Andrew Brammer is, amongst other things, a writer, teller of stories, strolling musician and broadcaster of international repute. On 17 June his 'Stumpy Sanderson' live gig in North Walsham raised £600, which he generously donated to Poppyland Community Radio.
If you missed the live show, you can meet Stumpy and his pals and hear about their mischievous japes from the 1970's on stumpysanderson.co.uk and on the Stumpy Sanderson’s 1970s Stories YouTube channel.
The sell-out audience were enthralled by Andrews captivating storytelling, bringing to life a selection of Stumpy Sanderson's written testimonies charting some of the most extraordinary exploits of his youth in the1970s. In 2019, workmen uncovered a time capsule in a Watney’s Party Seven can. Inside, they found the written testimony of the infamous diarist, historian and chronicler of ‘70s exploits - Stumpy Sanderson (Andrews best friend, school chum and trusty sidekick). These stories provided rich and often hilarious inspiration for the show which was so expertly delivered by Andrew.
The gig proceeds will be used to help furnish and equip the new Poppyland Community Radio studio complex 'The Pod' in Northrepps, and the outside broadcast rig used at live events across North Norfolk. Mike Goldwater, Poppyland Radio Director, was one of several presenters from the station who were in the audience for the show. "Andrew has been presenting Stumpy Sanderson's 1970s Stories on Poppyland Radio since last year. The rare opportunity to see him perform in Poppyland was a real treat and an absolute joy. Our radio station is run entirely by volunteers. We rely on private donations and sponsorship to keep going, so this generous donation is really important. Thank you so much Andrew, on behalf of all of our presenters, volunteers, placement students and listeners."