Red Sands Radio Café

What’s going on sponsored by: Parry Law

 On a Saturday afternoon follows the formula of the weekday ‘Live Lunch’ local guests, local information, and a local talent spot Red Sands Radio Life Ring Logo
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"; } ?> Bob’s 60′s Splash Sat 27/08/16

1st on air in 1988 & on various stations since. It’s back ‘Bob’s 60′s Splash’ from 13.00 BST this afternoon on Maritime Radio 101.4 FM

Splash!

Big Splash

www.maritimeradio.london

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"; } ?> Red Sands Radio Theme Tunes Wed 06/07/16

We’ve had a number of enquiries about the Red Sands Radio Theme Tunes so here;s the information:

The Red Sands Radio Themes & Fillers

The Red Sands Radio Station Opening Theme Tune used from 2007 – 2014 is by the French Band ‘Air’ entitled ‘La Femme D’Argent’ (The Silver Woman/The Money Girl)

This comes from their album ‘Moon Safari’ recorded in Paris between April – June 1997 & released on the 19th January 1998, in the UK by Virgin Records: 7243 8 44978 2 8

I was given an advanced copy by Fiona at Virgin when running Medway FM where we promoted the track ahead of it becoming popular to a wider audience. It was included daily during the ‘Medway FM Café Live Lunch’

Red Sands Radio Closedown Theme Tune is by ‘Franck Pourcel’ entitled ‘On A Clear Day You Can See Forever’. The track from the Musical of the same name was composed in 1929. ‘Robert Goulet’ also recorded it in 1965 for his ‘On Broadway‘ LP which Offshore Radio Essex used as a Tender call

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We played it in tribute to the original Radio 390 theme, which was a KPM library piece by the ‘Telecast Orchestra’ called ‘Sentimental’, sounding very similar & often confused with ‘On A Clear Day’ There’s no evidence, although many think Frank Chacksfield recorded the track

The late French Orchestral leader ‘Franck Pourcel’ recorded the track originally in 1965 with vocals for the ‘Overture’ LP

Re-recorded, it appeared again in France on a 1977 compilation Music Cassette called ‘Unforgettable Melodies’ featuring the orchestras of Franck Pourcel, Ron Goodwin, Geoff Love & Manuel & His Music Of The Mountains

‘Unforgettable Memories’ on CD was released in UK on the EMI Music for Pleasure Label: CD-DL-11- 1120 in 1991 & Readers Digest included it on ‘Melodies Moods & Memories’ an 8 vinyl LP set in 199 GMMM-A-215

Both tracks, as well as the 30+ Red Sands Radio fillers were edited to suit, & remixed with ‘live’ atmospheric recordings of the resident Fort Seagulls, the Redsands North Buoy, & waves lapping around the Forts legs

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"; } ?> Red Sands Radio 2015 Mon 13/07/15

Red Sands Radio 2015 …

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Red Sands Radio Antenna

With many people disappointed that Red Sands Radio isn’t on-air for what would have been our 9th year, we reiterate the reason(s) we’re not on-air as usual this summer

Whilst we’ve sighted a shortage of competent professional presenters: Press Release #2 2015

In tandem we have a deficiency in funding with both KCC (Kent County Council) & CCC (Canterbury City Council) no longer contributing towards the project

In the background the Local Authority have plans to redevelop our harbour studio building so we’ve had to vacate the premises

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"; } ?> Staff Shortages hit Local Radio Station Fri 01/05/15

Red Sands Radio Staff  Shortages

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Red Sands Radio Flag

Based in the historic harbour at Whitstable, Red Sands Radio originally broadcast from the Offshore Forts and this year is suffering a severe shortfall in staff

“Red Sands Radio Founder MD and Programme Director Bob Le-Roi said; “With a small core of dedicated key members it’s always been difficult to juggle life-work commitments with running Red Sands Radio”

“We strive to achieve a high standard at Red Sands Radio with core daytime programmes hosted by professional broadcasters. However, when they become indisposed or indeed things go wrong we don’t have sufficient quality back-up”

“This coupled with a shortfall at weekends; we haven’t the resources to provide the quality of service the Coastal Towns expect of us. Consequently with regret, it’s unlikely Red Sands Radio will be on-air for its 9th successive year in 2015”

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"; } ?> Coastal Towns Events Sat 11/04/15

 Run by Red Sands Radio and relaunched the Coastal Towns Events Website

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Coastal Towns Events

The definitive listing of what’s going on along the coast: The Coastal Towns Events Website came about in trial format after a number of Whitstable and Herne Bay Liaison Group Meetings 

