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Dylan Thomas in South Leigh: A Life on and off the Rails

Fairford station, departing for Witney, South Leigh and Oxford. Dylan Thomas in South Leigh: A Life on and off the Rails David N. Thomas I first went to the Mason Arms in South Leigh in the late 1960s, driven there from Oxford by Louis Goodwill Nchindo (read his Wiki page, if you’re interested in diamond dealers). A mutual friend reminded me we had also hitched to the pub with Howard Marks (read his Wiki page, if you’re interested [...]

Winter 2018/2019 News Round-up: Guest Blog from Dylan Thomas News

Thanks to www.dylanthomasnews for sharing their latest news round-up. Welcome to the winter 2018/2019 Dylan Thomas news round-up. Fern Hill Memorial Stone © Geoff Haden / Dylan Thomas Society The newly restored Dylan Thomas memorial stone in Cwmdonkin Park was unveiled by artist Glenys Cour on November 9th, the 65th anniversary of Dylan’s death. The stone, which is inscribed with lines from Dylan’s Fern Hill, was designed by Dylan’s friend, the sculptor Ronald Cour, and was first unveiled on the tenth anniversary of Dylan’s [...]

New Quay: Quite Early One Morning, 1891, a guest blog unearthed from the archives by David N Thomas

Quite Early One Morning, 1891 A beautiful morning greeted me as I awoke from my first night's slumber at New Quay and, as I gazed out of my bedroom window at the hills around, smiling in their summer garments of green like a fresh young maiden decked in holiday attire, I began to feel a pleasant buoyancy of spirit… I wasted no time in finishing my toilet and sauntering leisurely down to the pier-head, from which coign of vantage a [...]

Paul Ferris 1929-2018

We’re sorry to learn of the death of the writer and biographer Paul Ferris, at the age of 89. His 1977 biography of Dylan Thomas has been the standard work for many years and will have introduced many of us to the colourful life behind Dylan’s writing. In the introduction to his biography of Thomas, Ferris wrote, My private reason for wanting to write about him is that I was born in a suburb of Swansea, fifteen years after Thomas [...]

Fasting for a Dead Poet: The Death of Dylan Thomas

November 9th 2018 marks the 65th anniversary of the death of Dylan Thomas. His death, in New York, at the age of 39, led to an outpouring of tributes from around the world, some of which we share with you here. ¶I was working in my room at Yale when a student came in, weeping and silently pointing at a copy of the New York Times. My first reaction was that the Russians had invaded Germany. Then, when I read [...]

Upcoming Dylan Thomas Events in Autumn

It’s September and the school holidays are finished, August bank holiday is over and it’s time to go back to work but there are still things to look forward to if you are a Dylan Thomas fan.  Below is a list up upcoming events you can enjoy in the next few months. A Child’s Christmas in Wales Ballet Cymru: A Child’s Christmas. Poems & Tiger Eggs Ballet Cymru presents Dylan Thomas’s classic A Child’s Christmas In Wales with music by Mason Neely [...]

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