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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Keep Britain Free

Margaret Ashworth

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Margaret Ashworth is a retired national newspaper journalist. She runs the Subbing Clinic in a hopeless attempt to keep up standards, and co-runs A & M Records where she indulges her passion for 60s pop.

Notes from the sticks: A hard life in the crows’ nest

I DON’T suppose many share this view, but I have rather a soft spot for crows. They are beautiful birds and I...

The Midweek Hymn: God Be in My Head

THE first appearance of this short hymn is in a French text dating from around 1490: Jesus soit en...

Notes from the sticks: Not so much a hospital, more a small town

MY travels this week took me past a terrace of houses unlike any I have ever seen, with beautiful tile work on...

The Midweek Hymn: Be Thou My Vision

THIS often comes near the top of British hymn popularity charts, but it has its roots in the long-distant Irish past.

Notes from the sticks: Cutting-edge hedge trimmers

OVER the last week or two there’s been a sure sign that autumn is on its way – work has started on...

The Midweek Hymn: The Battle Hymn of the Republic

AFTER the August break, I thought it would be good for the Midweek Hymn to come back with a bang, and this is a...

VJ Day: The town that forgave

A FEW years ago I visited Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory. There I learned that it had suffered greatly in the Second...

The Midweek Hymn: To Be a Pilgrim

For a few weeks over the summer we will be revisiting some hymns from earlier in the series, starting with the first...

Notes from the sticks: Menace in a mink coat

I KNOW it’s not a laughing matter, but I found it hard to suppress a snort when I read this in the i newspaper...

The Midweek Hymn: Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun

THE last verse of this hymn is well known in its own right as the Doxology (an expression of praise to God):

Notes from the sticks: In defence of wasps

IN my ignorance I thought there was only one type of wasp in this country. Amazingly there are 9,000 species here, and...

The Midweek Hymn: Judge Eternal, Throned In Splendour

DURING this series I have come across some astonishingly prolific hymnwriters, such as Fanny Crosby, who wrote so many that her publishers...

Notes from the sticks: Wool-gathering

REGULAR readers will know I am not a particular fan of sheep, but even I feel sorry for them when they are newly...

The Midweek Hymn: O Worship the King

MANY hymns are based on the beautiful poetry of the Psalms, and this one is full of wonderful images: ‘pavilioned in splendour’,...

Notes from the sticks: Divided loyalties

WE have a bird feeder which gives us endless enjoyment. It is like having a small theatre in the garden (though thankfully...

The Midweek Hymn: Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior

WHAT is the difference between a hymn and a gospel song? There is no solid definition that I can find, and I...

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