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The “Community Hour” shows are conversations with interesting people who live and/or work on the Wirral, broadcast live every Thursday morning from 10am to 11am, and usually repeated at the weekend ten days later, on Saturdays and Sundays from 9pm to 10pm. If you’re an interesting person on the Wirral, and would like to be a guest on the show, please contact Roger Wright (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or Will Redfearn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or Glynn Thomas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). There are also four or five musical interludes in the show, of the guest’s own choosing. David Charters, ace local journalist, guests every month.

 

Forthcoming guests include:

14 December 2017: Tony Parsons (Master Builder)

7 December 2017: (there are no live shows this week, as the studio is being revamped)

30 November 2017: Judy Ugonna

Previous guests have included:

23 November 2017: Gavin Hunter (local historian and writer)

16 November 2017: Mike Shepherd (Arrowe Park Hospital Radio)

9 November 2017:  Anne Litherland (Port Sunlight River Park)

2 November 2017: David Charters

26 October 2017: Mjke Wood (Science Fiction writer)

19 October 2017: Jan Kupeczek  (Vintage Radio)

12 October 2017: Micha Woodworth (Involve)

5 October 2017: David Charters

28 September 2017: The Mystery Birdman (flying south for winter)

21 September 2017: James Jardine (HM Coastguard, Wirral)

14 September 2017: Allan Brame (Liberal Democrat Councillor)

7 September 2017: David Charters

31 August 2017: Allen Burton (friends of Hilbre Island) (repeat)

24th August 2017: Tony Franks-Buckley (of "Hidden Wirral").

17th August 2017: David Charters

10th August 2017: David Barden (who cycled round China).

3rd August 2017: Councillor Pat Hackett (recently Mayor of Wirral).

27th July 2017: David Charters.

20th July 2017: Glynn Thomas (Vintage Radio colleague)

13th July 2017: Catharine Chalton (HomeInstead Wirral)

6th July 2017: Sylvia Hikins and Matte, aka Nordic scouse

29th June 2017: Lyn Walker (of Barking Mad café, Royden Park)

22nd June 2017: Councillor Stephen Foulkes (former mayor) (repeat)

15th June 2017: Colin Millington (historian of Barnston)

8th June 2017: Keith Crowden (Aviation expert)

1st June 2017: David Charters

25th May 2017:  Mike Waring (Wirral Bikeathon, with Will Redfearn)

18th May 2017:  John Owen (Organizer of the Wirral Folk Festival)

11th May 2017:  Liz Todd (who gives talks about The Bevin Boys)

