Roy Vickers — Film Maker

On Wednesday 18th January our members enjoyed a morning of films presented by a local Menstonian Roy Vickers.
Back in the 1970s Roy spent a holiday on Jersey filming the Flower Festival. This proved to be very successful and became a turning point in his career. He was soon covering weddings , decided to take up filming professionally and together with the assistance of his wife has spent the next forty years producing DVDs on a wide range of subjects.
His presentation to the Forum covered seven diverse films from an appreciation of the tiny Dales village of Hubberholme, the manufacture of cricket bats from felling the tree to the finished article, Jersey Zoo and it’s involvement in preserving endangered species, the work of a farrier and Portrack House near Dumfries, an interesting insight into the blending of modern ideas and sculptures into a landscaped garden.
There were also two short, but very amusing short films entitled “The Handyman” starring the presenters 2 year old grandson getting to grips with assembling a flat-pack cupboard and “Don’t give up “ an amusing cameo urging people of a certain age never to give up on enjoying life.
Our next meeting on February 1st will be a talk entitled “The Village Butcher” given by Frank Wright.
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