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Torpedoed

Torpedoed

February 23, 2021

Rotarian Alistair Hunter recalls his experiences of being a passenger on The Duchess of Atholl, which was torpedoed by a Nazi U Boat in the South Atlantic during WW2. He and his partially paralyzed mother spent over 30 hours in a lifeboat with other survivors before their rescue. 

John Fisher - Rum and the Royal Navy

John Fisher - Rum and the Royal Navy

February 23, 2021

John Fisher, describes the manufacture of rum and how it became so closely linked with the history and performance of the Royal Navy.  The podcast is enlivened by the inclusion of sea shanties but listeners may be amazed to learn the classic "15 men on a dead man's chest, Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum" was not a sea shanty but an invention of author Robert Louis Stevenson for his classic Treasure Island.

Keith Lockett from ShelterBox
Maidstone Dawn Patrol Rotary Club - Maidstone Young Musician Competition 2020

Maidstone Dawn Patrol Rotary Club - Maidstone Young Musician Competition 2020

January 26, 2021

A real treat for classical music fans and everyone who enjoys celebrating the talents of young people. This podcast features the four winning performances at the most recent Maidstone Young Musician Competition and includes  a cellist, a harpist, a pianist and a flautist.

Rev Clive Doubleday of the Rotary Club of Peterborough Ortons - Smile International

Rev Clive Doubleday of the Rotary Club of Peterborough Ortons - Smile International

January 19, 2021

Clive and his wife Ruth set up the charity Smile International 21 years ago originally to help refugees in war torn Kosovo. The work has now extended across the world and in this podcast Clive talks about the needs in the current pandemic.  

Freedom From Fistula

Freedom From Fistula

December 19, 2020

Sue Hope and Jo Pawley talk about their work supporting the drive to eliminate this largely unknown but devastating female issue and particularly their efforts to secure and utilise a Rotary Global Grant.

David Martin - Banstead Rotary Club

David Martin - Banstead Rotary Club

December 18, 2020

David Martin of Banstead Rotary Club chats to Steve Wood about the club's fund raising activities, including the historic Santa's Sleigh which has been touring the Banstead area for 50 years.

Alistair Hunter - Thanet Rotary Club - Diplomat in China - Part 2

Alistair Hunter - Thanet Rotary Club - Diplomat in China - Part 2

December 5, 2020

The podcast is about Alistair's posting to Peking/Beijing, China, in the mid 1960s. This was the time in China of the Cultural Revolution under Chairman Mao and the rise of the Red Guard.

Alistair Hunter - Thanet Rotary Club - Diplomat in China - Part 1

Alistair Hunter - Thanet Rotary Club - Diplomat in China - Part 1

November 28, 2020
The podcast is about Alistair's posting to Peking/Beijing, China, in the mid 1960s. This was the time in China of the Cultural Revolution under Chairman Mao and the rise of the Red Guard. Look out for Part 2 - coming soon.
Steve Wood Interviews Victoria Wilshire of the Kent MS Centre

Steve Wood Interviews Victoria Wilshire of the Kent MS Centre

October 3, 2020
Victoria Wilshire of the Kent MS Centre in Canterbury talks to Steve Wood about the work of this important facility in Canterbury, Kent. It is used by people living with Multiple Sclerosis across the county and also assists people with sports injuries.
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