The Secret Language, a history of Esperanto in Stoke-on-Trent

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The radio-program "The Secret Language" was commissioned and prepared during summer 2014. It was broadcast on June 15th 2014 on the community radio-station "Cre8" based at Staffordshire University. The programme presents the history of Esperanto in Stoke-on-Trent. Interviews with veterans like Hilda Jones, who speaks about the establishment of summer schools at Wedgwood Memorial College, and Marjorie Boulton, who for a quarter-century organised the schools, and non-Esperantists at the pub "The Green Star", and also with Esperantists like Sally Phillips, and Terry and Anica Page, illuminate not only the importance of Stoke-on-Trent in the development of Esperanto in Britain but also social, family and cultural aspects of the International Language. The programme was edited by Jill Gubbins, who deserves particular thanks.

La anglalingva radio-programo "The Secret Language" estas komisiita kaj preparita dum la somero de 2014. Ĝi estas elsendita la 15an de junio 2014 de la t.n. komunuma radio-stacio "Cre8" bazita ĉe Staffordshire University. La programo prezentas la historion de Esperanto ĉefe en Stoke-on-Trent. Intervjuoj kun veterano kiel Hilda Jones, kiu parolas pri la starigo de somerlernejoj ĉe Wedgwood Memorial College, kun Marjorie Boulton, kiu dum kvaronjarcento organizis la lernejojn, kun neesperantistoj ĉe la trinkejo ”The Green Star”, kaj ankaŭ kun esperantistoj kiel Sally Phillips, kaj Terry kaj Anica Page, prilumas ne nur la gravecon de Stoke-on-Trent en la evoluo de Esperanto en Britujo sed ankaŭ sociajn, familiajn kaj kulturajn aspektojn de la internacia lingvo. Redaktis la programon Jill Gubbins, kiu meritas apartajn dankojn.

Paul Gubbins.

Credits

The Secret Language, a history of Esperanto in Stoke-on-Trent, was written and presented by Paul Gubbins, and featured interviews with John Elliot, Hilda Jones, Sally Phillips, Anica Page, Terry Page, Jill Gubbins, Derek Tatton, Eric Walker, Marjorie Boulton, Viv O'Dunne and Elisia Green. The songs were performed by Ĵak Le Puil and Stephen Thompson, and the readings by Stephen Thomson and William Auld. Technical production was by Jill Gubbins. It was originally developed for the local community radio station "Cre8" based at Staffordshire University, and was first broadcast in June 2014. For more information on Esperanto in Britain, please visit the website esperanto.org.uk.

© Esperanto-Asocio de Britio 2014, with acknowledgements to the individual performers.


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