Sunday, 8 March 2009

St David's Day - now and then

This old photo was probably taken on March 1st 1962. St David's Day was something to look forward to and dread at the same time - a half day's holiday and morning classes replaced by an Eisteddfod. Younger girls wore Welsh costumes and almost everyone sported daffodils or leeks. What's to dread? The annual humiliation of being forced to play my viola in front of the whole school. I got third place every year without fail. Not bad? Except that there were only three viola players in the school...
The cold winter this year means daffodils are still mostly in bud, but spring is in the air at last.

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