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Poem train stop visit
1:00pm Sunday 1st September 2013 in News
THE most famous non-existent railway stop in the UK will be the destination for a Ledbury group next year.
June 24, 2014, will mark 100 years since Edward Thomas, while on his way to Dymock, wrote a poem about an unexpected train stop in the Cotswolds.
The day’s June heat and the birdsong have been preserved by his words. And although the famous little stop fell victim to the Government axe in the 1960s, the Friends of the Dymock Poets group are still planning to visit Adelstrop, albeit by road.
Their trip, on the exact anniversary of the poem being penned, is being organised by Anne Harvey, author of the book Adelstrop Revisited.
She is a member of the society which celebrates a group poets, including Edward Thomas, who moved to or visited the Dymock area.
* Tickets are now on sale for a celebration of Gloucestershire poet and composer Ivor Gurney, who fought in World War One and died in a mental asylum.
The event has been organised by the Friends of the Dymock Poets and will take place in St Mary’s Church, Dymock, on Saturday, October 5, at 7.30pm. For information, call 01531 890676.
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