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Telling stories that explore and celebrate the social, cultural and natural history of the River Ribble and its tributaries.

Telling stories that explore and celebrate the social, cultural and natural history of the River Ribble and its tributaries.
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Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Telling stories that explore and celebrate the social, cultural and natural history of the River Ribble and its tributaries.

Twitter:

@RibbleLife

Language:

English

Contact:

01200 444452


Episodes

TR EP07 - Paul Sumner, Ribble Estuary Fisherman

11/3/2019
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Paul Sumner has fished the Ribble Estuary since his childhood in the 1970s. What started as a hobby became a way of life and he has braved the Northwest coastline year round in all weathers for almost 40 years. Paul provides a rare look at this unique way of life, describing the three types of fishing he does over the course of the year - Shrimp, Bass and Cockles. He also discusses the changes he's seen over the years, some of the challenges he and his fellow fishermen face, and some of the...

Duration:00:22:45

TR EP06 - Philip Lord, Ribble Rivers Trust

10/27/2019
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A keen angler from an early age, Philip Lord has spent a lifetime working to improve rivers. He has been Chairman of Ribble Rivers Trust since its creation and, as a resident of the Hodder Valley for 42 years, is passionate about the Ribble Catchment and all of its rivers. Philip's experience running a successful family business has been vital in supporting Ribble Rivers Trust to grow, and his willingness to learn from both successes and failures has ensured RRT continues to adapt and...

Duration:00:25:03

TR EP05 - John Lamb, Ecologist

10/20/2019
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John Lamb is a well known local ecologist and naturalist, having worked for Lancashire Wildlife Trust for over 20 years. In this podcast he shares thoughts about rivers, including memories such as fishing as young boy, his transition to ecology and his love of plants and their ability to survive and thrive in seemingly hostile places. He also shares his passion for the wild places that can still be found if you look for them, and his aspiration that everyone should get out and enjoy our...

Duration:00:23:39

TR EP04 - John Eccles, Ribble Pilot Boat Skipper

10/13/2019
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Todays Talking Rivers podcast features John Eccles sharing some of his memories about working as a Pilot Boat Skipper on the Ribble between 1959 and when Preston Docks close in 1982. John refers to Andrew Newsham, who joined him on the Pilot boats and who continues to look after the docks, as well as others he worked with over the years. He also talks about some of the boats he skippered, such as the Joan and the Valiant. Further information can be found on the Rbble Life Together website...

Duration:00:25:29

TR EP03 - Catherine Lancaster: Memories of the Ribble at Clitheroe

10/7/2019
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The Ribble at Clitheroe has a special place in Catherine 'Katie' Lancaster's heart. In this Podcast, Catherine shares a few of her happy memories including swimming, skating, skimming stones, her husband fishing and family picnics. Even the lady who was to make her wedding dress was a familiar figure down at the river. We also hear about the River Sprite Peg O'Nell, who is still said to haunt the Ribble. The Talking Rivers Podcast explores and celebrates the social, cultural and natural...

Duration:00:04:04

TR EP02 - Helen Dix, Environment Agency

9/30/2019
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In todays episode, Environment Agency Catchment Co-ordinator Helen Dix provides an insight in to the important role the Environment Agency play in protecting our rivers and protecting homes from flooding. Helen talks about the people who inspire her, why she is so passionate about what she does, and how education, strong relationships and good communication are key to changing minds and getting things done. The Talking Rivers Podcast explores and celebrates the social, cultural and natural...

Duration:00:19:24

TR Special Edition #1 - Anthony Howarth, Sabden

9/27/2019
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Anthony 'Tony' Howarth is long time resident of the Sabden village, Chair of Sabden Parish Council, activist, raconteur and occasional word smith. In 2017 when Ribble Rivers Trust created a 'rock ramp' fish pass on a disused weir in the centre of the village, Tony was a great supporter of the project and was involved throughout the process. This short Podcast captures some thoughts from Tony about the history and importance of Sabden Brook, as well as showcasing the short poem he wrote, now...

Duration:00:02:19

TR EP01 - Jack Spees, Ribble Rivers Trust

9/23/2019
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Welcome to Talking Rivers, a new Podcast that explores and celebrates the social, cultural and natural history of the River Ribble and its tributaries. Throughout the series we will talk to a range of people who live, work and visit our fantastic rivers and hear about what makes the Ribble Catchment so special to so many people. In this first podcast the Jack Spees, Chief Executive of Ribble Rivers Trust, describes his own river story, why thinking on a catchment scale is essential, how the...

Duration:00:23:03