Meadows to Meaders 4: Southmead Cares was broadcast during the Platinum Jubilee weekend on BBC Radio Bristol. You can hear all four episodes below.
Each 30 minute episode has been written and performed by the community and features cast members talking about their experiences.
Episode 1 is set during the Second World War and features Southmead at a time before the NHS when getting medical help would hit the family budget.
Episode 2 covers the cold winter of 1947 when Southmeaders opened their doors to take in children from war torn Germany.
You can read more about this story on the In Someone Else’s Shoes pages.
Episode 3, takes place in 1952 when Port Elizabeth House (Bristol’s first council built home for elderly people) in Southmead saw its first residents.
You can hear this original story and others that have contributed to the Meadows to Meaders scripts on the project memories page.
‘Meadows to Meaders: The Radio Play’ was recorded and edited by BBC Radio Bristol.
Cast list in order of appearance:
IRIS MEADER – Sher Fowler
ROSE MEADOWS – Deana Perry
EDGAR MEADOWS – Mike Murch
EDITH – Susan Richards
VERA MEADOWS – Patricia Newport
BETTY – Pam Fowler
BRENDA – Anthea Mustard
BERT – Daniel Bryan
BILL – Ron Brooks
RUBY – Andie Fowler
JUNE – Jacqui Searle
GLADY PROWSE – Janet Moreton
DR LEECH – Abby Lamb
MR CLARKE – Michael Shields
BAMFORD – Benj Foster
STOCK – Harry Withers
LANDER – Esther Myers-Insole
FOLEY – James Robins
NORMA MEADER – Ali Prince
VIOLET – Pam Fowler
DELPHINE – Ali Prince
ARTHUR – Ron Brooks
BILLY MEADER – Harry Withers
DENNIS MEADOWS – Michael Shields
SERGEANT – Mike Murch
DOROTHY – Anthea Mustard
FLORA – Libby Everall
STANLEY – Michael Shields
JOURNALIST – James Robins
- Theme tune composed by Jack Orozco Morrison
- Sound engineering by Ian Hodson and Jack Woolcomb
- Sound editing by Tom Ryan
- Script collectively written by the cast and shaped by Ruth Myers
- Produced for radio by Ruth Myers, Dean Poolman and Kirsty Ward
- Directed by Carlota Matos
- Creative Producer was Ruth Myers