15th May, 2020 – The Things That Haven't Been Done

The things that haven’t been done before,/ Those are the things to try...

Hello from Suffolk. Here's five minutes of civilised calm recorded in the peace of the English countryside. With a poem: The Things That Haven’t Been Done Before by Edgar Guest.

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From the show:

Weekend Wodehouse: a visit to Blandings castle with Summer Lightning

On this day: May 15, 1718, James Puckle registers the first patent for a machine gun

On this weekend: May 16-17, 1943, Operation Chastise, better-known as the Dam Busters raid

Friday film: The Dam Busters

If you need some music to wake you up – how about Happy Does by Kenny Chesney:

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