Wakefield & Calendar TV!



The ridings centre was built in 1993 and this is where we were today!

We we were humbled by a visit from the man who Bob will always call ‘Boss. Retired Detective Superintendent Tony Ridley.

 Mr & Mrs Tony Ridley & Bob

  Colleague Dean Horsfield and his wife with Bob

 Mike Wild  who came to see us to collect a copy of ‘Consequences’ for his mum Pat Wild who is 81 today! Happy Birthday Pat from Bob and myself!

And last but not least our lovely sister in law Marcia Bridgestock braved the downpour to come into the store to say ‘hello’ and get her copy of ‘Consequences’.

Marcia and Bob!

You probably won’t know this - “Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush”  is linked to Wakefield high security prison. The Prison yard at Wakefield has a Mulberry tree around which female inmates used to exercise. This has been linked to the nursery rhyme ‘Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush’ by the erstwhile prison governor, RS Duncan in his book ‘Here we go round the mulberry bush’ The House of Correction 1595 / HM Prison Wakefield 1995 (published by author 1994). This origin of the song is also propounded on the prison’s website.  To read more about Wakefield Prison that has the nickname of ‘The Monster Prison’ read on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakefield_(HM_Prison)

At 4.15 we had an interview planned with Calendar TV. Bob & I was under the impression that we would be having ’a chat on the sofa’ with Gaynor and Duncan. Many of you will have seen our first interview with Christine & Duncan in 2009 as this has had over 1,500 hits on YouTube  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNx2wUf1-W4

However, when we arrived we were told that they would like to interview us seperately and also come out to film us at a book signing which would mean they could do a short film piece on us. We were taken into a beautiful interview room with plants ‘an all – past all the well known people that you see on TV – Duncan Wood, Gaynor Barnes, Chris Kiddie and many more shook our hands – we felt like stars!

Here is a few pictures for you and we will update you as soon as we know more regarding dates when it will be aired!

Bob in the ‘Green Room’ just off the working hub of the newsroom!

 Victoria and Carol (She’ll be reading the news on Calendar Saturday night!)

 The very clever cameraman sets the lights and camera for action!

 Bob being interviewed by Victoria and filming taking place!

 Bob having his microphone fitted.

It’s all change for our joint camera shots at the end of our interviews.

It will be a long day tomorrow as we head to Sheffield and will be signing copies of our books in Waterstones Meadowhall so if you’re around come see us and say ‘Hello’!

Off to bed for us now!

Night All! :-)




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