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Marc’s Almanac

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Five minutes of civilised calm. As featured on BBC Radio Suffolk.Sign up at to receive an email when new episodes are added.You can find a playlist of the recommended songs on YouTube at


6th July, 2020 – Ale's The Stuff To Drink

Five minutes of civilised calm, recorded in the peace of the English countryside. Sign up at

With a poem by AE Housman, an extract from Terence, This Is Stupid Stuff.

"And malt does more than Milton can

To justify God’s ways to man..."

From the show:

Proverbs, 15:29

The Gardener's Year, by Karel Capek and the Growing Stone of Blaxhall, Suffolk

On this day: 6th July, 1348 – Pope Clement VI issues the first of two papal bulls stating that Jews were falsely accused of spreading the Black Death, then devastating Europe, and that they should be protected, not persecuted

On this day: 6th July, 1934 – Fred Perry won the men's Wimbledon title from Jack Crawford in straight sets. It would be the first of three straight title victories at Wimbledon for Perry

Music to wake you up – No I in Beer by Brad Paisley

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