Mudcat Café message #1492000 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #77415   Message #1492000
Posted By: GUEST,Dave Roberts, Salt Town Poets
24-May-05 - 11:33 AM
Thread Name: Middlewich 2005
Subject: RE: Middlewich 2005
John Brunker was one of my school teachers at a small Cheshire country school in the late 50s/early 60s. He was a master storyteller and could keep us spellbound for hours with old Welsh folk tales such as the Story Of Gelert's Grave.
He instilled in me a love of words and of stories and I thought that it was fitting that the Salt Town Poets should pay tribute to him in this way. After all, without John and thousands like him in the teaching profession, our lives would be the poorer.