Recording the impact of BBC Skelton station on local life

Date: Wednesday 12th September 2018

Sir, I am writing a book about the economic, cultural and social effects of the BBC Skelton station on the life of Penrith from 1945 to 2015.

For those children of BBC staff — like me — growing up in Penrith was special, and it is time the story of how so many BBC staff contributed to the life of Penrith, and the economic, social and cultural prosperity of the town was told.

So many aspects of Penrith life are inextricably bound up with the life of BBC Skelton and I want to capture as many memories — and pictures — as I can and turn them into a book.

Sadly many of my father’s contemporaries are no longer with us, but us children all have memories of the roles our parents played in the life of the town from cricket to Savoyards, from BBC children’s parties to freemasonry, and not forgetting supporting so many local shops garages and businesses.

I would love to hear from as many BBC connected people as possible. I can be contacted via post at 12a, The College, Durham DH1 3EQ, or by email at RARoberts1958aol.com. Yours etc,

RICHARD ROBERTS

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