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From the Midlands
Watching the Watchers: Marjorie Pollard describes some of her experiences as an observer at sporting events
Out for a Walk: Patricia Wing-field speaks of her recent visit to Sulgrave Manor, Northamptonshire
The Influenza Shelf: Anne Brad ley gives her personal choice of reading for the convalescent stage Marching Like a Guardsman: Frank Beresford , formerly of the Grenadier Guards, explains how the extraordinary precision of the Guards is achieved
Getting It Off My Chest: Margaret Shepherd unburdens herself of a few thoughts on children's parties
Prelude to Festival: W. H. Boore tells of his contretemps with a Christmas tree
Programme introduced by Mary Orchard
' Village School' by 'Miss Read'
(to be read in ten instalments)
Abridged by Mollie Field
Read by Jane Fergus
6—'The Jumble Sale'


Unknown: Marjorie Pollard
Unknown: Anne Brad
Unknown: Frank Beresford
Unknown: Margaret Shepherd
Unknown: W. H. Boore
Introduced By: Mary Orchard
Read By: Jane Fergus

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