Rob Mott was joined on KeeP Driving by our very own Pete Foster who is also a keen railway enthusiast and a volunteer on the Swanage railway. Pete recounted the recent days when the Flying Scotsman visited Swanage as part of its nationwide tour.
Brian joined Pete and Heather on Coffee Break and told us about the fascinating history of The Keep, The Little Keep (where KeeP 106 is based) and The Barracks
Paying a visit to KeeP 106 today was Sir Oliver Letwin, MP for West Dorset, who spoke to Rob Mott
KeeP Driving is our topical news and music programme on Monday to Friday from 3pm – 6pm.
On Saturday 30th March the new Portland Community Centre, based in the former Brackenbury School, was officially opened. Rob Mott went along to the opening and spoke to the chairman of Dorset County Council, who performed her final duty, the Mayor of Portland and several representatives of organisations which will use the new venue. Here is his report:
There’s more information on the Portland Community Venue’s website
Dorset Council began operations on 1st April 2019. Trevor Bevins spoke to Chief Executive Matt Prosser about the transition from six councils to one
Rob’s guest today was Will Hyde, secretary of the Dorset County Show who talked about this year’s show in September and their Spring Show at Sunninghill School on 7th April
Over several years Swanage Pier had fallen into a state of disrepair but in recent times has been restored by the Swanage Pier Trust. Ben Adeney, chief executive of the trust, called in to the studio and told Rob how it was done
More information on Swanage Pier
On 29th March Pop Club celebrates its 18th birthday. The club is held every Saturday morning during term time at the Corn Exchange. Rob Mott decided to find out more and below is his report.
More details can be found at facebook.com/popclubdorset or by contacting Dorchester Arts on 01305 266926
Gaynam Lock from Weymouth Men’s Shed joined us on Keep Driving to talk about setting up a Weymouth branch of the hugely popular Men’s Shed movement.
Contact details: email@example.com
KeeP Driving is our popular topical programme broadcast every weekday from 3pm to 6pm
On 7th April an open day commemorating the former Herrison Hospital will be held in the Charlton Down Village Hall which previously was the Herrison Hospital Ballroom. Organiser of the exhibition, Dom White, called in to explain the reason behind it and give us more details.
If you have any memorabilia which you could loan to the exhibition please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass on the details to the organisers.
A related topic is an interview from December 2018 with the County Archivist Sam Johnston about a recent grant made to the Dorset History Centre to catalogue the Herrison Hospital records.