Meet the Mantic Muddlers

Barry Rutter, standing, meets Petersfield band the Mantic Muddlers

The Mantic Muddlers are a popular three-piece ‘Roots, Rattle & Roll’ band from Petersfield, who combine a rich influence of blues, folk, rock, rhythm and soul with a passion for performing and delivering their craft.

They officially launch their new album, Tall Tales & The Gospel Truth, at the Real Gone Roots Revue, at St Peter’s Hall, on Saturday, October 26, from 7pm – tickets here.

Barry Rutter went along to meet them.

To hear more of the Mantic Muddlers visit manticmuddlers.co.uk.

the P pod – 14 October

If you love Petersfield, the P pod loves you to listen

Joff Lacey and Claire Vennis are back with the latest P pod, bursting with Petersfield goodness.

This time, Claire and Joff bring you music from local band the Mantic Muddlers while our news reports include the latest on the Post Office opening, how you can view plans for changes at the Festival Hall and how Friday’s storms brought down trees in Petersfield.

Jon Walker of the Petersfield Post reports on a major funding requirement at the Open Air Swimming Pool and we meet John Welsman, a newcomer to Petersfield who is learning his way around the town with his guide dog, Breck.

Our What’s On guide will keep you busy with fun activities across the Petersphere and we also bring you our regular service of weather, sport and fun conversation from the people of Petersfield.

Everything Petersfield is in the P pod.

Don’t forget to tell your friends.

Langrish House and the Talbot Ponsonby family

Known today as an upmarket venue for weddings and corporate entertainment, the history of Langrish House goes back to the seventeenth century, and possibly beyond.

The ‘Lady of the Manor’ explains some of the property’s history and its association with eight generations of the Talbot Ponsonby family.

Robina Talbot Ponsonby is speaking to Claire Vennis of Petersfield Community Radio.

Langrish House

Where is Langrish House?


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This interview first appeared in the P pod, Petersfield’s regular mix of news, views and interviews for, about and by the people of Petersfield.

Petersfield weather with Richard Marks

It’s Saturday 12 October 2019 and the wet and windy weather continues across the Petersphere. There are some brighter moments, as Richard explains in his latest forecast.

Fun fact: Richard always stands outside when recording his forecasts to get even closer to the elements.

Twice a week, local meteorologist Richard Marks updates you on the latest weather conditions for Petersfield.

Richard’s records of measured conditions in the area stretch back for decades so he can compare today’s weather to that of the past, and because he’s focused purely on Petersfield, Richard’s forecast takes into account the unique properties of our local microclimate.

Now available as a podcast

If you use a podcast app, you can now subscribe to Petersfield Weather with Richard Marks to get the latest forecast delivered direct to your device.

Just search for Petersfield Weather on your favourite podcast app and click Subscribe. Or use this link.

If you enjoy the podcast, do rate and review Richard’s forecast. He’d like that very much.

Money Moment with Martin Bamford

It’s Martin Bamford’s weekly round up of the money news that could inform your investment and spending decisions.

This week:

  • how the new £20 bank note will help fight forgery
  • will we discover who is behind this week’s big Euro Millions win?
  • is the value of your house going up or down?
  • why Barlcays Bank is under fire for its decision to end cash withdrawals at the Post Office.

Brought to you with Informed Choice independent financial planners of Petersfield.

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Wilde Walk: the Brecon Beacons

Petersfield author Suzie Wilde takes time in the Brecon Beacons. Just three hours from Petersfield but a world away.

The actual waterfall in Suzie’s recording
A surprise Crannog after the rain

Get more Suzie

You can hear an interview with Suzie about this series of Wilde Walks, and her wider interests, in this taster edition of our magazine show, the P pod.

Suggest a Wilde Walk you enjoy

If you would like to propose a walk for Suzie to try then email team@petersfieldradio.uk or phone Petersfield 555 500.

Subscribe to the full series

Just search “Wilde Walks” on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts to get the latest Wilde Walk delivered to your device automatically.

Dawn & Rob’s Bod Pod. Episode 8 – Joff’s reckoning

Bod Pod is our regular series of discussions about fitness, health and wellbeing. This is programme 8 in the series.

Petersfield actor and radio presenter Joff Lacey returns to the Bod Pod as Dawn Clare & Rob Carr assess whether he’s done enough to hit his fitness targets.

Will Joff squeeze into his costume for this week’s performances of Brassed Off?

Contact Dawn and Rob at team@petersfieldradio.uk

Dawn & Rob

Dawn Clare and Rob Carr at the Taro Centre, Petersfield
Dawn Clare and Rob Carr at the Taro Centre, Petersfield

Audio production by Barry Baseley at Petersfield Community Radio

Music: Synthwave by Ryan Andersen. Used under Creative Commons licence.

the P pod – 9 October

Episode two of the new podcast for, about, and by, the people of Petersfield. News, views and interviews with Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey.

This time we’re in Langrish with Robina Talbot-Ponsonby of Langrish House.

Joff Lacey appears in the Winton Players’ production of Brassed Off, at the Festival Hall, from 11-12 October.

