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The Traveller, S. P. B. Mais
Musical Director, Joseph Lewis
Producer, Francis Dillon
The characteristic burr of Sussex voices will be heard in this programme, the aim of which is to show that, although Sussex is being dangerously urbanised, there is still a typical idiom and a quiet untroubled life going on of the kind that has made this county one of the most beloved in England. Some weeks ago S. P. B. Mais, accompanied by Laurence Gilliam and Francis Dillon , set out to follow the course of the little river Adur from its source near West Grinstead to its mouth at Shoreham. On their way they kept their eyes wide open for the charm that is essentially Sussex -roach rising in the Knepp Lake, smoky taprooms of ancient inns, flint walled churches and battlemented castles.
Their travelogue, which will be broadcast from the old Grammar School at Steyning, will be a great occasion for Sussex folk, over thirty of whom will be gathered to take part in the transmission. Among these will be a Master of Foxhounds, a huntsman, a poacher, a head keeper, a farmer, a shepherd, a market-gardener, fishermen, an Excise man, and other Sussex characters.
See the article by S. P. B. Mais on pages 8 and 9
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