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Page updated - 05 June 2007


Sudbury Newstalk - or, to use the full title (which we almost never do) Sudbury Newstalk For The Blind And Visually Impaired - is an organisation which, for the last 25 years, has been providing a fortnightly newstape and a bimonthly magazine tape for 80-100 listeners in and around Sudbury - though copies of the magazine tape have been known to travel as far as Manchester!


The newstape is made up from items culled (with permission) from the Suffolk Free Press, the Sudbury Mercury, the East Anglian Daily Times and other news publications. The magazine is made up of a variety of material, including pieces on local history (a very popular subject), travel, books, humour and even drama; we have our own Shoestring Theatre Company, and a few years ago won an Honourable Mention in a national competition for magazine tapes for our audio-tour of Borley Rectory - which burned down in 1939. (Our reporter was shown around by two guides, Mr Price and Miss Bull, who turned out to ghosts themselves...)


We have great fun making our tapes, raising funds and just socialising; if you'd like to join the team, call our chairman Trevor Green on 01787 372505 or secretary Roger Burden on 01787 311195. We're always looking for volunteers - and particularly for technicians, for whom we'll happily provide full training.