The picture at the top of this blog shows part of the shopfront for The Hill Top, a now empty shop, the last of the shops in Richmond Village before you reach the famous terrace.
I lived in the village when I was a child, and this was a newsagent’s and post office. It is strange to see it empty and remember how it used to be and how I used to be.
I’ve written a couple of poems about Richmond recently, and there will probably be more as I have just begun work on a new project. More about that in another post.
Richmond is also the place where Virginia and Leonard Woolf set up the Hogarth Press and published TS Eliot’s second book of poetry, Poems, and his seminal work The Wasteland in 1923.
The Hill Top is also a pictorial pun, referring back to the other LucyFurLeaps blog, which is illustrated by a photo of the view looking east from the top of Glastonbury Tor, another great place for leaps of the imagination…