Tramp of the Show
It's time to get out the costumes folks... Celebrating the 1915 film 'The Tramp', Bangalow Show is having a Charlie Chaplin look-a-like competition! Little Tramp of the Show is open to all ages and will be judged at 12 noon on Saturday 21st November

Silent movie competition. Want some ideas and inspiration check the trailer below of the movie event that will be on Friday 20th night.

The Marvellous Corricks .


In October of 1913, the Bangalow Show Society bought a "thoroughly up-to-date" cinematograph or 'moving picture plant' for three hundred pounds. The Show Society held Picture Shows in the A. & I. Hall on a regular basis for many years, as a fundraiser for the Show. These would have been silent films until the advent of 'talkies' in the late 1920's.

This year is the 116th annual Bangalow Show, and the theme is '1915 the Home Front'. 
To both celebrate that very innovative decision by the Committee and to introduce an exciting new event as part of our theme, the Bangalow Show Society is holding a Silent Film Competition.

Film makers of all ages the opportunity to take part, to tell a story that can be universally understood, no dialogue! and ONLY THREE MINUTES long!

The rules & guidelines are simple:
            Format -mpeg
            Ensure all content is your own
            Must be suitable for viewing by all ages - family friendly
            May be either black & white or colour
            Film may be animated
            Film must have at least three title cards - an Intro card (with film title, film-makers name), at least one in the middle and one at the end (credits)
            Genre suggestions - Slapstick, Horror, Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction

Selected entries will be screened during the Bangalow Show, Friday 20th November 2015 in the Moller Pavilion.

Judges will be selecting winning entries based on four categories: Story, Cinematography, Editing and Acting. All judges decisions are final.

Entries to be delivered to
Bangalow A. & I. Society
Att: Noel Jeffries
P.O. Box 35

Entry fee: Primary Age $5.00
                           High School Age $10.00
        Open $10.00
CLOSING DATE - Monday, 16th November 2015
Further details - www.bangalowshow.com.au
Contact - Noel Jeffries 0423 275 356 or Show Office 02 6687 1033



Silent Film Entry Form

Entry Form - Download pdf file
Homing Pigeons
As a tribute to the 100 000 homing pigeons donated by the pigeon fanciers of Britain for use by the U.S. Army Signal Corps in France during World War I, there will be a poster display in the Poultry Pavilion with amazing stories such as 'Cher Ami's'...
A visit to the Poultry Pavilion is a must during the show, where there will be plenty of pigeons on show & many more stories like this one.
Cher Ami
One of the most noted carrier pigeons from WWI was named Cher Ami – translated Dear Friend. This pigeon, in the autumn of 1918, spent several months on the front line and flew 12 vital missions. It is believed the most important message, however, was carried on 4 October 1918.
The day before, US Army Major Charles Whittlesey and 500 of his men found themselves trapped in a small hollowed area on the side of a hill. They were surrounded by the enemy. Many of the men trapped were killed or wounded on the first day. By day two, just over 200 were alive and unwounded. Major Whittlesey sent out a number of pigeons to inform his commanders, not only of his position, but alert them of how dangerous the trap was.
The following day, Cher Ami was the only pigeon he had left. That afternoon, the US sent some protection. The only problem was they were unsure of the American’s exact location so some of the artillery they were firing was landing right on top of Whittlesey and his men. The Major wrote a quick note instructing the men firing the artillery guns of his location and asking them to cease. The message on Cher Ami’s left leg simply said,
"We are along the road parallel to 276.4.Our own artillery is dropping a barrage directly on us.For heaven's sake, stop it."
Cher Ami became the hero of the 77th Infantry Division. Army medics worked long and hard to save her life. They were unable to save her leg, so they carved a small wooden one for her. When she recovered enough to travel, the now one-legged bird was put on a boat to the United States.
She was awarded the Croix de Guerre Medal with a palm Oak Leaf Cluster for her heroic service in delivering 12 important messages in Verdun.