Ronald Blythe was a creative writer with a simple life-style, born and bred in Suffolk, the voice of a vanishing past in these shires of old England. I pay my own tribute to this chronicler of a slower, more gentle way of life who died this year aged 100.Continue reading “Chronicles of the Countryside”
‘Rural Rides’ with William Cobbett.
When William Cobbett made his historic ‘Rural Rides’ in the early 19th century around southern England it was the time of the infamous Corn Laws. The age of the Enclosures and the Tolpuddle martyrs was still a fresh memory. Farming life was hard for rural folk then.Continue reading “‘Rural Rides’ with William Cobbett.”