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Jul 2021 28 15:00

You know you are old when...

Image This should bring back memories for some of the older members. The youngsters won't know who Jack Hargreaves is.


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I remember Jack Hargreaves, I always liked his calm relaxing voice explaining farm and country life -Like.png-
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Keyolder, do you also remember Oliver Kite? He has a tribute to him on his channel.


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No I don't remember Oliver Kite, I was probably out playing football when that was on -Neutral.png-
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Listening to that clip, his programmes were only broadcast on Southern TV, unlike Jack Hargreaves which were broadcast nationally.

So only an exclusive number of Southerners ever got to see Ollie Kite. Such a shame as he was making programmes before Jack I think. It was if Jack followed in his footsteps.

He has a few B/W clips of Ollie Kite on his channel. I don't know who the guy is, but he must have worked with Jake and Ollie in his younger days to have such rare and personal clips.

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I remember Jack Hargreaves very well because my old History teacher when i was at school in the 70s was the spitting double of him. I loved History from that particular teacher especially WW2 because he was a fighter pilot during that war and used to tell us some great true life stories and there would be a complete silence as he had us in the palm of his hand. He was also a renowned local historian and started a magazine called The Northumbrian which is still going strong and now his daughter is running things and she has been on TV loads of times in different programmes as an expert in particular Antiques road trip. Jack Hargreaves was another that used to have you in the palm of his hand with his softly spoken voice. Thanks CT i enjoyed watching that.
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Jack Hargreaves site was a couple of miles from my house when he passed he left it to the Scouts
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Remember shouting to Ollie Kite whilst waiting on the level crossing behind the southern tv studios. That was in the mid sixties. I think that makes me officially old -Gobsmacked.png-
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Wasn't Jack Hargreaves the inspiration of Bob Flemming from the fast show.
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Oh yes i remember him very well on TV and actually saw him at the Southall horse market fair in West London, no hairs and graces just a down to earth guy. -Thumb_up-

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