Five minutes of civilised calm, recorded in East London, as the capital starts to wake up. Sign up at https://marcsalmanac.substack.com
With a poem by RS Thomas, A Day in Autumn.
"Having looked up
From the day’s chores, pause a minute..."
From the show:
On this day: 5th October, 1919, the character actor Donald Pleasence is born in Worksop, the son of a stationmaster
On this day: 5th October, 1930, the airship R101 crashes in France, killing the Air Minister and 47 others, ending the British dream of an airship fleet to connect the British Empire
Music to wake you up – Christmas in Prison by John Prine
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