Bushfield Bowls Club launch new season with ‘spot the player’ competition

BBC Opening 1982

Bushfield Bowls Club has decided to launch the new season with a ‘spot the player’ competition. The photograph shows the club opening in May 1982, with our founding members ready for bowls. Do you recognise anyone? Can you ‘spot the player’? Can you find a relative or old colleague in the photo?

We offer discounted club membership for positive identifications and a prize for the best information. If you know anyone in the photograph, please contact Bernard Barker (01733 236241).

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MPs question leaders of charity Kids Company

batmanghelidjh17:11 Thursday 15th October 2015
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

SAM EDWARDS: A big day for the charity Kids Company. In a series of heated exchanges with MPs the leaders of the charity have denied it was a failing organisation. The charity which supported vulnerable young people closed back in August, a couple of months ago, just days after receiving a £3 million grant from the Government. It collapsed amid claims of financial mismanagement, and a police enquiry into allegations of sexual abuse linked to the charity. The founder of Kids Company Camila Batmanghelidjh and the chairman of the charity’s trustees Alan Yentob were grilled by a Commons committee. Camila Batmanghelidjh explained how Kids Company helped those most in need.
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Ageing And Memory Loss

old_man17:54 Monday 27th January 2014
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

[C]HRIS MANN: Now it’s time to join the Naked Scientists. .. Ginny Smith has a story about the ageing brain. It’s not all bad news. It’s about those moments when you think your memory is letting you down.
GINNY SMITH: Well a lot of people will have experienced this idea of going upstairs and forgetting what you’ve gone for. It happens to everyone, even young people. But it does seem to happen a bit more as we get older.
CHRIS MANN: Losing your specs.
CHRIS MANN: Where have they left the slippers.
GINNY SMITH: Although the problem with glasses is once you put them down you haven’t got them on, so you can’t see to find them.
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Profumo Scandal Files Remain Secret

christine_and_mandy17:21 Thursday 16th January 2014
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

[C]HRIS MANN: The Government is refusing to release secret files on one of the central figures in the Profumo scandal of the ’60s. Ministers say that the documents contain sensitive information about people who are still alive. It’s yet another intriguing twist in the affair, which rocked the political establishment back in the early ’60s. Alan Soady reports.
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Cambridge University Eco Racing Darwin To Adelaide

resolution17:51 Wednesday 18th September 2013
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

[C]HRIS MANN: A group of Cambridge students are racing a solar powered car three thousand kilometres across the Australian outback. They expect the race from Darwin to Adelaide will take about a week. They’re competing against thirty seven other teams from around the world. Their project aims to pioneer new energy efficient transport for the future. Team leader Keno Mario-Ghae joined me earlier, from Darwin, with an update. (TAPE)
KENO MARIO-GHAE: We’ve got our car, and it’s literally just arrived at our workshop in Darwin. And we’re preparing our car for the World Solar Challenge a bit over two weeks away. Literally just preparing the car to go to do some testing, and then the race itself. The race is quite a huge challenge. It’s a three thousand kilometre solar powered marathon across the outback of Australia. That’s just under two thousand miles. And the challenge is, can you do it powered only by the sun. It starts in Darwin in the North of Australia, and it’s straight back to Adelaide in the South. And it’s who gets there first wins.
CHRIS MANN: Solar powered, the car is, and it’s helpful presumably that Darwin is roasting hot at the moment.
KENO MARIO-GHAE: Yes. Darwin is roasting hot. It is literally thirty one degrees in the shade, and there’s not a single cloud in the sky. So it’s perfect conditions for solar car racing. Our solar powered car is ready to roll.
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Oral History Project – United States Air Force In The East Of England

8th_in_the_east08:26 Monday 16th September 2013
BBC Radio Cambridgshire

[P]AUL STAINTON: It was nicknamed the “friendly invasion”, the time when American airmen, kitted out with flying googles and leather caps and an air of glamour, landed at air bases in Britain and flew missions over Nazi Germany during World War 2. They flew out of Bassingbourn of course, Kimbolton, Steeple Morden, Bottisham and many many more airfields across Cambridgeshire. Now a heritage project is being given more than half a million pounds, to gather people’s memories of those old bases, and the stories they hold. Nick Patrick is the project leader of the 8th In The East project. Nick, morning.
NICK PATRICK: Good morning Paul.
PAUL STAINTON: Now Cambridgeshire of course is literally carpeted in old airfields. Why is this called the 8th In The East project? Continue reading “Oral History Project – United States Air Force In The East Of England”

Open Cambridge 2013

porterhouse17:52 Thursday 12th September 2013
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

[C]HRIS MANN: Right now, let’s discuss tomorrow and Saturday, when you can have a sneaky peek behind the doors of all sorts of Cambridge buildings not usually open to the public. Examples include Christ’s College Gothic library, Cambridge University’s real tennis court, and the chance to try a formal dining at Corpus Christi’s 19th century hall. To explain more, here’s Dane Comeford from Open Cambridge.
DANE COMERFORD: We’ve got a whole bunch of different activities that are put on at University buildings, college buildings, and places around the city, so people can have a look around interesting things that they don’t normally have a chance to see. From beautiful libraries .. the mosque is open just off Mill Road. Museums are doing special tours. Libraries are doing special tours. Theatres are open. John Lewis is open. There’s a punting tour. All sorts of stuff.
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Daniel Brine – New Season At The The Cambridge Junction

cambridge_junction17:55 Wednesday 4th September 2013
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

[C]HRIS MANN: The Cambridge Junction launches its new season this very evening, with a star studded showcase event of comedy, music, dance and theatre. It all begins at seven thirty. Tickets still available. And the Director Daniel Brine joined me earlier to tell me more. (TAPE)
DANIEL BRINE: We’re doing really well. We rebranded and relaunched, a soft relaunch in January. We’ve got a new line in which we say, “Cambridge Junction, the place where art meets life.” And we’re trying to open up people’s understanding of the world through the things we’re doing. And that’s proving really exciting for people.
CHRIS MANN: Of course there’s lots of spaces at the Junction. There’s not just one theatre there, there’s several.
DANIEL BRINE: Yes. One of the things that we’re lucky about is we’ve got the three spaces that we present work in. Big spaces. There’s lots of people know to come to the gigs and the clubs, but also the Little Theatre, which has about two hundred seats which is actually fantastic. Theatre and dance, but also lots of the comedy and smaller music gigs is in there. We also have the Small Space which is about 100, which is really intimate, and great for things like doing shows for young people.
CHRIS MANN: Is there any shortage of talent coming to appear in your spaces?
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