2 Triple B FM connects with the Seniors of The Bellinger Shire

Voices of The Shire are a new program on 2 triple B FM which is a partnership with the Bellinger Shire council and is proudly funded by the NSW government. With social isolation affected a number of senior residents it’s of extreme importance that we keep them connected with the community.

During this series 2 Triple B FM talks with a number of important people within our community. Some examples include former Bellingen High School principle Robert Stockton retelling the story of how he came to the area and the changes he had made during his time at the school and the partnership he created with Camp Creative. Here the full interview here

Former director of the Bellingen Global Carnival Bryony  Fearne fills us in on her time with the event and how important culture diversity was to the area and why the event had to end. Listen here

Newton Howard

Newton Howard tells the story of being born during the Spanish Flu. But at 101 years old, this Bellorana resident is going strong, just counting the days until he can regain his freedom and get his thrice weekly fix of coffee and “something sweet” at one of his beloved Bellingen Cafes. Listen Here.

Voices of The Shire are a new program on 2 triple B FM which is a partnership with the Bellinger Shire council and is proudly funded by the NSW government. With social isolation affected a number of senior residents it’s of extreme importance that we keep them connected with the community.

Carl J Foster

On top of these heart warming stories plus many more we also dived into our archives to bring you interviews with some of the fallen residents in the area who have stood the test of the time. This includes Carl J Foster telling the story of the 1950’s Bellingen Flood. Vince Lowell describing Bellingen during the Second World War and Jack Iggulden informing us on how major employer of the area Planet Lighting came to be.

This is just some the tip of the ice burg of some of the stories we have to share. Have a listen below on tune into 2 Triple B FM every Wednesday morning at 9am to hear the stories for yourself.

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