Legendary star of stage and screen and one of Britain’s foremost comediennes and writers, Victoria Wood, visited the Museum on 12th October last year for filming for a major BBC Documentary. Entitled “A Nice Cup of Tea”, the documentary charts the nations long-standing passion for drinking tea.
One of the ‘strands’ of the programme is focused on Winston Churchill’s comment that we could not have won the war without tea, or ‘char and a wad’ as it was referred to at the time. Hence the request from the production company, Keo Films, for the Museum’s help as a venue for filming and the gathering of some veterans to talk about what ‘a nice cup of tea’ meant to them during their service.
So, YAM volunteers Ray Ashby, with his Royal Navy service background and Ron Stewart, veteran Wellington bomber ground crew, joined our friend Harry “Bluey” Mottershead from 158 Squadron and other veterans for a chat with Victoria over a fresh, strong brew in the ‘NAAFI’, a very appropriate place indeed to share their memories. (See our Facebook page for an image of this.)
The documentary screens on BBC1 on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th April at 9pm and should provide an interesting watch.