Potential listeners wanted for Berwick Talking Newspaper

Volunters on Berwick's Talking Newspaper are surprised that only 45 people in the area make use of the memory sticks available free of charge in an effective digital service.

Sunday, 8th January 2017, 7:29 am
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 12:01 pm
Jim Cumming, Jim Lindsay, Marjorie Lindsay, John Lackenby, Alan Nairn, and Wilma Cumming were the first of the five talking newspaper teams to use the new digital recording system

Rhona Lackenby, secretary, told Berwick Probus Club that word of mouth was the best way of spreading the news.

She urged people to think of visually-impaired potential listeners and contact her.

Since going digital more than two years ago, the system is easier and even more efficient. Running costs are less and there are generous donors.

It has been suggested a website and Facebook page could be set up.

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Founder chairman Jim Turner said the idea originated in 1987 and developed by Berwick Rotary Club. At one time they sent out 90 tapes per week.