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BARRY LEIGHTON WRITES WHAT HE WANTS... EVERY WEDNESDAY
12:10pm Monday 20th May 2013
7:40am Wednesday 15th May 2013
WITH his trusty wooden staff, flowing white robes and bushy, chest-length grey beard there is a definite whiff of Gandalf about Terry Dobney as he contemplates from this magnificent vantage point the surrounding Wiltshire countryside in all its pomp and glory.
7:40am Wednesday 8th May 2013
MORE by luck than judgement I found myself behind the defence and was hurtling goal-wards through the driving November rain. A second or two later and a satisfying bulge was destined to appear in the back of the net – no sweat.
7:40am Wednesday 1st May 2013
SOME of us had squeezed two or three abreast onto table tops; others were craning their necks while standing on chairs; several of the more enterprising had managed to position themselves, somewhat precariously, high up against the side of the walls. Towards the front there was a sticky huddle of bodies; a frantic, formless, ecstatic mass. Summer was still officially several weeks away but it was hot and humid inside The Affair that night – not to mention bursting at the seams.
2:30pm Thursday 25th April 2013
9:37am Wednesday 24th April 2013
ON the edge of a secluded valley, with its pretty woods and pond, Frank Hunt utters a short, shrill whistle. We both crane our necks and gaze expectantly at the bright early evening sky. Complete silence – where could she be?
11:30am Wednesday 17th April 2013
11:02am Wednesday 17th April 2013
12:42pm Thursday 4th April 2013
IT is a warm Saturday evening as I saunter into the Royal Festival Hall on July 8, 1972. I sit down in the third row a few feet from the stage – Gangway 2, Row C, Seat 4 (still got the ticket, price £1) - and suddenly feel a little conspicuous.
1:20pm Wednesday 3rd April 2013
THE church bells “rang merry peals”, the pubs opened for two days without respite and the beer flowed free-of-charge. Flags fluttered from windows while the village brass band cheerfully discharged Handel’s See the Conquering Hero Comes.
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