Here is a short description and history of VRTN.


Vale Royal Talking Newspaper was set up by Betty and Harry Dutton in 1977 . Initially there was a group of  about 30 volunteers, which has now grown to 60.


VRTN has about 60 members who do a variety of tasks from reading, editing and copying recordings, sorting returned listeners wallets, copying recordings onto memory sticks for distribution and acting as contacts to visit listeners.

However, there are some more specialized activities involved in running the TN which are undertaken by a committee of 8 people; most of whom have other jobs in the TN as well as being on the committee.



Details and contacts for members of the committee:

Ian Bateman (Treasurer and editor)

Norman Shelly (Equipment procurement & maintenance and reader)

Eric Briscall (Responsible for the Sports recordings and reader on the sports recordings)

Peter Coppock (Visually impaired and acts as a spokesperson on the committee for our listeners)

Janet Morris

Kathy Wade (Secretary)