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75 Main Street
Sunday 15 September
11am – 2pm approx
Tickets: £5. To reserve your place, please book through our TicketTailor event page.
In 1938, eight-year old Ted Hughes’ family moved to Mexborough from Mytholmroyd when Mr & Mrs Hughes acquired a newsagent’s shop at 75 Main Street. For several years young ‘Teddy’ Hughes took on the Old Denaby paper round for his parents. Using letters by Ted Hughes and archival resources, Steve Ely and Dominic Somers have reconstructed the route of young Ted’s paper round. This performance trail reanimates it, pointing out places, landmarks and landscapes that were important to Hughes – and the inspirations for several of his poems and short stories. Part walk, talk and poetry reading, Ted Hughes’ Paper Round has become a well-loved fixture of Mexborough’s annual Ted Hughes Poetry Festival.
The route is mainly flat but comfortable footwear is recommended. Dress for the weather.
Ted Hughes’s Paper Round begins at 75 Main Street and ends at the Manor Farm pub, Old Denaby.