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Village Life: Great Shefford

Village Life: Great Shefford
Transmission details
6 Apr 1987 at 19:00
Mike Matthews this week visits the village of Great Shefford. It lies 7 miles Northwest of Newbury on the A338, in Berkshire. The programme has 3 tracks. On Track 1, Mike makes 2 interviews: 1- To a village policeman Bob. He talks about his job. He introduces himself to the people in the village and works together with the school to help the school children. 2- In the middle of the village, we find the Ivy House Antique Shop. Matthews talks to Jenna who runs the shop. She explains that antique is everything that is more than a 100 years-old, and talks about specific pieces. On Track 2, Mike Matthews records 3 interviews: 1- The oldest resident in the village, Bill. He was born in 1891 and he still can talk about his memories of childhood and when he was younger. He fought in the First World War and talks about his memories. 2- A visit to Roy Bailey, a freelance cameraman. He talks to Mike Matthews about his job and his career, being always interested in photography and cinematography. He talks about his experience in the Sahara desert, filming in a balloon. 3- On the industrial part of the village, we find the company of Sandra. She is the manager director of an industry of shredding paper. She explains her work and what kind of papers and materials come to this company to be shredded, including credit cards, where security is important, etc. Shredded paper is also sold as bedding for horses. On Track 3, Matthews records 2 interviews: 1- The industrial estate, and talks to Malcolm, who does Screen Graphics. Malcolm runs the company and he explains his job and shows Mike how to do it. 2- On the East side of the village, there is St. Thomas Church, an Anglo-Saxon church. Matthews talks to Leonora, who is an expert on its history. [Box 4]
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Production company
Radio 210
1 tape


Series Producer
Mike Matthews
Mike Matthews
Other Technicians
Graham Rogers

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