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a sense of place.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2002 - 11:00 GMT, 12:00 BST

Northamptonshire on the radio
Allyson MacDonald
Allyson MacDonald at Castle Ashby.

"What is special about Northamptonshire?" asks BBC Radio Northampton's Allyson MacDonald.

She tells us how local listeners are making sense of the places they live.


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Place Like Home
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A good sport
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Coffee and Prayer
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School Daze
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Little Scotland
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Coming to Northamptonshire
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Bullet point. The 'A Sense of Place' documentaries will be broadcast on BBC Radio Northampton every Sunday at noon with a repeat at 2pm on Wednesdays.
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The first programme will go out on the 28th April.

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Bullet point. If you live in Northamptonshire, you can tune in to BBC Radio Northampton on 104.2 or 103.6 FM.
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For me, coming back to the county where I grew up after a gap of ten years gave me a feeling of coming home.

True, we don't have spectacular mountains, breezy coasts or rolling dales. For many people, Northamptonshire is a blur as they whizz past on the train or motorway. However, if they were to stop, they would find pretty villages, beautiful countryside, churches with steeples and spires and most of all, some very nice and friendly people who have made Northamptonshire their home.

In a new radio documentary project called 'A Sense of Place', I have talked to many people about different places in the county,and what they mean. Over the course of six programmes, I hope you will enjoy hearing some of their stories. We would love to hear some of yours.

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Place Like Home

What makes the place we live feel like home? We meet some local people who have turned their backs on the traditional bricks-and-mortar house and discover how they feel about the place they call home.
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A Good Sport
For some people, following their favourite county sports club is a big part of life. Season ticket holders have names on their seats and they can't wait for the next game. Whether fortunes (or ticket prices) go up or down, these fans will always be in the stands.
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Coffee and a Prayer
In the middle of a busy shopping centre sits a church and its coffee shop. Against the background noise of ringing tills and sizzling sausages, customers are offered friendship, care and companionship - and a cup of coffee.
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School Daze
Are those early years really the best in life? We take a tour around a Northampton middle school that will be closed down and see it through the eyes of former pupils who are now the parents of the current students.
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Little Scotland
They came down from Scotland to work at the steel plant in Corby. Going on a journey around the town is a trip back in time for the men who worked there. Their sons have different memories of the same places but they agree that Corby is still quite unlike anywhere else.
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Coming to Northamptonshire
Many people have moved to the county from elsewhere. Some only came for a visit and ended up staying. We meet people from other parts of the country and other parts of the world to find out what they first thought of the place and how they ended up making Northamptonshire their home.
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