IN CONVERSATION
with Paul Furey

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

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FEATURED EDITION: MARK WHEATLEY
talking to Paul Furey

Professor Mark Wheatley, Mill Lane resident, PCC Chair and ace mower driver chats with Paul Furey.
 

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MORE PROGRAMMES!
Here’s a selection of the conversations we’ve enjoyed recently. Just click the “Listen Now” buttons.

The programmes will play through SoundCloud.

MICHAEL MOTT
Michael talks to Stuart Knowles about his life as a judge, his colonial adventures, his thespian past and how he found Feckenham

PETE LAWTON
Pete the Meat, our nearest quality butcher, gives an insight into his popular shop, his struggles and his imminent retirement

MARK WHEATLEY
Professor Mark Wheatley, Mill Lane resident, PCC Chair and ace mower driver chats to Paul Furey.

GARY CRELLIN
Former Feckenham Curate, now Vicar of Powick, Gary is notorious for bringing Darth Vader into church….

GILLY COOPER
Dr Gilly tells of her upbringing in Scotland, her training as a GP and her life and work in Redditch - and as an advisor in times of Covid

ARTHUR BRASSINGTON

 

A lifelong Feckenhamster with a love of the countryside - and a few tips on rabbit cuisine

THE PULSFORDS
Antonia and John chat about their arrival in Feckenham, their life at Forest Cottage - as well as life before Feckenham

LEN BURLEY
After 83 years living in Feckenham. Len shares his memories and stories. Some surprises, some sad and others amusing.

WYN BEYNON
Not many Parishes have a former bus driver as a vicar - but Feckenham did. Wyn tells of his past life and his present vocation..

ARTHUR HIND
Arthur tells of his long career as a professional photographer. He’s had adventures on the high seas and he runs an ironing shop - expect the unexpected with Arthur!

ALAN JONES
Alan tells Stuart Knowles about life in Feckenham in the 1960s, his experiences abroad and his career in public service.

JANE BULL MBE
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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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.

SHIRLEY HARMAN
Shirley recalls her close contacts with The Beatles, keeping goats, pantomime stardom, walking the Great Wall and her love of Feckenham.

OLIVER WHITE
Oliver tells all about his brief fling with Brigitte Bardot, his childhood amid the barrage balloons and his career at the BBC - he was a racing driver as well

PETER MASTERS
Born in the house on The Square where he now lives, Pete reveals the secrets of life in Feckenham 70 years ago…

DORIS BURLEY
Doris was born in the house, 60 High Street, that she lived in until 2018. Vivid memories of 80 years in Feckenham. 

JOHN CALVERT
Captain of Industry, Musical Maestro and Shop Saviour. John tells of his life here and there - a proud Yorkshireman and Feckenhamster

DICK CHURCHLEY
Local historian and musician Dr Richard Churchley talks to Colin James about his life and works..

MORE TO COME...
More conversations will be added as they’re recorded. If you have any suggestions for subjects please let us know: radio@swansbrook.com