Keynsham and District Talking Newspaper

Reg Charity No. 289291 Telephone: 0117 299 3021

Welcome Message from our Chairman

comittee photo"Welcome to our website - we currently provide a free service for approx 100 visually impaired listeners, providing a weekly mixture of news and magazine articles. The service is much valued by our listeners judging from the feedback received, and further listeners are always welcome."

Mike Crane, Chairman and Technician, KTN


We are pleased to say that we recommenced weekly recordings in our studio in August. We are operating with fewer volunteers currently to allow for social distancing and are producing a slightly shorter than usual issue but it still contains news, magazine items and an epilogue.

If you or someone you know is interested in receiving the Keynsham Talking Newspaper weekly on USB stick through the post, please contact us on 0117 299 3021. We can also supply an easy-to-operate box to play the USB sticks.

We would also like to say best of luck to our patron, Bill Bailey, who is currently taking part in BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing programme.

Mike Crane, Chair, KTN

About the Talking Newspaper

Have you always enjoyed reading but now experience difficulty reading due to poor eyesight or blindness? Then KTN can help you with our free service and enjoy our local news including our magazine section with a wide choice of topics from historic places, local personalities, to recipes and information on changes in national benefits and entitlements.

Our current local news and listeners come from Keynsham, Bristol & Bath.

About us

We started in 1983; the service is a free weekly audio magazine on a memory stick, sent through the post to almost 100 listeners from Keynsham, Bristol, Bath and surrounding villages.

The oldest listener was 105 in February 2016 and the longest-standing listener has been listening for 30 years. In June 2016, the then chairman of Bath and North East Somerset Council, Alan Hale, visited our studio to celebrate the 1500th edition of our service.

Our Patron

Bill Bailey becomes our Patron

We are delighted to announce that Bill Bailey, the much-loved comedian, musician, and actor, has become patron of the Keynsham and District Talking Newspaper.

The popular and quirky comedian was born in Bath and grew up in Keynsham and attended King Edward’s School. He is a classically trained musician and was awarded an Associateship Diploma from the London College of Music

The Committee

comittee photo Left to right:

Mike Crane - KTN Chairman

Pam Sweet - listener and listener's representive on the KTN committee

Alan Hale - Former Chairman of Bath & North East Somerset

Press Contact

Catherine Dhanjal, KTN Secretary


Telephone: 0794 166 9925 or 0800 998 7990

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