Trial Edition Talking News. Introduction by Philip Gurdon. Introduce stories of the island to please and entertain-most will be taken from local publications such as the Jersey Evening Post. Wife, June Gurdon, went to recording of Colchester Talking Newspaper-ideas behind paper-weekly-1st week of October 1975. Thorne Hauser with news round up-state of Jersey's finance, tourism and agriculture industries-no problem with inflation or recession-views of Colin Powell-state of taxation. State of the property market-drop in sales. Building industry hit by recession-state of industry. Delegation from Jersey Democratic Movement and the Jersey Trades Council meeting constables re parish relief-angry exchanges-attempt to bring around reform to parish system-quotes from Jimmy Johns of the JDM. Concern over vraic being dropped on roads by collectors. September fire statistics. Local approved school needed for young offenders-suggestion by Education Committee. Peter Manton-Rector of St John talking about the good weather and the level of water in the island-now going into autumn, sea temperature. To the Met Office-weather forecast. Items from Women's Page from JEP-fashion news, Woman's Institute Harvest Market-report and upcoming. Two amusing holiday stories read out-Mrs J Everett-winner, Mrs J Baal-runner up, no increases in price on groceries, price of fruit and veg within the market. Defence Committee said Hautlieu student 14 year old Colin O'Driscoll lost fight to keep the noon day bus service from Weighbridge to St John's Church. End of first side. Birth, marriages and deaths-read out. St Helier Girls School-girls stopped from wearing high heel shoes. Thomas King-winner of RNLI Gold Medal-celebrating 90th birthday. Housing of a young couple and 2 pensioners-eviction of old couple from flat. Election news-senatorial and deputies elections-candidates standing. Advocate Brian Troy standing in St Saviour No 2 District. Centenier Philip Rondel-to stand in senatorial election. Bernard Cotillard dropping out of St Saviour No1 District. Story on a three legged poodle owned by Mr and Mrs Le Vesconte. Philip Makin-recorded by Tomorrow's World on new machinery installed at a lighthouse. Information on radio programmes of interest being played this week. Eileen Le Sueur speaking in Jersey French-warning of the dangers of over eating before going to bed. Fort Regent-Modern Hotels want more facilities on the island and Fort Regent is the right place-idea of a dry skating rink. Final dates for posting christmas mail overseas. AGM of Jersey Deaf Children's Society. Proposition lodged by the Public Health Committee to build a day care centre for the elderly at The Limes, Green Street. Results of parish cattle shows. Announcements of forthcoming events.

Reference: R/05/A/1

Date: September 30th 1975 - September 30th 1975

Jersey Talking Magazine-February 1978 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Nature feature-Frances Le Sueur talking about whales after a sperm whale was washed up in november at Bouley Bay. Crime feature-Detective Constable Tony Knowlton, Crime Prevention Officer talking about his job and how to look after your property. Pharmacy feature-Molly Perchard talking about herbal remedies. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about various recipes from christmas. Tips for the blind in looking after pets. June reading from Eyes at My Feet, a true story, by Jessie Hickford, a blind woman with a guide dog. End of Side One. Di Weber being shown around St Aubin by Robin Cox and talks about the Church of the Sacred Heart and the anchor outside, Victoria Road, the history of St Brelade's Parish Hall and the railway, back of the Methodist Chapel on the bulwarks, Le Quai Bisson, work on de Bourcier's Baker Shops and Ovens to restore it, date stones on the houses, the houses and how they have been developed, Mr Derner's boat yard with an inscription above for John Leigh, outside Elliston House looking at the St Aubin Harbour and how it was built, the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club on Le Boulevard, adaptations German's made during the occupation, the old St Aubin market now a bank, Mont Les Vaux, Raindrop Mill, St Aubin's Institute, St Aubin On the Hill (St Aubin's Church), the harbour pump, Sacred Heart School, formerly known as the Thomas Julian Bray Jubilee Hall, St Aubin's Hospital for the Sick and Aged, Hamon Memorial Hall which used to be an independent chapel, School Road on what was General Don's main road to St Peter, the Railway Walk with the four mile stone from the Royal Square, a railway quarry with a beginning of a german tunnel and St Aubin's Railway Tunnel with description of the tunnel. Humorous story from Gordon Young and an offer to have questions asked from the readers to politicians.

