Year: 2016

A West Countryman’s View – “What life is this if now so fraught…”

“…we take no time to stop and talk?” How many times have I said “good day” to people , only to receive a stare in reply. How many times have I greeted passers by only to be ignored. It seems

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Mendip Times – May 2016

It’s May already, and as the days are getting longer, from here on in, life on the land gets pretty busy! Take a few moments to join Les for his May column for Mendip Times. This month, Les takes in

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A West Countryman’s View – Honoured Age

In the arrogance of my youth I saw many situations where the younger man felt that he knew it all, that included me as well! Not only did we ‘know it all’ we were also empowered with super strength. Quite

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Mendip Times – April 2016

We’re well into British Summer Time now, and even if we can’t promise sunshine all the way, we can promise that Les will deliver another great column for the Mendip Times! This month, Les takes time to celebrate the newly

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A West Countryman’s View – Inspiration

Isn’t life so very hectic, and at times complicated. We all need a bit of ‘feel good’ every once in a while, something that makes you stop and take notice of what’s going on around you. Something that gives you

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Audio – Godney Wassail with Les Davies – February 8th 2016

For the second year running, Les acted as Master of Ceremonies at the Godney Wassail, held at the Sheppey Inn, Godney this past February. Aiming to raise funds for the Village Hall, this revival of an ancient celebration takes in

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Mendip Times – March 2016

Despite recent appearances, Spring is nearly upon us, as Les’s March Column for the Mendip Times assures us! This month, Les looks back at his youth on Hales Farm, Tickenham where March marked the start of the year’s planting. One

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A West Countryman’s View – The Wassail

For those who may not be familiar with the Wassail, it can seem at first sight to be one of those excuses to have a bit of a party. Well, your not wrong! The tradition goes back a thousand years

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Coming Soon – ‘Godney Wassail with Les Davies’

Here’s a quick taster of an upcoming audio recording of this year’s Godney Wassail, hosted on February 8th by Les at the Sheppey Inn, Godney. Huge thanks to Paul Lund for putting this together. Full programme coming shortly – watch

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Mendip Times – February 2016

Blossom on a plum tree – at this time of year?! A milder than usual winter sees Les reflect on Februaries past and future in this month’s Mendip Times column. In a packed article, Les ruminates on climate change, the

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