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