THE EARLY YEARS

The South Wales Talking Magazine Association, founded in

1971 and based in Cardiff, is run entirely by volunteers and

was one of the first organisations formed in the UK to

provide this type of service.

Jack Treeby, who was visually impaired, realised that news

and information recorded onto tape would greatly help the

blind and partially sighted keep in touch with events in their

local area.

The SWTMA for the Blind was one of the first organisations

formed in the UK to provide this type of service.

The first batch of cassettes are delivered to the Royal Mail in 1971.

 

 

From the left:   Jack Treeby,

Tony Charles, and ill Smith at the

Whitchurch Sorting Office,  Cardiff

Our very first purpose built studio in the early 70's, constructed within the

Cardiff Institute for the Blind,

Newport Road, Cardiff.

An interview being recorded on the beach in Aberystwyth 1979 for our Summer Special Edition.

SOUTH WALES TALKING MAGAZINE

ASSOCIATION

(SWTMA)

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