Monthly Archives: November 2014

A Soldiers Tale

My lovely old Grand-dad was all the more lovely – when after a few Guinness’ he would get nostalgic and regale us with some of the lighter moments he spent in the army. He joined the army as a boy … Continue reading

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Expectations

Sometimes I think I expect too much. I expect children to offer seats on buses, And I expect ‘Thank you’ letters for presents And I expect friends to phone for a chat And I expect neighbours to say, ‘Hello’ as … Continue reading

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Toxic English Snobbery: 1950s Cricket

“Worcester and England leg- spinner Roly Jenkins [had] a flippant attitude towards the amateur*…. had produced a well-written piece on spin bowling. Walter Robbins, a class- conscious autocrat who found it inconceivable that a mere professional could be so erudite, … Continue reading

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