This film is about Alexander Stevenson (1885-1916) first cousin of the filmmaker back three generations
Alexander Stevenson died on the Somme battlefield on the 9th December 1916.
The very day he died and lay on the battlefield, his wife Isabella delivered his second child. Naturally he was also called Alexander.
The photographs are original and show Alexander Stevenson with his wife and daughter Margaret who was born in 1914.
Alexander Stevenson is buried in Ovillers military cemetery, France. In the grave next to him is the son of Harry Lauder.
This film is called BINGLETY, BANGLETY, BUMPETY as the filmmaker's daughter fell down the stairs when she was just a toddler. She broke her arm. What is notable is that she fell at 11am on the 11th November 2001. Never to forget - that was what Rachel's fall was about.
'Binglety, Banglety, Bumpety' was how the mice were described falling down the stairs in our favourite episode of Bagpuss.
Disclaimer: this film is based on the true story of Alec Stevenson. The film does not represent any organisational view, only that of the filmmaker. There are some visual and music clips in this that the filmmaker has not sought permissions. It is hoped, that in the honour of those who died for us in any war, that such an ommission can be excused.
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