I could not think what to write … then came across this true story - the limerick is mine …
There was an old woman of Wadebridge
Whose enjoyment was an afternoon playing bridge
Her hand played high …
She slapped her thigh …
… too much for the lady of Wadebridge …
|A game of bridge - but NOT the winning hand|
… based on Wendy Brown, who died immediately after being dealt a ‘once in a lifetime’ hand because she couldn’t take the excitement.
|The old railway station at Wadebridge - now|
The John Betjeman Centre
The grandmother of 12 died from a massive heart attack at the John Betjeman Centre in Wadebridge, Cornwall – during her regular Tuesday game.
|John Betjeman statue in|
St Pancras Station
John Betjeman (1906 – 1984), poet, writer and broadcaster, became Poet Laureate in 1972, passionate about Victorian Society and architecture, yet hankered after his beloved north Cornwall.
|Trebetherick, north Cornwall - looking|
across to the Bristol Channel
He lived out his final days in Trebetherick, where his father had had some properties, and where many of his childhood holidays had been spent … getting there via the train terminus, opened 1834, at Wadebridge.
|St Enodoc Church|
St Enodoc Church was commemorated by Betjeman in his poem Sunday Afternoon Service:
So grows the tinny tenor faint or loud
All all things draw toward St Enodoc
Cornwall Tour Site - re Wadebridge and Betjeman Centre
Wendy Brown's story in The Daily Mail
Trebetherick - with some snippets of Betjeman's poems
Write Edit Publish Bloghop details June 2017
The river used to need wading across, until a bridge was built in the 1460s, from then on the settlement was known as Wadebridge.
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