Monday, 30 March 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.


Demetrius said...

According to Wikipedia the "Duke of York" is a very good pub'. Who needs more? Also, speaking from experience, back in those days Derby station would put anyone off travelling.

James Higham said...

Elton - John?

A K Haart said...

Demetrius - yes, a snug cottage, a good pub and plenty to do. What more does a chap need?

James - I hope not.

Sam Vega said...

I was in Derby on Thursday, and I can see his point. The poor bloke probably thought that everywhere outside Elton was like Derby.

A K Haart said...

Sam - we rarely visit Derby, or any other cities for that matter. You could have dropped me an email and I'd have joined you for a coffee.