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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, June 20, 2011

Radio Car Travelogue 20 - 24 June 2011






Simon Woodbridge of Canham's Hill Cemetery Ltd. propses to build a new site on the edge of Drayton/Hellesdon covering 80 acres. Broadland Councillors have been advised to reject the scheme because of planning rules but Mr.Woodbridge says Earlham Cemetery will soon be full. Plans include a green burial area in woodland alongside a chapel and parking for 120 cars. Locals object to the extra traffic and concerns over footpaths (some public) that run through the site.
THIS MORNING on the Early Show we were talking about the Postman's Park in London and one caller had been there only yesterday! Tucked in between Edward Street and Angel Street it commemorates ordinary people who've lost their lives trying to save others. They're all ceramic plaques and tomorrow we'll hear some of their tales. Meanwhile, for the curious, the webb address for more is www.thejoyofshards.co.uk/london/tiles/ppark/index.shtml

Park Farm Hotel Hethersett was the venue this morning for a business breakfast hosted by Valerie Bullard, Director of Lively Crew to discuss how companies can continue to grow through the internet and in this climate. As ever, the concluding comment from chairman Mike Brown of Tri Logic was that, if a startup business can cope today then it should do well in a recovering market place.


Last time we met Marion Sutton and husband Alan at Saxlingham Nethergate she was strapped up waiting for a hip replacement. A call to her local MP Richard Bacon and to BBC Radio Norfolk resulted in a call from the hospital with an appointment for September. It's 15 years since Marion had the original replacement and she's nothing but trouble ever since. As you see, she's managing to use crutches for short spells but let's hope that the waiting and agony will soon be over.


It necessitated running a massive pipeline for half a mile in order to quench the fire at Stratton Strawless that began just after midnight Thursday morning. A vehicle scrapyard was completely destroyed and adjacent businesses damaged as over 50 firefighters tackled the blaze. By the early hours they were still damping down. The cause as yet has not been established.


Catch my adventure at Hall Farm Weybread next week as the family prepare the Jerseys for the Royal Norfolk Show. Chris and the Breakfast Team there both days with me roving in the radio car.

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