Friday, May 20, 2011
The UK Tour
Ok that's it. I need a break. Seeing the great welcome the Queen got in Ireland I'm off to the UK to sample the hospitality. Ferry to Holyhead then driving through Wales, southern England. No definite itinerary but I have to be in Bristol on 24 May (Bob's Birthday- he'll be 70) to attend the Bob Dylan Academic conference. I can't wait - Dylan and Academia!!
Then I have to be in Bedford at the end of the week to research the records of the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire Regiment which spent some time in Sligo during 1920-21.
Apart from that just wander around, see some churches, monuments, poets' graves, bookshops (Hay-on-Wye especially), attend a poetry reading or two if I can find any.
Above: the headlines in the Sligo Independent celebrating the visit to Ireland of the present Queen's grandfather in 1911.
Posted by Michael Farry at 11:36 AM