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    A Sense of Place.

    A Sense of Place.
    A Sense of Place producer Ian Pearce in his favourite place.

    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.

    What is A Sense of Place?

    The project is about how why and where we live our lives in the twenty-first century. It’s about an impression of the landscape, the way of life and the way people behave. It’s about the natural and human elements that make that place unique. It’s all about the sights, sounds, smells and textures that make places unique. It doesn’t 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

    Ian’s sense of place has to be Luton. Every time he’s tried to escape he’s 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 transport!

    We Want Your Help

    Some of you will be featured in the programmes. We don’t just want memories because A Sense of Place isn’t just’s here and now. Why not let us know what your place 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.

    Find out more about each individual programme More. | 01582 637400

    Ian Pearce
    BBC Three Counties Radio
    PO Box 3CR
    LU1 5XL



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