Turning point for Wisbech talking paper

At the Wisbech Talking Newspaper's event , back left to right , Ann Shippey (WDTN Chair), Michael Hill (Mayor), Andrew Neve (WDTN Technical Officer), Isobel Shippey (Secretary) and seated Jane Hill (Mayoress) who won the star raffle prize of a DAB radio. ANL-140915-155538001
At the Wisbech Talking Newspaper's event , back left to right , Ann Shippey (WDTN Chair), Michael Hill (Mayor), Andrew Neve (WDTN Technical Officer), Isobel Shippey (Secretary) and seated Jane Hill (Mayoress) who won the star raffle prize of a DAB radio. ANL-140915-155538001
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Wisbech and District Talking Newspaper (WDTN) held one of the biggest events in its 36-year history.

It introduced its new digital recording and playback equipment to listeners and supporters at St Peter’s andSt Paul’s Church Hall in Wisbech.

Many of the charity’s listeners and supporters attended, along with guests,including the town’s Mayor and Mayoress, Mr and Mrs Michael Hill, and a representative from the national Talking Newspaper Federation.

There was an archive of all the equipment used to produce the charity’s bi-monthly audio newspapers and magazines over the past 36 years, together with a history of the charity.

A mobile studio allowed visitors to record their own talking newspaper and take a CD copy home with them.

Users picked up new playback machines and were shown how they work. Visitors enjoyed refreshments and saw a short film showing ‘behind the scenes’ of the newspaper.

There was also a raffle supported by many local businesses. Isobel Shippey, secretary and press officer, said: “The day was a huge success. Not only did it raise our profile, but it gave us the rare opportunity to meet our listeners.

“We also signed up some new volunteers and we are still looking for more people to help with the technical side of things – in particular engineers to record our newspapers each month.

“I would like to thank the committee and our volunteers – in particular technical officer Andrew Neve, whose idea it was, for making the day such a success.”

The WDTN AGM will be held at St Peter and St Paul’s Church Hall on Wednesday, October 22 at 7.30pm.

For further information visit the WDTN website www.wdtn.co.uk