Thu, 05 May|
Under the Edge Arts
TALK: Wotton under the Edge of Time
The jigsaw of history about the town we love!
Time & Location
05 May 2022, 19:30
Under the Edge Arts, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge GL12 7AD, UK
"Wotton under the Edge of Time” is the jigsaw of history about the town we love - reflected in the stories & words of some of its oldest characters & families.
Spanning over 100 years of Wotton history in new writing by Mark Pasco, original piano music & archive pictures.
Not to mention elephants, rationing, graffiti, giant puddings, & letters from the trenches home.
In collaboration with the Heritage Centre, & hosted by Mark Pasco, join us for an evening of discovery, surprises & hats!
Proceeds from this event include support for our Heritage Centre.
"There is a spirit in this Town aroused on a proper occasion." Mayor Wallington of Wotton, 1856
"I wonder what will strike you most when you return to this old England of ours?" Mrs Browne writing to her evacuated children, in 1942. "
"Some were cursed and some were blessed when waking Wotton rose from rest." (from a poem written at the Swan Inn, 1875 )
"I have taken twenty acres land and Wotton Hill so we shall not pray for want of work." Joel Grimes, 1870
"I received the shamrock here in France but some tobacco or chocolate would have been more like it." Sidney Cornock from the trenches, 1916
"The recruiting Sargeant licked his pencil and sent Victor round the block on hearing his age." Gloucester, 1939
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