Reference: R/05/B/16

Date: January 31st 1978 - January 31st 1978

Jersey Talking Magazine-March 1978 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about cooking with fruit. Crime feature-Detective Constable Tony Knowlton, Crime Prevention Officer talking about protection from visitors to the house including various locks. Pharmacy feature-second part of Molly Perchard talking about herbal remedies. Myths and Legends Feature-Roy Fauvel talking about a farmer who found his cows were getting weaker, suspecting sorcery he eventually hid himself to discover what was happening, a big black dog came in which he shot, his neighbour who he had a disagreement with had his arm in a sling the following day and the farmers cows recovered. Deputy, Sir Robert Marrett interviewed about the Policy Advisory Committee and its five year review, building and builders in the island, immigration control, changing the five year reviews to an annual review, the civil service, bringing in outside experts as consultants and banks coming into the island. June reading the second part of Eyes at My Feet, a true story, by Jessie Hickford a blind woman with a guide dog. End of Side One. Joan Stevens looking at old houses, descriptions and date stones in St Mary including L'Anciennette, Les Colombiers and its reconstruction-held by the Pipon, Dumaresq and Arthur families, Elms Farm-de Gruchy property, the older name is La Mare-now wine is made there, Le Marais-group of houses-John Wesley preached at the house and owned by Jurat John Le Couteur, Perry Farm-name coming from the pears built and has an archway and Tourelle staircase, used to belong to the Hue family, La Sergenté-old staircase-owned by Edward Renault and later a gun smith called Sorsoleil and The Elms-probably had a chapel, built in 1774 by Amice Balleine and Marie Le Hardy. Di Weber interviewing Robin Routley, a Jerseyman who works in Hong Kong, talking about his job importing and exporting goods to the USA and life in Hong Kong. Jim L'Amy telling a humorous story.

Reference: R/05/B/17

Date: February 28th 1978 - February 28th 1978

Jersey Talking Magazine-May 1978 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young including a humorous poem by Gordon Thomas. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about cooking for one person. Myths and legends feature-Roy Fauvel telling a ghost story of a woman who had a spell cast on her by her neighbour and went to a witch to help. Tour with Joan Stevens in Grouville-only parish without the name of a saint, looking at the derivation of the name Grouville, Grouville Parish Church, Grouville's connection with the Battle of Jersey-memorial to soldiers, Icho and Seymour Towers, windmill-Le Moulin de Beauvoir, the three watermills in Queen's Valley, interesting coins found in Grouville-Le Catillon hoard found in 1950s-old Brittany coins, Grouville Common-horse racing took place there, golf courses, natural history-a wetland area, La Hougue Bie-Neolithic tomb and museums. Interview with Edgar Fryatt, a blind reader of the Colchester Talking News introduced by Marjorie Norton, an interviewer, talking about not having a guide dog, his blindness, talks to societies and schools about blindness and funny stories about being blind. June reading from Eyes at My Feet, a true story, by Jessie Hickford a blind woman with a guide dog. End of Side One. Beth Lloyd talking to Raymond Falla, adviser of the television series 'Enemy at the Door', a series about Guernsey during the occupation and a member of the Controlling Committee of the States of Guernsey throughout the occupation about his work on the Controlling Committee during the occupation and his work on Agriculture and Horticulture making sure that enough food was available to keep the island going, reorganising the cropping system in the glass houses and outside, rationing, the Purchasing Commission in France buying food for the population with Jean Louis Jouault of Jersey, items they bought, life in France, the freedom of movement to travel across France, being mistaken for Hitler, the resistance movement in France, effects of war on him, his views on the drama series 'Enemy at the Door', the portrayal of German soldiers in the series, resistance in the islands, stealing of food, difficulties of keeping law in islands and the government. Norah Bryan talking to Dr Hugh Thurston about water and springs of water in Europe, where the springs in the Channel Islands come from, springs running off the Pyrenees into different countries and the state of water in the Channel Islands. Gordon Young finishing off with a joke.

