TEACHERS AND CIVIL SERVANTS HIT THE STREETS

Tens of thousands of workers left their classrooms and offices today to protest about the latest changes to the pensions. Primetime Media cameraman Simon White was on the streets recording the peaceful protestors who were equipped with banners and a message of “no ifs, no buts, no pension cuts!”

It’s the most serious challenge levelled at the coalition government yet.  They have stated that the current pension set up is simply unaffordable.  So they want public sector workers to pay more into their pensions and work for longer.  Having increased redundancies and spending cuts, the new pension reform seems to be the last straw for the nations teachers and civil servants.

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WWI REPLICA FLIES FOR AERIAL VIDEO SORTIE

Video recording from the DH2 wingtip

The Lincolnshire skies were filled with the powerful throb of a kinner engine today, as the Airco DH2 replica of Wickenby Airfield flew for a video sortie.

There are no surviving examples of the WW1 DH2 and this replica Hublot was built in the 70s for film work. It languished untouched in a shed for several years until Gerry Cooper of Vintage Skunk Works obtained it in 2008. Gerry rebuilt this aircraft taking great pains to tension the wires correctly so it could both turn to the left and right inflight. Gerry said “It’s difficult to fly and it has taken us two years to get it rigged properly. During the First World War there was a period called the Eindecker Scourge caused by a small German aircraft able to fire guns through the propellor. So the British came up with their own idea, as they couldnt fire through the propellor, they decided to put the engine behind the aircraft and that’s what you see.”

In cockpit footage and chase plane visible behind

The DH2 replica panerai is one of only two flying in the world, the other being in the Omaka Aviation Heritage Collection in New Zealand. The aircraft remains at its base at Wickenby, now in the hands of the airfield owners, and is flown and displayed by Stewart Smith. Primetime Media have been aiding Stewart in his collection of video and photographic footage. He hopes to use this to generate funds to help keep this magnificent aircraft flying long into the future. If you would like to offer support then please contact Stewart Smith.

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NEW ARCHIVE DVD ON LOOK NORTH

Peter Levy introduces DVD archive film

The launch of our new DVD series produced with the Lincolnshire Film Archive has been well received with local TV news features being aired.  BBC Look North recently presented a two minute package detailing the fascinating content of this film and talking to DVD researcher and narrater Alan Stennett about an era gone by.  ITV’s Calendar News also featured the new DVD series showing much of the historic archive with scenes across the county.

Alan Stennett – researcher and narrator

During an interview Alan Stennett stated “Getting yourself on film then was very rare, very unusal and very expensive.  So what is for us utterly commonplace to them was really new and really special. You really did think ‘crikey I’ve made it, I’m on film'”.  With regard to historical seaside holidays Alan explained “There was Dad in his three-piece suit, waistcoat, jacket, trousers, tie heading down on to the beach. His wife following on in a long skirt and almost high healed shoes – that you wouldn’t really expect to see nowadays”.

Down on the beach in full suits

Lincolnshire – A Century on Film DVD Series provides an insight into life in Lincolnshire in the early twentieth century.  Featuring home movies and recordings of state visits there’s film dating from 1901 when cameras were massive, heavy and hand cranked.

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LINCOLN CITY LEAVE FOOTBALL LEAGUE

It was a sad day at Sincil Bank yesterday as Lincoln City lost to Aldershot Town 3-0, condemning them to relegation.  It was the eighth defeat out of the last nine games, prompting manager Steve Tilson to state “We simply weren’t good enough.”

This means Primetime Media’s coverage of the fortnightly home game at Lincoln City has come to an end.  It’s a sad day for cameraman Simon White who has been a steady feature at the grounds for nearly 20 years!  But who knows he could be back in three years time if Lincoln City manage to return to the Football League.

We would like to wish Lincoln City lots of luck for next season.

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GUIDED TOUR OF LANCASTER NX611 ON DVD

Just Jane NX611 as engines start

Lancaster NX611 ‘Just Jane’ is to feature in a new DVD to be released by Primetime.  Filming is just beginning, as talk is afoot that this Lancaster will soon begin the restoration to flight.

Over the bank holiday weekend the Aviation Heritage Centre hosted a model aircraft flying weekend with taxy runs by this wonderful Lancaster.

Our cameras captured the taxy runs, from inside and out, and filmed the excellent array of model aircraft. Over 50 different models were present with members of the Large Model Association travelling from all over the UK to fly and display their wonderful models.

Minicamera being fitted

With a few model Lancasters in attendance, we seized the opportunity to mount a minicamera on a large model flown by Andy Johnson. The flight was successful and provided a unique view from on top of a Lancaster (albeit a mini version) as it flew overhead East Kirkby Airfield and Just Jane.

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TV COMMERCIAL FOR LINCOLNSHIRE

Lincolnshire was put on the map when East Lindsey District Council teamed up with Primetime Media to produce a TV Commercial advertising Skegness, Mablethorpe and Poacher Country! The commercial was produced and directed by Steve White and aired on ITV regional channels across the East Midlands.

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