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Ralph Dewey

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Windy Blow
« on: May 12, 2008, 03:38:32 AM »
Hello UK Twisters,
I'm working on some balloon history and need some information about Windy Blow.  Windy Blow is the clown name for Dave Cecil who is also Charles Cole.  Since he was from England, maybe you can dig out some information about him.  Here is what one Internet site said about him.

Charles Cole/David Cecil (Windy Blow)
1910 - 198?
A pioneer of British film cartoons, but later known as television's first balloon act, twisting balloons into animal and other shapes
http://www.swalwelluk.co.uk/picpages/pic-radioc.html


Any help would be appreciated.
Ralph Dewey
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Graham Lee

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Re: Windy Blow
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2008, 10:33:06 PM »
Ralph

Just got back from the Magic circle & tried to get details on;
Windy Blow, Charles Cole & David Cecil. There was nothing in the search engines about any,
will try again when the man who know's everything is back next week but as they say dont hold your breath.

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Re: Windy Blow
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008, 08:46:48 AM »
I found this http://www.fulltable.com/VTS/h/hero/119.jpg sounds like a great man
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Ralph Dewey

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Re: Windy Blow
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008, 01:19:24 PM »
Quote from: "Dave"
I found this http://www.fulltable.com/VTS/h/hero/119.jpg sounds like a great man

I've seen that magazine article as well.  I'll bet his biography would be very interesting.  I've searched all over the Internet for information about him.  Since he was the first to do a balloon act on British TV, are there physical records or books about the early days of the BBC that can be checked?
Dewey
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Re: Windy Blow
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2008, 10:44:13 PM »
A lady work with has mentioned Windy Blow to me, she says she saw him perform when she was  a little girl and her sister was made a model by him. She is off for a couple of weeks but when she is back I will ask and see what I can find out
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Re: Windy Blow
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 06:48:41 PM »
I remember Windy Blow appearing in Scarborough. .as a child. .He was friendly with my Dad who was a 'Sparky ' at the theatre he appeared in. .
We knew him as Uncle Charlie..
Unfortunately I cannot remember the theatre's name. .Does anyone know of it..