Tuesday, 1 May 2012
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I don't know why, but until now I'd never compiled this list in full, not even in my mind. The map shows roughly where I lived between 1956 when I was born, and 1966. Six addresses and four schools, that's not ideal, is it.
I guess if that hailstorm had veered around my dad's newly planted fruit farm and the buds had stayed on the apple trees, I might well have stayed at address A until 1974, not met many of all the people I did meet, nor developed very many of all the same interests I have now.
Setting the fire in the wood stove I position one split log of oak across the back of the grate, and one along each side. Until late las...
COUNTY by John Betjeman God save me from the Porkers, God save me from their sons, Their noisy tweedy sisters Who follow with their gun...
On Friday the cloud was low enough to hide Farleton Fell as I drove through the Yealands then as far as I could get down the track without...