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Susy Solid Gold Pirate Special

MV Caroline | Radio Caroline North
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Sunday, 14 August 2022 marked the 55th Anniversary of the ‘Marine, &c., Broadcasting (Offences) Act 1967’ becoming law which meant that the operation of offshore pirate radio stations became illegal if they were operated or assisted by persons subject to UK law.

The consequence of this was that the existing pirate radio stations which had been operating from beyond the territorial waters of the UK could not continue and closed down with the exception of Radio Caroline.

Susy Radio’s Jim Richman was, for a while, an engineer working on board the ‘MV Fredericia’ (renamed ‘MV Caroline’) which was the home of radio station ‘Radio Caroline North’. The ship was moored off Ramsey Bay, Isle of Man. Along with the ‘MV Mi Amigo’ (home to ‘Radio Caroline South’) moored off Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, the two stations covered a large part of the British Isles between them.

Jim takes a nostalgic look at the pirates:

Part 1

Part 2

Photo credit: Jim Richman

St Catherine’s Hospice – Midnight Walk

Image credit: St Catherine’s Hospice

Louise Wise, events Fundraiser and Frankie Goodall, Support & Development Co-ordinator talk about the work of the Hospice and their fundraising event taking place on 3rd September – The Midnight Walk.

If you would like more detail about the Midnight Walk please visit:

Jane Green (FRAS) – Astronomer

Astronomer Jane Green FRAS talked about the fabulous sights to be seen in the August night sky including the super moon (full moon on 12th August), the Perseid meteor shower and the planets that are currently visible.


This time exposure photograph shows a series of polar stars during a meteor shower.
Photo credit: Science Photo Library/BBC