In Search of Oldton

It's only a short hike from Darby's boatyard back to the beginnings of the town itself.

If you're feeling tired you can always take a rest on the bench on the village green. Note the graffiti: 'RB IS A COW'.

I like to think this refers to my long-time creative collaborator, Rob Bevan. I feel certain that he has his roots in Oldton too.

I have promised Rob that if he ever becomes rich and famous, I will live on a cottage on his estate and manage his herd of reindeer, dressed in traditional Lapp costume (that's me, not the reindeer). The estate is on the other side of the motorway, I think.

Writers for the Future