22 Apr 2008
Transition Ambridge Continues…
In last night’s Archers, Pat Archer took another step towards setting up Transition Ambridge, as she prepared for a fact-finding trip to Stroud. The reference at the beginning to ‘King Cups’ is, I think, the name of one of their fields. Anyway, in this episode, she is talking to her husband Tony, about how her Transition research is going, and about her trip.
Pat. Do you want a hand with the milking Tony?
Tony. No, no. It’s useful having two of us coming down from King Cups (?), but I’m alright now….
Pat. OK, then I might sneak another look at the Net.
Tony. Oh yeah? Getting ready for your trip to Stroud?
Pat. Well, if I’m spending an afternoon discussing Transition networks, I ought to have some idea of what I’m talking about!
Tony. You seem pretty clued up to me Pat…
Pat. I’ve only scratched the surface. It’s fascinating though, I mean, when you look at what Totnes is doing…
Tony. Yes… I was more surprised by what they’re doing in Nottingham…
Pat. Oh yes… its not just little country towns…
Tony. It’ll be interesting to see it in action…
Pat. You don’t mind me taking a day off?
Tony. No, not at all, I’m all for it. The more we know the sooner we can get things moving in Ambridge.
22 Apr 7:54am
On yer bike Pat!
22 Apr 12:14pm
So, will the Transition Network be needed to give them approval to become an official initiative then?
Will they be listed in the list of Mullers and move to the official list eventually, even if they are only a virtual town :o)
They could have Rob around to do an awareness event…
22 Apr 1:53pm
Excellent LOL – maybe Rob or Ben could get on the program to give a presentation in Ambridge village hall. And I’m only half joking!
22 Apr 6:38pm
Just brilliant! How exciting!
23 Apr 5:48am
Anyone got any views on Pats opposition to the Archer clans bio-digester?
24 Apr 7:41pm
Perhaps they might even go on holiday to Kinsale, Co. Cork Ireland, the ORIGINAL Transition Town where it all started!
24 Apr 8:32pm
Indeed! They could pop into Roots Records and then zip up to the College and have a look at the amphitheatre and then graze in the polytunnel… probably a trip to Kinsale would mean she would be away from the milking for too long though, and Tony would be none too pleased! She’ll just have to take our word for how beautiful the town is this time of year…
27 Apr 10:20am
So what is happening in Nottingham?
29 Apr 1:44pm
I was being half serious, it is all well and good it being on radio 4 but what if it seriously mis-represents what the initiative is all about?
Have the producers spoken to TTT HQ?