Saturday, 18 July 2009


There was an interesting Prom talk on Radio 3 in the second interval of the first night concert. It put the year of 1934, when three major British composers died and two were born, in context. The unemployment marches were covered, and even one noteworthy sporting event: Fred Perry winning the Wimbledon men's singles championship. However, the compiler missed one with even more current resonance: the Lord's test match, virtually won single-handed by Hedley Verity. This was the last time England beat Australia at HQ.

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