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Pop Pirates of the 1960s

A Talk by Tony Hadland

Discover, or perhaps rediscover, the story of the offshore pirate radio stations of the 1960s, including ‘Big L’ and Radio Caroline. Tony will explain how restrictions on broadcasting light entertainment existed in the UK from the earliest days of public broadcasting and show how, between the two world wars, the first generation of offshore stations were land-based, in Normandy, Luxembourg and elsewhere.

Offshore ship-based broadcasting developed first in Scandinavia in the 1950s, then in Belgium and the Netherlands, before the first British stations went live in the 1960s. The talk is brought to life with numerous audio clips.

The talk lasts approximately an hour, including time for any questions, after which tea/coffee and cake are served (included in the ticket price). 

Advance booking is recommended but you can pay on the door (subject to availability). Book online at htttp://berksfhs.org or face to face at The Centre for Heritage and Family History during opening hours.

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About Berkshire Family History Society

This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity number 283010.