4th May 2017:  David Charters

27 April 2017:  Bill Iveson (One of the Creators of the Cavern Quarter) (with Will Redfearn)

20 April 2017:  Tom Platt  (Vintage Radio Rock and Roller)

13 April 2017:  Lynne Quarrell  {Historian)

6 April 2017:  David Charters

30 March 2017:  "Mystery Birdwatcher" (with Will Redfearn)

23 March 2017:  David Kean (Wallasey Art Society)

16 March 2017: Jill Carter and Fred Eccleston (on the YMCA in the First World War)

9 March 2017: Pauline Ainsley (intrepid traveller)

2 March 2017: David Charters

23 February 2017, Barbara Singleton and Judy Ugonna  (with Will Redfearn)

16 February 2017: Sandra Scott (Home Instead)

9 February 2017: Helen Spring (writer)

2 February 2017: David Charters

26 January 2017: Jack Coutts (expert in sea shanties and dementia)

19 January 2017: Allen Burton (Friends of Hilbre Island)

12 January 2017: David Charters

5 January 2017: Paul Green (Eastham Cycling Hub) (with Will Redfearn) 

15 December 2016: John Cotcher (on his recent trip to North Korea)

8 December 2016: Tina Robinson and Tahani Naji (Marie Curie)

1 December 2016: David Charters

24 November 2016: Mystery guest from Star Trek (with Will Redfearn)

17 November 2016: Carole Blease (Retired Social Worker)

3 November 2016: David Charters

27 October 2016: Canon Roy Lawrence

20 October 2016: Mjke Wood (Science Fiction Writer)

13 October 2016: Gordon Nicholas

6 October 2016: David Charters

1 September 2016: David Charters

18 August 2016: Jutta Hesketh  [Argentinian Artist]

11 August 2016: David Charters

4 August 2016: Evelyn Cadwallader  [Age UK; with Will Redfearn]

14 July 2016:  Ken Griffith  [Gateway Club; with Will Redfearn]

7 July 2016: David Charters

30 June 2016: Sandra Wall (The Wirral Care Pathway)

23 June 2016:  Alan Chape (Former Assistant Chief Executive, Liverpool Council)

16 June 2016: Teresa Nightingale and Julia Evans (St John's Hospice) 

9 June 2016: Kevin Foott (Funeral celebrant)

2 June 2016:  David Charters

26 May 2016:  Brian Bonynge (Rhodesian Policeman; with Will Redfearn)

19 May 2016: John Owen (organizer of the Wirral Folk Festival)

12 May 2016:  Captain Bryan Pill (Bush pilot with Mission Aviation Fellowship)

5 May 2016: David Charters

28 April 2016: Dr Mike Waring (Wirral Bikeathon Organizer, with Will Redfearn)

21 April 2016: "And The River Flows" (Reminiscences of Birkenhead Docks) 

14 April 2016: Brian McCann (playwright and producer)

7 April 2016:  David Charters

31 March 2016: Steve Weber  (town planner and Himalayan walker)

24 March 2016: Lynda Roberts (Genius Artist)

17 March 2016: Jill Carter (Historian with the YMCA; with Will Redfearn)

10 March 2016: Peter Rainsford (Director of Tafelmusik, The Wirral School Of Music)

3 March 2016:  David Charters

25 February 2016: Amanda Lancaster (Dog-groomer: with Will Redfearn)

18 February 2016:  John Curry (River Pilot and Poet)

11 February 2016: Elizabeth Collins (of the Little Theatre in Birkenhead)

4  February 2016: David Charters

21 January 2016:  Jean Pentecost (Soroptimist: with Will Redfearn)

14 January 2016:  Mike Pill (Internet Technician)

7  January 2016: David Charters

17 December 2015: Joseph Boughey (environmental historian)

10 December 2015:  Dave Kelly (Slide Guitarist with The Blues Band)

3  December 2015:  David Charters

26 November 2015:  Paul Coleman (Scout Commissioner, with Will Redfearn)

19 November 2015: Valerie Warr (of the Heswall Arts Festival)

12 November 2015: Denise Turner (of Oddfellows)

5 November 2015:  David Charters

29 October 2015:  Dave Joy (author; with Ernie Hardwick)

22 October 2015:  Mjke Woods (Science Fiction author; with Will Redfearn)

15 October 2015: Alison Bailey Smith (of the Williamson Art Gallery), with Susan Brown and Karen Rees

8 October 2015:  Cathy Warren (Community Arts Worker)

1 October 2015:  David Charters

24 September 2015:  Peter Bowskill, of Smith & Sons (with Will Redfearn)

17 September 2015: June Lancelyn Green (repeat from 6-2-2014)

10 September 2015: Major and Sue Mace (of Black Pearl Pirate Ship, New Brighton)

3 September 2015: Derek Marshall (YMCA Chaplain)

27 August 2015: Kevin Donovan (activist)

20 August 2015: Peter Mathews, health adviser (with Will Redfearn)

13 August 2015:  John Cotcher, Vintage Radio's guru  (repeat of 18 September 2014)

6 August 2015:  David Charters

30 July 2015: Stevie D, Irish music expert [with Will Redfearn].

23 July 2015: Jacqui Canning, of "WIRED" (Carers' Support).

16 July 2015: Councillor (and former Mayor of Wirral) Stephen Foulkes.

9 July 2015:   David Charters.

2 July 2015:   Simon Wagener, founder of the Carers' Union.

25 June 2015: The Rev. Karen Freeman, of Christchurch, Oxton (and formerly of Leahurst Farm).

18 June 2015: Tom Murphy, ace sculptor (repeat of 26 June 2014).

11 June 2015: Stephen Lyus, Friend of Bidston Hill and New Ferry Butterfly Park

4 June 2015:  David Charters.

28 May 2015: Russell Grant [chatting with Will Redfearn].

21 May 2015: Kathy Heywood, of Birkenhead Priory.

14 May 2015: John and Angela Owen, organizers of the Wirral Folk Festival.

7 May 2015:   David Charters.

30 April 2015: Paul Harris, poet, hospital governor and Green Party council candidate.

23 April 2015: Andrew Cross, former captain of Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.

16 April 2015: Jane Kennedy, Police and Crime Commissioner.

9 April 2015: Rhiannon Evans, about her mother’s fascinating war journal, Joyce’s War.

2 April 2015: David Charters.

