6th February 2019
In this week’s show:
Leo reads a piece commemorating the first long distance phone call; Sue tells us about guide horse Digby; Mark Wood is back and talking about his expeditions last year; Leo remembers Baroness Trumpington who died recently and Dave reports from the Monday Club where Francis Gallagher entertained members.
All this plus the usual mix of News, Sport, Postbag Outlook on Life and What’s on.
Presenters: Sheila and Cliff
Show editor: Nigel
Studio technician: John
We use a speech to text convertor to create a transcript of parts of the show. Please note the convertor (like live Television subtitles) is not 100% accurate and errors do occur.
I’m not sure it actually means anything because nobody knows anything but how they’re going to give advice to the residents were nobody seems to know what the what the questions are
Muse our listeners but
what I hate to bring up really big what is has been so much in front of my mind reading about people sleeping rough did you do where someone says actually set a lot? Yeah.
Can you actually pull it and another thing yes
everyone these days in newspapers and it refers to children.
As kids and it drives me up the wall
baby goats and the piece about the the police that it’s the article side of the column cops cops put police in and said Americanism isn’t it Why can’t we use English Yes ma’am What should we get off our high horse
good lighting up transfer 7:26am and five 5pm kindly submitted by sheer because I haven’t got a clue it’s getting later in the evening definitely especially when it’s bright like it wasn’t See I think we got any more announcements halfway no that’s it so I suppose I have to move on to news or center so hello everyone is Joe here today rather than you just filling in whilst you is a way having a weeks well and rest that is if your idea of recipes home DIY, so good luck with that you
so I’m happy to tell you this week’s news from the Coventry Resource Center for the Blind.
We’ve been busy planning our events calendar for the year. So here are a few of the big events we have scheduled for the next few months. Don’t worry, we’ll keep reminding everyone of the dates. We have some lovely events coming up. Firstly on Thursday, the 28th of February from seven o’clock to 10 o’clock in the evening, we’re holding a fabulous evening of music and spoken word entertainment. Featuring the many musical and creative talents of our very own country Resource Center people. There’ll be singing guitar and other musical acts mixed with readings by you and other people were calling it beat the blues. We think it’s the perfect antidote to all the cold and dull whether the long winter So come along and join us tickets are only five pounds you can buy them from us at the Resource Center or on the door on the night. We’re holding beat the blues at the standard triumph club on Harold Avenue, which I think is tile Hill.
So treat yourself to a lovely relaxed fun evening in good company come along on Thursday 28th of February 7pm.
Secondly, Saturday the 16th of march from 11 till three will be a spring craft fair that will be held as usual at the Resource Center and offers a beautiful range of handmade gifts. Some of the major costs by our very own craft club. This will be held in the Maryville room at the Resource Center 16th Of March 11 till three
then on Tuesday, the 30th of April, we have our next focus day there are a number of companies attending including Pam tread vision, aid and human were
and they’re here to explain and show you all the latest most useful technology a range of screen readers another really helpful equipment for people living with slight loss that will be Tuesday the 30th of April 1030 to 230
The Resource Center in the Maryville room
Ok, so moving on to me when hopefully will be enjoying warmer days. I’m much more daylight on bank holiday Monday sick. For me, it’s the 2019 Elsdon festival. And we’ll be running a store to sell our craft items and other goodies will be soaking up all the atmosphere of a really great community event. We’d love to see you there. And especially we’d love to hear from any of our wonderful volunteers. If you’d like to help us out on the day. Please let you already know if you are available for a couple of hours on Monday. The sixth of May. That would be a great help
now if you fancy a bit of a physical challenge in the spring and you enjoy the outdoors. about joining in with this year’s Walker thumb in the War Memorial Park.
This is a great fundraiser for the center and it’s a really fun day out this year. It will take place on the 12th of May in the Memorial Park from 11
I’ve been told that one lap of the park is one and three quarter miles. So if you can manage your walk ran one lap or you can do much more. If you want to all the sponsorship money you raise supports. The Resource Center
fancy dress is optional, but there is a prize for Best Costume. And either way everyone gets a certificate in recognition of their efforts.
If you prefer something a little less energetic. You might want to enjoy an event on Saturday, the 18th of may which is a concert by the Coventry male voice choir.
