Stockport Reports: The Stockport Air Disaster

3 June 2015 by Pure Radio

On June 4th, 1967, a Canadair C-4 Argonaut crashed on Hopes Carr in Stockport Town Centre on its final approach to Ringway airport, killing 72 of the 84 people on board. In this special programme to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the accident, Simon Kelsey is joined by Steve Morrin, author of “The Day The Sky Fell Down”, as well as a survivor of the disaster and members of the emergency services who were first on the scene.

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Feb 2014 - To Russia With Love

6 February 2014 by Pure Radio

This Saturday the Contact Theatre hosts a production that highlights the issues facing LGBT people in the Winter Olympics host nation, Russia.

It’s a collaboration between the Work In Progress Theatre Company, Vada, Chris Hoyle and Hope Theatre Company.

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Mark Harrison Trio @ The Hope Inn for Roots & Fusion

24 April 2013 by Pure Radio

Roots & Fusion recorded the Mark Harrison Trio at the most excellent Hope Inn on the A6 in Heaton Norris.

Songwriter Mark played his 1934 resonator as well as a lovely 12 string guitar, Will Greener played harmonica and harmonised and Charles Benfield played double bass and sampled many of the Hope Inn’s real ales…

As the session was recorded in a pub, after the seven songs were recorded, we all sat round for a natter about stuff…

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Sep 2011 - Beacon of Hope

15 September 2011 by Pure Radio

The Beacon of Hope was designed in the late nineties as a memorial to those lost to HIV. It stands in Sackville Gardens, in Manchester’s Gay Village. Under the Rainbow heard from Andrew Gilliver to explain what the beacon stands for, and about the group that help look after it.

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Jun 2011 - Pride Games Cycle Ride

9 June 2011 by Pure Radio

Pride Games is the annual sporting festival for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community. Every June they run numerous events around Greater Manchester. On Saturday it kicked off at Marple’s Roman Lakes, with bicycle rides around the Peak District. Stephen from Under the Rainbow went along to participate in the 50 mile route, but did he manage to complete it?

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