Tuesday, June 03, 2014

John Arlott and Jonathan Meades

A pleasing trivial connection from Meades' An Encyclopaedia of Myself:
My mother once mentioned (parenthetically, forgetfully) that when she was a probationary teacher at Basingstoke in the early Thirties and he was a policeman, she had known John Arlott 'quite well'. This might have meant anything. It probably meant no more than her having 'gone to a couple of dances' with the young Hugh Casson, whom she had met through his father, University College Southampton's rowing coach.

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