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After many years in the Royal Air Force and a posting to RAF Coltishall Wally also created the Solarscope mobile disco's with gigs as far as Manchester. He was resident DJ at Scamps Nightclub in Norwich during the 70's and had a show on Hospital Radio Norwich.
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Monday, March 22, 2010

Radio Car Travelogue 22 - 26 March


Despite being covered in mud on Sundays Treasure Quest, the radio car was clean! First job was at East View Farm Ashmanhaugh where Jane Pond (centre) runs two self catering holiday chalets converted 9 years ago from a barn and stables. From next month such businesses will lose tax concessions affecting a great many such establishments throughout the county. Jane was quite vocal about the effect this will have and just when trade was booming with the exchange rate being good for visitors from Europe. Thanks to lovely group of Dutch folk who let us broadcast virtually from their breakfast table. Then - Spring! Almost. Where are all the daffodils? Still coming up as Head Gardener of the Fairhaven Trust at South Walsham, Ian Guest demonstrates.
Here's most of the cast and crew from City College who're touring schools in Norfolk putting on a show called "Belt Up And Listen" - Ade Slack is their lecturer (centre) and the message of their performance is to wear your seat belt. It's great experience for these second year drama students and must be an extra thrill when they play at their old school. This morning I caught up with them at Sewell Park College.
Flytipping still causes problems for farmers who have to foot the bill for indiscriminate dumping on their land. Chris Allhusen is the chairman of the Norfolk Country Landowners Association. They're calling for a zero tolerance policy to this activity and a stop to the prosecution of landowners when hazardous waste is dumped on their land.
The Sheringham Mo opens officially today when the Duke of Kent cuts the ribbon. The new museum run by a Trust has taken over 20 years to come to fruition. Standing on the waterfront the tower looks out over the sea. Pictured left to right, Tony Sadler (Director of the Trust) Mary Blyth (the first Chairman in 1988) and Denise Lattaway.
Friday and I'm revisiting the old Ferryboat Inn on King Street in Norwich. Jason Borthwick from the Burham Deepdale Backpackers Hostel has the plans for the redevelopment. Charles Clarke is meeting him today to look over the proposals. The scheme could provide up to 250 beds, canoeing and boating opportunities and emplyemnt for around thirty people. Watch this space.

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