Lone Pine Leintwardine: The Secret of the Gorge
Malcolm Saville Society co-founder and biographer, Mark O’Hanlon, presented 'Lone Pine Leintwardine: The Secret of the Gorge' to members of the Leintwardine History Society on the evening of Wednesday, 16th March.
This was not a Malcolm Saville Society event but it was certainly of interest to a number of members. It was held at the Leintwardine Village Hall and Community Centre, and was open to non-LHS members at a fee of £5 per person (payable at the door). Mark's illustrated presentation of an hour or so was followed by a 15 minute Q&A session. The Community Centre was full!
Sharing rarely seen photographs from some of Malcolm Saville’s personal family photo albums, Mark introduced the work of Malcolm Saville (1901-1982) and, specifically, his Lone Pine series. The evening presentation then explored and brought to life the real places around Leintwardine and Downton Gorge, as featured in The Secret of the Gorge.
It aimed to provide an entertaining evening, not just for those who were already familiar with Malcolm Saville’s work, but also to anyone with an interest in exploring the local countryside and in discovering more about its literary landscape. It was very well received by all present and there will be a short report in Acksherley! 77.