Reference: R/05/B/19

Date: April 30th 1978 - April 30th 1978

Jersey Talking Magazine No 5-November 1976. Introduction by Gordon Young talking about the weather. Gardening feature-looking at the seed catalogues-beans, carrots, onions and flowers. Nature-Frances Le Sueur-interested in flora and fauna-talks about the drought-affect on the birds in St Ouen's Pond, rain after the summer-result the pond has filled up again. Movement of birds from Northern Europe southwards for the winter-rarity of an appearance of a honey buzzard excavating a wasp's nest in Fern Valley [?St Mary], asking for advice of what to mention in this regular column. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins giving tips on cooking with eggs. Buying a house-housing problem-Ralph Robbins-island's Housing Officer-main function of housing-allocation of housing stock and provide additional homes, waiting list for houses, programme for house building, wealthy immigrants living in Jersey-value to the island and numbers coming in, people coming in-how classified as essentially employed. Tips for blind people in picking up small metal items, using a nail gun, Braille handbook on the transfer to metric measurements. End of Part One. June Gurdon in Sark talks about the size and history of the island including the arrival of the Seigneur of St Ouen, Helier de Carteret, with his family and tenants in 1565 and agreeing to QE I to keep Sark continuously inhabited by 40 men to defend the island, within 7 years a thriving community had been established, Sark became the property of the Le Pellé family and later Sybil Hathaway-La Dame who became an iconic figure. Concerned with education and health and during the occupation stayed in the island. In 1965 she was awarded the Order of Dame of the British Empire. Talks of changes in the island. Michael Beaumont, current Seigneur of Sark, talks about his life, the length of time he had been Seigneur, the finance, legal and government systems of the island and his seigneural rights. Helen Gibson, teacher at the secondary school in Sark talks about the young of the island, teaching in Sark, the education system and the curriculum. Talks to some young people concerning their lives, future plans in the island, job prospects and the building industry in the island. Talks about the countryside and nature of the island including their experience of catching a chancre crab, describing the beauty of the island, looking out from Sark over the sea and at the other Channel Islands and France. Cottages that the Gurdon's stayed in were run by Miss Allen and Miss Webb-Miss Allen and Miss Webb talks about coming to the island, island life, differences between running hotel in Sark and England and Sark's marine life.

Reference: R/05/B/2

Date: November 12th 1976 - November 12th 1976

Jersey Talking Magazine-June 1978 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about making food for one. Myths and legends feature-Roy Fauvel talking of a ghost of a girl who committed suicide on her wedding day at China Quarries, St Lawrence. Health feature-Beth Lloyd talking about stomach problems to the doctor. Nature feature-Frances Le Sueur talking about white throats in Jersey and playing their birdsong. Tips for the blind from Robin on sewing seeds in the garden. June Gurdon reading from Eyes at My Feet, a true story, by Jessie Hickford who is blind and has a guide dog. End of Side One. Feature on open gardens in Jersey-Norah Bryan went to a garden in Le Val, St Brelade to be shown around by its owner-Sir Colin Anderson-he talks about the house and its garden, the work he's done in the garden, a detailed description of the garden, its flowers, plants and its position. Interview with Heather Dupré, a Jersey pianist, talking about her reasons for playing the piano, learning the instrument, playing the harpsichord, electronic instruments, writing music, modern music, composers, her future career and an extract of her playing the piano. Mike Le Cocq talking to Alan Hodgkinson-a gemmologist talking about diamonds. Gordon Young finishing off with a joke.

Reference: R/05/B/20

Date: May 31st 1978 - May 31st 1978

Jersey Talking Magazine-July 1978 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Gadgets for the blind feature with Tim including barometers, sound beacon and liquid level indicator. Local stories feature-Roy Fauvel talking about vraic, its uses, the history of its collecting, the variants of vraic, seasons for vraic. Joan Stevens talking about St Brelade including St Brelade's Church, the saint of the parish, Fisherman's Chapel-stained glass designed by HT Bosdet, the perquage, the bells in St Brelade, Beauport, La Moie Quarries, Les Quennevais, La Corbiere and the lighthouse, Portelet Bay-story of Captain Philip Janvrin and Janvrin's tomb, martello towers at Ouaisne and St Brelade's Bay and Noirmont Point-history and german fortifications. Robin with tips for the blind about mowing the lawn. Mike Le Cocq's interview with David Haydn-Thomas talking about guide dogs for the blind. June Gurdon talking to Jessie Hickford, the author of the book about guide dogs that had been serialised on the magazine for the previous few months, 'Eyes at My Feet'. End of Side One. Mike Le Cocq interview with Peters and Lee-Lennie Peters talking about being blind, Diane Lee talking about her singing and talking about their future. Actor and performer, David Kossoff talking about his career, his life, his time on the stage, his writing work, his adaption of bible stories, the death of his son from drugs and his plans for the future.

