Distant Point

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Distant Point

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"Meeting held at Frensham. 22nd June 1943<br/> H. R. Smith in the chair <br/> 1. The first part of the meeting was spent most happily in the Frensham garden. [...] <br/> <br/> 2. We adjourned indoors & the minutes of last meeting were read, corrected & signed. <br/> <br/> [...] <br/> <br/> 6. ‘Distant Point’ a translation from the Russian Play by Afinogenev was then read. In this F. E. Pollard was a somewhat timid and bewildered stationmaster, Margaret Dilks his huntin’ shootin’ gold-digging wife, and Elsie Harrod, their very high spirited daughter. The latter two, being no doubt, largely responsible for the timidity & bewilderment of the former. Then there was Kenneth Nicholson as the linesman who wanted to get on, Isabel Taylor as his very beautiful wife who with their small son he feared would cramp his style. S. A. Reynolds was switchman and father-in-law to the linesman. A. B. Dilks was the Telegraph operator – a mixture of poet, musician & inventor. Roger Moore read with keen insight the part of the 2nd linesman who was a drunken sot with a past. Out of the railway coach marooned at this station, came H. R. Smith as a Commander in the Far Eastern Russian army, Muriel Stevens as his wife, & Arnold Joselin as his Aide-de-camp. Rosamund Wallis read the stage directions and battled nobly with the Russian names. The write-up on the cover of this book said that this play shows the Russians laughing at themselves, & this would seem as good a way as any of summing it up. <br/><br/> [signed as a true record by] F. E. Pollard 4. IX. 43. [at the club meeting held at 22 Cintra Avenue: see Minute Book, p. 158]"

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Pollard, Francis E.
Aged 71 [Experience in 1943, born in 1872]

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June 22 1943
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Notes
Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

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Related place
England
Related people
Pollard, Francis E.
Related place
England
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spirited daughter. The latter two, being no doubt, largely responsible for the 
timidity &amp; bewilderment of the former. Then there was Kenneth Nicholson as the 
linesman who wanted to get on, Isabel Taylor  as his very beautiful wife who with 
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mixture of poet, musician &amp; inventor. Roger Moore read with keen insight the part 
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marooned at this station, came H. R. Smith as a Commander in the Far Eastern 
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Distant Point

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-30677

Evidence

"Meeting held at Frensham. 22nd June 1943<br/> H. R. Smith in the chair <br/> 1. The first part of the meeting was spent most happily in the Frensham garden. [...] <br/> <br/> 2. We adjourned indoors & the minutes of last meeting were read, corrected & signed. <br/> <br/> [...] <br/> <br/> 6. ‘Distant Point’ a translation from the Russian Play by Afinogenev was then read. In this F. E. Pollard was a somewhat timid and bewildered stationmaster, Margaret Dilks his huntin’ shootin’ gold-digging wife, and Elsie Harrod, their very high spirited daughter. The latter two, being no doubt, largely responsible for the timidity & bewilderment of the former. Then there was Kenneth Nicholson as the linesman who wanted to get on, Isabel Taylor as his very beautiful wife who with their small son he feared would cramp his style. S. A. Reynolds was switchman and father-in-law to the linesman. A. B. Dilks was the Telegraph operator – a mixture of poet, musician & inventor. Roger Moore read with keen insight the part of the 2nd linesman who was a drunken sot with a past. Out of the railway coach marooned at this station, came H. R. Smith as a Commander in the Far Eastern Russian army, Muriel Stevens as his wife, & Arnold Joselin as his Aide-de-camp. Rosamund Wallis read the stage directions and battled nobly with the Russian names. The write-up on the cover of this book said that this play shows the Russians laughing at themselves, & this would seem as good a way as any of summing it up. <br/><br/> [signed as a true record by] F. E. Pollard 4. IX. 43. [at the club meeting held at 22 Cintra Avenue: see Minute Book, p. 158]"

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Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
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TFO02
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TPR215

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Pollard, Francis E.
Aged 71 [Experience in 1943, born in 1872]

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June 22 1943
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Notes
Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

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Accessed on 2020/01/23 06:37:59

Related place
England
Related people
Pollard, Francis E.
Related place
England
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	H. R. Smith in the chair &lt;br/&gt;
1. The first part of the meeting was spent most happily in the Frensham garden. 
[...] &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
2. We adjourned indoors &amp; the minutes of last meeting were read, corrected &amp; 
signed. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
[...] &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
6. ‘Distant Point’ a translation from the Russian Play by Afinogenev was then read. 
In this F. E. Pollard was a somewhat timid and bewildered stationmaster, Margaret 
Dilks his huntin’ shootin’ gold-digging wife, and Elsie Harrod, their very high 
spirited daughter. The latter two, being no doubt, largely responsible for the 
timidity &amp; bewilderment of the former. Then there was Kenneth Nicholson as the 
linesman who wanted to get on, Isabel Taylor  as his very beautiful wife who with 
their small son he feared would cramp his style. S. A. Reynolds was switchman 
and father-in-law to the linesman. A. B. Dilks was the Telegraph operator – a 
mixture of poet, musician &amp; inventor. Roger Moore read with keen insight the part 
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marooned at this station, came H. R. Smith as a Commander in the Far Eastern 
Russian army, Muriel Stevens as his wife, &amp; Arnold Joselin as his Aide-de-camp. 
Rosamund Wallis read the stage directions and battled nobly with the Russian 
names. The write-up on the cover of this book said that this play shows the 
Russians laughing at themselves, &amp; this would seem as good a way as any of 
summing it up. &lt;br/&gt;&lt;br/&gt;

[signed as a true record by] F. E. Pollard
4. IX. 43. [at the club meeting held at 22 Cintra Avenue: see Minute Book, p. 158]"</ptr>
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