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Matthew Ward reads ‘Hunter Trials’ by John Betjeman

Sir John Betjeman
Sir John Betjeman                                                                                                                            Photograph: Jane Bown

When John Betjeman’s Collected Poems came out in 1958 they made publishing history and have since sold over two and a quarter million copies.

But Betjeman was not only a poet. Through his broadcasting and journalism he opened people’s eyes to the value of the buildings and landscape around them and became Britain’s grand champion of its heritage.

On the 106.9 SFM Saturday breakfast show with Jason McCrossan – Tranquil Time at 07:50am is our poetry spot – a time to allow the stresses and strains of the day to wash away.

This poem is called the ‘Hunter Trials’ by John Betjeman, It is read by Matthew Ward.

Sir John Betjeman – Cornish Cliffs read by Gill Fraser Lee

Every Saturday morning on Jason McCrossan’s Saturday Breakfast show – we give space in the schedules for a little contemplation – known as Tranquil Time.