Reference: R/05/B/21

Date: June 30th 1978 - June 30th 1978

Jersey Talking Magazine-November Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Phil and June Gurdon recording on the Solidor car ferry going to St Malo in France for their holiday including driving on to the ferry, having passports checked, parking the car, going up to the passenger areas, out on deck and describing the harbour. Health feature-Ian Caldwell, a skin specialist, talking about hair and balding. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins giving recipes for chutneys and pickles. Geoffrey Smith talking about hobbies for blind people. End of Side One. Beth Lloyd spending a day with a vet listening to him arranging his day over the radio, talking about the animals studied when qualifying, animals that he treats, the first call-treating a calf for worms, treating a cow for a leg injury, talking about the temperament of cows, cruelty on animals, treating a dog for an abscess, talking about the place of animals in modern society, treating a cat for eczema, treating a cow after it had given birth and an explanation of the treatment, seeing a cow with an infected teat, afternoon surgery, talking about the vaccine for cat flu, anaesthetic for dogs and cats, examining a sick dog and putting him down, talking about putting pets down, why he enjoys his job and whether his patients appreciate him.

Reference: R/05/B/25

Date: October 31st 1978 - October 31st 1978

Jersey Talking Magazine-February Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Beth Lloyd interviewing one of their readers, David Reynolds, asking him about how much he can see, his eyesight problems, losing his sight, dreaming with sighted memory, talks about helping set up a local branch of the British Diabetic Association and the Association's aims. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about making punch. Guernsey feature-Linda Le Vasseur talking to a Guernsey resident-John Morris about 'All Creatures Great and Small' being made on his estate in North Yorkshire, the actors, being extras in the film, a funny incident, meeting James Heriot and the countryside where the film was shot. Sonia Hamon reciting a poem. End of Side One. June Gurdon taking a tour of Fort Regent with Director Peter Smith talking about the history of the fort, the development of the Fort as a sport and entertainment centre, looking at the rose gardens and the cannons, describing the aviary and the birds in the aviary, the old rifle ranges which are now fountains, the children's playground, the squash courts, table tennis rooms and archery and rifle ranges in the Gloucester Hall, skating, the piazza with shops, aquarium, museum and stage, an art gallery with an exhibition on and holding the States Collection, the swimming pools, a link being built from the swimming pool to the piazza and the escalators from the car park. Humorous story from Gordon Young.

Reference: R/05/B/28

Date: January 31st 1979 - January 31st 1979

Jersey Talking Magazine-June Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Pat Dubras performing a humorous sketch by Joyce Grenfell. June Gurdon talking to Nigel Albright about getting a guide dog, the application process, discipline with a guide dog, the process whereby dogs are placed with their owners, what is the cost of getting a dog and the working life of a guide dog. Ted Hughes reading a poem about a calf. Guernsey feature-Linda Le Vasseur talking to Chris Nichol, an author who lives in Guernsey, about how he started writing, reading books, his ambitions as a writer, his first book, beginning to write novels, his pseudonym of Andrew York, researching into writing historical novels, getting involved in the characters he is writing, his novel on Byron and his work at the moment. End of Side One. Gordon Young at the Jersey Motor Museum in St Peter giving a commentary around the museum, Michael Wilcock, the owner, taking him on a tour, descriptions of the various cars on show and talks to Michael Wilcock about where his interest in cars comes from.

