Summer Programmes

Every summer we leave the studio and record the 'Talking Magazine' on location. The idea behind these special editions is to bring back fond memories to our listeners, or 'take them', through the medium of sound, to places many can no longer visit. Others have told us that they've decided to visit the place themselves after hearing about it on the Magazine. Above all we want to entertain and inform our listeners, many of whom are housebound.
Our volunteers also enjoy a break from the studio!!!
The complete programme is dedicated to the place we visit. We chat to local people, visitors and experts to learn about it's history, background and attractions. We've now featured 40 summer locations within South Wales and further afield. Among the towns we have visited are Aberystwyth, Carmarthen, Brecon, Swansea Marina, Gloucester, Bath and Cheddar Gorge. Other locations have included the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Butlins in Barry and the Ebbw Vale Garden Festival. As the last two venues no longer exist our archive recordings have become treasured memories.
 
    
Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydfil was our location for 2011.
A video of our 2011 recording day is shown below.

Cyfarthfa Castle Summer Recording 2011

 
 
 
 
Cardiff Bay and Flat Holm was our location for 2015
 
 
 
 
Below are some of our on location photographic memories:
 
 
 
Dyffryn Gardens 2006:
   
 






 
 
 

 

 


Cheltenham 2007:

                                      

 

 

   
 







Forest of Dean 2008:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Caerphilly Castle 2009: 

                                                                                
 

 

 
 
Cardiff Castle 2010:



 
 
 
 
 
 Cyfarthfa Castle 2011

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tredegar House Newport 2012 
 
 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blaenavon 2013
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BLAENAVON






BRECON 2014

Alan George introduces the programme from the comfort
of a carriage on the Brecon Mountain Railway






CARDIFF BAY & FLAT HOLM 2015


CELEBRATING ROALD DAHL 100   2016



PREVIOUS SUMMER PROGRAMMES:-

 

1976 BUTLINS BARRY

 

1977 QUEENS JUBILEE IN CARDIFF

1978 WESTON - S – MARE

1979 ABERYSTWYTH

1980 BRECON AND ABERGAVENNY CANAL

1981 MARGAM PARK

1982 PORTHCAWL

1983 St FAGANS

1984 BATH

1985 BARRY GWR125 CELEBRATIONS

1986 HERITAGE COAST (LLANTWIT MAJOR etc)

1987 BIG PIT MINING MUSEUM

1988 PENSCYNNOR PARK

1989 CALDY ISLAND

1990 WYE VALLEY

1991 CHEDDAR

1992 GARDEN FESTIVAL EBBW VALE

1993 SWANSEA MARINA

1994 HEREFORD

1995 GLOUCESTER

1996 BRECON BEACONS

1997 PONTYPRIDD

1998 CARDIFF BAY

1999 CAERLEON

2000 MILLENNIUM STADIUM

2001 REVIEW OF THE PAST 25 SUMMER SPECIALS

2002 CARMARTHENSHIRE

2003 MERTHYR TYDFIL

2004 COWBRIDGE

2005 MUSEUM OF WELSH LIFE St FAGANS

2006 DYFFRYN GARDENS

2007 CHELTENHAM

2008 FOREST OF DEAN

2009 CAERPHILLY CASTLE

2010 CARDIFF CASTLE

2011 CYFARTHFA CASTLE

 

2012 TREDEGAR HOUSE NEWPORT

 

2013 BLAENAVON


2014 BRECON


2015  CARDIFF BAY & FLAT HOLM

2016  CELEBRATING ROALD DAHL 100


 

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