Daily Archive: June 24, 2011

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The Stratford Experience – in Three Parts

Friday 24th June: River Avon, Stratford to Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, 3.5 Miles, 17 locks     Decades ago, when still not even a school pupil, Boatwif first fell under the spell of speech radio.  At a quarter to two every afternoon, tum te tum, tum te tum, it was time for Listen With Mother. A nursery rhyme came first and then a story, then a closing rhyme.   “Are you sitting comfortably? Then I shall begin,” the clear tones of Daphne Oxenford...