A Gift from
Gran by Sylvia Bentley
tell us about yourself.
Getting on a bit, well maybe. Theres an awful lot behind me, but
I'm still looking forward.
Born in Brighton
(Coronation Street) (ha ha) but evacuated to the North.
a local lad. We had nearly 30 years of absolute magic. He died. He was
again. Unfortunately it didnt work out. I started to play Bridge
and write. I met someone else. But someone thought I wasnt here
to enjoy myself. He died also.
life Ive travelled, Thailand, China, America, Alaska I write of
it all and write poetry to my lovely family. Ive met someone else
and we are happy. He was evacuated from guess where? That's right, Brighton.
our roots, we found we were born within two streets apart. Not quite a
'usual life'. I would have planned things differently, but somehow I know,
when I meet my maker Ill have a story to tell.
your story about?
was really how I began to write. It started with a verse although now
I have added the odd article and story. I have also began to write my
you choose to tell this particular story?
where writing began for me. The night my grandson was born. I always say
I dont make up my rhymes they just come into my head.
the experience of making your digital story like?
I felt humble
yet proud to sit with the others and listen to their stories. The work
itself was tiring, yet a revelation. I didnt know I had it in me.
work was magic due to the computer of course and the wonderful team.
for the opportunity.