Greater Anglia has announced the launch of a new series of podcasts called “Lives on the Lines”.
Aimed at anyone interested in learning about the East Anglia area, the six episodes will explore a different section of track served by Greater Anglia. These are:
- Hereward Line – Ely and Peterborough
- Bittern Line – Norwich and Sheringham
- Wherry Lines – Norwich and Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft
- East Suffolk Lines – Ipswich and Lowestoft / Felixstowe
- Gainsborough Line – Marks Tey and Sudbury
- Mayflower Line – Manningtree and Harwich
To help tell the history of these lines, four specials guests teamed up in partnership with Greater Anglia:
- Hugh Somerleyton – Founder and Trustee of the WildEast movement, Huge talks about his work with the WildEast movement and how they aim to develop and boost wildlife throughout the East Anglia area
- Laura Howarth – Archaeology and Engagement Manager at National Trust Sutton Hoo, discussing the significance of an Anglo-Saxon ship burial, which changed the understanding of early England
- Dr David Waterhouse – Senior Curator of Natural History & Geology at Norfolk Museums Service, giving listeners a detailed understanding of the secrets in fossil-rich North Norfolk coast
- Mark Bills – Director of Gainsborough’s House Museum, guiding you through the life and work of Thomas Gainsborough, one of England’s greatest landscape painters
On top of this, a range of local tour guides, museum curators etc., will talk about counties of Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, their cities, such as Cambridge, Norwich and market towns, such as Ipswich and Great Yarmouth.
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 are produced and narrated by Katherine Kerr.
They can be found by clicking here.
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