Herefordshire and Back

Church Farm, Coddington

Church Farm, Coddington

My b&b in Herefordshire last week. Five Hundred years old (I speculated on how many had come into the world, and left it, in my bedroom). Only my nose peeped out of the covers on the first night, but no-one visited. Second night, I forgot about ghosts and read an Alexander Kent novel.

Sunset over Wales

Sunset over Wales

From the churchyard, across cider orchards and into Wales.


Back home to the Yorkshire coast and a full gale sweeping down the North Sea. I watched it for a while and thought of the days when I clung to the radio bench on a tiny coaster in such weather, loaded with Tyne coal for Battersea.

About Harry Nicholson

I once bred Beveren rabbits in all colours. Today, I'm an enameller who works with a kiln, fusing pictures in glass onto copper. On Amazon is my novel, 'Tom Fleck', set in the North of England of 1513 - the year of Flodden. A sequel to 'Tom Fleck' is 'The Black Caravel' published in 2016. My anthology of poems came out in 2015: 'Wandering About.' Recently I published memoirs of my time in the Merchant Navy: 'The Best of Days' and 'You'll See Wonders" I've a blog of poems, stories and art at:
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5 Responses to Herefordshire and Back

  1. I loved Herefordshire when we lived nearby – there are lots of parallels with here, not least, good cider!

  2. Hah – I move from Bromyard (Herefordshire) to Manchester and you go to Coddington Herefordshire (not that far away) for the weekend LOL

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