Sunday, April 06, 2008

The Midweek Midget

We haven't had any midgets cluttering up the Fylde and Wyre Antiquarian for a while, which is probably why we've been losing viewers faster than Dr. Who when Bonnie Langford was in it. So, hold on to your hats devotees of diminutive Victorian oddities, it's time to rectify the situation with this mid-week bonus offering. And for those of you who don't have access to broadband, don't worry, it's only short (joke copyrighted to Bob Monkhouse circa 1876):

9 comments:

Andrew said...

British Pathe is a fantastic site. I have had a couple of good Australian finds there.

Brian Hughes said...

I wouldn't know about that, Andrew. I nicked this particular film from Phil Barker's Photobucket collection.

Feral Beast said...

I liked it.

Brian Hughes said...

Mr. Beast,

I prefer Bugs Bunny myself, but this little film has a charm all of its own I reckon.

Feral Beast said...

off topic, I just saw a bronze socketed celt axe head made on Time Team.

Brian Hughes said...

Mr. Beast,

I thought Tony, Mick, Phil and Carenza were supposed to dig things like socketted celts up out of the ground, not make them themselves. That's cheating.

Jayne said...

That's all well and good but it's giving FB ideas about creating a kiln in which to melt bronze now!
There's only just so much room on a suburban house block, ya know LOL!

Ozfemme said...

creepy little midgets....

Brian Hughes said...

Jayne,

I thought your house was built on the site of an old blacksmith's. There should be a suitable kiln buried underneath your garden somewhere then. Just get the offspring to dig it up. There's plenty of money to be made in smithying.

Bella,

That's no way to speak of Jayne and Feral Beast.