About CDTN

All nineteen of us – editors, readers, technicians, despatchers, trustees and administrators – are volunteers.  Some have been involved in the talking newspaper for over a decade.* CDTN is a member of the national Talking Newspaper Federation.TNF Logo

Dave, reader

Marian: editor, techie, reader.

Marian, editor, techie, reader

The late Eileen Williamson, who died in January. Eileen set up our (nearly) foolproof despatch operation and ran the team. We all miss her very much.








Michael, reader & despatch

* Some History:      A south Durham TN started by Les and Betty Rawe with the Bishop Auckland Red Cross some 35 years ago was later run alongside the Durham Blind Society’s north Durham edition. When, in December 2014, the now renamed ‘VIPS’ charity closed, its talking newspaper team immediately set up CDTN so the service might continue. Our signature tune was created by Canterbury musician Jamie Dams.