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2011091620140505Albert & Renie haven't left their flat in decades.|They are cocooned by every object they have ever owned.|One pocket watch, one rule book, one cap.|Railway issue.|One chiming clock, engraved '25 years service'.|One chiming clock, engraved '50 years service'.|But their lifetime of memories needs to be cleared from the Clover Block, as this model post war estate is now to be demolished.|Every edition of the Daily Mirror since 1941.|Every edition of the National Union Of Railwaymen newsletter since 1941|69 years of appointment diaries - notes about the weather to each date.|And Christopher an ex-DJ turned "council man" is tasked with persuading them to de-clutter and move out, before the flats are blown up and his baby is due.|Renie and Albert Grace keep their memories piled high, boxed and safe in their tower block flat, with no need for the outside world.|Every object triggers a memory, a chapter in their lives together -|one roller skate left leg ,|one plaster cast right leg,|one snowstorm of Dreamland Margate|They claim it always snows for the good stuff, and they keep that too in A Shoebox of Snow.|Not just to see it, but to hold it, smell it, feel the weight of it.|As Christopher's relationship with this couple deepens, he reflects on his own difficult relationship with pregnant girlfriend Janine- played by the writer Julie Mayhew.|But the date for demolition approaches and Christopher must find out -What are they saving it all for?|We have been asking the public, cast and crew "What are the stories behind the objects you save?" - some are featured in the programme and linked to on the Radio 4 website as the production airs.|We leave this afternoon play with Richard Briers and Edna Doré sharing objects they treasure.|Producer: Justine Potter|A Red Production for BBC Radio 4.|Albert and Renie live amongst all they've ever owned, but what they are saving it for?||Albert & Renie haven't left their flat in decades. They are cocooned by every object they have ever owned.|One pocket watch, one rule book, one cap. Railway issue.|And Christopher an ex-DJ turned "council man" is tasked with persuading them to de-clutter and move out, before the flats are blown up and his baby is due.|Renie and Albert Grace keep their memories piled high, boxed and safe in their tower block flat, with no need for the outside world. Every object triggers a memory, a chapter in their lives together -|They claim it always snows for the good stuff, and they keep that too in A Shoebox of Snow. Not just to see it, but to hold it, smell it, feel the weight of it.|We have been asking the public, cast and crew "What are the stories behind the objects you save?" - some are featured in the programme and linked to on the Radio 4 website as the production airs.|We leave this afternoon play with Richard Briers and Edna Doré sharing objects they treasure.