Attention!! JCB employee digs up amateur film collection.


Les Humphries helps Full Circle's quest to preserve the Midlands Screen Heritage.

Another great addition to fuel Full Circle’s film search.

Les Humphries worked at JCB (see the JCB toy in the photograph) and was a keen amateur film maker.
He filmed many local events including the Uttoxeter Carnival and the Rocester Carnival  and football match, dating back to 1977. He also filmed
family outings to London, Torquay, Torquay railway station, Torquay beach and  Denbury Camp.
Whilst in the army, Les was based at Denbury Camp, near Newton Abbot  which was built on a former aerodrome. Building commenced in May 1939 and was  completed on the 15th August 1939. The first soldiers to be based there were members of  the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and they marched into the newly christened  Rawlinson Barracks and 19 days later war was declared.

For more information on the Full Circle project  or to find your nearest participating group please contact:

Curator: Lucie Kerley 


call 0116 252 5931 / 07919 896505


ATV Today: 23.05.1980: Brian Clough and John McGovern

In today’s clip Gary Newbon interviews Brian Clough and John McGovern about the European Cup final between Nottingham Forest and Hamburg which was to be played on 28th May 1980.

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In the Nottingham Forest dressing room Gary Newbon interviewed Forest’s manager Brian Clough and captain John McGovern about their match against Hamburg in the European Cup final. They discuss the loss of Trevor Francis due to injury and admit that they haven’t seen Hamburg play although they know Kevin Keegan and Manny Kaltz. Clough says: “we’ve got a little fat guy who’ll turn him [Kaltz] inside out”.

Source Wikipedia: The 1980 European Cup Final was a football match held at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid, on 28 May 1980, that saw Nottingham Forest F.C. of England defeat Hamburger SV of Germany 1–0. In the 21st minute, John Robertson squeezed a right foot shot wide of Hamburg keeper Rudolf Kargus into the corner of the net, to give Nottingham Forest F.C. back-to-back European Cup final victories. The victory also meant that Forest became the first club to date that has won the European Cup more times than their domestic first division.

The ‘little fat guy’ mentioned in the clip was John Robertson who scored the only goal of the match.

Do you remember this match; Are you A Forest fan? We’d love to hear your comments on the clip.

ATV Today: 19.02.1971: Colin Todd at Derby County

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Today’s clip features one of my all-time heroes, Brian Clough. Being Nottingham born myself but growing up in Derbyshire, I’ve been a Nottingham Forest fan all my life, and Brian Clough lived in a Derbyshire village not far from where I grew up.  My favourite year in Forest’s history was 1991,  and my heroes at the time were Stuart Pearce, Nigel Clough, Neil Webb and Des Walker. I’m not old enough to remember the European Cup era! This clip is from Mr Clough’s Derby County days.
The film we’ve featured today was recorded in ATV Today’s logbook as follows:
Colin Todd has been transferred to Derby County football club for a record cash fee of £170,000. Jeff Farmer interviews Todd with manager Brian Clough and assistant Peter Taylor.

Clip Description

Brian Clough says that he sees ability, class and progress and adds that he first spotted Todd when he was a player with Sunderland and Todd was in the youth side. Jeff Farmer suggests that Todd may be a possible captain for England in the 1974 World Cup but Clough says that “he’s got to get in our side first” and adds that he’s “not good enough to displace Dave Mackay”.

What are your memories of Brian Clough?


MACE Screenings

‘Old Big ‘Ead’ Brian Clough is rapidly becoming a star of the MACE collection and following sell-out shows in Nottingham and Derby we’ll be taking a selection of Cloughie film items into Lincolnshire for an event at the South Holland Centre in Spalding on Friday 14th November.  Come and see film and celebrate the man who led Derby County to the football League Championship and Nottingham Forest to a double European Cup triumph.  Details of how to book a ticket for the event which starts at 8.00pm are here.

It’s also not too late to see a screening from our Worcestershire on Film project which is an HLF funded touring event across the county in collaboration with Worcestershire County Council and 7 Inch Cinema.  The final two screenings take place on Saturday 22nd October at the Number 8 Arts Centre in Pershore at 2.00pm and at the Worcester Guildhall at 7.00pm.  Films on show will range from plum picking in the Vale of Evesham to a man who decided to live up a tree at Powick to avoid the regular flood water.

Brian Clough Event

‘Provided you don’t kiss me, twenty years with Brian Clough’ is an event taking place at the Broadway Cinema in Nottingham at 6pm on 24 June 2008.  Author Duncan Hamilton will be discussing his memories of the late great football manager on stage with Nottingham play write Stephen Lowe.  The event will be followed by a screening of archive film from the archives of MACE of the man nicknamed ‘Old Big ‘Ead’.