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World War Remembrance

In November 2016 Danny Collman compiled a special edition of our Monthly Magazine containing articles about the two World Wars. He starts with a brief roll of honour of BTNA listeners who served in WW2. This is followed by a series of articles featuring people and events related to the two world wars.
• Songs of WW1 and the reason they were written
• The story of Kate Beaufoy the nurse who became a matron in WW1
• The luckiest soldier in WW1
• Belgian and other refugees who came to Britain in WW1
• The story of the poppy and how it came to be adopted as a symbol of the horrors of war
• How the Cenotaph in London came to be built
• A Remembrance Quiz
• How a Czech boy escaped on the kinder transport in WW2
• Memories of a Spitfire pilot
• The story of a lady who made very special adjustments to some of the parachutes she and her colleagues were making
• John Alexander’s story of his Fireman father
• Family letters from Uncle Jack
• A little girl’s memories of D-Day
• Remembrance Quiz Answers

http://www.btna.org.uk/audio-files/Remembrance Mag Nov2016.mp3 [Download]

 

Tribute to Ian MacLaren

David Widney, the Chairman of Birmingham Talking Newspaper, gives a brief tribute to our late Administrator and Magazine Editor, Ian MacLaren.

http://www.btna.org.uk/audio-files/Tribute to Ian.mp3 [Download]

 

Visually Impaired Target Shooting

David and Ian visit the home of the 49th Rifle and Pistol Club in Saltley and speak to shooters and volunteer coaches.
Part 1

http://www.btna.org.uk/audio-files/49th Rifle & Pistol Club VITS Part1.mp3 [Download]

Part 2

http://www.btna.org.uk/audio-files/49th Rifle & Pistol Club VITS Part2.mp3 [Download]

 

Sophie Fenn

Sophie talks to Ian about the loss of her brother to pancreatic cancer and about the charity ‘Team Zeemon’ she set up in his memory.

http://www.btna.org.uk/audio-files/Sophie Fenn.mp3 [Download]

 

The Big (& Little) Hoot 2015

Ian takes us on a tour of the city centre to meet some of the owls that are on display in August and September 2015.

http://www.btna.org.uk/audio-files/Birmingham Big Hoot 2015.mp3 [Download]

 

Selly Manor

Ian talks to Nicki Lupton, Learning and Interpretation Officer at Selly Manor Museum, who tells us about her work and the Museum, part of Bournville Village Trust.

http://www.btna.org.uk/audio-files/Selly Manor.mp3 [Download]

 

Bournville Village Trust

Ian visits Bournville Village Trust and talks to the Chief Executive Officer, Peter Roach.

http://www.btna.org.uk/audio-files/Bournville Village Trust.mp3 [Download]

 

Birmingham Hospital Broadcasting Network (BHBN)

Ian talked to Anita Shah and Dave Horton, both directors and presenters of this Birmingham charity.

http://www.btna.org.uk/audio-files/BHBN 2015.mp3 [Download]

 

Birmingham Vision

Ian talked to Shazia Begum, the Community Development Manager of this Birmingham based charity.

http://www.btna.org.uk/audio-files/Birmingham Vision.mp3 [Download]

 

Calibre Audio Library

Ian’s interview with James Beston, the Events and Communications Officer of Calibre Audio Library

http://www.btna.org.uk/audio-files/Calibre Audio Library.mp3 [Download]

 

Birmingham Cathedral’s 300th Anniversary

Ian’s interview with Very. Rev. Catherine Ogle, Dean of Birmingham Cathedral. It is the 300th anniversary of the Cathedral’s consecration this year.

http://www.btna.org.uk/audio-files/Birmingham Cathedral.mp3 [Download]

 

Ben Fogle

Ian interviews Ben Fogle at the Camping, Caravanning and Motorhome Show at the NEC.

http://www.btna.org.uk/audio-files/Ben Fogle.mp3 [Download]

 

Matt Baker

Ian interviews Matt Baker at the Camping, Caravanning and Motorhome Show at the NEC.

http://www.btna.org.uk/audio-files/Matt Baker.mp3 [Download]

 

New Guide Dog User

One of our listeners, Mohammed Rashid, took on a Guide Dog last August which is quite a thing in the Asian community. This interview is his story.

http://www.btna.org.uk/audio-files/Mohammed Rashid Jan2015.mp3 [Download]

 

Hate Crime

Valuable information from PC Gary Stack of West Midlands Police

http://www.btna.org.uk/audio-files/PC Gary Stack Hate Crime.mp3 [Download]

 

Fraud

Valuable information on what frauds are taking place and how to avoid them from DPC Mark Calvert of West Midlands Police.

http://www.btna.org.uk/audio-files/Fraud Incidents.mp3 [Download]

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