TR.07 | Back to the Railway Carriage by John Betjeman
Listen to Tea Reads, Episode 7: Back to the Railway Carriage by John Betjeman
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This Friday's Tea Reads is 'Back to the Railway' carriage, a transcript of a broadcast John Betjeman gave on a Sunday in March, 1940. This essay celebrates the history - both personal and physical - of the British railway and also pays homage to some classic pieces of literature on the same subject, including Edward Thomas's glorious poem, Adlestrop.
Listen to hear our thoughts on the romance and nostalgia of train journeys.
- Trains and Buttered Toast.
- Tennis Whites and Teacakes.
- Adlestrop read by Richard Burton.
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