On the 4th July 2015 a special event took place as part of the first Ted Hughes Poetry Festival in Mexborough, South Yorkshire.

A group of Hughes’s old school friends came back to Ted’s former grammar school, and shared memories and stories of their time at the school along with some of the adventures they got up to. A recording of the hour-long discussion is available to hear below; put your feet up and enjoy a special treat.


Recording made by Dominic Somers

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