A Weekend Diary

…words and images from England's green and pleasant land…

A Wickham ramble…and the Wainwrights on the South Bank…

It was a beautiful evening last Tuesday, and eight of us went a-rambling in and around Wickham Common, north of Fareham in Hampshire…a five mile walk, after which, four of us went for a meal and a drink in ‘The King’s Head’ pub in Wickham…

Some back-lit leaves en route..

Some back-lit leaves en route..

Long evening shadows, and a football match beyond...

Long evening shadows, and a football match beyond…

Rambling into the setting sun...

Rambling into the setting sun…

'The King's Head' pub in Wickham...

‘The King’s Head’ pub in Wickham…

"I’m sitting in the railway station, Got a ticket for my destination…"... at Fareham station around 9.15 pm on Tuesday

“I’m sitting in the railway station, Got a ticket for my destination…”… at Fareham station around 9.15 pm on Tuesday

And segueing from Simon and Garfunkel to Loudon Wainwright III, last night I found myself at a (half-empty!) Royal Festival Hall, being richly entertained by the wonderfully eccentric folk singing of Loudon Wainwright, supported by one of his daughters, Lucy Wainwright Roche (he is also dad to Rufus and Martha Wainwright)…and a memorable evening it was too :)…

The 'support' was Lucy who did half an hour on her own, and later joined her dad for some duetting...

The ‘support’ was Lucy, who did half an hour on her own, and later joined her dad for some duetting…

Loudon and Lucy...

Loudon and Lucy…

Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III

Duetting on 'Love Hurts', first covered by the Everly Brothers in 1060, and many times since, notably by Nazareth and Jim Capadi amongst others...

Duetting on ‘Love Hurts’, first covered by the Everly Brothers in 1960, and many times since, notably by Nazareth and Jim Capaldi amongst others…

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