Galloway's Society For The Blind

Synopsis:

Galloways has recorded talking newspapers for almost 30 years and presently produces ... titles, distributing over .... digital recordings on memory stick (usb) and CD. Starting with the Lancashire Evening Post in the late 1970's, Galloway's now produce .... Weekly titles of local number across the Charity's area which covers over 600 square miles of Lancashire.

We also produce ... Specialist publications of which .... Are national publications with free nationwide distribution as far as the Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland.

Areas covered by the local news are:  Preston, South Ribble which covers Penwortham, Leyland and Longton, Ormskirk, Skelmersdale, Longridge, Garstang, Chorley, Lancaster, Morecambe and Carnforth.

We make extra recordings for a variety of local organisations including the local NHS, Police, Local Councils, Fire Brigade, Housing Associations, Tourist Information, Social Services, Solicitors, other Charities, football clubs, colleges and prisons.  As part of the Society we hold several shop and street collections locally throughout the year as well attending some local sponsored events and arrange local fayres and balls.  We also take part in events further afield such as the Great North Run.


Publications

This TN has 30 publications listed.

  • Asian Awaz

    Description: News in Urdu, of interest to the Asian community. Sent out monthly on CD.

    Publication frequency: Monthly

  • Audio Described DVD Film Library

    Description: A lending service of DVD feature films, with audio described sound tracks.

    Publication frequency: Fortnightly

  • Bible Alive

    Description: The daily Gospel reading, accompanied by a thought and prayer for each day. Sent out monthly on 2 CDs.

    Publication frequency: Monthly

  • Catholic Universe

    Description: News, reviews, meditations, recorded onto USB Galloways Audio Plugs.

    Publication frequency: Weekly

  • Catholic Voice

    Description: News from the Catholic Diocese of Lancaster. Sent in CD format with a locally recorded Mass.

    Publication frequency: Monthly

  • Chorley & South Ribble News

    Description: News from the Chorley and Leyland area. Sent out on USB Galloways Audio Plug.

    Publication frequency: Weekly

  • Farmers' Guardian

    Description: Weekly national and international news from the agricultural world, reproduced on a tracked USB Galloways Audio Plug.

    Publication frequency: Weekly

  • Forward

    Description: News from South Ribble Borough Council - Quarterly (CD Format)

    Publication frequency: Quarterly

  • Four Seasons

    Description: A quarterly tracked CD of news about the enviroment, for countryside and gardening enthusiasts.

    Publication frequency: Quarterly

  • Galloways Eye Magazine

    Description: Galloways own monthly magazine containing news and articles of interest to the Visually Impaired. Sent out on CD, and with our weekly publications that are on USB Galloways Audio Plug. Also available as a podcast via our website www.galloways.org

    Publication frequency: Monthly

  • Lancashire Evening Post

    Description: A weekly digest of the daily news from Central Lancashire. Sent out on USB Galloways Audio Plug.

    Publication frequency: Weekly

  • Lancashire Hotpot

    Description: Interesting articles from the Lancashire Association of Women's Institutes. Sent out each month in CD format.

    Publication frequency: Monthly

  • Lancashire Lass

    Description: A monthly digest of articles from popular women's magazines, sent out on CD

    Publication frequency: Monthly

  • Lancaster Guardian & Morecambe Visitor

    Description: News from the Lancaster and Morecambe area. Currently sent out on tape cassette, but will shortly be moving to USB Galloways Audio Plug.

    Publication frequency: Weekly

  • Longridge & Garstang Courier

    Description: News from the Longridge and Garstang area. Sent out on USB Galloways Audio Plug.

    Publication frequency: Weekly

  • Methodist Prayer Manual

    Description: Annual CD Format

    Publication frequency: Yearly

  • Methodist Recorder

    Description: Extracts from the Methodist Church's weekly national newspaper. It is sent out on USB Galloways Audio Plug.

    Publication frequency: Weekly

  • Monthly Mix

    Description: Poems, stories, jokes, receipes... on one monthly CD

    Publication frequency: Monthly

  • Music Club

    Description: A lending service of music CDs, run by Lancashire County Library Service, for visually impaired residents of Lancashire.

    Publication frequency: Fortnightly

  • Ormskirk Advertiser

    Description: News from the Ormskirk area. Now available on USB Galloways Audio Plug.

    Publication frequency: Weekly

  • Salvationist

    Description: A fortnightly publication of the Salvation Army magazine.  Recorded externally by members of the Army, and copied by us onto CD.

    Publication frequency: Monthly

  • Sports

    Description: A roundup of regional and national sports action, available on USB Galloways Audio Plug.

    Publication frequency: Weekly

  • Sports Recording

    Description: A roundup of regional & national action.

    Publication frequency: Weekly

  • Talking Reform

    Description: Monthly news from the United Reformed Church. Sent out on 2 CDs.

    Publication frequency: Monthly

  • The Catholic Mother

    Description: A quarterly tracked CD of articles from The Union of Catholic Mothers.

    Publication frequency: Quarterly

  • The See

    Description: News from the Anglican Diocese of Blackburn, with interesting articles from local parish magazines, poems, meditations etc. Sent out each month on a CD.

    Publication frequency: Monthly

  • The Upper Room

    Description: A daily devotional guide produced by the Worldwide Methodist Church. Sent out each month on a CD.

    Publication frequency: Monthly

  • Various public information publications

    Description: Many local councils, NHS, Police, Housing Associations... have asked us to record their information leaflets. Please contact us or the individual organisations to see if the publication you need has already been recorded onto CD.

    Publication frequency: Yearly

  • Vision

    Description: A CD of Lancashire County Council's Newsletter

    Publication frequency: Quarterly

  • Words for Today

    Description: Devotions from IBRA. Sent monthly, currently on tape cassette, but shortly to be available on a tracked CD.

    Publication frequency: Monthly

 

Contact details

 

Contact name:

James Coulton

Telephone:

01772 744148

Address:

Howick House,
Howick Park Avenue, Penwortham,
Penwortham,
Lancashire,
PR1 0LS

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