Run experimentally by Red Sands Radio and powered by Koolwebs, the site quickly proved popular, and at the trial peak listed more than 700 events 

With Local Authority approval and a positive reaction from the Community and business, the site has re-launched in a more appealing and user-friendly format

 It’s easy to use and simple to get your event added quickly

 If it’s going on Locally it should be in the Coastal Towns Events Website from Red Sands Radio  

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"; } ?> Whitstable Water Ski Club Sat 02/08/14

Kevin Bullen is the Commodore of Whitstable Water Ski Club, who are responsible for running Round 6 of the National Water Ski Championships on 10th August 2014

The event is based at The Waterfront Club in Beach Walk, the home of the Water Ski Club

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Kevin Bullen

The race is between teams of two – a very brave skier, and ultra-fast Formula Speedboats towing them at speeds up to 100mph

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For more information about the race or Water Skiing, contact Fay at The Waterfront Club 01227 265 500

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"; } ?> Whitstable Harbour Day 2014 Sat 02/08/14

The annual Harbour Day attracts 1000′s of visitors from across the World, Derek West shared his memories of over 60 years work at the port & Asian visitors spend up to £100.00 at a time on Oysters alone

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Whitstable Harbour Day

It’s a day with something for everyone, wonderful fresh sea food, historic boats & working vessels open to the public, quay side train, children’s entertainment, side shows

Whitstable Harbour Day

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"; } ?> Cheers Mission & Big Phil Sat 02/08/14

Sandy always known as Mission Control since in charge of tendering us offshore …

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Cheers Mission & Big Phil

… and our neighbour and friend Big Phil who works behind the scenes, and generally causes havoc

Thanks from all the team

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"; } ?> Savoy for Snooker Sat 02/08/14

A familiar face in Whitstable John Kray’s parents were licencees of a number of local hostelries: The Pearsons Arms, The Duke of Cumberland Hotel, The Quayside (formerly the Punch Tavern) & the Chestfield Barn

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John Kray

John now run the Savoy Snooker Lounge with his wife Mary

The Savoy, 5 Beach Walk, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 2BP - 01227 277 697

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"; } ?> Wheelers Sat 02/08/14

A family business that can trace its roots back 160 years, Wheelers truly offers a unique intimate dining experience

Small compact but extraordinarily knowledgeable, talk to Delia, Mark you’ll get the best seafood meal in town

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Delia Fitt centre with Chav & George

Chinese, Japanese, Korean visitors were over the weekend ordering as many as 6 dozen oysters at a time, reminded Delia of conversations with people from those Countries in the 1960′s & 70′s about the use of various sauces on oysters

Her suggestion is use Tabasco and other sauces sparingly and never directly on an oyster, rather a dip a lightly salted piece of bread into the Tabasoc to accompany the humble oyster to bring out the full flavour 

Wheelers Oyster Bar, 8 High Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BQ – 01227 273 311

Hear Wheelers Radio City 1965 advertisement

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"; } ?> Top 10 of things we’d like to see in The Coastal Towns Sat 02/08/14

After the very long list of things we love about The Coastal Towns, what about some things we would like to see?

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Ceramic Artwork at Harbour Street end of Albert Street, Whitstable

Here’s a few to start with

1. A Whitstable or Herne Bay “Eye” somewhere along the coast – what fantastic views!

2. A decent Cinema facility

3. A proper children’s play area on Whitstable seafront with rides, pools, sand pits, cafes etc

4. A Museum dedicated to the history of Pirate Radio

5. A sensible solution to the High Street traffic and parking problem in Whitstable

6. A Water and Sea Activity Park

7. Water Taxis between Whitstable & Herne Bay?

8. Complete the cycle route to Seasalter

9. Make more use of the Crab & Winkle as a proper tourist attraction by running a tram along the route with museum at Whitstable Habour complete with The Invicta

10. Make an Amphitheatre on the Downs at Herne Bay

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"; } ?> Vattenfall Offshore Windfarms 2014 Sat 26/07/14

The Kent flats wind farm, 5 miles of Whitstable has been fully operational since 2012 and serviced from Whitstable harbour

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Each turbine weighs up to 230 tonnes, excluding the foundations!

