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Conductor, Ivan Huckerby


Conductor: Ivan Huckerby


by W. H. Davies
Read by the author
This is the first time the Midland Region has chosen a non-fiction work for serial reading. Also, for the first time, the day fixed is a Sunday, and the reader is the author himself.
Published about thirty years ago,
' The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp ' describes the experiences of W. H. Davies from the time he was apprenticed to picture-framing until he became a well-known poet. It was acclaimed immediately after the publication of his first book of poems, written in a Southwark doss-house. He spent six years as a tramp in America, made eight or nine trips to England on cattle boats, and then for several years afterwards was a tramp and pedlar.
Mr. Davies has broadcast readings of his own poems and he also broadcast an imaginary eye-witness account of the trial of William Shakespeare for deer-stealing, in the ' Time Turns Back ' series.
Listeners who are unable to hear today's broadcast will have an opportunity of hearing the same instalment on Tuesday (Regional, 4.0).


Unknown: W. H. Davies
Unknown: W. H. Davies
Unknown: William Shakespeare


(Methodist) from the Central Hall, Birmingham
Organ Voluntary
8.0 Order of Service
Chorale Prelude, 0 Lord, my God
Hymn, Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven (New M.H.B. 12 ; A. and M. 298)
Lesson, John xiv, 1-14
Anthem, God of Love most merciful and gracious (Kalinnikov)
Hymn, Jesu! the very thought of Thee (New M.H.B. 108; A. and' M. 178)
Address by the Rev. NOEL F. HUTCHCROFT
Hymn, God of all power (New
M.H.B. 562)
Organist, George Plant


Unknown: Rev. Noel F. Hutchcroft
Organist: George Plant


An appeal on behalf of ST. THOMAS'S HOSPITAL by The Hon. Sir ARTHUR STANLEY ,
G.B.E., C.B., M.V.O.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed].


Unknown: Sir Arthur Stanley
Unknown: Sir Arthur Stanley


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