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oldraver



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:07 pm    Post subject: Daphne Oxenford Reply with quote

For those of us of a certain age, the words "Are you sitting comfortably, then I'll begin", mean quite a lot.

Daphne Oxenford was the lady who spoke those words to us, five times a week.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257262/Daphne-Oxenford-Voice-BBCs-Listen-With-Mother-dies-aged-93.html
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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for this. Yes, I was born in 1948, so grew up with Daphne Oxenford and her colleagues Julia Lang and Dorothy Smith reading a story each weekday for many years. May she rest in peace. Btw the piano duet that they played at the end of each edition was the Berceuse from Faure's Dolly Suite--on Youtube if you want to be reminded of those days.

Ian.
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've fond memories of LWM as well. As a '51er there wasn't anything else really for us to listen to and if I was off school for any reason I'd always try to hear it.

They were all lovely stories, I wonder if any were archived? Probably not, which is a shame.

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Andy W



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame that the audio clip in the Daily Fail story is that of Julia Lang and not Daphne Oxenford.

If memory serves Daphne also did many years service as one of the readers for Granada TV's What the Papers Say.
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
"Are you sitting comfortably, then I'll begin"

A phrase many of have used over the years... Very Happy
iwarburton wrote:
Berceuse from Faure's Dolly Suite .

Thanks for the reminder of that,Ian.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcNHP12m-_g

.....the sound of gentle,innocent days
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