Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary 22 Sep 15

22 September 2015 by Pure Radio

Local Battle of Britain expert Geoff Simpson and Howard Green from the Air Raid Shelters join Simon and Jane for a special programme from the Stockport Air Raid Shelters.

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Pete Greenwood at Stockport's Air Raid Shelters

13 March 2013 by Pure Radio

Leeds based guitarist Pete Greenwood dropped in to Stockport’s historic Air Raid Shelters to record at session for Roots & Fusion.

As well as playing 6 gorgeous acoustic tunes, we had a chat about his time as a session player for Starsailor, his difficult second album and his mythical third…

Tracklisting is –

1 – Me and Molly
2 – Dance Like You Used To
3 – 24 And Counting
4 – Meet Me By The Bower
5 – I Used To Be In A Band
6 – Another Saturday

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One Voice Show 2 - January 2013

6 January 2013 by Pure Radio

Here is a podcast of the second edition of One Voice – Radio Without Barriers.

One Voice is made by disabled people in Stockport in partnership with Pure Innovations and supported by Manchester Airport Community Fund.

2 min: Brendan Cojeen, Wellsprings Homeless Charity
7 min: Great Sporting Moments – Chris Hoy’s 6th Gold
9 min: Stockport Air Raid Shelter Museum
15 min: Mike Smith, Stockport County Community Foundation
22 min: Comedy Classics – Only Fools & Horses

One Voice is on Facebook and Twitter: PureOneVoice

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Chickenbone John at Stockport's Air Raid Shelters

20 June 2012 by Pure Radio

Birmingham based player, maker and advocator of Cigar Box Guitars, Chickenbone John, played a session in the tunnels of Stockport’s Air Raid Shelters for Roots & Fusion.

As well as some slide blues, he also played a couple of well chosen cover versions – Tom Waits’ Down In The Hole and Warren Zevon’s Werewolves Of London.

Rick then had a chat with him about his passion for the Cigar Box Guitar and about the annual Boxstock Festival, which this year is at the Band On The Wall in September.

For more information about Roots & Fusion, see

Download MP3 (26 MB | 28:16 min)

Dot's Wartime

15 February 2011 by Pure Radio

Mark Pattison interviews Dorothy Watson, who has been a guide at the Stockport Air Raid Shelter Museum for the last 10 years.

Dot recalls her experiences of growing up during the height of Manchester Blitz.

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