Exmouth Talking Newspaper marks 36th birthday at Imperial Hotel

PUBLISHED: 06:30 15 October 2017

Becky Brooks and Arthur Jenkins cut the cake at Exmouth Talking Newspaper party

Becky Brooks and Arthur Jenkins cut the cake at Exmouth Talking Newspaper party

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A party was held at the Imperial Hotel to celebrate Exmouth Talking Newspaper reaching 36 years of service.

The youngest and oldest listener of Exmouth’s own talking newspaper cut the cake to mark the service’s 36th birthday.

Becky Brooks, 30, did the honours jointly with 100-year-old Arthur Jenkins at a party held at the Imperial Hotel.

Exmouth Talking Newspaper records regional news weekly as reported in The Journal and sends the recordings to visually-impaired listeners.

More than 40 people attended the party with musical entertainment provided by Becky, who has become a listeners’ representative on the committee.

This was followed by a cream tea and the cutting of the birthday cake which was given by Diane and Karen Routley in memory of their mother Phyllis who traditionally provided the birthday cake every year.

A spokesman for the group said: “A lovely afternoon was had by all present, as it is always good for the volunteers and recipients of the Exmouth Talking Newspaper to meet each other.”

• Anyone who knows someone who could benefit from the service is asked to contact secretary Gill Laws on 01395 266968.

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