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Cars we have loved

You might have noticed that as the sun comes out, owners dust off their classic cars and enjoy the sunshine. Car’s are linked to evocative memories and connections, they might be made of metal, glass, rubber, and plastic but they certainly seem to have souls! Some cars are just there to get us from A… Click here for more

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Prisoner of War

How many people out there have experienced the hardship of being a prisoner of war? Wendy Swan discusses her experiences in Japan during the 2nd World War on a repatriation ship. She talks to her daughter about the long and grueling journey from Japan to Mozambique and then the journey on the troop ship to… Click here for more

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Music brings young and old together

We have a fascinating piece submitted via email by Chris Dell. A masterclass for young musicians held by Graham Wade, professor of classical guitar, at The Old Malthouse, Sawbridgeworth Whether you are a specialist music teacher or, like me, writes Chris Dell, retired computer specialist and guitarist with a music degree, there is great satisfaction… Click here for more

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No time for goodbyes

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 for more

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Sir Roger Bannister

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 for more

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Advent Calendar

Pupils from Holland Park Comprehensive chat to the older generation about Christmas. December 1st For the first advent, this is a lively conversation with Clementine Yates with her Grandmother about Christmas presents! December 2nd For the second advent, Clementine Yates continues her conversation with her Grandmother about Christmas. December 3rd For the third advent, Clementine… Click here for more

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Me and my National Service

Reflecting on his pre- and Army days, Brian Jarvis, 81, also recollects how moved he was by the 1969 film, Oh What a Lovely War. Its bitter-sweet reflections of WW1, and British attitudes and patriotism prevailing then, is often sentimental yet so evocative of songs that helped morale, and is now one of music’s lost… Click here for more

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Wonderful B-17 Bomber

We have something very special here, to join the other great personal accounts on Silver Robin. Enjoy and appreciate this amazing and inspiring story of heroism. In 1943 a mid-air collision on February 1, 1943, Between a B-17 and a German fighter over the Tunis dock area, became the subject of one of the most… Click here for more

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Marianne’s journey through Europe

Marianne speaks candidly to Taia about her experiences of being a 20 year old Hungarian refugee, she tells us about seeking a better life towards the tail end of World War II. This has been recorded into two parts, the first documents the trials and tribulations of the journey travelling through Europe, the second installment… Click here for more

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Valentine memories

We have four Valentines memories for you to listen to, the first one is from Isabella who talks to Silver Robin about the experience of Valentines day prior to moving to the UK., followed by Vic who tells us about trying to identify the cards at school, and how things never really changed when he… Click here for more