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 Thomas Hardy, The Darkling Thrush.
"I leant upon a coppice gate
When Frost was spectre-grey..."
From the show:
On this day: 14th December, 1901, the first major ping pong tournament, for men and women, takes place in London's Royal Aquarium
On this day: 14th December, 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team become the first to reach the South Pole, beating the doomed expedition of Captain Scott
Music to wake you up – Santa Baby by Kylie Minogue
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