First of all we walked around the village. This is the house where he lived. His family occupied the righthand side of the house while the two grannies, 'Er-Down Under' and 'Er-Up-Atop' lived in the T-shaped section.
Er-Up-Atop and Er-Down-Under.
Illustration copyright Rosemary Murphy.
This is the first page of, 'As I Walked Out..' where he describes his mother standing at the top of the bank watching him go.
And here is the path that he took.
The village houses are arranged, higgledy-piggledy, on the sides of the valley.
They are built from an attractive cream-coloured stone of irregular size.
The church is next to the village two-room school where Laurie started his education
and just across from his regular pub, The Woolpack.
with one of his poems on the reverse.
His memorial window in the church.
Then we went to the Woolpack to discuss the book and have a meal. Steve sat In Laurie Lee's favourite spot by the window.