Reference: R/05/B/32

Date: May 31st 1979 - May 31st 1979

Jersey Talking Magazine-December Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Scrapbook of recordings between 1910-1935, the Jubilee Years of King John and Queen Mary including singing of famous songs and speeches of famous events including the opening and events of World War I, the pioneering of air travel and the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley Stadium. June Gurdon interviewing Phil Jakeman, who hung the bells in St John, talking about when he became a bell hanger, what skills you need, the problems that he faced, the foundries that take part in bell hanging and the competition between the two different foundries. Chris and David-tour of the Jersey Museum, looking at stones with inscriptions, the Jersey kitchen, the bedroom at the museum with a detailed description of the surroundings. Linda Le Vasseur talking to David Eaton about Jubilee Radio, the radio station in the hospital in Guernsey, about how it got started, when it went on the air, the programmes that take place, contact with the patients, the response from the general public, the involvement of youth in the station, the turn over of staff, his reaction to the progress of the radio station and the future for Jubilee Radio. End of Side One. Interview by Gordon Young with Desmond Morris about his autobiography, his family, his career, his work with animals in London Zoo and his work with pandas and chimpanzees. Phil Gurdon in St John to watch the making of black butter. Talks to Phil Romeril about the history of black butter, the ingredients of black butter, the process of making black butter, the taste of black butter and its storage, some men speaking in Jersey french and music playing at the celebrations. Joan Stevens talking about Mont Orgueil Castle including its position, its origins, it's first mentioned in 1212, built between 1180-1210, acquired present appearance in the 1600s, 1300s-1400s serious attacks on island, where the name came from, vulnerability of the castle with the creation of cannon and the building of Elizabeth Castle, intervention of Walter Raleigh that it was kept, Civil War-in use by the King's forces, used as the governor's house and prison, William Prynne held in the castle, Philippe d'Auvergne working his spy networks from the castle, States of Jersey was handed the castle in 1926 by the British Government. Gordon Young finishes with a humorous story.

Reference: R/05/B/37

Date: November 30th 1979 - November 30th 1979

Jersey Talking Magazine-Christmas Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Various christmas carols sung throughout by Brenda Geddes, Sandra Lissenden and Alison Noel, with poems by 1st and 2nd years in the Jersey College for Girls. Greeting from the new Lieutenant Governor, Beth Lloyd and June Gurdon telling about the origins of christmas, talking about christmas during the occupation and the problems of curfew, Beth Lloyd and June Gurdon talking about the first christmas crib, Santa Claus and the reindeer and holly and ivy. Humorous dramatic production by the Jersey Talking Magazine. End of Side One. Christmas greetings from David Jacobs, Cliff Morgan, Arthur Askey, Jackie Trent, Tony Hatch, Eric Morcambe, Ian and Jeannette Krankies, Jimmy Savile and Vera Lynn. Three children telling Linda Le Vasseur what they do at christmas, June Gurdon and Beth Lloyd talking about the christmas tree. A vicar telling of christmas on Sark and the carol singers. June and Beth talking about turkeys and geese. Di Weber telling a humorous story in a Jersey accent. Beth and June talking about christmas crackers. Gordon Young telling a humorous story.

Reference: R/05/B/38

Date: December 25th 1979 - December 25th 1979

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

Jersey Talking Magazine-June Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Beth Lloyd interviewing Gerard Dubras, a purser on a cruise liner, talking about the ships that he works on, how he became a purser on P & O, what his job entails, the complaints that he has to deal with and what people expect of the cruise, romances on cruises, the places that he has visited including Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa and Mexico, the amount of time he can get back to Jersey, how long he is going to do the job and funny stories he has encountered on his job. Philip Gurdon talking to Jacques Toulonges, an employee of Jersey European Airway, about taking part in a trans Atlantic air race at Le Bourget as part of the Paris Air Show, what attracted him to take part, the aeroplane he is entering, how the plane is being modified, the routine after leaving Le Bourget, the course of the race, how long it will take, his father accompanying him on the race, supplies on the plane and how he rates his chances of winning the race. Horoscope Feature-Diane Postlethwaite giving the forecast for the year for gemini. Pat Dubras reading a story by a local musician, Muri Simons. June Gurdon giving some In Touch tips for the blind including music for the blind, talking books by computer and a talking alarm clock. End of Side One. Beth Lloyd interviews Patrick Fyffe and George Logan, a drag act known as Hinge and Bracket, talking in character of their desire to become musicians, their musical training, comedy, any funny stories whilst playing, rehearsals before they go on stage, changing their repertoire, their visit to Jersey, the songs that they perform, then they perform the song 'Happy Talk', what they do at home, herbalism, a theatre that they opened in their home town, what they think of Jersey, writing music, the oldest of the two of them, writing her autobiography and performing their favourite song 'Perchance to Dream'. Beth Lloyd talking to Pat Dubras, the producer of 'Harvey', a show at the Opera House asking her about the play. Talking to Peter Gilchrist, the lead actor, about the part, being able to read something into the part as a psychologist. An excerpt from the play being performed. Gordon Young interviewing Melanie Wilde who is in charge of a group from a school for special children talking about the pupils of the school, why she wanted to go into the job, what her job involves, whether the school improves their behaviour, a link to the social services in England, having a holiday in Jersey, staying with her mother and father, the problems that the five children who are on holiday have and what they are going to do whilst they are in Jersey.

