THE ROAD TO TUCKTONIA By Alex McKinstry (Part 3)

THE ROAD TO TUCKTONIA By Alex McKinstry (Part 3)

The Tuckton Golf Course offered a cordial welcome to anyone visiting Christchurch in the 1950s. Its proprietor was Arthur Vine, who, in 1959, entered into partnership with Harry Stiller, a young sports enthusiast who had arrived in Bournemouth the previous year, and...
H.V. Morton By Stephen Roberts

H.V. Morton By Stephen Roberts

This month I’m pursuing H.V. (Henry Vollam) Morton (1892-1979), a pioneering travel writer, hailing from Lancashire, who visited Christchurch when researching his ‘In Search of England’ (1927). Morton, like Mary Shelley, had parents who were both writers, reported on...
Quartleys By Stephen Roberts

Quartleys By Stephen Roberts

Dr. Quartley was called out one evening to administer to a smuggler who’d been shot in a scrap with Revenue men. His payment (or reward, whatever you wish to call it) was on his doorstep one morning soon after, a keg of fine French brandy. That’s the story, apocryphal...