We received the sad news that the Lansdown pub has closed. It seems only temporarily.

We look forward to the day it will reopen under new ownership. Thank you again for the hospitality we have received from you over the years.

We, meanwhile, have continued to meet in West Mall garden. originally this was the exclusive domain of those who owned properties overlooking the garden. Laterly, it has become a public space. 

Subliminally, perhaps, writing our poems knowing they would be read in the room that is depicted widely as a background on this site, may have had some influence over what we wrote. The same may apply to the garden. 

Does anyone detect the benign aura of the nymps or the goddess in the poems presented here to represent our autumn workshops?

Richard Devereux