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July 15, 2010The Pebble Milly Polka – Pete Simpkin

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The Pebble Milly Polka - Pete Simpkin

NB: This song is not to be used in any commercial capacity.  The Pebblemill.org site has kindly been given permission to include it, by Denis Sheppard’s family. THE PEBBLE MILLY POLKA As producer presenter of the mid afternoon show on Radio WM I had to seek out all sorts of people in the community who […]

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July 12, 2010‘Now The News From Your Region’ – Maurice Blisson

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'Now The News From Your Region' - Maurice Blisson

‘NOW THE NEWS FROM YOUR REGION’ I wonder how many people remember the VHF regional radio news bulletins that used to go out at 6.55 and 7.55 am every weekday from Pebble Mill during the 70s.They were read mainly by John Hogarth and also by Christopher Stagg, David Stevens, Terry Coates and Guy Thomas, if my memory […]

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June 23, 2010Pete Simpkin – The Mad Axeman!

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Pete Simpkin - The Mad Axeman!

THE MAD AXEMAN When the Pebble Mill Radio Studios were being built someone forgot to install a visual alarm so that people broadcasting in soundproof areas would be made aware of any emergency and respond accordingly. One afternoon I was presenting the scheduled show alone in studio 1 when I looked up to see a […]

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June 23, 2010Pete Simpkin – Memories of the Ghostly Voice

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Pete Simpkin - Memories of the Ghostly Voice

THE GHOSTLY VOICE One of the security men who was on early duty at the back door in the early hours had a frightening habit of scaring me witless every time he was in situ by waiting until I had collected my studio keys from him and walked up the darkened back corridors of the […]

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June 23, 2010Pete Simpkin – Memories of Working at Pebble Mill

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Pete Simpkin - Memories of Working at Pebble Mill

WORKING TOGETHER With the creation of the famous ‘Pebble Mill at One’ show there was an immediate challenge to how to produce a live TV programme in the entrance Foyer and yet keep the building operating. In the end it proved impossible and the actual operating Reception area had to be relocated but for several […]

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