Radio Caroline ledger, 1964.

The lightship LV18 is moored in Harwich and maintained by the Pharos Trust. The ship was used in the film The Boat That Rocked (although, sadly, its scenes didn't make it to the final edit) and has been the home to Pirate BBC Essex and Radio Mi Amigo. As well as hosting broadcast events, the LV18 also houses an exhibition of pirate radio memorabilia, one item of which was discovered in a local junk shop. It is a ledger containing accounts from the very early days of Radio Caroline, before the ‘merger’ with Radio Atlanta. Ray Clark has kindly sent us some photos of pages from the ledger, which contain some familiar names:


page from ledger
 
A page from the ledger, showing payments to DJs Doug Kerr and Simon Dee, engineers Jan Gunnarsson, Paul Le Mare and Frank Kemble, the Captain and others. Belgravia 8440 was the phone number of station boss Ronan O'Rahilly's flat.
 
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Another page from the ledger. More payments to Mr Henty-Dodd (Simon Dee) and Frank Kemble plus £5 for Ed “Marino”. Two shillings and three pence (approximately 11p) each was paid to Chris Moore and Gerry Duncan. The Agama was the tender. There is a photo of it on this page.

More from the ledger over the page.


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