MEMBERS of Clyro WI were the first to see a new slide show by Radnorshire writer and photographer Jim Saunders last Tuesday evening. With pictures from his forthcoming book Hay – Landscape, Literature and the Town of Books Jim spoke about Bruce Chatwin’s On the Black Hill, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles, Alfred Watkins’ The Old Straight Track and, of course, Clyro’s own Rev Francis Kilvert. Portraits of 'Hay People' also featured prominently.
Accompanying Jim on the drive from Knighton was friend and former colleague Mrs Rebe Brick, current chairman of the Powys Radnor Federation of WIs, dropping in to inspect the troops.
This was Jim’s third visit to Clyro WI, where previously he has spoken about Offa’s Dyke - A Journey in Words and Pictures which he wrote in 2006.
Hay – Landscape, Literature and the Town of Books is due for publication by Seren Books in May and the next stop on Jims’ pre-publication tour is Llanigon WI, on April 2.