Posts Tagged ‘BBC Radio Derby’

ALRS featured on BBC Radio Derby

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The Ashover Light Railway featured prominently in a BBC Radio Derby broadcast on Friday Nov 19th between 2p.m. and 3p.m.

ALRS chairman Richard Booth (left) is here shown being interviewed by presenter Ian Skye at the site of the former Pirelli bridge over the A61 Clay Cross to Chesterfield road.

(The broadcast is no longer available on Radio Derby’s “listen again” feature, as only the previous 7 days are featured)

There has been a noticeable “spike” in visits to this website subsequent to the broadcast.

Radio Derby Appearance

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

On December 1st 2008 President Robert Gratton graced the air waves of BBC Radio Derby in a a 3 minute interview about the ‘Where The Rainbow Ends’ Cafe. Unfortunately due to some slight confusion we were unable to find out the air date of this pre recorded piece and so a message about when to listen in could not be posted in time.

But fear not!

Below is an audio copy of the interview for those who missed it and also you can listen again any time this week by logging onto BBC Radio Derby and listening again by the iplayer!

Download the interview

Ashover On Air Again!

Monday, December 1st, 2008

To co-incide with the ALRS’ relaunch of the Rainbow Appeal for the ‘Where the Rainbow Ends’ Cafe (watch local and railway press for reports!) our President Robert Gratton has kindly agreed to appear on BBC Radio Derby with an exciting update!

The interview is to be recorded later this month and exact details of when it will air will be posted on here as soon as they become available. With the recent completion of A1 60163 Tornado, preserved railways are featuring highly in the press at the moment (long may this continue), so while the public imagination is alight now is the time to press forward with our appeal! It’s time to bring the Rainbow back to Ashover!

Anyone who can help with the appeal in any way should contact myself, (Nicola Fox) at

Cafe Appeal, Radio Interviews and More!

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

An appeal has now been launched on this site to help raise the necessary funds to reinstate the cafe to it’s former home of Ashover Butts. It is accessible by clicking on ‘Appeal’ in the right hand menu. Also Chairman Gary Boyd-Hope will be making another ‘appearance’ on BBC Radio Derby sometime next week. Please note this has changed from the time original published. Details of the date and time will be added onto this article, so watch this space!

Ashover On Air

Monday, May 21st, 2007

On Friday 25th May the Society’s Chairman, Gary Boyd-Hope, will be appearing as a guest on BBC Radio Derby.