Reference: R/05/B/55

Date: May 31st 1981 - May 31st 1981

Jersey Talking Magazine-July Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Margaret Jenkins reading a creative essay that she had written for a recent O Level course. Nature Feature-Frances Le Sueur talking about rare warblers with examples of bird song. Horoscope Feature-Diane Postlethwaite giving a forecast for the year for cancer. June Gurdon with In Touch tips for the blind talking about the Royal National Institute for the Blind, typewriters for the partially sighted, milk saver pans and clocks. Beth Lloyd talking to Max Robertson about commentating at Wimbledon tennis tournament, whether he used to play tennis, having knowledge of the game, commentating, how he keeps talking throughout the game, commentating on other occasions, a funny story that happened to him and the future of radio. Elizabeth Beresford, Max Robertson's wife, talking about the Wombles, how she thought up the idea, what her family think of it, whether she is still writing Wombles books, the success of the books, her roll in the television series, writing the scripts for the television programmes, the message of The Wombles to keep tidy. End of Side One. Gordon Young visiting the Durrell Wildlife Preservation Trust to see the opening of the Gorilla Breeding Centre describing the new exhibit, the visitors including Gerald Durrell, Gerald Durrell giving an opening speech for the exhibit, talking about Jambo, Lieutenant Governor Sir Peter Whiteley making a speech to open the exhibit, Gordon Young commentating on the opening of the complex. Quentin Bloxham, member of the zoo staff, talking about the importance of the breeding centre, the number of families that will use the area, the habitat provided by the centre. Nick Lindsay talking about the gorillas and the breeding centre. Gordon Young describing the inside and outside of the breeding centre and the gorillas behaviour. Anton Mosimann, head chef at the Dorchester Hotel at the age of 29, being interviewed by Beth Lloyd talking about when he decided to become a chef, other chefs he worked with, the skills that he had to learn, learning to cook as a child and giving dinner parties, how a head chef in the Dorchester Hotel checks the standard of all of the food with 80 staff working under him, looking after his staff, creating new recipes and implementing a surprise menu at the Dorchester Hotel. End of Side Two.

Reference: R/05/B/56

Date: June 30th 1981 - June 30th 1981

Jersey Talking Magazine-August Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Mark Higgins, a member of St Paul's Cathedral Choir School, who is singing at the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, sings 'I Know that My Redeemer' and talking about how he got into the school, the levels he had to achieve in order to be accepted, how long he spends singing, the amount of boys in the school, the different time he has his holidays, preparing for the royal wedding, the songs they are going to sing at the royal wedding, whether he feels nervous about performing in front of so many people, the other occasions they sing for at the Cathedral, singing outside the Cathedral, making recordings, meeting the Queen Mother and other members of the royal family and sings another song. Norah talking to Jeremy Scriven, a Jersey boy who left the island to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania talking about how he decided to climb the mountain, his lack of regrets of going, getting to Tanzania and the difficulty in doing so because the border of Kenya and Tanzania was closed, being arrested for crossing the border into Tanzania without realising and being put into prison for four days, the conditions in the prison, being tried in the court, being allowed free and then expelled into Kenya, managed to go through Uganda in order to get to Tanzania, buying tickets to Kilimanjaro on the black market, encountering violence in Kampala, journeying and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, spending 4 days climbing, a member of the party suffering altitude sickness, the experience of climbing the mountain, the view from the top of the mountain and how he felt climbing down again. Katina Hervau, a french girl in the island to learn the language, talking about her first impressions of Jersey roads and the island. Horoscope Feature-Diane Postlethwaite talking about the forecast for the year for leo. June Gurdon giving some In Touch tips for the blind about cooking vegetables without water. End of Side One. Gordon Young taking a trip in a hot air balloon describing the balloon, getting into the balloon, taking off, describing the views of Jersey below including town, St Helier Harbour, Elizabeth Castle, Victoria Avenue, St Aubin's Bay, Noirmont and to the Jersey Airport to land. Gordon Young at Government House for a ball for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution describing the gardens of Government House, the food for the occasion, the scene in the marquees, the scene inside Government House. Talking to Sir Peter Whiteley about piloting in the hot air balloon and the ball for the RNLI and to Lady Whiteley about the weather and the amount of people attending the ball. Listening to the band in the marquee. End of Side Two.

