Talking Newspaper Celebrates 800 Editions

Wymondham and Attleborough Talking Newspaper is marking the production of the 800th edition of their audio news and information service for visually impaired people (to be recorded later this year), with a series of awareness-raising events.

The first of these is attendance at the Old Buckenham fete on Saturday, August 31, from 2 – 5.00pm.

Visitors to the W A T N stall will be invited to select a number between 1 and 800, which will be chosen in advance by Mercury/EDP Community Editor, Rebecca Gough, to win a bottle of Champagne.

W A T N secretary, Georgette Vale said:

“This is an important milestone in the Talking Newspaper’s history and we wanted to use it as an opportunity to attract more listeners to the free service”.

As part of the celebrations, the organisation also plans to have a display in the local libraries during national Talking Newspaper Week (7 – 15 September), to record some radio plays with a “newspaper” theme and have a special Drama Dinner for listeners, volunteers and supporters.

If you know of anyone who would like to receive the Talking Newspaper, contact Mrs Vale on 01953 605434 or via the website