• Short Summary

    Gypsy street singer signs a £10,000-contract for television, radio and stage appearances.

  • Description

    Gypsy encampment, St. Paul's Cray, Kent.

    CU. Danny Purches singing 'If I've got the gypsy in me' with arm round mother's shoulders. CU. Romany playing accordion.


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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:47:01:00 / 01:54:07:00
    UN 2716 D

Comments (2)

  1. Ronnie Purches says

    Hello there. My name is Ronnie Wilfred Stanley Purches and Danny Purches is my uncle. I stayed with him for a couple of days in 1984 and he came down from Sydney to Melbourne here in Australia to visit my his older brother Albert Joseph Purches, my father before my father died and I want to know if I could get some films of my uncle. However, a cousin of mine sent me a cassette of Uncle Danny’s records, or at least some of them and I was wondering if you would be able to let me have some. I cannot contact Uncle Danny as I don’t know if he is still alive and I don’t have contact with many of my father’s family although I might be able to contact some of them on facebook. I have registered my name with British Pathe, but they don’t seem to want me to join them and I have given them my username and password quite a few times tonight but all to no avail. I even have a photograph of Uncle Danny’s mother and father right here by my side and in around 1954/55 I was staying with my…

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    Re, Danny, Hi, I worked with him at a new home sales company Neeta Homes in 1983-88.
    He told me many stories about the good old days. The last I saw him was by coincidence in the Illawarra area driving a white ute filled with garden offcuts and mowers. (about 1990ish)
    I spotted him turning right from the main road, he had a smoke hanging out of his mouth and I've never seen him again. He used to do the occasional show at Bondi Diggers.

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