Reference: R/05/B/57

Date: July 31st 1981 - July 31st 1981

Jersey Talking Magazine-April 1977 [March not recorded]. Introduction by Gordon Young and explanation for the reason that there was no March edition. Gardening Feature-walking around the garden and looking at the various vegetables, fruit and flowers that have began sprouting in springtime and in the greenhouse. Nature Feature-Frances Le Sueur discussing the chiff-chaff with an example of its bird song. The history of medicine-a doctor discussing the early history of medicine and the Hippocratic Oath. Cooking Feature-Margaret Jenkins giving a recipe for the making of bread. Island Administrators-Graham Pitman interviewing the Constable of St Helier, Peter Baker-talks about the history and role of the constable, the administration over which he presides, the work of the office and his role in the States of Jersey. Gordon Young talks about Reg Grandin, his experience during the occupation and his writing of the book 'Smiling Through' followed by a reader Mrs Renouf singing the song 'Smiling Through'. End of Side One. Acting out of a German pilot going over the Channel Islands on the 30th June 1940-1st July 1940 on an air reconnaissance and landing at the Jersey Airport linking in to a poem by Reg Grandin read by June Gurdon. Beth Lloyd talking to 17 year old Sarah Patterson, daughter of novelist Harry Patterson, regarding a novel she wrote on the second world war. Talks about whether she always wanted to be a writer, her father's influence, her book about the second world war, the research for her book, her next project and moving to Jersey with her family. The Market in St Helier that was built thanks to a lottery. Di Weber looks around the market talking about the history of markets in Jersey, the building of the markets, the centrepiece of the market, the market during the occupation, the market in 1977, a tour of the market starting in Market Street with a description of the building, stalls and things being sold including flowers, fruit and vegetables, meat, talks to the butcher about his job, talks to Mr Farley about the shop Red Triangle and leaving by Hilgrove Street. Gordon Young tells a humorous story about the market.

Reference: R/05/B/6

Date: March 31st 1977 - March 31st 1977

Jersey Talking Magazine-May 1977 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Nature, Gardening and Cooking Features with Frances Le Sueur, Chris and David and Margaret Jenkins-all talking about the use, growing, cooking and types of herbs. Island Administrators-Graham Pitman interviewing Senator Reg Jeune, President of the Education Committee about the responsibilities of the Education Committee, the differences between Jersey and the UK education committees, the problems for Jersey in the future, the problems of over crowding and the time that States work takes up. Eileen Le Sueur telling a humorous story of being caught for being drunk in charge in Jersey French. Gordon Young talking about the humorous story from the last edition. End of Side One. June Gurdon reading a poem by Reg Grandin about the queuing during the occupation. Interview with Molly Parker, a local artist who paints in the Chinese style. Talks about her art style, how she got into painting, different forms of Chinese art, being invited to display her art in an exhibition in Taiwan and she describes some of her painting and talks of her future plans. Di Weber visits HMS Jersey describing the ship, the activity on the ship. Talks to Mr Philips from Radio Lions about the outside broadcast that they're holding and the captain of the ship about the ship, her crew, the duties of the ship and a presentation of a bell to the ship by the island. Continues on the tour and talks to a sailor about the working of the ship, his time on the ship and his duties. Continues to describe the ship and talks to A V Tinning about the navigation and radar system on the ship and his duties. Talks about the gun on the ship, the view from St Helier Harbour, the flag, the quarter deck, the dinghies used to board other fishing vessels, the accommodation on the ship and the food. Gordon Young tells a humorous anecdote.

Reference: R/05/B/7

Date: April 30th 1977 - April 30th 1977

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