We were sad to learn that Nigel Parker had died in October 2018. Nigel was one of our founder readers, and apart from a spell while living in Wales between 2009 - 2012, he was a regular, committed reader, and he is greatly missed.

Sound recordist Mr Edward Allen cues in one of the group of new readers.
Nigel Parker, far left, is cued in by sound recordist Mr Edward Allen during the dummy run prior to the first edition.

The photograph shows Nigel, on the left, reading at the "dummy run" undertaken prior to our first edition being recorded and distributed on 29th March 1979.

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On Friday 16th November 2018, Witney Talking News Chairman Peter Brading, Secretary Peter Bee and Outside Recording Engineer Eric Imeson visited Cokethorpe School in Witney.

Peter Bee gave a short talk about WTN to the Junior School Assembly which was well received by both pupils and staff. Following the assembly Eric Imeson recorded three Cokethorpe pupils reading Christmas items for our edition on the 13th December.

Children and their parents at Cokethorpe have been raising money for Witney Talking News this autumn and presented a much appreciated cheque for £615.68. Our thanks go to all the children, parents and staff at Cokethorpe for their support.

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