Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Meeting on Monday 9 January 2017 - Anthology Reading

Fifteen members braved wind and rain to attend the meeting on 9 January.  Nine of these read out their proposed entries for Strandline 11 – the Group’s two-yearly anthology of original work.  Remarkably, this year the Group celebrates its 70th birthday.  Accordingly, many of the pieces featured the year 1947, either in autographical accounts or as the setting for works of fiction.  We heard of life as a nineteen-year-old in the RAF and of a childhood poor in material possessions but rich in the warmth of a close family.  We also heard of goings on among ex-members of the SS, the actions of a jealous child and of a sinister orphanage.  Non-1947 related pieces included poems and tales as disparate as that of an alligator in the bath, the travails of DIY enthusiast and the unhappiness of an army wife.