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Richard on July 25th, 2014

Ronald Blythe¬†delights in seeing a scythe used to cut the orchard grass SULTRY July days. Twin calendars rule them: the lectionary, and a writer’s. Thus our trip to Helpston, the birthplace of the great rural poet John Clare. It is exactly as we left it last year, except that a strange additional memorial rises over […]

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Richard on July 18th, 2014

Ronald Blythe visits the home village of one of England’s greatest poets   OFF to Helpston for the 32nd time. For John Clare, its native voice, the first Sunday in July was the Helpston feast: “Wrestling and fighting, the ploughman’s fame is still kept up with the usual determined spirit.” Like his contemporary, William Hazlitt, […]

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Richard on July 18th, 2014

In a graveyard, Ronald Blythe sees old friends coming up the path   CONSIDERING that the majority of churchyards witness to 1000 years of tears, it is strange that they are so pleasant to visit, to wander in, to sit in on a summer’s day. “Peaceful”, the visitors book says over and over again. Peaceful […]

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Richard on July 5th, 2014

Ronald Blythe¬†preaches about prison writers, and smells cake and flowers   AND from Anglican matins to East Anglian Nonconformity at Walpole Old Chapel on a burning Sunday afternoon. The cornfields sizzle, and the familiar scenes hurry by. I mount the pulpit to talk about John Bunyan. We sing “He who would valiant be” with Tony […]

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