Comments

Jersey Talking Magazine-November Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Gordon Young talking to Captain Ray Huzan from St Dunstan's about what he does at St Dunstan's, recording tapes for the blind, a machine called the Kurzweil Reading Machine a computer which talks and reads the written word to aid the blind, how it works, listening to the Kurzweil working, describing the machine and its processes, its uses and demonstrating how it works by typing a piece of paper and then allowing the machine to read it. Horoscope feature-Diane Postlethwaite giving a forecast for scorpio for the year. Norah Bryan talking to Andrew Christiansen who has just completed working from Land's End to John O'Groats for charity talking about his attempt to walk across the Sahara Desert, the things he encountered on his journey, what gave him the idea in the first place, his expectations, encountering illness, walking through a sand storm, carrying 40 lbs on his back, medication, how he dealt with illness, the distance he walked, walking or charity, walking from Land's End to John O'Groats, his preparations, where he stayed during the walk, how long he walked for during the day, admiring the scenery, walking against the traffic, amusing and memorable experiences on his walk, his next plans to ride a tandem across Europe to South Africa. Results of the quiz. End of Side One. Feature on the history of St Martin's School with children singing and Miss de Gruchy, the headmistress of the school. Descriptions of the creation of the school, the building of the school, the laying of the foundation stone in 1899 which had a box behind it with items from 1899 which was moved in 1980 and opened, children acting out the laying of the original foundation stone, a poetical description of the new building work and the plans to put a new box behind the foundation stone with items from 1980. June Gurdon talking to Don Coombes of the Coombe's Trust a charity for underprivileged children about the children he brings to Jersey, where the children come from, applications for 24 places to come to Jersey, the adult helpers he has, the accommodation for the boys in a scout hut, food, the usual routine for the day, malnourished children, entertaining the children, the Hotel L'Horizon providing lunch, the experience of the boys going to the Ritz Hotel in St Helier, people donating gifts to the charity, the difficulty for the boys going back to reality, the story of a boy called Johnny Campbell who visited Jersey and came back later in life and lived here, the experience of the holiday, discipline, the background of the holidays-how they came about and the support they receive. End of Side Two.

Reference

R/05/B/48

Date

October 31st 1980 - October 31st 1980

Names

Campbell, Johnny
Ritz Hotel
Hotel L' Horizon
Gurdon, June
Coombes Trust
Coombes, Don
de Gruchy, Miss
St Martin's School
Christianson, Andrew
Bryan, Norah
Postlethwaite, Diane
Kurzweil Reading Machine
Huzan, Ray, Captain
St Dunstan's Hospital for the Blind
Young, Gordon
Jersey Talking Magazine
Gurdon, Philip

Keywords

Hotels | lunches | entertainments | malnutrition | Food | accommodation | childcare | Children | headmistresses | Buildings | Schools | Charities | medicines | deserts | illnesses | Walking | walkers | horoscopes | Computers | machines | Blind | sound recordings | sound | interviews | news | radios | John O'Groats | Land's End | Sahara

Dimensions

1 sound cassette

Language

English

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

Master Copy-Needs to be Copied

Closed until

2100

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