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The Great Central Railway station, Loughborough

The Platform recordings – trains, planes, automobiles and volunteers.

  In 1974 John Kirby and Geoff Smith started ‘Platform’, a BBC Radio Leicester series about transport. Kirby was already making educational programmes for BBC Radio Leicester as part of a teaching secondment. He met John Cole while visiting the Rev. Teddy Boston’s model railway in Cadeby, Leicestershire, and Cole joined the programme in 1975. […]

Images of BBC Radio Leicester

Images of BBC Radio Leicester

There have always been strong links between the University of Leicester and the UK’s first local BBC station, Radio Leicester – https://le.ac.uk/news/2017/november/radio-leicester-and-the-university-of-leicester-2013-50-years-of-collaboration2019. As part of the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage (UOSH) project we have been digitising a large number of Radio Leicester programmes and we were delighted when we were given some boxes of slides […]

Some of the AIM papers in the archive store, before processing.

Cataloguing the AIM archive

  Guest post from Hana Noor, a former MA Museum Studies student at the University of Leicester, 2019       As part of my postgraduate course, I had the opportunity to undertake a work placement project over the summer of 2019 in the archives and special collections department. The project involved organising and cataloguing […]

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