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Talk: G Branwell Evens or Romany of the BBC

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Romany

A talk about G. Bramwell Evens, a Methodist minister who was in Gretna during World War One by David Barnaby.

April 25th 2019
7pm
£3 per person payable on the door.

David has recently published a new book about Branwell Evens called ‘The Sky is as Blue as a Hedge-Sparrow’s Egg: Reading Romany’

George Bramwell Evens, (1884-1943) was one of the most loved broadcasters of his day.

He was Methodist minister but in the 1930s he was known by everyone as Romany of the BBC. He had an intimate knowledge of the natural world and a gift for vivid communication. His natural history programmes led thousands of children to love of the wonders of the countryside.

In this talk, David Barnaby will explore the world Romany created. David has written over a dozen books. He is an amateur naturalist, a jazz drummer, a saxophone quartet player and a circus enthusiast.