Imagine you clear out your mother’s garage and in an old rusty trunk, you find a 60-year-old manuscript. As you begin to read it, you realise it’s a story written by your father about his exciting childhood on the Isle of Wight. This is what happened to Charles Lansley in 2013. He was so fascinated by the discovery that he decided to get the story published.
In April of this year, ‘Pon My Puff! A childhood in 1920s Isle of Wight’ written by Peter Stark Lansley, went on sale. It tells the story of his family and village life on the Isle of Wight in the 1920s. Written from the child’s point of view, we are transported back into a time when there was no electricity or telephones. When the steam train ran supreme and children roamed freely.
On October 6, Charles Lansley will travel from the Isle of Wight to Southampton to give a reading of his father’s book, curtesy of the Southampton Writers’ Circle. It’s something of a coming home – after growing up on the Isle of Wight, Peter lived in Southampton and joined the Southampton Writers’ Circle that had just come into existence back then.
A presentation by Dr Charles Lansley:‘Pon My Puff! A childhood in 1920s Isle of Wight’ written by Peter Stark Lansley will take place on Wednesday, 6 October, at 7.30pm
at Freemantle and Shirley Community Centre, Randolph Street, Shirley, Southampton, SO15 3HE
Admission is free but to reserve a place please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Chairs will be spaced out, due to COVID restrictions. Please follow social distancing precautions and bring a mask.
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