies group,
Judy Cairns, Cec Harrold, Audrey Forgham née Harwood,
Val and Stuart Moir, Jean Spendlove and Liz Woolley.
It may still be possible to obtain a copy of the video at
the price of £12. Please contact Audrey Forgham. Cheques
to be made payable to "WEA Helmdon Branch".