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The Bohemians

Thirty Years Ago The Bohemians

A new poetry group was started in 1975 known as the Bohemians. Initially meetings were held at the Oliver Twist tea rooms, 63, Bohemia Road (prop. Elizabeth Preston). The founder was Mrs Joan Chaplin of Cornfield Terrace and the group comprised of about two dozen members, meeting on a monthly basis. Within the ten years of the group’s existence, three booklets of poems and short stories were produced: Bohemian Bagatelle, Bohemian Bouquet and Bohemian Bounty. Look out for extracts in future editions of the Voice. [With thanks to Edward Preston]

Martin Woodfine writes (Nov 2007) Dear Sir, inspired by last month’s Thirty Years Ago ariticle on local poetry group, The Bohemians, I would like to ask if anyone would be interested in re-forming it? I am a published poet and am keen to get a local poetry group up and running. Would anyone interested please contact me on 443412, thanks. Martin Woodfine, Silverstone Court.

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