Meanwhile, ten miles off the coast of North Fallen, the once biggest European wind farm only recently superseded by the London Array, provides power for homes in the Isle of Thanet

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The wind farm covers a seabed area of 35sq.km 

Vattenfall acquired the Thanet Offshore Wind Farm Project in 2008. In March 2009, construction started offshore, and in June 2010, the 100th wind turbine was installed

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The rotor diameter of the turbines is 90 metres

Currently, there are 100 Vestas V90 wind turbines currently operating at Thanet Wind Farm, with a maximum installed capacity of 300 MW

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The cost of the Vattenfall Offshore Wind Farm project has cost an approximate £800 million

That means Thanet Offshore Wind Farm is capable of supplying enough clean power to meet the equivalent annual electricity demand of up to 200,000 UK households

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Thanet Offshore Wind Farm is located approximately 12 km of Foreness Point 

The structure used to support the wind turbine generators is a monopile foundation. Using a hydraulic hammer, a steel pile is driven into the seabed, whilst the transition pieces, the yellow section visible just above sea level, are grouted onto the monopile

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Electricity produced by wind turbines is green energy. Both onshore and offshore wind energy contributes to reducing the emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and assist the UK in working towards our challenging renewable production targets

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Mel, John & Tracey

Great care was taken during construction to minimise the risk of harm to sensitive species such as herring and porpoise. Throughout the planning, construction and operation of the windfarm, extensive research has been, and will continue to be, conducted to understand the environment and any impacts that could be caused

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Bob & Mel

Vattenfall worked hard to make sure local people were up to date with progress at the site, with coverage coming from local media, drop-in sessions, and letters sent to all local businesses, residents and schools to help the community stay informed

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The Red Sands Radio All Electric ‘Green ‘Nissan-Leaf outside Vattenfall Headquarters

 Now an established operation, Vattenfall continues to employ and train local people to work on the Operations and Maintenance side of the wind farm

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Vattenfall’s vision is to be a leading European energy company, and today they generate electricity, produce heat and supply energy to several million customers in Europe

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"; } ?> Whitstable Thames Barge Race Sat 26/07/14

Setting off at 11.00 from the Harbour historic vessels will join others from the Rivers Medway, Thames, Blackwater & Orwell for  the Whitstable Thames Barge Race

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Whitstable Marine

Meanwhile at Whitstable Marine at the Western Harbour entrance where you’ll find Whitstable Maritime

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Alan Staley 

With a traditional ship building demonstrations as Alan Staley makes a Bow Sprit 

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Mark Dance with Skipper owner Steve Norris

At home here in Whitstable Harbour during the summer & off to neighbouring to winter over at Faversham Standard Quay

The Thames sailing barge (SB) Greta is a much loved local feature attraction, of course competing in Whitstable Barge Race with a crew from Whitstable Maritime

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"; } ?> Andy Capon’s Wind Farm Annuals Sat 26/07/14

Local author has been publishing a blog and print versions of his tongue in cheek Wind Farm …

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Andy Capon

… amusing incredible fictitious tales based on real events, folklore and local people

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Anchors away

First published in 2011 the annual’s 4th edition is available at ‘The Black Dog’ Whitstable’s Micro-Pub in the High Street where Andy works

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"; } ?> Woolley’s 100th Year Sat 19/07/14

Colin Woolley talked about the rich heritage & history of his family business on the Red Sands Radio Cafe today

It Will be 100 years in October that Edward T Woolley opened his shoe repair business at 53 High Street, Whitstable

53 High Street became Spencleys, the Ricemans & finally Dawsons before the rear of the store became the Post Office and the front individual shops

53 High Street became Spencleys so Woolley’s moved over to 58 High St where it still trades

His son Culver took over from Edward in the late 1960s with his wife Joan, popular figures in the town and the business thrived

Woolley’s became very much a centre or the community had locals buying shoes for themselves and their families

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Bygone days: Francis at Woolley’s in 1989

Culver & Joan encouraged their daughter Frances to join the family business in the mid 70s, and later their son Colin having spent 10 years working for the Post Office, joined the business on their retirement in the early 90s

Woolley’s shop these days can still be found at 58 High St where it continues to trade, now as a menswear shop. Karen joined the business in the mid Noughties and has helped to bring the shop up to date with new ideas and enthusiasm

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Woolley’s pictured in July 2014

The business has changed over the years, from a shoe repairers to family shoe shop and now a menswear shop. Stock includes branded shirts, hats, shoes and men’s accessories

Tipping a hat to the past you’ll find many antique curios on display such as P&O luggage, 70s shoes, the original till and of course the Pedescope

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"; } ?> Wild Times Sailing & Windsurfing Sat 12/07/14

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Out and about we met up with Jason at ‘Wild Times Sailing & Windsurfing’

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The Wild Times Sail Lofts

Local lad Jason along with Ian they have run the business for over 18 years from the sail lofts  at 304 Sea Wall, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BX

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Looking out from the balcony of the Sail Lofts

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Surf Shop USA!

