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Prime Minister James Callaghan's school memories

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The interview took place in the former school classrooms.

The sound clip featured in the "Sounds" section for this item is from an interview with Prime Minister James Callaghan transmitted by Radio Victory on 14 April 1979 during his election campaign.

Callaghan grew up in Portsmouth and attended Portsmouth Northern Secondary School. The interview took place in the former school classrooms.

Radio Victory was an independent local radio station which broadcast to Portsmouth and the surrounding region from October 1975 until June 1986.

This clip and many more are held at the Wessex Film and Sound Archive at Hampshire Archives and Local Studies.

Quick Facts

  • Catalogue record number AV1/CM/S1
  • Medium audio clip
  • Date of clip 14 April 1979
  • Clip broadcast by Radio Victory
  • Broadcast from Radio Victory Studios, Fratton, Portsmouth
  • Interview at former Portsmouth Northern Secondary School
  • Length of clip 2.03 minutes

Facts

  • One of the volunteers at Wessex Film and Sound Archive, John Moxley, suggested this item because:
    'Radio Victory was an independent radio station broadcasting to Portsmouth and the surrounding region from October 1975 until June 1986. Wessex Film and Sound Archive holds many of their original tapes, which I have listened to and digitised as part of a project with Bournemouth University.'
  • John Moxley has been a volunteer with Wessex Film and Sound Archive since the early 1990s and has worked almost exclusively on local radio tapes. He has also worked on a project for Bournemouth University, digitising independent local radio tapes held by WFSA, including many from the Radio Victory collection (AV1).

Did you know?

The sound archive held at the Wessex Film and Sound Archive at Hampshire Archives and Local Studies comprises broadcasts on 1/4 inch tape, and covers documentaries, news reviews, magazine programmes, dramas, advertisements, special reports, arts series, comedy, leisure programmes, social issues, religious broadcasts, and interviews.

Also surviving are advertising scripts, studio diary, plans of building, and magazines.

Sounds

Radio interview with the Prime Minister James Callaghan

Interview with Prime Minister James Callaghan who grew up in Portsmouth (mp3)

Fact Sheets

Catalogue record for audio clip Interview with Prime Minister James Callaghan

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