26 March 2015: Paul Growney, third sector development manager at Wirral CVS.

19 March 2015: Angela Hesketh, lawyer specializing in matters of interest to Vintage listeners.

12 March 2015: Mark Kinnish of Dale Farm, horticulture for the disabled.

5 March 2015: David Charters.

26 February 2015: John Blease, chair of the Wirral Dyslexia Association.

19 February 2015: Mark Ball, genius.

12 February 2015: Christine Youngman, musician and co-founder of Vintage Radio.

5 February 2015: David Charters.

29 January 2015: Chloe Harvey, of Wirral Mencap.

22 January 2015: The Rev. Blair Kirkby of Trinity with Palm Grove United Reformed Church.

15 January 2015: Kemal Houghton, chair of Chester poets.

8 January 2015: David Charters.

18 December 2014: June Lancelyn Green, of Poulton Hall.

11 December 2014: William Boyce, expert in everything that flies.

4 December 2014: David Charters.

27 November 2014: Ken Pavett, Steve Pavett’s father.

20 November 2014: Peter Gommon, architect.

13 November 2014: Shaun Herbert, Hospitality Manager at Royal Liverpool Golf Club.

6 November 2014: David Charters.

30 October 2014: Ray O’Brien, + fund of stories, and Phil Norman, of The Prowlers.

23 October 2014: David Ainsley, architect.

16 October 2014: Stu McPherson, country music expert at Vintage Radio.

9 October 2014: David Charters.

2 October 2014: Mike and Jan Foster, friends of Hoylake in Bloom.

25 September 2014: Bob Dennis, photographer.

18 September 2014: John Cotcher, founding guru of Vintage Radio.

11 September 2014: David Charters.

4 September 2014: Albert Owings and Alex Owens, heroes of the Navy in WW2.

28 August 2014: Peter France, chair of the Wirral History and Heritage Association.

21 August 2014: Andrew Hamer, linguist (repeat).

14 August 2014: Dean Johnson, star of “Bullets and Daffodils” (about Wilfred Owen).

7 August 2014: David Charters.

17 July 2014: Tina Robinson, of the Red Cross.

3 July 2014: David Charters.

26 June 2014: Tom Murphy, Liverpool’s top sculptor.

19 June 2014: Maggie Williams, award-winning geologist.

12 June 2014: Mike Kelly, author and Cammell Laird carpenter.

5 June 2014: David Charters.

29 May 2014: Margaret Polomska, Polish teacher.

22 May 2014: Peter Cookson, of the YMCA.

15 May 2014: The Friends of the Williamson Art Gallery, chatting at the Gallery.

8 May 2014: David Charters.

17 April 2014: John Bell, prospective parliamentary candidate (Conservative)

10 April 2014: Robert Lee, Birkenhead Park (repeat).

27 March 2014: Brian Bishop, of Cammell Laird.

13 March 2014: John and Angie Owen, of the Wirral Folk Festival.

6 March 2014: David Nicholas, Organist at the Liverpool Philharmonic.

27 February 2014: The British Red Cross.

20 February 2014: Rhiannon Evans, of the Oxton Society.

13 February 2014: David Charters.

6 February 2014: June Lancelyn Green, of Poulton Hall.

30 January 2014: Bob Warwick of the New Brighton RNLI.

23 January 2014: Karl Rooney.

16 January 2014: Albert Owings and Alex Owens, of the Merchant and Royal Navies.

9 January 2014: Derek Arnold, about the sinking of the Thetis submarine.

12 December 2013: Andrew Hamer, linguist.

21 November 2013: David Charters.

14 November 2013: Kate Russell, of the Wirral VCA.

31 October 2013: Mike Seddon, fireworks expert.

24 October 2013: Penny Williams, Geoff Pennock and Odina (a Guide Dog for the blind).

17 October 2013: Brian Latham and Clive McClaren, Street Pastors.

10 October 2013: Rosemary Quinn, of the Friends of Leasowe Lighthouse.

26 September 2013: Robert Lee, of the Friends of Birkenhead Park.

19 September 2013: Valerie Warr and Edward Peake, of Heswall Arts Festival.

12 September 2013: Brian Christian, of the Wirral Older People’s Parliament.

5 September 2013: Alan Davies, of the Gladstone Theatre.

22 August 2013: David Charters.

15 August 2013: Anthony Annakin Smith, author of Wirral Walks.

8 August 2013: Andrew Pimbly, asparagus expert at Claremont Farm.

1 August 2013: Margaret Davies, of the dementia unit at Arrowe Park Hospital.

25 July 2013: Budge Grounsell, Vintage entertainer.

4 July 2013: June Lancelyn Green, of Poulton Hall.

27 June 2013: David Charters.

13 June 2013: Mike Ellis, of the Hillbark Players.

6 June 2013: Debbie Thomas, John Flynn and Evelyn Glover, “Role On” Volunteers.

23 May 2013: Chris Todd, of the Maritime Volunteer Service.

16 May 2013: David Charters.

9 May 2013: Rosemary Quinn, Leasowe lighthouse.

2 May 2013: Jonathan Wilson (repeat).

25 April 2013: William Meredith, Chief Wirral Archivist.

11 April 2013: David Charters.

28 March 2013: June Lancelyn Green, of Poulton Hall.

7 March 2013: Peter France, chief Archaeologist of the Wirral.

28 February 2013: David Charters.

21 February 2013: Bob Warwick, of the New Brighton RNLI.

14 February 2013: Will Redfearn, of Vintage Radio and everywhere else.

7 February 2013: Colin Simpson, of the Williamson Art Gallery.

31 January 2013: David Charters.

17 January 2013: Sydney Marangou White, of the University of the Third Age.

10 January 2013: Nigel Hughes, of the Wirral YMCA.

20 December 2012: Ali Bennett and Georgia Barrow, Trading Standards Officers.

13 December 2012: David Charters.

6 December 2012: Councillor Les Rowlands (Conservative).

29 November 2012: Two firemen.

22 November 2012: David Charters.

15 November 2012: Jayne Branch Murray, of the local Food Bank.

8 November 2012: Jonathan Wilson, local expert on Portuguese history.

11 October 2012: David Charters, journalist on the Friday Wirral Echo.