Interview by Paul Stacey of Erewash Sound with Martin Sykes
Our very first Cassette tape side 1 and side 2 from 1978
What we Offer
We provide over an hour of local news, current affairs, matters of local interest and also 13 magazines;
(1) BBC Music (2) BBC History (3) BBC Gardeners World (4) Country Living (5) Derbyshire Life & Countryside (6) Readers Digest (7) Saga (8) Sport Weekly Digest (9)The Peoples Friend (10) The Week (11) Which (12) Women’s Weekly (13) Yours every fortnight for the Blind and Visually Impaired all FREE OF CHARGE
Using Our Service
Our Talking Newspaper is available free of charge to people with Visual Impairments. Each edition is sent by post on a USB Memory Stick. Royal Mail supply all postage Free of Charge. If you do not have a suitable Memory Stick Player, we can supply one free of charge. If you, or a friend or relative, would like to use our service, please contact us Martin Sykes on email@example.com or mobile 07970 914930
How you can help
We have a number of volunteer roles, all of which are on an eight week rota. Volunteers receive help and training for their roles.
All our services are provided free of charge. As such we rely heavily on help from our invaluable volunteers. If you feel you have something to offer please contact us – we are always on the look out for the following roles.
Robert Lindsay, our President
The Long Eaton & District Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted has been operating since 1978, and is delighted to announce that the greatly revered and much loved actor, Robert Lindsay, of Citizen Smith and my Family fame, among many others who has his roots in Ilkeston, has agreed to be their President.
The Chairman of the Talking Newspaper, Martin Sykes, shared the stage with Robert (then Stevenson) back in the 1966, at Clarendon College in Nottingham and has recently invited Robert to become their President, a position he has happily accepted.
Robert is delighted to be supporting the work of the Talking Newspaper in their declared intention to both inform and entertain and thereby give pleasure to as many Blind or Partially Sighted people as they can.
The current volunteer team at the Long Eaton & District Talking Newspaper consists of 32 people who broadcast to over 150 listeners covering a wide geographical area from Long Eaton to Beeston; Breaston to Draycott; Sandiacre to Stapleford; Ockbrook to Borrowash; Castle Donington to Ilkeston & Eastwood.