IN CONVERSATION
We talk to local people about their lives and experiences. We’re aiming to create an audio archive to give future generations a picture of the way we live now. The newest edition is here - scroll down for earlier conversations
Radio
Feckenham’s Own local radio station
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2020 Swansbook Radio
LATEST EDITION: DR RICHARD CHURCHLEY Talking to Colin James As editor of the local magazine ‘The Feckenham Forester’, Richard tells of his love for local history and we hear stories of local life in times past from pubs to needle making – and much more besides. Moving to Astwood Bank 40 years ago, Richard tells us about some of the changes he’s witnessed. But more than that, we hear some stories behind the man and hear about his musical talents – including his gigs and musical recordings. One or two surprising connections to other well-known Feckenhamsters and a chance to play some local music on Swansbrook radio
MORE PROGRAMMES! Here’s a selection of the conversations we’ve enjoyed recently. Just click the “Listen Now” buttons. The programmes will play through your default audio player.
MICHAEL MOTT Michael talks to Stuart Knowles about his life as a judge, his colonial adventures, his thespian past and how he found Feckenham
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PETER MASTERS Born in the house on The Square where he now lives, Pete reveals the secrets of life in Feckenham 70 years ago…
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ALAN JONES Alan tells Stuart Knowles about life in Feckenham in the 1960s, his experiences abroad and his career in public service.
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ARTHUR BRASSINGTON A lifelong Feckenhamster with a love of the countryside - and a few tips on rabbit cuisine
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PETE LAWTON Pete the Meat, our nearest quality butcher, gives an insight into his popular shop, his struggles and his iminent retirement
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THE PULSFORDS Antonia and John chat about their arrival in Feckenham, their life at Forest Cottage - as well as life before Feckenham
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JANE BULL M.B.E Parish Clerk Jane talks about her life with Cystic Fybrosis, her charity work and why she got called to the Palace.
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DORIS BURLEY Doris was born in the house, 60 High Street, that she lived in until 2018. Vivid memories of 80 years in Feckenham.
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MARK WHEATLEY Professor Mark Wheatley, Mill Lane resident, PCC Chair and ace mower driver chats to Paul Furey.
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LEN BURLEY After 83 years living in Feckenham. Len shares his memories and stories. Some surprises, some sad and others amusing.
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MARIE MORGAN Feckenham’s most senior citizen is a relative newcomer to the village but she has a wealth of stories and experiences to share.
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JOHN CALVERT Captain of Industry, Musical Maestro and Shop Saviour. John tells of his life here and there - a proud Yorkshireman and Feckenhamster
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GARY CRELLIN Former Feckenham Curate, now Vicar of Powick, Gary is notorious for bringing Darth Vader into church….
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WYN BEYNON Not many Parishes have a former bus driver as a vicar - but Feckenham does. Wyn tells of his past life and his present vocation.
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MORE ON THE WAY More conversations will be added as they’re recorded. If you have any suggestions for subjects please let us know: radio@swansbrook.com
SHIRLEY HARMAN Shiley recalls her close contacts with The Beatles, keeping goats, pantomime stardom, walking the Great Wall and her love of Feckenham
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NEW
Radio
Feckenham’s Own local radio station
2020 Swansbook Radio
IN CONVERSATION
We talk to local people about their lives and experiences. We’re aiming to create an audio archive to give future generations a picture of the way we live now. The newest edition is here - scroll down for earlier conversations
LISTEN NOW LISTEN NOW
LATEST EDITION: DR RICHARD CHURCHLEY Talking to Colin James As editor of the local magazine ‘The Feckenham Forester’, Richard tells of his love for local history and we hear stories of local life in times past from pubs to needle making – and much more besides. Moving to Astwood Bank 40 years ago, Richard tells us about some of the changes he’s witnessed. But more than that, we hear some stories behind the man and hear about his musical talents – including his gigs and musical recordings. One or two surprising connections to other well-known Feckenhamsters and a chance to play some local music on Swansbrook radio
MORE PROGRAMMES! Here’s a selection of the conversations we’ve enjoyed recently. Just click the “Listen Now” buttons. The programmes will play through your default audio player.
MICHAEL MOTT Michael talks to Stuart Knowles about his life as a judge, his colonial adventures, his thespian past and how he found Feckenham
LISTEN NOW LISTEN NOW
ARTHUR BRASSINGTON A lifelong Feckenhamster with a love of the countryside - and a few tips on rabbit cuisine
LISTEN NOW LISTEN NOW LISTEN NOW LISTEN NOW
ALAN JONES Alan tells Stuart Knowles about life in Feckenham in the 1960s, his experiences abroad and his career in public service.
PETER MASTERS Born in the house on The Square where he now lives, Pete reveals the secrets of life in Feckenham 70 years ago…
LISTEN NOW LISTEN NOW
PETE LAWTON Pete the Meat, our nearest quality butcher, gives an insight into his popular shop, his struggles and his iminent retirement
LISTEN NOW LISTEN NOW
THE PULSFORDS Antonia and John chat about their arrival in Feckenham, their life at Forest Cottage - as well as life before Feckenham
LISTEN NOW LISTEN NOW
JANE BULL M.B.E Parish Clerk Jane talks about her life with Cystic Fybrosis, her charity work and why she got called to the Palace.
LISTEN NOW LISTEN NOW
DORIS BURLEY Doris was born in the house, 60 High Street, that she lived in until 2018. Vivid memories of 80 years in Feckenham.
LISTEN NOW LISTEN NOW
MARK WHEATLEY Professor Mark Wheatley, Mill Lane resident, PCC Chair and ace mower driver chats to Paul Furey.
LISTEN NOW LISTEN NOW
LEN BURLEY After 83 years living in Feckenham. Len shares his memories and stories. Some surprises, some sad and others amusing.
LISTEN NOW LISTEN NOW
MARIE MORGAN Feckenham’s most senior citizen is a relative newcomer to the village but she has a wealth of stories and experiences to share.
LISTEN NOW LISTEN NOW
JOHN CALVERT Captain of Industry, Musical Maestro and Shop Saviour. John tells of his life here and there - a proud Yorkshireman and Feckenhamster
LISTEN NOW LISTEN NOW
WYN BEYNON Not many Parishes have a former bus driver as a vicar - but Feckenham does. Wyn tells of his past life and his present vocation.
LISTEN NOW LISTEN NOW
MORE ON THE WAY More conversations will be added as they’re recorded. If you have any suggestions for subjects please let us know: radio@swansbrook.com
GARY CRELLIN Former Feckenham Curate, now Vicar of Powick, Gary is notorious for bringing Darth Vader into church….
LISTEN NOW LISTEN NOW
SHIRLEY HARMAN Shiley recalls her close contacts with The Beatles, keeping goats, pantomime stardom, walking the Great Wall and her love of Feckenham
LISTEN NOW LISTEN NOW