Great new Will Hay video!

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    Martin Mobberley

    The Will Hay Appreciation Society have just uploaded a short video about Will’s astronomy. It’s a very nice piece of work and features Dale Holt with Will’s old Newtonian.



    Dr James Dawson

    Fascinating video, thanks for sharing Martin.


    Nick Hewitt

    What a lovely tribute! I knew more of his astronomical interest than his film work (before even my time) but this was very nicely put together. Recommended!

    Gary Poyner

    Many thanks Martin.  Excellent video.


    Tom Moran


    Absolutely brilliant! I thought I was on my own enjoying Will Hay films..obviously not.

    Thank you.

    Tom Moran

    Tony Angel

    This was interesting. I enjoyed it very much.

    If anyone wants to read the book mentioned it is available online at

    Tony Angel.

    Nick 2E0LUN

    Thanks for sharing that link Tony …. reading it makes me want a physical copy to join such books as Ouse’s Silent Tide by C.F. Farrar  and  Amateur Astronomer’s Handbook & Observational Astronomy for Amateurs by  J.B. Sidgwick,  Thanks to Martin too  for the Video link , Yes I still enjoy Will’s films too 🙂

    Mike Scarisbrick

    Thank you Martin and the Will Hay Appreciation Society. I particularly enjoyed the the motor and belt driving the RA axis of the 1.5 ton 12.2 inch reflector. From an age when all things mechanical started with an unguarded rotating cylinder and belt, this is one belt I wouldn’t have minded standing next to when it snapped.

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