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Pirate Memories was created in 1999 to bring to the publics attention, a film that was originally shot in 1966. The film was taken on the 60’s pirate radio ship 'The Galaxy', and featured daily life on board 'Radio London'.
The film had at some stage, been transferred to a VHS video tape, and was found along with other pirate radio recordings & memorabilia in a suitcase that had been left after its owner emigrated to Australia in the late 80’s.
Despite months of painstaking research, the owner of the film, and the cameraman have never been officially identified, although there have been a number of theories, as to who was behind the lense.
The film depicts daily routine on board the radio ship, with tenders arriving and departing, shots of the studio, with DJ’s on air, and exteriors of the ship during the many weather conditions the ship had to endure during its two and a half years at sea between December 1964 and August 1967.
The film was digitally cleaned, and an authentic 60's soundtrack was added, along with a five minute film dedicated to Radio London, which was produced just as the station closed in August 1967.
Many copies of the film have been sold around the world, and
now in 2012, Pirate Memories includes this website & on-line shop selling and also displaying Pirate Radio recordings and memorabilia, from those halcyon days of offshore radio broadcasting.
Pirate Memories aims to include all of the 60’s offshore pirate stations, as well as the 70’s and 80’s pirates too, as recordings become available
Pirate Radio Merchandise, DVD's, CD's and PHOTOs
are all available on this site.
Pirate Memories has also supplied and helped a number of production companies and media students with audio and photographic material for their programmes and Degree research.....
We would like to make it clear that the recordings and products
we sell through this website only fund the purchase
of more Pirate Radio related memorabilia and artifacts
for the Flashback '67 Exhibition....
We are not paid, and do not draw a salary for our work
All Pirate Memories CD's and Videos are supplied in a neat
slimline box or jewel case with printed sleeves and labels.
We do not ship in cheap plastic sleeves with handwritten details!
All recorded material is checked for quality purposes, however - most of these programmes and shows were recorded over 45 years ago, so please do not expect FM / DAB quality. If however, you are not satisfied with any purchase, we require it to be returned to us for hands-on checking - whereupon, a replacement will be sent immediately and without charge.
'Pirate Memories' & 'Flashback '67' :
The CD & Video Presentations, Pictures and the Written Word here-in
are the intellectual property & copyright of
"Pirate Memories" 2013
Whilst we make every effort to identify the photographers of the images we use on the website, we are naturally aware that many pictures have been used hundreds of times in different articles, without acknowledgement. We therefore do not actively print any acknowledgements on the website, but would be happy to do so if notified by the photographer or agency who can prove ownership of any piece we are displaying.