Some residents and visitors will tell you the best thing about Bedworth is the ease of getting out. You might be forgiven for believing that. Admittedly, Bedworth isn’t known for its tourism or night life or, well, much at all. We do have good transport links with easy access to motorways. Regular buses and hourly trains run to our nearest town and city, with some buses going further afield. From the neighbouring town and city, commuters can travel on to Birmingham, England’s second city.
Many of us have pet hates. Perhaps even calling something a 'pet hate' is a particular peeve of someone. There are those 'parent' phrases, you know the ones, things our own parents used to say and we tell ourselves we will never say to our child but inevitably do: because I say so; if you don't stop crying, I'll give you something to cry about; because I am your mother. I am sure there are countless others.
There were Anglo-Saxon Bishops of Leicester from around 680. The records of Leicester Cathedral cite Bishop Cuthwine as the first Bishop of Leicester. While there is no further record of the life of Cuthwine, his reign as Bishop is believed to have begun circa 680, until his death, thought to be in 869.
This is the second in my Saints Day series. You can read about August Saints Days here.
A few years ago, I wrote a short story called 'They Met on the Corner'. A script version can be read here.
In 2013, I was studying for a degree in English. As part of this, I was required to write a short story and adapt it into a script.