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‘It’s a memory that I pick from my treasure box every autumn. The Somerset Levels – or “plains of Avalon” – if you prefer their more romantic name – are a low-lying patchwork of fields and willow trees, swans on misty rivers and apple orchards. It is where my beloved friend Paddy, lived for most of her long life, and on this particular day she and I had gone a-wandering’.
So writes Miranda Gudenian in ourautumn issuerecollecting an autumnal excursion where she and Paddy learn all about Britain’s orchards, apple varieties and the traditional pursuit of cider-making.
It’s just one of the features focusing on the seasonal pleasures that autumn affords. Elsewhere, Phoebe Taplin takes us on a four mile stroll around the ancient city of York where at this time of year ‘the trees that flank the city walls turn bronze and golden and leaves drift across the ancient steps’. Graeme Fife visits Knole Park in Kent roaming through the woodland ‘with a fine variety of trees: oak, maple, beech, silver birch’ and spotting deer which ‘look up, noses twitching, then off they go with the spring-heeling, bouncing gait called pronking’. Wendy Turner reminds us to use the season to take stock, slow down and notice all the little things from ‘the first twinges of a russet autumn’ to the ‘house martins and swallows swooping’.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
Watching the World Go By with “Wayfarer”
A meditation on the virtues of experience but also the beauty of firsts, keeping all ages alive in your heart.
As we mark the 80th anniversary of the beginning of World War II, four readers share their poignant and clear-as-day recollections of their wartime childhoods
Hotel of the Stars
The Imperial Hotel, Blackpool has hosted big names from Winston Churchill to Joanna Lumley. Barry McCann takes us through its doors.
“I always take my wife morning tea in my pyjamas’, Eric Morecambe said. ‘But is she grateful? No. She says she’d rather have it in a cup!”
Plus other witty jokes and one-liners!
A Blow from the Past
Brenda Matthews explains the enduring appeal of collecting handkerchiefs – and she should know, as she currently has 4,600 of them!
‘There’s no other bird like it, with its grace, reddish plumage and forked tail’. John Greeves celebrates the red kite.
Kath Garner takes her hat off to Scottish surgeon and suffragette, Elsie Inglis, in this outline of her life and career.
Of course, you’ll also find all your regular favourites insidethe issuefrom TV Memories, Our Christian Heritage and the Evergreen Prayer, to Then and Now and On the Air.
And whatever adventures this autumn takes you on, we’d love to hear about them! Do write in to the usual address and share your stories with us.
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With our best wishes,
The Evergreen Team