The REM Island – August 1972

… by the Dutch government to measure sea temperature and salt concentrations. In 2004, after a failed attempt to sell the REM, it was eventually dismantled in 2006. Since March 2011 the REM platform has been located in the harbour of Amsterdam and serves as a restaurant. More information about the REM island is available here and here. Pictures of the abandoned REM island shown below were taken by Fred Bunzl during a sight-seeing boat trip in August 1972. All photos © Fred Bunzl …

Rare Pirate Radio Anthem Discs Discovered

… pressings of the song were made and he has one of them. The other two copies were sent to the m/v Mebo II for playing over the air during the election campaign and one of those copies was kept by RNI DJ Alan West, who, some months later, offered it for sale. In about 1971 Alan West attended several CIB committee meetings, at one of which he lent his acetate copy to CIB’s John Ker, who now takes up the story: “… I met DJ Alan West who would often come to CIB meetings. In about …