|Chris in full flow|
The annual Belloc Society Sussex talk, and day, passed off very successfully earlier in the month. Initially, the London contingent couldn't find their driver but, eventually, he was found in an unlikely location. We arrived late, but this heightened the anticipation.
The afternoon started off with Sussex folk music (at the The George and Dragon), progressing through to Scots Gaelic songs. Following a well lubricated lunch we moved off to the Downs: the view of the Wildbrooks from the top was quite stunning.
Back at the ranch Chris Hare treated us to a brief introduction to Belloc (highlighting his prescient observations on the rise of Islam and the pernicious nature of the modern Banking system) and a fulsome appraisal of his poetic outpourings.
The day continued, thereafter, an an informal basis. A good time was had by all!
I would like to thank Chris, once again, for his help. I would also like to say how delighted I was to see the former Chairman of the Hilaire Belloc Society (after a long interlude). I do hope that Grahame Clough can attend future events as he has so much to offer the cause of Belloc.
|William with his Bob Copper book. The chorus being: 'His hide is covered with hair.'|