Caught this shot on the way to talk to Jason

Listen again to the interview in our Catch Up Player

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‘Wild Times Sailing & Windsurfing’

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"; } ?> Rain, Rain, Rain Sat 15/02/14

It’s raining again:

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Whitstable Bay towards the Isle-of-Sheppey at 15.06 on 15th February 2014

From Tankerton Esplanade more rain across the Bay will it ever cease?

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National Coast Watch lookout at Tankerton

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"; } ?> Lindley Players Fri 26/07/13

Members of the ever popular Lindley Players can often be found in and around the Coastal Towns …

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Lindley Players

… we caught a few words from Caroline & Phil Jordan at the Harbour Garden Cafe

Pictured above Caroline, Pat & Peter Bressington, Lindley Chairman, Phil & Scottish friend

The Lindley Players are staging an ‘Old Time Music Hall’ from 22nd – 27th July at the Playhouse details in our What’s On Guide

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"; } ?> Mel’ Rogers, Kentish Flats & Thanet Offshore Wind Farms Sun 21/07/13

We caught a word with Melanie Rogers Local Communications Officer of Vattenfall Wind Power Limited

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Mel’ Rogers

 Vattenfall own the Kentish Flats Wind Farm and plan to extend it by up to 17 turbines

Vattenfall also own the Thanet Offshore Wind Form located further along the coast, which, when constructed, was the largest offshore wind farm in the world

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Vattenfall have agreed to become one of our sponsors so we hope to find out some interesting facts along the way

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"; } ?> Emergency Services Day Sat 13/07/13

On Saturday 13th July Whitstable Harbour became a show ground for all the Emergency Services

Every conceivable service was here.  Paramedics, Fire Fighters, HM Coastguard, RNLI, Police together with dog handlers and St John’s Ambulance withy members of each organisation interviewed on the ‘Red Sands Radio Cafe’

Gate Guards

Gate Guards

Geoff, Mike, Martin & Miles at the Gates

Whitstable Lions were doing a grand job acting as stewards and keeping the public safe

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Chris & Lee

The Kent Paramedics Hazardous Area Response Team

Richard Judge & Firefighter Team

Richard Judge & Firefighter Team

There was opportunity for the children to climb into a real, live fire engine and be Fireman Sam, although fortunately they didn’t have to tackle either a fire or rescue a cat stranded in a tree

Special Police

Special Police

Special Police with their Traffic Patrol vehicle, we spoke to Special Sargent Brett

Kevin's Crew

Kevin’s Crew

Our local HM Coast Guard part of the North Kent Sector includes Strood on the Medway & Sheppey comprising 12 members each

Our guys look after an area of the North Kent Coastline from Conyer Creek to Reculver

Donny & Ronny

Donny & Ronny

Paul Donovan (Donny) with Ronnie a 9 month old Cocker Spaniel, alongside his general dog & best friend Dexter a 2.5 year old German Shepherd in the cage

Aerial Harbour

Aerial Harbour

Part of the site from the top of the huge Fire Services crane vehicle

Aerial Harbour

Aerial Harbour

Part of the site from the top of the huge Fire Services crane vehicle

Here are some more photographs from the aerial crane compliments of local Fireman Richard Judge of the Kent Fire Service

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Fire Fighting

Firefighting a blazing van, staged demonstration by the West Harbour Gate

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Greta Mooring

SB Greta berthing on the South Quay

East & South Quays

East & South Quays

South & East Quays with Culex & Bretts aggregate & hopper

Harbour Ramp & Basin

Harbour Ramp & Basin

Site view & the Harbour Basin & Ramp

Harbour, Sea Streets, towards Seasalter

Harbour, Sea Streets, towards Seasalter

View to the West into the heat haze, Harbour Street, Sea Street – Seasalter & the Swale beyond

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Culex

The Culex on the East Quay for repairs, formerly the Oilpress she’s a small Oil Tanker

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"; } ?> Strumbums Sat 21/07/12

Honestly true tongue in cheek self mocking name for a very good band that an audience at the Harbour Garden Cafe appreciated

