On Sunday 6 November 2016, 'Return Of The Liberators', the documentary made by Janet Hodgson, our filmmaker-in-residence, will receive its official premiere. The screening will be followed by a sing-song around the piano with World War II veterans at the Kino Teatr, 43-53 Norman Road, St. Leonards-on-sea, TN38 0EQ . The event, which starts at 5pm, is part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Festival of Social Science. 'Return Of The Liberators' is a heart-war
Footage of a Blackpool war veteran will form part of a drivethrough art exhibition in central London this weekend. Film-maker Janet Hodgson captured Jim Baker on camera singing World War One tune ‘Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire’ during a trip in one of the capital’s famous black cabs in 2012.
Now the five minute clip of Jim, who died in April this year aged 93, will feature in Drive Thru, a multi-media exhibition being staged in a car park in Cavendish Square in London. Jan
I, Fast Eddie, would personally like to give the following thankyous for this past year... To our many sponsors, who give constant support, and to those who advertise in our diaries. Without them, our job would be that much harder. What can we say but thank you! To our team of London taxi drivers, all 114 of them. This fantastic bunch of guys and gals support us year in year out. Without these wonderful people who GIVE so much time and commitment, the charity would be at a co
Blog by Janet Hodgson: Here are a few clips filmed during the Victory Party at the Chalke Valley History Festival, attended by the Taxi Charity, who transported several WW2 veterans to the event in Wiltshire on 27 June 2015. Music was provided by the Bombshell Belles and the wonderful London Swing Orchestra, with whom veteran Danny McCrudden sang a few numbers to the great delight of the crowd. The video features dancing by, amongst others, veterans Bill Parr and Peter Kent,
Blog by Janet Hodgson: Last Saturday, the London Taxi Benevolent Association for the War Disabled escorted a group of WW2 veterans, plus entourage, to the small but perfectly formed Chalke Valley History Festival in Wiltshire, where all things historical are celebrated and explored. It all came about following a chance meeting last year between myself and all-round WW2 expert and historian James Holland, who I told about the charity and how I’d been arranging events where the