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Date: Monday 30th December 2019
THE column certainly gets about a bit. A reader sends me a copy of a splendid little magazine, the Alston Moor Newsletter, in which Nobbut Laiking is quoted as providing the “quote of the quarter”. It’s taken from something I wrote back in the summer after an article in the New York Times chose to use Alston in illustrating a somewhat depressing view of rural life.
Date: Monday 23rd September 2019
TREASURE has come to me this week in the shape of a small, dog-eared book, published in 1967 and sold at the princely cost of five shillings. It contains a collection of the columns penned in the period between 1935 and 1967 by the Daily Mirror’s Cassandra — William Neil Connor, later to become Sir William.