Harking back to our Christmas issue and the tribute to Arnold Barker, we shouldn’t forget this verse which Brian Sumner once wrote in appreciation of Arnold and his good works:


Arnold is cast in angelic mould,

Great goodness doth his soul enfold.

He comes here every week:

"Any jobs?" he doth seek.

I am watching for his wings to unfurl.

Meanwhile, a traditional Russian Easter greeting to you all: Christos Voskrese (Christ Is Risen).

For the Summer issue the copy date will be Sunday, 10th June 2018. Any contributions ahead of that date would be especially welcome. (N.B. Articles may be subject to editing).

Roy Smith (Editor)