Greater Anglia along with the East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership and its sister Community Rail Partnerships have launched a series of podcasts celebrating the people and places of East Anglia.
‘Lives on the Lines’ invites listeners to take an audible journey to discover the region’s magnificent coastlines, broads and fens, historical sites, market towns and breath taking cathedral cities.
The series features six different episodes covering the Community Rail Partnerships’ regional rail routes across Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex as told by local tour guides, museum curators and volunteer station adopters who share their experiences of living and working in East Anglia.
Special guests include:
- Laura Howarth, Archaeology and Engagement Manager at National Trust Sutton Hoo, who explains how the discovery of an Anglo-Saxon ship burial on the site revolutionised our understanding of early England
- Dr David Waterhouse, Senior Curator of Natural History & Geology at Norfolk Museums Service who reveals the secrets of North Norfolk’s fossil-rich deep history coast
- Mark Bills, Director of Gainsborough’s House Museum, who sheds light on the life and work of one of England’s greatest landscape painters, Thomas Gainsborough
- Hugh Somerleyton, who discusses his ambition for rewilding a large area of the region through the WildEast movement.
Greater Anglia’s Customer and Community Engagement Manager, Alan Neville, said, “We are delighted to launch our first podcast series which offers a way to discover more about the region while we can’t travel for pleasure right now.”
“Hopefully, when travel restrictions ease, the podcasts will help to inspire people to come aboard and discover the wonders of East Anglia for themselves and could even be used like a guided audio tour as the scenery rolls by.”
“On behalf of Greater Anglia and our Community Rail Partnerships, I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped to make this series possible, especially all the guest collaborators who have helped to build a fascinating insight into our region.”
The podcasts were created by Fresh Air Productions and produced/narrated by Katherine Kerr.
All six episodes are available at smarturl.it/livesonthelines