Co-Lulu author interviewed on BBC Radio and Sussex

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June 27, 2017 by dontbringlulubook

Co-author Sarah Onions has been interviewed by presenter Allison Ferns at the radio station’s Brighton base.

Sarah’s sister Lulu attended the Hillside school for special needs’ children in Portslade near Brighton and was cared for by East Sussex County Council from the family’s return from America.


Lulu’s father Ron Onions worked for Brighton’s Evening Argus from 1957-1960 and Sarah was born in the now defunct maternity hospital in the seaside town.

Sarah was interviewed for nearly 20 minutes about her family’s story which was made into an audiobook in February.

Doris Onions’ was a regular contributor to Radio Brighton from New York where he husband Ron was the first News Organiser for the BBC.

FullSizeRender (1)Most of Doris’ scripts and letters to the first programme controller Bob Gunnell and producer Hylda Bamber have been kept and were shown to staff at BBC Radio Surrey and Sussex.

BBC Radio Brighton went on the air early in 1967 because of a heavy snowfall which cut off Saltdean and Rottingdean – east of Brighton.

It’s 50 years since it came on air – now part of BBC Surrey and Sussex.






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