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'This is East Anglia', presented by Jean Goodman

00:45 (minutes:seconds) - opposition to local rates increases; featuring interview by David Cass of Doug Speed of newly formed [Norwich based] East Anglia Rate Payers Association who are campaigning on rate reform. DG comments on those most affected by large increases in local rates, nature of protest, non-payment of rates and plans to extend campaign nationally.

04:56 - Pat Beasley presents item on vandalism in Peterborough schools, focussing on uneasy relationship between parents and local education authority; bad behaviour of older pupils; effect of extension to school leaving age; reaction to comments of Sir Harmer-Nicholls, Peterborough MP; vandalism at Jack Hunt Comprehensive School [Jack Hunt School, Peterborough]; and reaction to comments by Councillor Charles Swift, Chairman of Board of Governors at Lincoln Road Secondary Boys School following vandalism.

08:05 - weather forecast for East Anglia given by Wally Thrower.

09:13 - Norfolk Playgroup Week highlighting work and benefit of such playgroups. Includes interview by Leslie Burn of Mary Fawcett, Chairman of Norfolk Pre-School Playgroups Association. Topics discussed include needs of young children; required support from local authorities; comments on accusations of being middle-class; ability of low-income families to send children to playgroups; assisted playgroup in Norwich funded by Education Department as pilot project; integration of children with special needs.

13:17 - preventing crime by educating offenders, featuring interview by JG of Douglas Curtis, Regional Organiser of National Association for Care and Resettlement of Offenders. Includes founding of house in Cambridge aiming to arrange further education opportunities for offenders; opportunities for learning in prison; need for funding, welfare support and accommodation; and integrating former prisoners into existing system.

17:57 - boom of in-shore fishing, featuring interview by John Myatt of Peter Catchpole, managing director of Lowestoft company specialising in shore management for in-shore boats. Topics discussed include reasons for success of smaller boats, which incude appeal of shorter trips, less overheads, more affordable for owner skippers; boats that make up the in-shore fleet; problems of fuel price increases; and desire for government subsidies.

22:00 - John Marsh looks through the day's newspapers.

26:54 - Ted Ellis, naturalist, with Michael Chapman, walks by River Yare and Rockland Broad, describing what flora and forna can be seen, including a heronry.

31:19 - regional news and sport with Michael Drake.

David Cass; ? 1970s; journalist

'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

Autobiography and notebook of John Bilby, hair cutter and dresser of 10, St Paul's Street, Norwich (later landlord of the 'Dog' in St Paul's parish), born 1801, died 1839; continued to 1846 by Thomas Bilby and with notes 1864-1868 of the Hillings of Great Yarmouth and Reedham, relatives of the Bilbys.

Besides autobiographical and family matter, John Bilby recorded local and national events, with much detail of musical and convivial clubs of which he was a member, frolics and outings including trips to Yarmouth on the Nelson Steam Packet, to (Bramerton) Woods End Water Frolic, and Yarmouth Races and regatta, parish offices and jury services that he undertook, and also his performing with the Norwich Company of Comedians for 16 nights in 1822.
Among other matters he mentions Mrs Payne's likeness being taken by Mr Tompson, 1822, purchase of earthenware from Newcastle, 1823, Thomas Bilby's magic lantern shows, 1835, and a wager with Philip Augustine Coats 'the great Pedestrian', 1836, and his own varied employments after being 'Put to play school' as a child and before setting up his own hairdresser's shop in 1824.
At reverse end, detailed journal of excursion by coach from Norwich to Peterborough, Lincoln, Newark and Nottingham, 1828.
Inserted, obituary notice copied from 'The Leisure Hour' of 14 December 1872 of Thomas Bilby, the hymn writer (apparently unrelated), notes on the Carter family descended from the Bilbys and Hillings, and undated but 20th century testimonial to R.G. Carter from colleagues on leaving the Ministry of Works Regional Office, Tunbridge Wells.

John Bilby; 1801-1839; hair cutter and dresser; Norwich, Norfolk

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