This is going to be held at some Barbara’s church in Austin at 7pm on the 18th of May. Tickets will be available near the time I don’t have exact details of when it finishes or the price of tickets. So please ask one of us here at the center near the date and we’ll let you know more
Lastly, in terms of events advance notice that the summer
garden party this year will be a little earlier than usual on the Saturday the 22nd of June at the Resource Center. So put that date in your diaries now, and the details will follow later.
I just want to finish giving you a little bit of an update on some of the work that’s keeping us all very busy here at the Center at the moment. Obviously, we all know fundraising is always constant. We are immensely grateful to everyone who contributes both money and time in all the many ways that you do
want to give a special note of thanks to the Earlston branch of the Coventry building society who raised an incredible 5000 pounds for the center over the course of last year. We received this donation in January and we’re very grateful for their continued support.
You might like to know you and your families. If you’re interested. There is a company called edge and pin who make badges on a commentary theme, really beautiful little business.
lapel badges and they are making a special one in February, which has the commentary Cathedral on it. It’s a beautiful color and has a lovely designed version of the cathedral and they are donating one pound for every badge that they sell during February to the Resource Center.
Finally, you’ve probably noticed there’s a great deal of activity on our forecourt here at the moment. And that’s because work has started on build building work on Boston Lodge. We’re all celebrating that we want to give a massive thank you to Jeff Harris for organizing and brilliant team of trades, people who are busy taking out and putting in new bathrooms, sorting out the electrics, installing pipe work, and especially in this call, whether to Steve who’s been out there on the roof, fixing all the leaking rooms. So we can’t thank the team enough for all that hard work replacing photographs of all the work as it continues on Facebook.
So for anyone who can use Facebook maybe you’d like to have a look there and it will show you the progress of some of the work that’s happening
so thank you all and we’ll speak to you soon
Thank you Joe for all that info about what’s happening but there’s all center near the autism it totally different is was on with so
what I’m going to start this week by confessing my inability to pronounce names properly
the CBS oh that’s the city of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra have a new brilliant and exciting female conductor and you don’t get many of those who is called something like here we go mega garage need a Tyler
she’ll be conducting the orchestra in the butter withhold
Warrick Arts Center on Wednesday the 13th of February at 7:30pm. In a program that includes music by Sebelius and greed, notably the lattice incidental music to pay again to get to 41 pounds 15 to 22 pounds 50 with all the usual concessions,
no language problems. However, the following day Firstly, the 14 February us familiar at 7:30pm when this the return of the popular student based World Music extravaganza with Warrick World Music Group, folk society percussion ensemble steel pans. Chinese orchestra in this year of the pig Malaysian society and ukulele ensemble ticket suggest five pounds and box office or 24765245 to four or worried up centered
if you want to pop over to the Museum and Art Gallery on Saturday, the 16th of February there’s a free drop in hands on history for all ages between 11am and 4pm. It’s entitled ring out the bells. All sorts of bells to celebrate alert to danger make music quarter press save lives in all different shapes and sizes. Sugar like the clappers.
Herbert has another talk in the illuminations slot on Tuesday the 12th of February from 1230 to 1:30pm. Most of you probably remember that what is no Coventry University was originally known as the Manchester Polly Dr. Frederick Lanchester designed and built the first all
British motorcar in 1895, and this talk celebrates his life and achievements. No booking is required. It’s just three pounds on the door
and after last week’s world premiere at the Belgrade, lo and behold, there’s another one this time on the main stage, but it’s very different with horror, intrigue and mystery. Peter James is the house on cold Hill is a spine chilling thriller that will make you think twice about returning home to a dark and tea house. After the show.
When the hardcourt family moved into the house of their dreams. It quickly turns into the stuff of nightmares as they begin to feel that they may not be the only residence at cold Hill. It has a stellar cast with Joe McFadden.
assignments and Charlie Clements from EastEnders and pr 70 swales Dawson from Hollyoaks it runs from Monday, the 11th to Saturday, the 16th of February at 7:30pm with 2pm matinees on Thursday. The 14th and Saturday the 16th the latter being audio described tickets are 30 pounds 25 to 38 pounds, 25 concessions, 25 pounds, 25 to 36 pounds, 25 from 2476, double 530, double five or www.belgrade.co.uk,
but there’s nothing spooky at the Alberni Theatre on Friday the 15th of fabric 7:30pm when, with a perfect mix of glitz and glamour. The Wild tonics take current and classic hits back in time to the
Big brassy sounds of the 1920s. Think Beyonce, bet Midler and the bustle sisters. Meet The Great Gatsby. Just 16 pounds from ocean 476198964 or Alberni theater.co.uk will give you a stylish cocktail of contemporary and classics in a performance full of wit and charm. Or you could just make do with Malcolm. And this week sport
the weekly sports roundup
well, Lisa, she’s right you’re gonna get no with no charm here just just for how am I going to start with football.
