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Signpost 22 (21 September)

Welcome to our latest signpost. We hope you enjoy our selection this week which ranges from enjoying crosswords and debates to corn dollies and Meryl Streep!

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During this week 83 years ago, The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien was published, 65 years ago, ITV launched, and 39 years ago, Belize declared independence from the United Kingdom.



  • 60 years ago this week was the first televised presidential debate, which was between U.S. presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon. You can watch the debate here.

  • September is harvest time and part of this tradition is the creation of corn dollies. You can find out more about them here and you can find a useful guide to make your own corn dolly here.


  • When was the last time you did a cross word? Have you ever made your own? Watch this fantastic video on how a crossword is made.


  • Meryl Streep Is well known as a serious actor in films such as the ‘Devil wears Prada’, ‘Sophie’s Choice’ and ‘The Hours’. As well as dramas she has made a good selection of comedy films but this video shows some of her best scripted and unscripted funny bits!

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