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My guests next week (w/c 9 Aug 2015)

I hope you can join me next week on Stafford FM….

STAFFORD REMEMBERED – SUNDAY (9TH) 4-6PM

This week on Stafford Remembered, I’ll be chatting to Dave Nixon and Paul Reynolds,

DAVE NIXON

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Dave used to run ‘Dave’s Diner’ on the car park of Stafford Rangers football ground for many years and will be sharing some of his memories of growing up here in Stafford, the changes he’s seen and also going to  St. Leonards County Primary School with Derek Holt (Climax Blues Band).

PAUL REYNOLDS

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Paul was the owner of Stafford’s most popular nightclub during the 1980’s and 1990’s – The Reynolds Bar on Foregate Street. Paul will be taking us back to the heydays of The Cellar Bar, The Attic Bar and The Reynolds Bar, sharing some fond memories and also looking back at some of the great bands that played there.

The show is brought in association with ‘The Stafford Remembered’ facebook page.

NEXT WEEKS MID MORNING SHOW 10am – 2pm

MONDAY (10TH)

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Nicky Barron, who is involved in the campaign to save Stafford’s old Library on Lichfield Road.

http://www.staffordoldlibrary.com

https://www.facebook.com/friendsoftheoldlibrary?fref=ts

TUESDAY (11TH)

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Brian Wynn from Coversure Insurance on Newport Road – talking about insurance matters and changes with the UK driving licence.

http://www.coversure.co.uk/office/stafford/

WEDNESDAY (12TH)

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Dr. Jason Greenwood from The Stafford Dental Practice.

http://www.thestafforddentalpractice.co.uk

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Alex Hazledine from Gym + Tonic

http://gym-tonic.net/gym-and-tonic/stafford-gym/

THURSDAY (13TH)

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Lorraine Conkey will be joining us and looking ahead to The Stafford Blues Festival.

http://www.lrpartnership.co.uk/staffordbluesfestival

 

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Lisa Carson from Katharine House Hospice – we’ll find out more about the ‘Splatter Dash’ and their other exciting fundraising events here in Stafford.

https://www.khhospice.org.uk/

FRIDAY (14th)

Fridays mid-morning show (10am – 2pm) will come live from Stafford Indoor Market. Please come down and say hello.

http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/stafford-market

 

 

Darren Rathband talks to Stafford FM remembering his twin brother David who was shot and blinded by fugitive Raoul Moat, this day 5 years ago

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Today is the 5th anniversary of the tragic events that became known as the Northumbria shootings when police officer David Rathband (originally from Stafford) was shot in the face and permanently blinded by fugitive Raoul Moat. PC David Rathband struggled to cope with the devastating consequences of losing his sight in such a traumatic way and after 18 months, he took his own life. David became a national hero after the incident and used his profile to establish the Blue Lamp Foundation to support 999 staff injured on duty.

I chatted to David’s twin brother, Darren Rathband on the eve of the anniversary about his memories of growing up here and how he is coping after such a devastating loss.

If you missed the interview with Darren, there’s a chance to listen again – please click the link below.

Darren Rathband

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