And it’s from the old I travel to the new

With help from Harry, who sent me to his friend Andy Kinsey (see his website here), we are back up and running. A huge thank you – and Harry will buy him a pint (or four). All the posts have transferred from wordpress.com to northernvicar.co.uk with the exception of 1, 2 and 3. We are now trying to find out where Whitley Chapel, Stannington and Wylam have gone … we’re blaming wordpress themselves. You will now get a steady stream of beautiful churches, and I have my own website. This gives me an opportunity to include a John Wilson Carmichael drawing of the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway at Wylam – and a plug for a talk about him that I am giving to the Gunnerton Railway Circle on Tuesday 1 September, 7.30 pm.

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You probably know that “One more step along the world I go” was written by Sydney Carter, as was “When I needed a neighbour” and “Lord of the dance”.

sydney carterUntil I read this website I didn’t know he was involved in That was the Week that was  and with Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.

flanders and swannI remember a wonderful evening circa 1982 in Great St Mary’s in Cambridge, a musical entertainment by Sydney Carter and Donald Swann, and Michael Mayne (the Vicar) conducting Mud, mud, glorious mud from the pulpit.

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