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More About Doris, The Aston Martin DB2

Available for static displays ...

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Some of you will know Doris, who is our Aston Martin DB2. Well, she's currently being serviced and made ready for action. Then she'll be out and about again ...

Doris the Aston Martin DB2 will be out and about this summer.

Doris the Aston Martin DB2 will be out and about this summer.

She was built at Newport Pagnell in 1956, and they only made 199 of them, so she's quite a rare beast. Like many of the vintage of 1956, she does need some love and attention to keep her going well.

"She's 4 years older than me, and you should
see my knees these days."

She is available for static displays and will be seen on some stands run by Michael Graham and Co, Estate Agents, where she brings in a great deal of interest as people turn up, take photo's of her, and this gets the name of Michael Graham around the social media. We don't do weddings as the insurance hampers us on that, but for static shows, we're happy to come along.

"Would you like to know more?"

If you'd like to find out more about Doris the Aston Martin DB2 then do give me a call on 01234 241357 or click here to ping me an email and let's see how I can help you.

Until next time ...


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More about David Pibworth ...

David is the owner and Artistic Director of The Arches Theatre in Clifton Reynes near Milton Keynes. Productions are underneath some flood arches on the disused Midland railway line (Bedford to Northampton). It is equidistant from Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes. You bring your food, drink and chairs and enjoy the varied shows that are produced. This year - 2022 - there are 12 productions on throughout the season, from Shakespeare to Ripping Yarns plus a music weekend.

David has been involved in 'Light Ent' for many years, working with Ray Galton and Alan Simpson adapting the scripts of 'Steptoe and Son' and those of Tony Hancock to the stage. He has produced shows for Norman Wisdom (which makes him feel old), Al Murray, and Joe Pasquale amongst others, and also worked in the music business promoting and producing shows with Chas and Dave, Neil Inness, Kenny Ball, Acker Bilk and others of that ilk.

He is also the director of a film school for young people in his home town of Olney as well as supporting many local events.

He recently negotiated permission from Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais to stage a short run of 'Porridge' on stage which proved a success.

This year the annual charity performance at The Arches Theatre will be the last of 'Ripping Yarns' by Michael Palin and Terry Jones, with the profits being donated to The National Brain Appeal' for research into dementia as David's father and uncle died of it, as did Michael Palin's friend and writing partner Terry Jones. Last year they raised an astonishing £10,000 and are hoping to get somewhere close again with the support of audiences and sponsors.

David also has a stage hire company and his wife Julie runs a livery yard, so they are surrounded by horses, dogs, light entertainment and and a 17 year old daughter.

He plays in a comedy jazz band and collects strange props such as the Spitting Image puppets of Denis Thatcher and Alan Bennett, the child catchers bike from the stage show of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and various other 'things' all of which he sells to raise money for the Arches Theatre, although he always finds it hard to part from these props. However as the theatre receives no funding at all, he is always devising ways to keep it going! Sponsors are always welcome!


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