106 EVERGREEN Autumn somewhat, because the later additions, with the veil, also clearly showed the Queen with a bun. I appreciate the explanation of why the name changed since reading it in your article. In addition to my pennies, I also possess several farthings and silver sixpences etc. My pennies are still kept in my old tin money box from the late 1940s which served me well throughout my growing up years. It is the size of a can of beans, with a slit across the top, and needed a knife inserted into the slit to slide out the coins from inside. — MARCIA HOWARD, RICHMOND, YORKSHIRE. TOMMY HANDLEY MADAM: The reference to Tommy Handley and ITMA (“Whatever Happened to...?”, Spring 2017) WEBSITE (continued) Evergreen & This England Don’t forget that in between each seasonal issue of Evergreen and This England you can read more from your favourite magazines on our website: www.thisengland.co.uk You can read and comment on our weekly blogs, arrange subscriptions and purchase gifts. We’re also on Facebook too. Have a look online as well as in print. We’d love to see you there. mentioned that the nation was shocked by his unexpected death in 1949. As a child I remember hearing the news on the wireless that he had suffered a stroke whilst bending down to pick up a collar stud. Thus, whenever I stoop to tie my shoelaces or pick up something, I still recall what happened to Tommy Handley 67 years ago — and wonder if I will suffer the same fate! — MAURICE NAIRNE, TONBRIDGE, KENT. MYSTERY LINES MADAM: I read the following lines somewhere and would like to know where they come from: One shall strive and one resign One drink life’s rue and one its wine And God shall make the balance good. — SHEILA HORTON, CLAPTON PARK, LONDON. H.E. BATES MADAM: The article about The Darling Buds of May (“TV Memories”, Summer 2017) states that H.E. Bates was born in Rushton, Northamptonshire. Rushton is near Kettering, but although the author was educated in Kettering, he was born and grew up in Rushden, which is close to Wellingborough and Northampton. Rushden is very proud of its association with Bates and there is a Blue Plaque in the town in memory of the author. — JOHN NEWELL, STANWICK, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE. *H.E. Bates and his RAF career are mentioned on page 31 of this issue. — Ed.
of Evergreen Coming in the Winter 2017 issue Sir Ken Dodd at 90! An interview with the knight of Knotty Ash. Rural Rides A festive visit to the Cornish village of Mousehole for the switching on of the Christmas lights and the local tradition of Tom Bawcock’s Eve celebrated on 23rd December. From Ireland to England with Jonathan Swift The author most famous for Gulliver’s Travels was born 350 years ago. We tell his fascinating story. Byways Travels down memory lane on a trolleybus! How a chance find in an attic led to a journey of discovery. TV Memories A selection box of seasonal viewing from the 1970s and 1980s including Morecambe & Wise, The Two Ronnies and many more. Juke Box No one could have imagined that a Christmas carol dating from the 16th century would ever reach the UK pop charts, but that’s what happened in December 1973 when folk-rock group Steeleye Span recorded “Gaudete”. The Literary Pilgrim As the nights draw in, close the curtains, settle down in your armchair and revisit some of the ghosts of Christmases past with classic tales of the supernatural. Plus... Clippings, Whatever Happened to…?, Percy’s Postbag, Almanac, Rib-Ticklers, Evergreen’s Favourite Places etc. A wintry scene of tranquil beauty at Loch Ba on Rannoch Moor in Perthshire. ANDRIA MASSEY Publication date: 22nd November ORDER YOUR SUBSCRIPTION NOW. See page 162