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Hobbies add colour and variety to our lives. In this section, we feature activities to inspire your own interests.

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  • Come dancing and get fit

    Want to up your exercise levels and have fun at the same time? Why not start dancing?
  • Family tree

    Tracing your family tree could take you on an adventure of discovery. Find out where to start.
  • Gardening tips

    In the Garden is a radio feature from The Wireless, featuring seasonal tips from expert gardener Christine Walkden.
  • Laughter the best medicine?

    It's long been proven that laughter is good for the mind and body, but it seems like a young person's game, judging by the TV, doesn't it?
  • Owning a pet

    As we get older, a pet can be a loyal companion, particularly if we live alone or don’t have regular contact with friends and family.
  • Recipes

    From tasty curries to a healthier way of cooking chips, we have a selection of mouth-watering recipes to share.
  • The Great South West Cycle

    John Brooks, 65, tells how he reunited with old school friends to recreate the cycle ride they did as 15 year olds.
  • Wildlife in the garden

    There are a few simple things we can do to release the full potential of our gardens.

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  • In the garden

    Not sure what to do in the garden this month? Christine Walkden has the answers.
  • Healthy recipes

    There is something for everyone in our selection of quick and easy recipes.

Michael Nelson - colour TV

Michael Nelson, 89, talks about the introduction of colour television.

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