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Strumbums

Playing covers and a couple of originals admirably mixed by Kevin

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"; } ?> Greenpeace Sat 21/07/12

A very popular attraction the Greenpeace stand brought hordes of people supporting sustainable fishing

Theo of Greenpeace

Theo of Greenpeace

Much hyped by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Fish Fight

Greenpeace were highlighting the carnage Factory Fishing Trawling does to the seabed 

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"; } ?> Margarida Sat 21/07/12

Not be confused with the Cuban novelty singer Margarida Pracatan

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Margarida

This Margarida makes the most delicious Portuguese Street food with produce from her allotment in adopted Ramsgate her first visit to the EPICentre Food Festival 

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"; } ?> One Tonne Sat 21/07/12

The biggest and arguably best burger you’ll taste 

Tom & Gareth

Tom & Gareth

Gareth explained the One Tonne Burger was contrived by business partner Tom on a train journey from London – Brighton

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"; } ?> Pine Tree Sat 21/07/12

Pine Tree Cider from Doddington just outside Faversham

Pine Tree Rob

Pine Tree Rob

From dry, medium to sweet – Delicious from Pine Tree Farm a loss in failing to sample 

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"; } ?> Marina Mudflat Sat 21/07/12

The infamous Marina Mudflat made her radio debut on Red Sands Radio

Marina Madflat

Marina Madflat

With her extraordinary not so common gray seal!

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"; } ?> Newfoundland Sat 21/07/12

Despite their size the Newfoundland’s generally have a good temperament are docile, calm and good natured with people

Andy with Newfoundland

Andy with Newfoundland

With a think waterproof double coat they are especially happy in water and well known for rescuing people from cold northern waters 

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"; } ?> Gourmet Fishcakes Sat 21/07/12

Beautiful handmade Gourmet Fishcakes

Gourmet Fishcakes

Gourmet Fishcakes

Yvonne & Clifford at the Harbour Village

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"; } ?> Navarro Sun 15/07/12

The Richard Navarro Band had an interesting gig on Staurday like the rest of the UK we were struck by heavy thundery rain

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Richard Navarro Band

This tripped out the power, undeterred the band played acoustic whilst the fault was cleared

A song from their new EP ‘Sober’ and an interview was broadcast during the Red Sands Radio Cafe Show

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"; } ?> Steam Ship Sat 07/07/12

The Historic Steam Ship Balmoral arrived at Whitstable on 7th July at 17.00 hrs

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Orpington’s BIG Dave

Big Dave a great friend of Red Sands Radio since its inception called in to say hello and see the ship berth

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Balmoral

Built in 1949 she was used on the Isle of Wight run by Royal Mail Steam Packet Company (Red Funnel) She’s now owned by Waverley Steam Navigation Company Limited

Balmoral Moored

Balmoral Moored

The ship tours around the British Isles from her native port of Bristol and always a welcome sight in Whitstable. A fairly rapid turn round for the ship which disembarked passengers, for  cockles, whelks, oysters, or more traditional fish and chips and the obligatory ice cream!

Captain Ian

Captain Ian

Her genial skipper Ian Clarke & his charming wife Chris always pleased to welcome Red Sands Radio aboard

Balmoral Astern

Balmoral Astern

Leaving Whitstable making for deep water she rounded the Oyster Buoy and head for the Sheerness she’ll steam round the island into the Thames to moor at London’s Tower Bridge

Balmoral Leaving

Balmoral Leaving

Ian’s promised himself a well deserved pint in a St Katherine’s Dock Hostelry - Balmoral Facts

Video Clip of the Balmoral in Wales

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"; } ?> News Flash Sat 07/07/12

Breaking News Report 7th July 2012 at 13.00 hrs in the Red Sands Radio Cafe Show

An operation is underway off the Whitstable coast today to recover the Whitstable Lifeboats Launching Tractor, which is bogged down in soft mud 1200 yards offshore of the lifeboat station

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Police Patrol

On Friday night as the tractor was recovering the lifeboat after a shout to assist a broken down motor cruiser off HerneBay

Mike Judge Operations Manager at Whitstable said a very low tide meant the tractor ventured out further than normal onto soft mud not normally exposed at low tide

The tractor was shut down in a recognised procedure to protect it, the crew and lifeboat then moored in the harbour and is available 3 hours either side of high tide

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Police RiB

It’s hope with the assistance of another RNLI tractor unit to recover the Whitstable tractor

Sneaking Sally

Sneaking Sally

Into the second hour live music from Sneaking Sally playing out on the Red Sands Radio deck 

