John Betjeman ……

Lived in Wantage
from 1951 to  1972 ..
and a
was made in a woody area
of the town.
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The park has his poems dotted around , as seen in
the photo above.. .. whilst researching I came across a link

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I also found out that there is going to be
in September 2011.
I forgot I had been to the park when
I first moved here ….!!!

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  1. Now you just knew I would be interested in learning more about John Betjeman Anne. I had no idea about the Memorial Park but knew he had lived in that part of the UK.

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  2. Beautiful photos, Ann. That does really look like a lovely Memorial Park for the great man. I would be really interested in going to the Festival. If only I lived a bit closer! Hope you're okay up there in Oxfordshire. The days are gradually getting a bit longer.

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  3. I won't be here in September, or I hope not anyway :-)) Diane

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  4. Hi,
    I popped in here via Bluebird Notes. Those pics are gorgeous. It is lso nice to see someone blogging about something different to the usual.
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your pics of Paris and your lovely story of making a new friend.
    Tracy

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  5. I enjoyed your walk in the park, Anne! I really LOVED the warm sunshine on my face, sigh, wish I could say that everyday again. We have to wait a little longer, I am afraid.
    Love for a sweet evening xxx

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  6. What a beautiful setting for a final resting place.

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  7. Well, I don't know who he is but I do like the area for the memorial. Looks like a lovely place.

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  8. Have been away a few weeks but how nice to catch up on your posts.

    Poems dotted like flowers for reflection in the woods is so romantic...

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  9. Nice! Do you know that there is a little park, Square des Poètes, also in Paris? :-)

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  10. Salut Anne. Thanks for the warm welcome back and for making me want to go straight back to the countryside with your lovely pictures ;-) Unfortunately London is just as chilli and grey - but without the lovely walks...

    Park, lots of green, woodlands and poems - it looks beautiful and certainly like a place I should visit at some point. Thanks for sharing :-) xo

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