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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

MIDDLEWICH, THE TOWN AND ITS FESTIVALS




This Diary Entry was originally published on the 14th December 2011.
Updated 25th July 2012 with a direct link to the Youtube video
Updated 19th March 2013 on the very sad announcement of
the death of Nigel Jay

Middlewich, The Town and its Festivals is a promotional video which has been produced on behalf of the Town Council by Nigel Jay Robson of Jaymedia. Many people will remember Nigel as simply Nigel Jay, presenter of BBC North's North West Tonight a few years ago. Personally I'll never forget him because in the late eighties he presented my serialised short story The Jolly Boatman as part of his show Jaywalk on BBC Radio Stoke. Sadly BBC North-West announced on the 19th March 2013 that Nigel had passed away suddenly at his home in Stockport.
Nigel Jay  Robson Photo: Jaymedia
The video, as I mentioned before when only the preview was available, makes this town look like a million dollars and features excerpts from the MFAB Festival, the World War II Weekend, the Romans in Middlewich Festival, the Middlewich Transport Festival and the Norman Middlewich Festival, not forgetting scenes of Middlewich at Christmas.
If you used to live here, you'll wish you still did; if you live here and have yet to realise what Middlewich has to offer you'll be amazed. and if you've never been here you'll really really want to.
There's a catch-line in this amazing video which could have been made for the Middlewich Diary:
'Here's a town in the heart of Cheshire, which has more to it than you might have thought...'
- Dave Roberts

WATCH THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE

JAYMEDIA WEBSITE

NIGEL JAY HAS DIED - GUARDIAN REPORT




2 comments:

  1. That is a very sad announcement. Nigel was very much a part of our MFAB in the early days, and not just as a visitor to do interviews and filming - but stayed in town on his boat too. Often staying up rather late enjoying music sessions with us until the early hours.
    He also wrote a very thoughtful reference for me personally on Linked In! Always a warm welcome on his boat if you were passing and he wasn't too busy! Liz Rosenfield former MFAB Director.

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  2. Thanks Lizzie. Yes, Nigel will be greatly missed. Our condolences to his family and friends.

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