Evacuees, Speedworks & Vulcan 13 Oct 15

13 October 2015 by Pure Radio

Duncan Boswell goes to meet some of the WWII evacuees from Guernsey who ended in Stockport. Plus Speedworks team principal Christian Dick on the conclusion of a successful season in the BTCC, and thousands flock to see the final flights of the Woodford-designed and built Vulcan bomber.

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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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"We were interrograted by the Gestapo": Holocaust survivor Renee Bornstein

27 January 2015 by Pure Radio

Holocaust survivor Renee Bornstein tells her story of escaping across Europe at the age of ten with thirty five other children. She was captured and interrogated by the Gestapo and her life was saved by a young Jewish woman, Marion Kohn, and the mayor of a small French town.

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Nov 2014 - The Imitation Game - Professor S Barry Cooper

20 November 2014 by Pure Radio

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game is a film about the life of Alan Turing.

The mathematician and computer scientist helped us win the Second World War, by creating a device that decoded Nazi messages.

This evening Under the Rainbow heard from Professor S. Barry Cooper, the author of ‘Alan Turing: His Work and Impact’.

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