Kenneth Horne’s father Silvester was MP for Ipswich between 1910 and 1914. A contemporary said of him:
"He understands better than any speaker of his years … how to quicken slow blood, kindle light in dull eyes, and bring the flood-tide of enthusiasm sweeping into all creeks and inlets of the spirit."
I can’t remember the last time a politician filled my creeks and inlets.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Calder's Comfort Farm: Kenneth Horne and lead mining
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