May 03 2018

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‘Window on Wye’ – Illustrated Poem in The Frame at The New Flying Horse

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New Flying Horse Licensee Steve Collins and Poet Robert Graham
pictured following the hanging of Robert’s poem ‘Window on Wye’

This nostalgic poem by Robert Graham, was inspired by the fact that the stained glass
West Window in our Parish Church of St Gregory and St Martin, was blown out by an aerial landmine in 1943.
Robert’s poem reflects on a time gone by creating a window on Wye’s past but at the same time looks to the future.
As well as the poem being about yesterday, and what has gone, it is also about today and what has replaced what is ‘lost’  – i.e. the oasts are now houses, the people from abroad now come and work hard and pick our fruit not us… and yet much remains.wye window poem greyscale.indd

The poem has been illustrated by Ann Sutherland and produced by Ticketyboo as a print packed with a hard backed envelope making it an excellent gift at £10.

A pound from each sale will be donated to Wye Scouts.

Wye picture framer Paul Callaghan was commissioned to frame a print in oak to hang in The New Flying Horse courtesy of the licensee Steve Collins.


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