Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Betjeman does Hull.

I'm loving this footage of Sir John Betjeman interviewing Philip Larkin and reading his poetry against footage of 1960s Hull. My maternal grandmother was from Hull and I was born and grew up nearby in Beverley, a pretty little market town. So I've got a soft spot for the place. Although I do understand what Betjeman is saying. 'If anywhere’s the end of England and the end of land it’s Hull and beyond Hull'. It does have that feel about the place. And that's what I love about it. Here are parts two and three of the documentary.

[From Hullness, via my friend Ben.]

1 comment:

  1. Well nothing much has changed in nearly fifty years! I love the vintage M.and S.- (and I can picture Grandma wearing one of those bri-nylon nighties). Shall have to escape my builders and have a walk down memory lane.