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Let Me Tell You: Salisbury
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Let Me Tell You: Salisbury

Let Me Tell You was a BBC West TV series which aired in the mid 1960s.

Each week, presenters Meryl O'Keeffe and Frank Hennig would visit a different town in the South West.

There they'd meet local people and find out what issues concerned them about the area in which they lived.

Broadcast on February 9, 1967 was an edition of the show which saw the pair go out on the streets of Salisbury and hear from locals what life is like in the city.

One of the issues discussed was the argument that the city of the time unnecessarily had two separate weekly newspapers - The Salisbury Journal and The Salisbury Times - which went out on consecutive days and were published by the same company.

Let Me Tell You: Salisbury
"No clothes shops for girls," say disgruntled young women in Salisbury

Elsewhere, a number of teenage girls bemoan the lack of decent clothes shops for hip, young women in the city.

Also angry residents in Churchill Way talk about the fact they are being mandatorily re-housed due to the city council's plan for the building of the Inner Relief Road.

And we find out the story of Vince the German Shepherd, a Post Office guard dog who has been terrorising children, adults and fellow dogs alike in the village of West Tytherley near Salisbury.

Let Me Tell You: Salisbury is a fascinating snapshot of life in the city in the swinging sixties, and will appeal to anyone who remembers the city of the time - or is interested in its history.

Click the link below to view our extensive collection of archive films of Wiltshire over the years.


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