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:
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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