Lea Marshes (aka Walthamstow, Leyton, Hackney…) and the Waterworks Festival, COVID/CORVID aka coronavirus, baby food and allergies, Croydon curiosities, Knaresborough, Homerton and Clapton marginalia. Loads of other nonsense.
The post-Napoleonic miseries in Llanuwchllyn and Bala (Merioneth), Liverpool, Sheffield, London and New York of the orphans of Thomas and Catherine Jones of Nantfach Farm, north of Bala; and of the children of Simon and Mari Jones of the smithy at Y Lôn, Llanuwchllyn. From a 1965 piece in the Liverpool Daily Post.
London (Hackney/Lea Valley/Walthamstow), Winchester, Swanmore, Knaresborough. The baby, Gene Vincent’s drummer, Solomon Lever, homo Staffordiensis, Joaquín Turina (Poema en forma de canciones para trombón…).
Gnosall & Haughton (Staffs), Homerton, Clapton, Hackney, Leyton, Walthamstow etc. (London), Barcelona, Liverpool & the Wirral.
The Spanish Raj, death of the apostrophe, babies & phonology, brass bands & marching, Fellini & Nino Rota & John Barry, gypsies, general election, Brexit, Boris Johnson, James Last, singular plurals, antisemitism, desert religions, marsh convicts, Tom Lehrer, paedophilia, hurdy-gurdy vs barrel-organ, Ariosto, Yiddish, architecture, Michael Jackson, smog love, Hackney street scenes, Lea Navigation, Spike Jones, best joke in the world, communism, puns & prophets, deculverting, Charles Laughton, UCL primates, Ally Pally, British food, knife crime, moped crime, homelessness, language primers, Christmas, Dutch, (toilet) squatters, chocolate addiction, wally, plumbing, George Lloyd, alternative Trojan War, Jolyon Maugham, Joaquín Turina. Homerton, Clapton, Walthamstow, Walthamstow Wetlands, Wanstead, Hackney Wick, Fitzrovia, Bloomsbury, London, Soberton, Madrid, Barcelona, Spain, Vienna, Austria, Twente, Drenthe, West Indies, Netherlands, England, Gnosall, Haughton, Staffordshire, Wales, Southampton, China, Nigeria, Lancashire, Burnham-upon-Crouch.