April 2018 You may notice that we are focusing more and more on recordings of stories and memories, documenting snippets of peoples lives, particularly with a connection between the generations. It’s important that todays generation understand and appreciate these first hand accounts, particularly in an age of social media. We at Silver Robin will continue… Click here to read more
I think I have always been aware of the power of story. When I was a young chap I used to make up tales of heroism and great deeds, of spaceships and monsters of the deep. I was aware of the joy that I felt in creating these tales, and aware also of the effect… Click here to read more
The first thing I remember knitting was a toy duck, though I am sure there would have been the odd wonky scarf before that. I was about 7 years old and attended a village primary school where the boys did art and the girls did needlework. I had to queue at the teacher’s desk to… Click here to read more
Happy Easter! For our loyal readers and followers, we start with Good Friday with three different accounts from Silver Robin readers. Firstly Avril chats to our readers about religious, school days, egg hunting and the modern commercial aspects of Easter, followed by further memories and thoughts about the festive season.
It was Singapore in January 1941. We were just about to board the SS Orion en route for Sydney, Australia. Loudspeakers were warning passengers that due to the emergency, we were only allowed on board with what we could carry. So trunks of clothing etc. were left on the wharf, and hasty decisions made. My… Click here to read more
Taia Fry has kindly sent in some recordings celebrating Mothers Day. The tradition of Mother’s Day has been around since the 1900’s, created to honour and celebrate the mother of the family. It is now celebrated in over 70 different countries and serves as an important reminder of the daily tasks that our mothers selflessly… Click here to read more
Last year, we recorded some interviews exclusively for Silver Robin which offered some candid conversation for our advent calendar. One of our guests was the well known British hero, Sir Roger Bannister, who recently passed away aged 88. He was known as the first man to break the four minute mile but often said that… Click here to read more
We have a reading from a spiky Jenny Joseph, who has kindly shared her proposed plans for the future. What are your thoughts as you grow older? Are you looking forward to saying and doing what you like? Get in touch and tell us all about it!
Following our Christmas Advent calendar of tales and anecdotes, we have a series of further recollection from one of our oldest viewers. 99 year old Joyce has kindly donated her time with Silver Robin, recollecting fluid and vivid accounts about the weekends, Sunday school, the rule of not working on Sunday, the lost art of… Click here to read more
We have something very special for you to kick off 2018! Avril, Silver Robins creator invited BBC Oxford Radio Bill Rennells (Harmony Night) to offer himself an evening with mock panel of fans, which allows Bill to tell us about several anedotes. To listen, please press play on the sound file below. Keep checking this… Click here to read more
A couple of friends of Silver Robin are conducting a survey on online photo-sharing by People aged over 60 years. Dr Sarah Quinton from Oxford Brookes University and Dr Caroline Holland and Professor Shailey Minocha of The Open University have received funding from Sir Halley Stewart Trust to investigate how and why people over 60… Click here to read more