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'This is East Anglia', presented by Jean Goodman

00:47 (minutes:seconds) - Pat Beasley interviewing Keith Maplestone, Chief Architect to [Peterborough's] Development Corporation, regarding controlled experiment on construction of housing at 'New Bretton township', Peterborough, monitored by Department of Environment's Buildings Research Establishment. The experiment looked at advantages and disadvantages of using bricks, manufactured by London Brick Company, with dimensions in 'round metric numbers' and their suitability for modular construction techniques.

05:31 - John Myatt interviews Alan Preston, Deputy Director of the Fisheries Laboratory at Lowestoft [also known as Directorate of Fisheries Research (DFR) and from 1997 as Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)], regarding conference at Lowestoft called 'Controlling what goes into our seas', which related to Oslo Convention and methods of assessing the suitability of dumping in the sea different organo-chlorine compounds such as PCBs and DDT pesticides.

09:43 - weather forecast for East Anglia given by Keith Smith.

10:43 - JG intoduces item on 'battered women' prompted by public meeting at Stewart Hall, Norwich, which was organised by Leeway Norwich Women's Refuge (LNWR) and explores problem of domestic violence, what it is, reasons behind it and what can be done to help. JG interviews unnamed victim of domestic violence, unnamed phsyciatrist and Elizabeth Edwards, Organising Secretary of LNWR who describes need for and aims of the refuge.

16:37 - Tom Wisdom interviews Peter Atkins, of unnamed company located near Cambridge, about ease of use of newly invented grow-bags for growing vegtables and flowers.

20:00 - JG introduces item on house sparrows. Tony Scase interviews Simon Leach, Scientific Assistant at The Nature Conservancy's [now known as English Nature] Monks Wood Experimental Station in Huntingdonshire, and winner of Zoological Society's Prince Philip Medal for his research work on roosting behaviour of house sparrows.

24:18 - Colin Doran looks through the day's newspapers.

19:18 - outine of local musical and theatrical events in Norwich, Ipswich, Caldecote and exhibitions at Ely, Colchester, Peterborough, Lavenham, Ipswich and Norwich.

31:24 - regional news and sport.

Patrick Beasley; ? 1970s; journalist

Genealogical notes and rough pedigrees of the Lombe, Meadows and Taylor families, some written on the backs of other documents, and family papers

Including coloured arms of Lombe and bookplate of Thomas Lombe of Cambridge, 18th century; copy will of Thomas Lombe of Norwich, undated but with certificates of 1776; an 18th-century 'perpetuall Almanack'; draft conveyance by Philip Meadows, gent., to Ellis Pett and others of trust property in Wattesfield, Suffolk, 1755; Abstract of Title from 1688 of John Lombe, Esq., to an estate at Ringland, 1783; three portrait drawings of male heads, one signed R. Taylor, 1738-1739; memo book of Meadows Taylor, dated 1775 Cambridge, and 1781 Diss, including journal, 1786, of sightseeing tour to Boston, Tattershall, Kirkstead, Lincoln, Gainsborough, Doncaster, Wakefield, Leeds, Harrogate, Bradford, Rochdale, Manchester, Liverpool, Tideswell, Castleton, Buxton, Ashbourne, Derby, Loughborough, Leicester, Market Harborough, Kettering, Thrapston, Earith, Ely, Fordham, and Thetford, enclosing - diary of Meadows Taylor of business trip to London, year unstated, and correspondence, 1811-1812, re suit concerning Kirkstead Chapel, where John Taylor had been minister; letter from Henry Lombe, Derby, to 'Bro. Willis' on succeeding his brother John in the Derby silk mill, 1723; letter from J. Lombe re Lombe wills, 1776; letter from Thomas Lombe to his cousin Thomas at Cambridge with account of the character and pedigree of William Lombe, merchant, in Norwich, 1782; letter from Rochemont Barbauld, London, to Philip Meadows discussing proposal that he should open a school at Diss, 1773 (unfit for production); correspondence between Mileson Edgar, Elizabeth Gwennap and Meadows Taylor re attempt by Edgar to enclose waste at Witnesham, Suffolk, 1798; letter from W.S. Betham to Taylor with printed proposals for his 'Baronetage of Scotland', 1805; letter from Edward Rigby on Rigby genealogy, 1830; letter from Edward Taylor on Taylor genealogy, 1838.

Meadows Taylor; 1755-1838; attorney; Diss, Norfolk

Local history notes on Wimbotsham by J.C. Turner.

Subjects include derivation of name; Domesday Book entries; the manors and sites of the manors; the church; list of incumbents with biographical notes; charities; enclosure and drainage; Sir Nicholas Hare (d 1557), Robert Hare (d 1611) and Sir Francis Gawdy (d 1606); extracts from manorial documents of Ramsey Abbey, the Close Rolls, Hundred Rolls and Feudal Aids relating to the parish 11th century-15th century; and Blake family pedigree.

'On Camera: A Place to Live', presented by Jean Goodman

01:17 (minutes:seconds) - woodman's cottage [at Felsham Woodside] in rural Suffolk, home to Angus Wilson, writer [Sir Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson, 1913-1991, writer and university teacher]. AW describes to Jean Goodman reasons for buying the cottage, alteration made to what was two buildings, now made into one and the decoration in cottage. AW also mentions his book, 'Anglo-Saxon Attitude', (1956) and biography of Charles Dickens and his work at British Museum's library and at University of East Anglia.

06:02 - workshops off the main road through Watton [B1108], being converted by Dick Durrant, draper and owner of shop on High Street; who explains to JG why he is only now converting the buildings, which are described, together with four acres of land.

12:19 - golf club-house at East Mersea, Essex, converted into dwelling following Ministry of Agriculture's ploughing of golf course during Second World War, now owned by Bill Heigham, retired heating engineer from Colchester, with whom JG speaks. BH describes work for auxiliary coastguard; why he moved to the club-house; the isolation and JG describes the building and views and Mrs Heigham explains what she enjoys about the building.

19:53 - at inland mooring on River Ouse at Huntingdon, Mike Collins, former London journalist, describes his life touring inland waterways on thirty-six foot, ten ton sea-going cruiser.

22:50 - Worthing watermill [on River Blackwater, tributary of River Wensum], occupied and being converted by Gerald England, part-time builder and Barbara his wife, former French teacher at Fakenham Grammar School. JG talks with GE and summarises history of the mill, his passion for mills, why they decided to buy Worthing watermill and conversion process.

27:25 - JG summarises dwellings featured on programme.

Sir Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson; 1913-1991; author; Bexhill, East Sussex, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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