Talking newspaper's 10th birthday

Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspaper volunteers are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the service they provide for visually impaired people in and around the two towns.

Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspaper volunteers are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the service they provide for visually impaired people in and around the two towns.

It was on April 10, 1998, that the first edition of the audio news and information service was sent out.

Fifty volunteers produce and despatch a weekly digest of news and features for almost 70 blind or partially sighted listeners.

Items from the local newspapers are supplemented by the group's own outside recordings, which has enabled them to build up an extensive sound archive.


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The anniversary celebrations will take the form of a buffet and social event at the Robert Kett pub restaurant in Wymondham today.

WATN chairman, Pat Crawford said: “The volunteers rarely get an opportunity to meet as a group and a social event is a good way for us to show that we are all part of a big team.”

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While the group has a sufficient number of readers, they would like to hear from anyone who is interested in becoming a reserve editor or joining the administration team.

Full training will be provided.

For more details, contact the WATN secretary on 01953 605434.

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