Being a BBC broadcaster for a day

Being a BBC broadcaster for a day

On Saturday 5 March, Thornbury North group had an interesting and enjoyable visit to the BBC Studios for radio and television in Bristol. A group of 16 of us were given a guided tour around the BBC Bristol complex, visiting radio and television studios, especially the Points West studio and also the roof garden from where the weather forecast is often broadcast.

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Year of the English Garden

Year of the English Garden

To mark the 300th anniversary of 'Capability' Brown and in celebration of England's many fabulous gardens, landscapes and events, VisitEngland is promoting 'Year of the English Garden' as a key PR theme for 2016.

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My difficult journey through Facial Palsy

My difficult journey through Facial Palsy

Last week was Facial Palsy Awareness Week and to highlight it, I wanted to share my personal story…

I thoroughly enjoyed my career in education and gave no indication of slowing down. However, one morning I awoke with severe vertigo. I tried to get out of bed but this just instigated a series of vomiting and seizures. The transfer to the ambulance was horrific because any movement exacerbated the vertigo, causing vomiting and further seizures.

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Literary lunch with Dominic Goodwin

Literary lunch with Dominic Goodwin

Having built up quite a surplus of cash in the group's bank account, thanks to a win in the Telephone Treasure Trail and the prize draw for new members at the National Conference in Glasgow last year, Pickering and District members decided to splash out on a lunch date with a local celebrity, actor/director Dominic Goodwin.

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Hilary Hiscox
A really interesting blog, and a great idea how to use funds to benefit members! I am cross that when I tapped to rate it 5 Stars,... Read More
Sunday, 28 February 2016 13:58
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The 'clink clink' of forks, plates and...prison keys

The 'clink clink' of forks, plates and...prison keys

As it was at my suggestion that a party of seven Dartford NWR ladies reserved a table at the ‘Clink’ restaurant in Brixton Prison, I was a little nervous concerning the success of the excursion. The information regarding security was daunting. Everyone remembered to bring some sort of identification but when I reminded them that we were not to have in excess of £50 in cash, a kerfuffle ensued as purses were turned out and bank notes locked away in cars.

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Marilyn Vigurs
We have been to the Secret Diner at HMP Sudbury open prison, which is more like a canteen with friendly service from the inmates a... Read More
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Liz Valette
My goodness me, I didn't know these places existed. This is food for thought, pardon the pun, my curiosity is aroused and my appet... Read More
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Susan Meadows
Have heard that the food and service at Styal is excellent!
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