First shown: 29 Mar 1963 “Forget motorcars. Get rid of anxiety. Adhere to the rhythm of the Somerset and Dorset Joint railway. Dream again that ambitious victorian dream which caused this long railway still to be running through deepest quietest […]
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“For me England stands for the Church of England, eccentric incumbents, oil-lit churches, women’s institutes, modest village inns, arguments about cow parsley on the altar….” John Betjeman, Coming Home, BBC Broadcast.
Nationalism = Dangerous What is Englishness? Is this question relevant now? What is the difference between Englishness and Britishness? Why do people find it important to define Englishness/Britishness? Is it important to have a national identity? Is Englishness cultural? Is […]
On the 24th September 2015 I attended The Betjeman Society’s meeting: John Betjeman Saving Churches. Here are some notes from the two presentations by the Churches Conservation Trust & the National Churches Trust. John Betjeman enthusiasm and importance for the English parish church. Love […]