A Sense of
Place is a landmark series to be broadcast across English Local
Radio from Sunday 28th April 2002. BBC Three Counties Radio are
making twelve programmes, six for Milton Keynes and six for Beds,
Herts and Bucks.
is A Sense of Place?
is about how why and where we live our lives in the twenty-first
century. Its about an impression of the landscape, the way
of life and the way people behave. Its about the natural and
human elements that make that place unique. Its all about
the sights, sounds, smells and textures that make places unique.
It doesnt have to be a town or village. It can be a pub, a
sports club, a gym or it a factory.
Series Producer - Ian Pearce
of place has to be Luton. Every time hes tried to escape hes
returned to his home town. He taught at Challney Boys School for
twelve years before moving to Radio Bedfordshire. He
has lived and worked in Milton Keynes and Northampton but still
returned to Luton.
His family has
ties with the hat industry and the motor industry. Two aunts, his
grandfather and his brother all worked at Vauxhall, while his father
worked for Commer Cars. Both his grandmothers worked in the hat
industry with one also working at Vauxhall during the war.
His great grandfather
actually features in a local history book, he had a successful carriage
and cab business just along the road from the radio station. The
Pearce family can be traced back to Wheathampstead while on his
mothers side his great great grandfather worked as a gamekeeper
at Stockwood House.
Ian is an avid
Hatters fan and is very knowledgeable on local history.......especially
We Want Your Help
Some of you
will be featured in the programmes. We dont just want memories
because A Sense of Place isnt just history....its here
and now. Why not let us know what your place is.....is it a house,
a town ,a temple, a village, a park bench, a pub, the internet,
a church, a shop, a cinema a mosque.
If you have
any ideas or if you feel you can contribute to our special programmes
please get in touch.
out more about each individual programme