Whilst driving round the area with Maria looking for photo opportunities for her writing we visited Edith May, a Thames Sailing Barge moored at […]
A sequence of short roughly recorded interviews. It starts with me walking on the pontoon, then talking to friends and neighbours about life in […]
Over a hundred years ago, a young lady asked her friends to help her turn 271 strips of calico into a wedding gift for her future husband. This […]
Rochester Sweeps’ Festival is a celebration of the coming of spring, and as May Day was also the traditional holiday for chimney sweeps or Climbing Boys as they were officially known, the two […]
A poem arising from a Wandering Words commission to make some writing in response to the Lordswood area of Medway.
Inspired by R.G. Cash, ‘Dew Ponds and Doodlebugs, Walderslade within Living Memory’, Lordswood Library.
This poem is a Pantoum. It is a difficult classical form where the 2nd and 4th line of each verse become 1st and 3rd in the next and so on. Each line must hold the same key words and can either […]
These fields are the view from my window. I live in Newnham, a valley village,four miles from Faversham town centre. A walk through this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Autumn 2014 prompted […]
On a journey back from Herne Bay, the sun loomed large and seemed so close to earth. It was a fierce colour. It was winter. As we turned into Faversham Lane to go to Newnham Village, the sun […]
This poem was born of visiting various coastlines in Kent, and remembering the chalky landscapes of Medway by the river as the tide came in. I was sad at leaving Medway and this summed up the […]
A poem about the art of building brickbat walls, common in the area near the brickfields of Conyer
Three poems about an orchard in Teynham: ‘Pioneer’, ‘All that remains’ and a haiku ‘The orchard in November’