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19th November 2017

Pirate Radio Weekend


Following on from the article last month concerning Felixstowe’s links to pirate radio, Ipswich24 has news of some exciting events taking place in Felixstowe in September.

Radio Caroline’s original ship dropped anchor off Felixstowe back in 1964, this fact is to be remembered with a weekend of events in the town organised by Facebook group Felixstowe and Offshore Radio and the Felixstowe Society with the laying of a commemorative plaque to recognise the town’s link to the station. The plaque will be now be unveiled at 2.30pm (not 5.30pm as previously advertised) on Saturday 9th September in the town’s Wolsey Gardens.

Legendary Radio Caroline DJ Emperor Rosko will be in attendance with a parade of Mini Mokes through the town around midday before the unveiling ceremony.

The group have also lined up a special weekend remembering offshore radio at Trinity Methodist Church Hall,.The Flashback 67 Exhibition will be there, probably the most extensive collection of offshore memorabilia ever assembled. There will also be a collection of vintage radios, a record and CD fair, plus Radio Caroline Sales and other trade stands.

In addition to Rosko a number of other offshore radio staff, from the 60s through to the present day, intend to attend the event.

• The exhibition is open Saturday 9th September, 9am-2pm & 3pm-6pm and Sunday 10th September, 10am-4pm, Trinity Methodist Church Hall, Felixstowe, admission is free.

Pictures: B&W Dilys Calver, colour F&OR

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