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Ballistic Buns

Bobby Baker


Ballistic Buns is a brief fragment of Bobby Baker’s research into her own family history focusing on mental illness, family survival techniques and the impact of war, unhappiness and frustrated ambition on subsequent generations.

This 10-minute piece involved tales of the Vicar of Byker, the Ballistic Engineer, the Life Long Anorexic, the 16” German Howitzer named affectionately ‘Big Bertha’, capable of blasting plenty of folk to smithereens in the First World War, the Dambusters of the Second World War and a Tasty Ending.