Christmas

'The Snowman'

By Brian Dungate

Many Brightonians may not realise that there is a Brighton link whenever they hear 'Walking in the Air', the much-loved song from the animated film, 'The Snowman' which is very often screened at Christmas.

Howard Blake, the composer attended Brighton, Hove & Sussex Grammar School in the 1950s. I was fortunate enough to hear his already accomplished playing whenever I visited his house and the nearby St Augustine's Church, where he played the organ and accordingly the music invariably brings a host of additional memories, even though the piece was written later.

This page was added on 20/12/2006.
Comments about this page

And, of course, the snowman and the boy fly over Brighton from their house on the Downs. The Pavilion and the pier are clear landmarks in Raymond Briggs' drawings.

By David Fisher (21/12/2006)

You can also see the Pavilion and the central pier in the animation when they start taking off..

By Liam (21/12/2006)

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