Category Poetry

John Clare comes home

John Clare – the Helpston poet – appears to have had little direct involvement with the nearby Peterborough apart from a brief time with the Militia at Norman Cross. However, he does make passage through Peterborough on this day Friday 23rd July 1841. In 1837 he had been admitted to the High Beach Asylum in […]

The story of a Little Boy Blue

A few days ago we fetched some things from our loft to deal with as appropriate.  This morning I sat going through one box of books.  In it I found two loose pieces of paper – well three actually, one was a single page and the other was two pages.  I read them both.  The […]