Going to talk about football, just a real
got to talk about that day yes we have
this time last week less to travel to Liverpool for the match everybody assumed Liverpool we’re going to win and go seven points clear but Lester weren’t in the game for that and they drew one one which actually unless there was an excellent result disappointing deliverable but thank you for Lester then full program the weekend wolves went to Everton an average and season continues to go from bad to worse and Wolverhampton beat them three one was less return were beaten one nil by Manchester United who are completely resurgent since Ali Golisano What’s it took over his you
know not he’s not very Nordic me in the championship beryllium at home beat Nottingham Forest to nil stone.
Quinta Holland were beaten to nail so the new managers not getting a lot of luck there. Aston Villa went to reading and drew nil nil and I think there’s only one two games now since the young lad was injured and he’s not going back for another four weeks we’ll wait and see whether he makes a difference. West Brom last at home doodles were
middle of rural county that brilliant because Newport county knocked him out of the copy of the night
don’t we went to Preston and another Neil Neil draw there’s a lot of that button been in league one at home drew male male we documented
it would appear the goals have been boarded up
there’s such an exciting game
Coventry at home drew one one with Julie GM but we’ve got a report from Sarah yesterday the sky blues to congealing on tan the Rico two things Firstly, I
I’m recording this on Sunday morning and the deep set permafrost curtsy. The Ricoh arena has just about be going to Thor at my gosh at places are called bomb still, at least we’ve got a grand at the moment. Secondly, listeners may remember that last week I said I’ll be reporting on our last to Julian tan well I’m pleased to say I’m not it was a draw but you’re here why felt like enough
it was not sure we say what I would call the beautiful game it was quite scrappy, lack of formation and a half time it was nail nail
on the 16th minute a superb, almost end to end run by our Loney from Wolverhampton echo bakari and I do hope I pronounced that correctly so I am just pass tobacco tobacco our one of our strikers to head to
Only it didn’t. It rebounded off the goalkeeper. Fortunately, Echo bakari was on hand or on foot, shall we say to smash it into the net
one nil up city
on the 83rd minute it’s so nearly was to now when some super passing by Luke Thomas alone he from Darby county to Becky Echo, saw him absolutely sure to score from about two meters out. Unfortunately, he put it just wide of the goal of math,
we knew there was only one way that we’re going to score it wasn’t going to be an open play was going to be through a penalty and sure enough, that came on the 88th minute when our goalkeeper LIBOR to otherwise that had a fantastic match
was a judge to about one of their players in the box. And so it’s been
Come she won, she won.
She says that she enjoyed it
was all the time were beaten to one by Rochdale. My word Northampton at home on the other hand were beaten four nil by Colchester, Russia Rochdale playing country next weekend
you know agile setup
we’re waiting to see
lemming tunes match with Bradford and an eight and burrows match. Actually we’re both postponed due to frozen ground
the same went for Tamworth in the sticks and premier Central Division was bed with did manage to blame got beaten one nil but they we should have been frozen
last night. There were some more football
played some FA Cup fourth round replays and you know you probably won’t remember shows rude held walls to a draw in the original match in fact with to deal with any of that 15 minutes to go was managed to pull it back and is able to draw on last night they go wolves originally went in the lead but then Treasury came back
equalized and then went in the lead but was one three too
close to the end the other one is I mentioned Newport county not Middlesborough Newport county in Ligue two and middle of during the championship.
So Newport county want to nail the goalkeeper ran off the pitch at the end because they had to get the hospital because his wife had given birth to twins during
during the second half apparently it was born at the same time there’s Newport county scored their first goal
so they for me
That I didn’t check on it. They told us on the radio today. good, solid all more in the build a base FA trophy third round away at Hemel Hempstead Warner five, nil we can’t do that we’ll talk about the
Six Nations started on Friday or first match was wild playing France in Paris
take whales were asleep in the first yeah Paris French were 16 long up at half time. And deservedly so. Yeah. What else whales report I couldn’t watch anymore because the wife wanted to watch something else
the mind I’m pleased about that costs otherwise other watch whales come from beyond to win 2419 and that would have really upset me
but apparently an amazing turnaround.
