for a Special Very Limited Edition print
our screening of Some Like it Hot on Saturday 30th
April, we are delighted to be holding a raffle for a very limited
edition print of 'Clear for Take Off' by the painter Bob Murray.
The print is number 7 from a strictly limited edition of 20.
It features a fine study of Marilyn Monroe 'ready for take off'
in the cockpit of a Spitfire.
Murray served in the RAF and flew Beverley and Britannia aircraft.
After leaving the RAF he worked in Civil Aviation, again as
a flight engineer, flying DC8 and Tri-Star aircraft. A self-taught
painter, Bob has established an international reputation as
one of the foremost aviation artists in the world, with paintings
in collections in Europe, the Far East and the United States.
His limited edition prints may be found for sale at prices anywhere
between £250 and £800.
are very grateful for the generosity of Biggar resident Jim
Jeffery who has very kindly donated the limited edition print
to Biggar Little Cinema for raffle at our screening.
his own words, Jim gives some of the background to the painting:
Murray and I joined the RAF as apprentices, both aged 16 (and
a half!) in September 1946, both to study as what was then known
as Engine Fitters - or to be correct Fitters 2 E. We studied
at RAF Halton for three years, and, then to finish our apprenticeship,
at RAF St. Athens in Wales. It was whilst at St. Athens that
we both transferred to Aircrew with Bob as Flight Engineer,
as which he saw out his full service, and me as a trainee Pilot
Bob retired from the RAF, he joined civil airlines as Flight
Engineer serving on several types of aircraft. After we went
our separate ways on Aircrew training, we kept in touch, in
particular at the reunions of our Apprentice entry, and also
when visiting each others' area."
provided the print and Jim had it framed...."so still a
partnership after seventy years!"
is £6, with tickets available from Hamiltons Newsagents
and at the door on the evening, subject to availabilty.
of the best-loved comedy films of all time and one of the true
classics in the history of film. Plus full supporting programme!