F. G. Bullen (50) was electrocuted in 1923 and placed in his coffin before the undertaker noticed that he had not in fact died from the several electric shocks administered. Officials had to take him out of his coffin, place his unconscious body back in the electric chair, and shock him again before the undertaker would agree to remove the body from the death chamber.
10 I remember this as if it were yesterday. You'd sit through the whole programme waiting to see if your personal favourite would be played. Music still ringing in my ear to this day are 'Peter and the Wolf', 'Ugly Duckling', Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer', 'She'll be coming round the mountain', 'The Runaway Train', 'Teddy Bear's Picnic' 'Nellie the Elephant', 'A windmill in Old Amsterdam', 'Sparky the magic Piano' and my favourite...'Tubby the Tuba'! The list is endless!
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