On Friday 20th October 2017 a number of Witney Talking News volunteers gathered at Witney Town Pavilion on the Leys for our Volunteers' Social evening. ...continue reading "Volunteers’ Social"Use these icons to share this page:
Witney Talking News would like to thank the generous people of Hailey village who donated the sum of £576.10 during a recent jumble sale. ...continue reading "Thank you Hailey village"Use these icons to share this page:
Recently, we welcomed former Witney celebrity poet Pam Ayres back to the town to share her recollections of the start of her journey to fame as part of the new year magazine edition which focused on new starts. The magazine was distributed to all registered listeners in February, and anyone can listen to it here on the website.
Mrs Ayres provided an interview for the magazine about how she started out on her broadcasting career while living and working in Witney, reflections on appearing on Just A Minute with Nicholas Parsons and also read several poems as part for both the magazine and to feature in other weekly editions.Use these icons to share this page:
On Tuesday, 20th September 2016, the committee held a coffee morning at our Chairman's house to say goodbye to Jane Holmes. Jane has been a volunteer for WTN for over 30 years, and has been involved in every aspect of our activities, including Chair, reading and editing. She was also Editor-in-Chief of our magazines for some years, and was responsible for producing many superb editions. ...continue reading "Long standing volunteer leaves"Use these icons to share this page:
On the 11th May 2016 our chairman and secretary were at the Town Hall in Oxford attending the Oxfordshire Community and Voluntary Action (OCVA) Awards ceremony.
Their presence was because Witney Talking News was shortlisted in the "Lifetime Achievement" category! ...continue reading "OCVA Awards"Use these icons to share this page:
On the 29th March 2014, Witney Talking News marked 35 years of recording local news for visually impaired people in West Oxfordshire. ...continue reading "35th Anniversary"Use these icons to share this page:
From time to time we arrange social events to allow our volunteers and listeners to meet each other. In July 2013 we were honoured to play host to Lord Hurd of Westwell (former government Minister and Witney MP) as our guest speaker who fitted us in around a busy schedule of the launch of his latest book on Disraeli which he signed for many people at the event. ...continue reading "Garden Party July 2013"Use these icons to share this page: