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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Gold rush! Local karate club claims 36 world titles

6 December 2016 by Pure Radio

Bushido Martial Arts have come back from the 2016 WKC World Karate Championships in Portugal with a massive medals haul.

Jane Lomas spoke to Chief Instructor John Robertson and two of the gold medal winners Leah Ferneyhough and Jake Clegg.

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Michelle Holding & Bonz in the Roots & Fusion studio

10 June 2015 by Pure Radio

I was really pleased to welcome Michelle Holding & Bonz into the Roots & Fusion studio,which they then settled into and made their home for about an hour.

Between them they played guitar, banjo and accordion, told stories and had a great time, all recorded by Aaron Hixon.

We also had a chat about their new CD “11 Crosses”, Morris Dancing, and a bamboo bike. Oh yes, and the real history of the banjo…

1) I Ain’t Got No Home In This World Anymore
2) 4 Crosses
3) Working On A Pushboat
4) Kelingrove
5) Notown
6) Diamond Joe
7) Sabu The Elephant Boy

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Nov 2014 - Still Ill

6 November 2014 by Pure Radio

Still Ill is a tragic love story between the jumped up pantry boy and the boy with the thorn in his side.

It’s set in a world of violence between Manchester and Northern Ireland.

The play will be on at The Lowry and at Oldham Library later this month.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to the writer, Billy Cowen.

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Dec 2013 - The North West Older LGBT Housing Guide

19 December 2013 by Pure Radio

Stonewall Housing have released a guide for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans older people.

They hope it will help older LGBT people to find accommodation.

Under the Rainbow has been speaking to Tina Walthern from Stonewall Housing.

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