About CDTN

All eighteen of us – editors, readers, technicians, despatchers, trustees and administrators – are volunteers.  Some have been involved in the talking newspaper for nearly two decades.*  CDTN is a member of the national Talking Newspaper Federation.

Dave, reader

Marian: editor, techie, reader.

Marian, editor, techie, reader

Michael, reader & despatch

* Some History:  A south Durham TN started by the late Les and Betty Rawe with the Bishop Auckland Red Cross some 40 years ago was later run alongside the Durham Blind Society’s north Durham edition. When that charity closed in December 2014, its talking newspaper team set up CDTN to keep the service going. CDTN’s signature tune was created by Canterbury musician Jamie Dams.