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Man with hand up puppet

One of the 1940s characters wandering about on Salt Day in Droitwich


Man with hand up puppet

One of the 1940s characters wandering about on Salt Day in Droitwich


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A wonderful picture Bill. I love the suit, the hat and what a great tie.
Bill Phillips: I think Chris should get a tie like this to go with his colourful shirt
Looks like the girl watching the girlie tie rather than the puppet...
Bill Phillips: I got the feeling she was ignoring him totally smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Oct 2011, 01:32
Mel Gibson?
He looks a little thin.
Bill Phillips: That's rationing for you
i see you are using the thumbnail options extensively smile nice image
Bill Phillips: It is one of the changes to shutter I really like grin
I'd be a little wary of a man who has a pinup girl on his tie, doing puppet shows for little girls...
Bill Phillips: He has probably been CRB checked (criminal reords) so we can rest easy
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Oct 2011, 06:53
This looks to be a very dodgy state of affairs...
Bill Phillips: Perfectly innocent, just your everyday spiv
Oh, a nice scene, and I like to play with hand up puppets! What did Yellowbear say to the little girl? And what shall I say about the tie? I had suggested him to wear Chris' red braces!
Bill Phillips: I had glove puppets when I was a child. I think red braces would have looked good but then Chris' trousers might fall down
Smooth operator ...
Bill Phillips: i feel sorry for the puppet
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 14 Oct 2011, 09:51
Then Happy Salt Day as well as Happy Boat Friday Bill.
Bill Phillips: I shall sing Salty dog thus combining the two
Ooh! Playing with children and wearing that tie - gives me the heebie jeebies.
Bill Phillips: All perfectly innocent really Mary. He is supposed to be a 1940's spiv!
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Oct 2011, 10:05
What is Salt Day, Bill? And does it always bring out characters like this?
Bill Phillips: It started a few years ago and as Droitwich has been famous for salt since Roman times it seems like a good idea, especially now as the canal has finally reopened as well. It seems there is always a bunch of 1940's characters whatever event is on in town. still it adds to the fun
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Oct 2011, 10:13
Its not the Puppet on a String I remember!! smile
Bill Phillips: no indeed it isn't! Ange has an old LP of Geno Washington and the Ram Jam band!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Oct 2011, 10:23
A Vargas tie for a children's entertainer - a strange choice, but I guess he was more concerned about the theme of the day than the connotations.
Bill Phillips: I must admit a spiv as a puppeteer is a tad unusual.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 14 Oct 2011, 10:52
MMM what to look at
Bill Phillips: concentrate on the tie vintage
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Oct 2011, 11:19
Talking to little girls, while having his hand up the backside of a teddy bear - very dodgy.
Bill Phillips: Having his hand up a teddy bear's backside made Harry Corbett a lot of money
An image open to interpretation, Bill. If we didn't know what the context was, it would appear to be rather sinister. So sad that something so innocent can be misread in that manner.
Bill Phillips: All quite innocent Beverly. We have this annual Salt Day (Droitwich was famous for salt and brine cures) and usually there are a lot of 1940's themes going on. Old cars, military stuff and people dressed in 40's clothes. You are right though that these days there is so often suspicion about anything anybody does! The guidelines for doing Father Christmas are enough to put you off!
He looks a bit like Dirty Den from EastEnders doesn't he. I'm having a problem getting a video in the narrative area like this again, the instructions you sent a while back don't seem to work since the updates to SC, are you still doing it the same way?
Bill Phillips: Actually he does ! Yes i am still doing it the same way. However, Youtube seem to have a new embed code and you can opt to go back to the old one. try that.
  • DrAW!
  • United States
  • 14 Oct 2011, 16:31
Hey there's a bear on YellowBear's blog.

I've been away for too long. Apparently we didn't all move to Facebook. Some of you kept blogging.
Bill Phillips: Hi doc! Good to hear from you. I do post stuff on facebook now and then but i love good old shutterchance!
I agree with Elizabeth's comment Bill... my mother told us to be aware of such charactersgrin.... great tie though....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Poor bloke. He was only trying to entertain
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Oct 2011, 22:15
It's Prince Philip! I wonder what Liz makes of his tie?
Bill Phillips: hahahaha!! He's a silly old sod
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Oct 2011, 22:23
He seems to be captivating his audience smile
Bill Phillips: She doesn't look that impressed to megrin
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Oct 2011, 23:02
Love the tie! Is it Sooty? I can't imagine most kids these days being very impressed with a glove puppet!
Bill Phillips: I suppose it is. I hated sooty when i was a kid!
Can you let me know how you inserted the video, what settings, I cannot seem to get it working... is there a special subscription needed
Bill Phillips: I will send you a guide i did a while back. I think you have to be registered on Youtube but it is free

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