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BBC Radio 4 programme on Jock Purdon

Herga Kitty 02 Mar 15 - 11:12 AM
Herga Kitty 02 Mar 15 - 11:14 AM
Herga Kitty 02 Mar 15 - 12:12 PM
r.padgett 02 Mar 15 - 12:14 PM
GUEST,Malcolm Storey 02 Mar 15 - 12:22 PM
GUEST 03 Mar 15 - 07:01 AM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 04 Mar 15 - 05:16 AM
GUEST,henryp 04 Mar 15 - 05:30 AM
Dave Hanson 04 Mar 15 - 07:27 AM
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Subject: BBC Radio 4 programme on Jock Purdon
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 02 Mar 15 - 11:12 AM

On air now - Billy Bragg talking about Jock Purdon and the 1980s miners' strike...

Kitty


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 4 programme on Jock Purdon
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 02 Mar 15 - 11:14 AM

With contributions from Jez Lowe, Benny Graham, Johnny Handle...

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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 4 programme on Jock Purdon
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 02 Mar 15 - 12:12 PM

Now available to listen again, here

Kitty


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 4 programme on Jock Purdon
From: r.padgett
Date: 02 Mar 15 - 12:14 PM

mIssed this! I met Jock in Durham some years ago in The Shakespeare pub I think with the Wilsons ~ got a cassette of his songs

Saw a programme of his life a few years ago as well on tv

Ray


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 4 programme on Jock Purdon
From: GUEST,Malcolm Storey
Date: 02 Mar 15 - 12:22 PM

I remember the first time we invited Jock to Whitby, listening to him in the Workingmens Club.

Mike Waterson, who was sitting beside me, turned to me and said "Jock doesn't take any prisoners does he?"

Hypocrits of any political colour were fair game to Jock!


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 4 programme on Jock Purdon
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Date: 03 Mar 15 - 07:01 AM


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 4 programme on Jock Purdon
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 04 Mar 15 - 05:16 AM

As a friend said- 'who appointed Billy Bragg as the modern Woody Guthrie?'- still he did a decent job of this.

Jock can, as BB said, still be seen on the 'Cotia banner, now housed in the Washington Arts Centre except when in use.

His likeness is carried proudly into Durham every summer at the Miners' Gala along with his marra Jack Elliot. The banner's motto is 'Ye brave bold men of 'Cotia' - after one of Jock's songs and it will be led into Durham again in July by Jack's daughter Doreen, husband Bryan and friends. This will continue as long as us old codgers can manage it.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 4 programme on Jock Purdon
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 04 Mar 15 - 05:30 AM

The BBC like a well-known figure as the presenter.

They think more people will be drawn to a Billy Bragg programme than a Jock Purdon one, and they are probably right.

Even though not many coal-mines left in Burton Bradstock now.


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Subject: RE: BBC Radio 4 programme on Jock Purdon
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 04 Mar 15 - 07:27 AM

Woody's daughter Norah got in touch with Billy Bragg and asked him to record some of Woody's un-recorded and unpublished songs, so I guess, Woody's daughter had a hand in appointing him.

Dave H


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