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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Felixstowe TV: 'Joining John' at Saxmundham Museum

With the Emperor Claudius. He's the one in the middle!

On Tuesday, I was kindly shown around Saxmundham Museum by Richard Wills Crisp, a trustee of the museum. Mike Amos - manager of FTV - was on hand to record my visit for Felixstowe TV. The finished film will be posted on the FTV website in the very near future.

Stepping back into Victorian times

Monday, 26 September 2011

The Beatles: We Can Work it Out ...... And John & Paul get the giggles towards the end!

Another Fab track from The Beatles."We Can Work It Out" was written by Paul and John. It was released as a "double A-sided" single with "Day Tripper". Both songs were recorded during the Rubber Soul album sessions. The single went to Number One in December 1965.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Maggie May by Rod Stewart and The Faces (with a little bit of help from John Peel)

"Maggie May" was written by Rod Stewart and Martin Quittenton.

It was first released in the UK as the B-side of "Reason to Believe," but DJs much preferred the B-side and, after two weeks in the charts, the single was reclassified, with "Maggie May" becoming the A-side.

In October 1971, the song went to number one in Great Britain.

Look out for John Peel pretending to play the mandolin during this performance from Top of the Pops!

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

More Belles on Bikes: Suffolk's First all Ladies Charity Bike Ride


On the 2nd October 2011, Lord Framlingham of Eye will start the inaugural Belles on Bikes Charity Cycling event. Starting and ending from The Castle Inn in Framlingham, going via the Saxtead Mill, the Dennington Queens and the Badingham White Horse.

It is the First Women Only Cycle Event in the county.

The route is 16 miles and will be fully sign posted and Marshalled, with refreshments and check points at all 4 of the Hostelries.

An entrance fee of £5 per rider will be required from each rider, and a concession to £3 available to those under 16 and over 60. Those who pay on the day will be required to handover £8 each. All riders will be encouraged and supported to raise additional money for a charity of their choice.

The organisers are providing medical support, a quick bike fix surgery, insurance, a route map, directions and friendly cheering marshals.

The Event is supported and endorsed by Cycle Suffolk who will also be providing a small selection of bikes for those who most need them.

The money raised from organising the event will go towards Castle Community Radio, a new community interest company that aims to provide the local community with significant social gain by delivering information, support, education and opportunities.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

The event is also offering local businesses the opportunity to target a key demographic in the area of community focused and health conscious, 16-45 year old women, with a mixture of sponsorship and partnership programmes.

There are 3 tiers of sponsorship available;

Tier 1 is to be the Lead Partner for the event – this will cost £300 and mean that the event will be named after the partner ie The “Company Name” Belles on Bikes Charity Cycling Event. Your brand can become synonymous with the event and will be used in all references to the event. You will also be given 5 free entries in to the event.

Tier 2 is to be a shirt sponsor. This will cost £100 and be one of 4 company logos on the riders tags. The logo will be used in all marketing literature and you will also be given 2 free entries to the event

Tier 3 marketing partner. Will cost £25 and will mean that the company name will be used in all the marketing support and you will get 1 free entry to the event.

We are also open to talk to anyone interested in sponsoring any other specific parts of the event and or alternative ideas, such as water carriers or puncture repair kits.

For More Information

Contact Colin Walker on 07919 163142
Or Rupert Durrant on 0779 381 5533 or


Castle Community Radio is a new Community Interest Company that aims to set up a high tech and sustainable radio station that helps delivers social gain in to the community by providing, information, education, support and opportunities.

Cycle Suffolk

Cycle Suffolk is developing a culture of cycling in Suffolk by creating safe, sustainable and competitive cycling opportunities.

Whether you’re new to cycling, getting back into it or you want to get more out of your rides, cycling is a great way to exercise, relax, have fun and socialise.

It’s great for exploring our beautiful Suffolk county-side and you can be as energetic or as relaxed as you want.

Cycle Suffolk works with village and rural communities to provide cycling opportunities, including led-rides, loan bikes and fun competitions.

For more information contact Joseph Young, Cycle Suffolk Project Co-ordinator, Suffolk Sport.

T: 01394 444590 M: 07920 861819 E:

Let's get Suffolk cycling.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

John West's Photo Tribute to the Pelican

 I humbly present John West's Photo Tribute to my fellow Pelicans ....

Can we have a few chips with that fish?

Give us a kiss!

Do you come here often?

I'm looking for love

Give me back that tuna!

Do we need a fishing permit?

Now, where does it hurt?

Hi cutey!

Who said blacks cats are lucky?

Reflections of My Life

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Pans People dance to You Sexy Sugar Plum

This week, the lovely Pans People dance to 'You Sexy Sugar Plum' by Rodger Collins. The song was a top 30 hit in 1973.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Listen to my last ever show on ICR

Leaving ICR for the very last time!

Fancy listening to my last ever show on ICR? Then click here

Many of the songs played during the show had a goodbye theme. The Beatles, The Monkees, Glitter Band and Slade were just some of the bands featured. I also read out a few goodbye messages.

And a big thank you to the Friday Breakfast Show guys who invited me onto their show to talk about my future projects with Radio Castle and Felixstowe TV.

I would like to wish everyone at ICR & ICTV the best of luck in all their future projects. God Bless. It was fun!

Goodbye to ICR!

Saturday, 3 September 2011

That's that!

And that was that. My last stint at ICR. I leave an empty chair after 12 months and a 100 shows. Time to move on to other projects.

The future is the most exciting adventure of all.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

My Last EVER show on Ipswich Radio & In My Life: ICR Photo Memories

Hello and Goodbye
"And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make"

And so my radio career at ICR finally comes to an end. I presented my first show on the 2nd September 2010 and my last show will be aired on the 2nd September 2011.

Here's a list of all my shows  .....

1 Thursday Breakfast Show
1 Eternal Spirit Show
23 Wednesday Breakfast Shows
41 Friday Breakfast Shows
21 Vinyl Clubs

87 shows in all. Plus a few guest appearances on other shows. So about a 100 altogether!

It's been fun but enough is enough. I'm moving on to other things in the media. New shows with FTV beckon!

So tune in at 10am tomorrow morning on ICR 105.7 FM and listen to my ICR swansong! God Bless!

And now a trip down memory lane. A few pics from my ICR archives!

With Gary Hooker, my former WBS co-host

PC Jon Alcock, former co-host of Cop That! Now I know what they mean by the long arm of the law!

Paul Salmon of The Eternal Spirit Show

Terry Mackley, my former co-host on the FBS

Graham Cleaver of The Tuesday Breakfast Show

Duncan Doughnut, my rubbery pal from the WBS. Duncan later moved to America. He now does the voice for Brian in Family Guy.

Sheree Clarke, former CSV receptionist

Toby of The Polish Hour

On CSV reception

Amy, CSV volunteer

Under dressing for the ICR Xmas Party

Tanzi and Darren of the Monday Breakfast Show. My first appearance on ICR was as a guest on their show

Steve Crowe, ICR researcher

With members of the ICTV Team - Simon, Rachel & Vicky

With Amy and Tanzi

Lazing about in the ICTV office with Vicky

The mysterious ICR Man! Whatever happened to him?

Promoting sexual health with Ella & Elanor 

My first time on the control desk

The Vinyl Crew

Rebecca Sawyer, medium

Neil Innes

Sir Paul

Daniel Vox Hunter, FBS guest

Keeley Hawes


Jim, former CSV caretaker!

Trevor of CSV. He used to be in Aswad

Vineet used to present an Indian music show on ICR

Filming with ICTV

That's All Folks!