The fount that drowned

The fount that drowned

7 February 2015. A note to the following, which was written last year: it is reported that Robert Green, who recreated Doves Type in a digital version, has now managed to locate some of the original sorts and recover them from their watery grave. Read the report here ...
Chaucer in New Cross Gate

Chaucer in New Cross Gate

This month’s poetry offering was of course chosen mainly by virtue of the fact that it contains the word ‘April’ in the first line.  I suppose I could just as well have opted for the start of The Waste Land, but The Canterbury Tales is a rather more locally rooted...
100 years of ‘Adlestrop’

100 years of ‘Adlestrop’

No apologies for this month’s poem being another by Edward Thomas – he is probably my favourite poet, after all, and one reason why my son is called Tom.  A week or so ago I realised that today – 24 June – is the centenary of his journey by train that stopped...