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"; } ?> Bogged Down Sat 07/07/12

Breaking News Report 7th July 2012 13.00 hrs

An operation is underway off the Whitstable coast today to recover the Whitsable Lifeboats Launching Tractor, which is bogged down in soft mud 1200 yards offshore of the lifeboat station

On Friday night as the tractor was recovering the lifeboat after a shout to assist a broken down motor cruiser off HerneBay

Mike Judge Operations manager at Whitstable said a very low tide meant the tractor ventured out further than normal onto soft mud not normally exposed at low tide

The tractor was shut down in a recognised procedure to protect it, the crew and lifeboat then moored in the harbour and is available 3 hours either side of high tide

It’s hope with the assistance of another RNLI tractor unit to recover the Whitstable tractor later today

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"; } ?> Festival of Food Sun 24/07/11

Sue & Dwayne

Sue & Dwayne

Sue Allen of Temple Foods with Dwayne by the West Harbour Entrance did roaring trade selling tasty vegetarian treats made by John Allen

Kent Crisps

Kent Crisps

Pioneering the crisp business with a range of County named crisps produced & sold by Claire & Terry of Kent Crisps

Mike & Kaye

Mike & Kaye

Selling their own produced range of Fudge from the Isle-of-Sheppey, Mike & Kate of Sweet Nostalgia

Gareth & Joe

Gareth & Joe

Gareth & Joe at the grill at the home of the Old Spot Metric One Tonne Burger (with everything) & out front looking good & serving Maria

Hannah & Martin

Hannah & Martin

Hannah Austin with Martin Easton on the Red Sands Radio deck talked about Whitstable Sea Scouts, the RNLI & Mark who works on the service vessel ‘Celtic Storm’ for the Windfarm on the Kentish Flats

See the Windfarm support vessel ‘Celtic Storm’

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"; } ?> Grim Weather Sat 16/07/11

Alison & Keith Webber

Alison & Keith Webber

Undeterred by the elements the ‘Red Sands Radio Cafe’ was open for business doing a brisk trade….

Talking to the organiser of the Antiques & Collectable Fairs at Whitstable Castle, Tower Hill, Whitstable, CT5 2BW every month in the Red Sands Radio Cafe today call her for more information – Alison on 01227 793 455

Alison’s husband Keith runs his own Antique outlet from the Ols Oak Hut at the Whitstable Harbour Village 01227 793 455

David Hirst with Sian & Will of the Harbour Garden Cafe

David Hirst with Sian & Will of the Harbour Garden Cafe

David Hirst Kent County & Canterbury City Councilor representing Herne Bay & Green Hill respectively came in to chat about Kent’s Local Plan & issues that are effecting our immediate area

David on behalf of the Local Authority & County Council invited Community involvement on how local government will evolve over the coming months

david.hirst@kent.gov.uk

Brian & Malcolm with day trippers

Brian & Malcolm with day trippers

Musician, audio technician, producer & studio engineer Brian Miller talked about the Whitstable Harbour Village CD released today & available exclusively from the Traders Hut in the Village

The gauntlet was thrown down for Brian to produce a jingle for Red Sands Radio by Saturday 23rd July

The visitors pictured above on a day trip from London soon were encouraged to sing some Gospel by Brian & Malcolm

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"; } ?> Therese de La Salle Sat 09/07/11

Therese de la Salle & Marco Keir

Therese de la Salle & Marco Keir

Therese came into the Red Sands Cafe on 9th July from Rheims Twining  Association, a former announcer of Radio Luxumbourg she was quite at home behind the microphone

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"; } ?> Dr Philip Ranger Sat 09/07/11

Sandy (Mission Control) with Dr Philip Ranger

Sandy (Mission Control) with Dr Philip Ranger

Philip came into the Red Sands Radio Cafe on the 9th July to talk about his practice as a specialist doctor looking airline pilot certification

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"; } ?> Sue Parker-Bowles Sat 09/07/11

Sue Parker-Bowles

Sue Parker-Bowles

In the Red Sands Radio Cafe  on the 9th July talking about the community Whitstable town centre St Alphage Church

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"; } ?> Grant Thompson Sat 09/07/11

Grant Thompson

Grant Thompson

Grant Thompson joined us at the Red Sands Radio Cafe  on the 9th July, general manager of the new Peter Cushing at the old Oxford cinema he explained how the building has been saved & will be used as a Weatherspoons from 23rd August