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Duration: 46 mins 20 sec. Timing: (1:36) The vicar talks about being born in Hessle in 1938. (2:15) He talks about growing up and going to Beverley Grammar School and taking his O-Levels. (2:49) The vicar tells us that he worked as an audit clerk before going to Aldershot at the age of 19 to undertake his National Service. He was enrolled in the Royal Army Service Corps and spent 18 months in Paris. (4:00) He states that whilst in Paris he was based at the headquarters for the Allied forces in Europe. (4:44) The vicar gives his first choice of music and the reason behind that choice. (9:50) The vicar tells us that he has been married for 34 years and that he has two sons aged 29 and 32. He also has 2 grandchildren. (11:00) He speaks about his son going to Ethiopia and his work in the Church of the Holy [Sepulchre]. (12:00) He talks about his family and his religious work. (12:32) He talks about the work he undertook when he left National Service and how he became a temporary teacher in Hull. He also tells us how he applied for the Methodist Ministry, how and why he was rejected. (13:54) The vicar talks about the links between Methodism and the Church of England, and the failed agreements of the 1970s. (15:31) The vicar tells us about his second choice of music and why he has chosen it. (19:54) He talks about his entry into religious life and how he was a reader in Clacton. He then attended a selection conference in 1977 and enrolled in theological college by the end of that year. (22:14) The vicar discusses questions of faith and the possible doubts that people experience. (23:34) He speaks about the question of whether or not he is the chaplain at Alfred Bean Hospital. He is unclear on the situation. (24:41) He talks of 'ministering' to other faiths on hospital rounds and wonders if this is the correct procedure. He then shares some of his own personal experiences of doing this. (25:48) The vicar gives his next choice of music. (30:24) The vicar talks about his job situation and how he feels that he has 'The best job in the Church of England' as he was second choice for the post and had set his retirement date before the selection process began. (31:19) The vicar talks about the differences of 'ministering' in Driffield compared to his previous parish of Langtoft. (34:03) He mentions his work in Little Driffield. (34:31) He speaks again about relations between different denominations. (35:29) He gives his next music choice. (40:05) The vicar is asked for his views on the ordination of women. He explains his viewpoint and why he voted against it. (42:03) Final music choice is given. (46:19) End of recording. Public access copy available on Preservica: (Search 'DDX1163/4/4')

6 Jul 1995

Contains a live broadcast featuring the bell ringers at St Peter's Church, Hutton. Prepared for Driffield Hospital Broadcasting Service (Radio Driffield). Duration: 1 hour 32 mins. Timing: (3:50) Discussion of bell ringing at the Christmas service. (4:31) A brief history of bell ringing. (4:49) Discussion of bells being cast by Sam Smith. (4:55) The history of the bells at Hutton church and how others were added. (5:09) A story of how the bells, added at Hutton, were originally intended for Driffield. (5:26) The campaign for having further bells added at Hutton and the reason for the names of the bells, including the 'Children's Bell' and the 'Farmer's Bell'. (6:07) Interview with two of the younger bell ringers, who are both children, about how they got into campanology and why they enjoy it. (6:50) Interview with Mabel Urqhart, aged 76years. Mabel reminisces about her time bell ringing, and includes a story about the time someone came to repair the bells and was stranded there in a power cut. (7:04) Mabel then speaks about the Hutton time capsule under the stairs of the church and guesses at some of its contents. She then mentions that the time capsule will only be opened when the stairs need repairing. (8:25) An example of the ringing of muted bells. (9:56) Further examples of bell ringing. This includes a 'peel attempt of surprise peels'. Also included are a 'Martinton Surprise Minor', 'Beverley Surprise Minor' and a 'Cambridge Surprise Minor'. (46:20) An example of a quarter peel with the bells half muffled, from Remembrance Sunday 1991, followed by an explanation of what 'half muffled' means, and also an extract from John Betjeman on half muffled bells. This is followed by an example of half muffled peels. (1:32:25) End of recording. Public access copy available on Preservica: (Search 'DDX1163/4/2')

28 Dec 1991

Includes speech by Lady Halifax, Duchess of Kent, and carol service. Duration: 16 mins 20 sec. Timing: (0:08) Speech by Mrs Hawtry regarding the opening of the Macmillan Cancer Day Unit by Her Royal Highness, Lady Halifax, the Duchess of Kent. (0:44) Thanks to the fundraising team which was led by Lord Halifax and Lady Halifax. (1:45) Speaker changes, explanation about how the Day Unit was funded. Originally the appeal was for £85,000 for a second Macmillan Nurse, the appeal raised £147,000 in conjunction with the NHS. (3:59) The Duchess of Kent unveils a plaque. (4:07) The Duchess of Kent makes a speech about her backing for the Macmillan organisation. (5:32) The Duchess of Kent talks about the importance of courage to being ill, to care, and the courage of medical staff. (7:40) A clergyman begins to take a Dedication Service. Refers to the order of service, the carols and the act of dedication. (8:30) Prayer of thanks. (9:29) Reading from the 'Gospel according to Matthew'. (9:54) The Dedication. (10:41) 'Silent Night' carol singing. (12:59) A further prayer. (13:23) 'O Little Town of Bethlehem' carol singing. (16:17) A 'Time of Silence' for those who benefit from the work of Macmillan nurses. Public access copy available on Preservica: (Search 'DDX1163/4/3')

21 Dec 1994

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