Petersfield weather with Richard Marks

More unsettled conditions ahead, warns Richard in his latest Petersfield forecast.

Now available as a podcast

If you use a podcast app, you can now subscribe to Petersfield Weather with Richard Marks to get the latest forecast delivered direct to your device.

Just search for Petersfield Weather on your favourite podcast app and click Subscribe. Or use this link.

If you enjoy the podcast, do rate and review Richard’s forecast. He’d like that very much.

Wilde Walk: Durford Wood in Autumn

Suzie muses on love, romance and dating practices in Viking times and today. Oh, and there’s a walk involved too.

Get more Suzie

You can hear an interview with Suzie about this series of Wilde Walks, and her wider interests, in this taster edition of our new magazine show, the P pod.

Suggest a Wilde Walk you enjoy

If you would like to propose a walk for Suzie to try then email team@petersfieldradio.uk or phone Petersfield 555 500.

Subscribe to the full series

Just search “Wilde Walks” on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts to get the latest Wilde Walk delivered to your device automatically.

Petersfield weather with Richard Marks

Still unsettled says Richard but at least storm Lorenzo didn’t blow the town away.

Now available as a podcast

If you use a podcast app, you can now subscribe to Petersfield Weather with Richard Marks to get the latest forecast delivered direct to your device.

Just search for Petersfield Weather on your favourite podcast app and click Subscribe. Or use this link.

If you enjoy the podcast, do rate and review Richard’s forecast. He’d like that very much.

Oktoberfest comes to Petersfield

Abi and friends, ready to serve

Listen to the report from Alan Cosh

Around 400 beer drinkers, an Oompah band and authentic Bavarian costumes: a little piece of Germany came to Petersfield when the Oktoberfest party took over the Festival Hall.

Our reporter Alan Cosh sampled the atmosphere and met the organisers, musicians, chefs and waitresses who made the day come alive.

You’ll hear organiser Ben Errey of Hometown Festivals, Tom Barton of Oompah Brass, ‘beer wench’ Abi, barman Alan and chef Sue among other voices.

Hear more music by Oompah Brass

Money Moment with Martin Bamford

It’s Martin Bamford’s weekly round up of the money news that could inform your investment and spending decisions.

This week:

  • the rising state pension age is in the spotlight
  • why you should drive a hard bargain on car insurance
  • a bigger cost to a big night out
  • free cash machines for remote communities
  • how energy companies are making more profit from your fuel bills

Brought to you with Informed Choice independent financial planners of Petersfield.

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Martin Bamford

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the P pod – launch show, 1 October 2019

It’s a packed P pod to mark our first edition of the podcast made for and by the people of Petersfield.

In this week’s P pod with Claire Vennis and Joff Lacey

How the Petersfield School teaches climate science with Sarah Beacher, Townhouse landlord Dom Humphries explains our town’s changing tastes in drink and Suzie Wilde samples a wet weekend in Sheet.

Plus Petersfield news with Dave Bowers, sport with James Robbins and this week’s weather from local meteorologist Richard Marks.

All ‘rung in’ by the bellringers of St Peter’s Church under the direction of Mary Broadbridge.

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If you love Petersfield, the P pod loves you to listen. Tell your friends, share us on social media and get in touch to be part of the show.

We’d love your feedback and contributions to the P pod. You can contact the team on 01730 555 500 or by email at pod@theppod.uk

Recorded at The Townhouse, High Street, Petersfield and halfway up the belltower of St Peter’s Church.

Petersfield weather, review of September

Richard Marks looks back at September’s conditions and previews an unsettled week ahead.

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If you use a podcast app, you can now subscribe to Petersfield Weather with Richard Marks to get the latest forecast delivered direct to your device.

Just search for Petersfield Weather on your favourite podcast app and click Subscribe.

Petersfield weather, 27 September 2019

Impressive rainfall totals and a blustery outlook, says Petersfield meteorologist Richard Marks.

Now available as a podcast

If you use a podcast app, you can now subscribe to Petersfield Weather with Richard Marks to get the latest forecast delivered direct to your device.

Just search for Petersfield Weather on your favourite podcast app and click Subscribe.

Wilde Walk: Selborne Common

Raine leads Suzie Wilde up the Zig Zag Path on a walk from Gilbert White’s house in Selborne. 

Get more Suzie

You can hear an interview with Suzie about this series of Wilde Walks, and her wider interests, in this taster edition of our new magazine show, the P pod.

Where is Selborne Common?

Take the Horndean turn off the A3, South of Petersfield and then follow signs to Rowlands Castle, and then to Stansted House.


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Suggest a Wilde Walk you enjoy

If you would like to propose a walk for Suzie to try then email team@petersfieldradio.uk or phone Petersfield 887399.

Subscribe to the full series

Just search “Wilde Walks” on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts to get the latest Wilde Walk delivered to your device automatically.

Money Moment with Martin Bamford

Petersfield Community Radio partners Informed Choice Independent Financial Planners of Petersfield to bring you money news that affects you life.

This week, the collapse of Thomas Cook, romance scams on the rise, the UK falls behind on life expectancy improvements and how would you like to work fewer hours with no loss of pay?

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