Community station Riverside Radio has embarked on a new project to interview 70 local people aged 70riverside Radio Club and over across south west London about their lives during the Queen’s long reign.
The interviews will be heard throughout the Jubilee month of June every day to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Riverside Radio was successful in gaining National Lottery Jubilee Community Funding for the Platinum People project which is being conducted by the Riversiders Radio Club.
The club consists of a number of local children of secondary school age who come into the Riverside Radio studios every Saturday morning to run their own radio show while gaining a nationally recognised qualification in radio and picking up vital media skills.
Riverside Radio Managing Director Jason Rosam said: “Platinum People has been a wonderful project bringing the generations together. I was thrilled to see some of our radio club teenagers happily getting to know those in their 70s, 80s and 90s.
“The children heard some stunning stories about the war and how the local area has changed over the last seven decades. It was a superb example of how the young and elder members of our community can connect beautifully and I’m so looking forward to hearing the interviews over the next month.”