England went to Ireland Saturday afternoon.
Ireland Of course one six nation yeah last year and England finished fifth thousand six
but we we played with amazing intensity but it was a team effort okay they picked him out of the match and it couldn’t understand why they picked them and they did but really the whole team played out and not only sad thing and we we won 3220 but the only side thing knees he told me his act injured but in fact you didn’t notice that he got off course Courtney laws okay money place was absolutely outstanding but the Irish were really put out because we’d scored a try and converted in the first two minutes yes just unbelievable. Yeah it was it was absolutely wonderful game to watch but move shredding if I’m
and I spent a lot of time screaming at the TV as you do.
But it was worth it we did extremely well Scotland beat Italy 3320 but they dropped off in the second yes I did
in the first half of them in Scotland got their songs in the second year they seem to assume it was all it was all over but let’s quickly back into feel good about it in the Premiership cup which is a funny guy competition but wasps went to Western were beaten 3523 as a result was the are through to the finals section on will play Saracens that’ll be an interesting much and then bar had there’s postponed yes twice but then then they’re not not qualified but they
mail it. Gloucester
nowhere but up but so but but they’d be close to 52 now copy went to London Irish will be in 2717,
so neither things
Well no it isn’t really so the next round starts again on Saturday Scotland play Ireland
on the night Italy play Wales and on the Sunday England play France at tweak it almost three o’clock
second test has taken place in the Caribbean wasn’t much of a test for the West Indies, England’s first cities all hundred 97 obviously it was a bad picture of all over the place. It’s very difficult to play. West Indies batted and got 306 it was obviously a different pitch think second innings we were all over 132 so we’re back on the bad pitch again I think it’s unfair the way they keep moving over
on the West Indies got the 70 euros I need you to win for the loss of know wickets I see they kept in Mr. Holder has been found for one match apparently for slow rate of play all over the test.
Which I have read only three days to good job the world playing quickly. Yeah, she would have been for about two
weeks for the only time I ever went to sleep during the day. Was it a cricket match?
Yes. I think just about brings us to the end of this show. So join us again soon.
Coventry’s talking newspaper
Hello again. Coming up in this part of the program. We’ve got the last part of really changes about the commemoration of the first long distance phone call. We hear about a guy horse called dick be Mark what’s been talking to us about his expeditions getting ready to go to Mount Everest. We hear about bonus Trump intern who died recently. And Dave’s going to tell us all about a Monday club meeting with men that gainer but we first
Start with of course your post bag and Dave
talking newspaper for Coventry you can contact post join in the discussion
thanks Sheila. I will be giving you a post bag this week with a get well message to live from Edwina that’s just bound to work Hi there
this is an actual special message to Yulia haha been think you know yeah I’m so shy that you’ve got a house at the moment
moment wish to and share thoughts for your recovery
people and you know the visual Shanta everybody loves him.
tight Kalia he live lay by green
lighted that should do the trick. Thanks said. We also get well soon to what you bought them and Julia has a knack of lifting people spirits to her latest reported in title.
I’m a material girl and I went to see a Madonna tribute act the Belgrade theater with my friend Lynn. She sang all the matches songs, not limb. If limits sound, the heavens would have opened. She sang songs to a backing track and she had five dances to and she’s 60 the same as me before children. That’s mad. I have I haven’t got four children. Not yet anyway, but there weren’t many people there but the Belgrade match did a great job and got people dancing.
Singing and clapping. My favorite was Papa don’t preach and crazy for you but they will good and he lasted two and a half hours next time I’ll take my friend john Julia thank you i’m sure john wooden shoes and choice actually did you know
john used to be in a band called the almond marzipan and they want back as session musicians long john Baldry. Have you heard of him, what songs do they used to sing?
You may have heard a song by the weather girls, it’s raining men. Well, Mike play There’s a song about the weather by two men who reigns supreme as comic singers. But Who were they? He was the answer from Galen Graham. The five pound prize that she refers to for winning Mike’s Christmas quiz was given by Mike and posted by Sheila and myself. Hello.
Scale I would like to thank David Mike and cheer for the five pounds which I’m looking forward to spending.
