Our "Thomas Hardy Folk" evening was a great success.
Thanks to Burton, who eschewed his usual Sunday evening trip up the line to Kettering, instead to drag his nerdy folky friends down here for an evening of "the folksongs of Wessex".
It makes you wonder, The songs of beer and celebration - the release and relief. These songs were produced by people who toiled terribly, in physical labour and pain, all week - and then let themselves go, just occasionally, in the joy of a cider and beer-fuelled folk-singing frenzy.
It was wonderful. In memory of the people that inspired this evening, we will do this kind of thing every evening.