What was new in 2015?

In the Beginning

At our AGM in March, founder member Val Raymond gave her recollections of the early days of the Talking Newspaper. To hear her presentation, “In the Beginning”, please click on the link below:

In the Beginning

Dame Esther at the Talking Newspaper

On 15 June, our Bob Lowe interviewed Dame Esther Rantzen at the Talking Newspaper’s studio.

Dame Esther at the Talking Newspaper







Our local paper the New Milton Advertiser & Lymington Times reported on the event in their 20 June edition, which was included in our Talking Newspaper of the same date. The interview may be heard by clicking on the link below:

Features in 2015

More information on Bob and the Silver Line may be obtained by clicking on the link below:

Talking Magazines Project

In September, we commenced a 3 month trial to introduce a free monthly Talking Magazine. For more information, please click on the link below:

The Talking Magazines were well-received and the decision was taken to continue to record Talking Magazines on a quarterly basis.

Introduction of Interviews

One of the aims of the 3-month experiment was to include at least one interview with a local person who has lead an interesting life.

Ahead of the October edition of the Talking Magazine, the first interview was recorded with Dave Shepherd international jazz clarinettist.

The second interview was with local historian and author Nick Saunders who was interviewed for the November 2015 Magazine.

The third interview was with New Milton’s Phyllis Inglis BEM and was included in our Christmas Edition 2015.

To hear the interviews please click on the link below:

British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF)

In September, we began to make our Talking Newspapers and Talking Magazines available to BWBF for inclusion in their Sonata Streaming Service for the blind and partially-sighted.

Further information about the Fund may be found on their website.

British Wireless for the Blind Fund


We were grateful to the New Milton Friends Group for their donation which was be a big help in financing our work. Please click on the link below to see examples of their past events:

New Milton Friends Group – Past Events