Monday, March 30, 2015

Herlock Buxton

Back in 1975 John Swallow visits 73 year old Herlock Buxton, who has never left the village of Elton in Derbyshire during his lifetime, except for a single trip to Derby when he was a boy.

Elton is a tiny village not so far from where we live. Very pleasant and set in fine walking country, but how anyone could spend their entire life there I don't know. Presumably he didn't think enough of Derby to go back - ever.


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Sackerson said...

The interviewer comes across as a prick. He completely ignores the quiet dignity of the man.

A K Haart said...

Sackers - I agree. Perhaps John Swallow was the model for Alan Partridge.

James Higham said...

Or maybe Steve Coogan was.