The Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy Project

4 April 2017 by Pure Radio

The Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy Project aims to reveal the hidden past of Samuel Oldknow, a leading figure in the development and industrialisation of the Marple and Mellor area.

In order to build up a fuller history, the project is calling for your memories and reminiscences of Mellor Mill, the Peak Forest Canal and the Lime Kilns.

Jane Lomas spoke to Pamela Pearson from the Project.

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May 2013 - That Is All You Need To Know

2 May 2013 by Pure Radio

From tonight until Sunday, the Lowry theatre will be hosting That Is All You Need To Know.

It’s a play about some of the people that helped us win the Second World War.

One of those was mathematician Alan Turing, whose contribution was invaluable.

Sadly, he took his own life in Wilmslow at the age of 41, after being persecuted for his homosexuality.

Under the Rainbow spoke to Chris Bone, who takes the role of Alan in this production.

Download MP3 (10 MB | 7:34 min)

Ben Walker on Roots & Fusion

22 February 2012 by Pure Radio

Stopfordian, multi-instrumentalist and all-round nice guy, Ben Walker came into the Roots & Fusion studio together with bazouki and celtic harp player Chris Knowles.

They played 5 beautiful songs: Briana, Fisherman, Lay My Rifle Down, Photograph Wall and Where Will You Go.

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Eric Knowles on New Horizons

13 September 2009 by Pure Radio

Eric Knowles from the Antiques Roadshow was our guest on New Horizons.

Eric tells June Somekh how he got into working on telly and gold expert Neil Surgenor joins them to talk about gold scrappage.

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