I was so inspired by your Christmas quiz Mike that I’m thinking of getting the very best of to marry you and I agree with you that he’s a very good artist.
And the answer I would like to give to the quiz is Michael Flanders and Donald spawn singing the phone or blue
want an answer to my quiz. At least it was a question which data access done the recording which Mike sent in?
Well, the answer is the same to question was asked before Christmas, I think it was in Nigel’s quiz and the answer is
flounders and Swan can’t remember the first names off and one of them play the piano
and one of them went on to be a BBC executive and account number which was which. But that that is the answer.
Thank you to Galen Graham and well done from a funny song to a funny site sensations or maybe not so funny. Linda Hall of the creative writing class has written the article entitled Charles Bonnie strikes again before I had a name for the condition I experienced a range of let’s call them or goings on my particular I condition is called diabetic retinopathy. I shall not go into the diagnosis nor the long treatment that it entails after prolong laser treatment. My usable vision was limited but I could manage very gradually I found
Strange things creeping into everyday life mostly when it got dark so I was unable to make sense of well was beautiful days is appeared turquoise delicately edged in bright pink enough to make a respectable daisy chain.
This went on for many months then a notice that was suddenly became coveting lighting most annoying was that although it was clearly in English it made no sense I was beginning to believe I’d lost my marbles a trip to the hospital almost had me convince my next residence will be at Hatton. I lay in bed one night half awake when I noticed that the blue curtains around the beds opposite me had become heavy brown satin drapes definitely not NHS issue was pondering this strange change in hospital policy, a nurse appeared from behind the bay opposite
Not at all. Strange. We were in hospital after all. Well, yes, he was rather strange dressed in a uniform, probably used in the First World War. She had one arm and no head. She drifted silent the out to the ward and the drapes move quietly back into position. Being a curious topic person, I went to the nurse’s station and announced to several stunned medical staff. Is this hospital haunted. The look on their faces was priceless. They looked at me, then my drug chart, and the system led me back to my bed, and when it was settled, very commonly asked, What makes you think we’re haunted, Mrs. Hall? I gathered my thoughts and replied, wealth was start. You’ve put brown satin drapes on the bay opposite me and the nurse came out. I didn’t like her. She only had one arm and no head. The sister smiled,
patted my arm and move.
Way saying try and have a nice sleep. I replied. Okay, but let’s still think this place is haunted. The encounters kept coming getting more bizarre as a condition progressed I kept most of them from my immediate family convinced I was in the early stages of some exotic form of dementia. When a to regular I screening at the hospital, I casually mentioned some of the funnier aspects of my eye condition. Ah, you have Charles Bonnie syndrome. Mrs. Whole I could have kiss the man wasn’t going mad at all. In fact, I had quite a common side effect of that pesky retinopathy thingy. Please, not my consummate ease with all technical terms. Now I had a name for that condition. I was able to Google it and I found some very useful leaflets from the Resource Center. The more I learned, the more I realize that not enough information is made easily
available so we haven’t no sound the people who have this syndrome are living in fear of having serious mental issues Linda whole 2019 Thank you Linda so tell us of your experiences with Charles been a syndrome next week Linda will be telling you in our own voice how they creative writing course the Resource Center on Mondays between one 3pm that’s helped her
finally Graham well gives you some information and a suicide dementia sadly for some time well I can confirm it will be in a care home is from the third of February. So anybody trying to contact on a home number or old Oh number?
Well, she’s not been answering it anyway for this last two or three years. So it doesn’t really make any difference I suppose.
But I thought I’d let people know that she is no no.
The misleading information which went dead
okay thanks a lot for clean that up Graham and because some lovely positive message for postbag about the pieces on Outlook and we call it with me with Mr we really do and we put some of adventure solid is for the blind a was live recording all of this little blind and about you Alex weekend and a mining background responding in post back to many of the item she’d heard on our clock like Graham does he or she is we used to call him off and you could hear the siren go cuz the pit siren go especially the wind was in the right direction I put him back with when the mind has changed shifts but you could certainly hear that go and I remember you said that side our house and you could hear curse the pit siren coming
really nice. I went to see him the day before she went into nursing.
Home and had a lovely chat with her and she remembered several people have mentioned including game Nigel and Carol Bloxham as well. So if you remember on the eighth let me know and I’ll
try and pass on your messages to her so thank you for your message this week and please share for you next time okay bye for now is
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