District 129 covers Plymouth, Roborough, Tavistock all of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

I.W. Club of Tavistock

President Sue Lake

Having been elected/ coerced into being President for the third time, I’m not sure if I’m recycled or up cycled.

I was a community pharmacist and initially worked for Boots, but following the birth of my daughters, I worked with my Rotarian pharmacist husband Wally for the last 30 years in Tavistock.

After selling our pharmacy, I am enjoying my ‘gap years’ travelling the world, visiting friends and family and pursuing other hobbies.

I also volunteer as an advisor one day a week for Citizens Advice and I am a befriender for a local Tavistock charity as well as secretary of the local hospital League of Friends.

I am looking forward to a year of fun and friendship with my fellow Inner Wheel members.

Sue Lake

Tavistock 2019-20

In the studio


Wednesday 28 November 2019

12 members of Tavistock Inner Wheel, accompanied by 7 husbands, enjoyed a fascinating visit to BBC Plymouth studios. We were welcomed by James Watts who was our host and guide for the tour.
After a brief introduction we started our visit with Matt Woodley in the Radio Devon control room, before moving on to watch the lunchtime Spotlight news with the control room sound effects coming through just as they were to Justin and then weather reporter Dan, with all the timing complexities.
We then went in to the Spotlight studio where we were made very welcome by Julie who is in charge of getting the programme on air, Justin and Dan, who was very perky at the end of his shift which had started at 4.30 am, having done far more weather bulletins than we could have imagined, some live and some recorded for several radio and TV stations throughout the country, none of which are scripted, while also creating weather maps and editing the photos sent in by the public.
Julie then took us in to the gallery, or control room, where she and Simon, the director, gave us more insight into the creation of the programmes and the seamless way that they can transfer from London to the regions.
We would thoroughly recommend this visit to any clubs, but it did take 15 months to come together

In the Gallery
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