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Marc’s Almanac

102 EpisodesProduced by Marc SidwellWebsite

Five minutes of civilised calm. As featured on BBC Radio Suffolk.Sign up at https://marcsalmanac.substack.com to receive an email when new episodes are added.You can find a playlist of the recommended songs on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxBpfbS-x5t3GLN-TVXMNSSwnAlum0l8Z

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21st September, 2020 – At The Wellhead

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 Seamus Heaney, At The Wellhead.

"Your songs, when you sing them with your two eyes closed

As you always do, are like a local road

We’ve known every turn of in the past..."

From the show:

Joel 2:23

On this day: 21st September, 1819, John Keats writes a letter from Winchester, mentioning that he has composed a new poem on the beauties of Autumn

On this day: 21st September, 1538, the agents of King Henry VIII smash the shrine of St Swithin in Winchester. It will not be restored until 1962

On this day: 21st September, 1937, The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien is published to immediate acclaim. Its sequel, The Lord of The Rings, would not follow until nearly 20 years later

Music to wake you up – Coming Home, sung by Gwyneth Paltrow in the movie Country Strong

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