Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 15:00 to 17:00

Market Road,

Bob Walton | Canton Book Festival

Poetry Showcase: Four local poets/artists, Mab Jones, Hanan Issa, Robert Walton & Amelia Unity, will read new work and showcase their varied talents.

Robert Walton’s connections with Canton go back over 100 years. His grandparents moved into 81 Daisy Street, near Victoria Park, around 1910 and their 5 children, including his Dad, were born in the front room. No.81 was the hub of Walton family life for 50 years and Clark’s pies – ‘Clarksies’ - were the staple diet. In the early 60s Bob’s parents took on their first pub – The Canton Cross on the corner of Leckwith Road – it’s still there – so his teenage years were spent in the area’s streets, parks and hang-outs. His collection, Sax Burglar Blues, contains a couple of poems about his grandparents and no doubt more are waiting in the wings.

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