El­iz­a­bethan win­nings

The Oldie - - READER'S LETTERS -

SIR: Nigel An­drew evoked happy rec­ol­lec­tions of the El­iz­a­bethan. As a young boy, I was a sub­scriber and avid reader. I had for­got­ten that com­pe­ti­tion prizes could be as valu­able as 200 guineas, but I do re­mem­ber the more mod­est prizes, which were ex­cit­ing enough. In April 1961, I took part in a com­pe­ti­tion to com­pose an Ode in a Den­tist’s Chair. There were seven of us who won 10 shillings each.

I would like to think that the other win­ners are now, like my­self, sub­scribers to your ex­cel­lent mag­a­zine. An­thony Porten QC, Fren­sham, Sur­rey

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