Monday, 9 May 2011

The Poet’s Mate.

John Wilson's funeral is being held at the city crematorium at 1pm on Friday 13.
John was a good friend of Morden Tower in its early days ( he rigged up the electricity often for us when the tower gas lit). When Lee Hall made his radio programme about poetry in the North he interviewed John who reminisced about clocking - in to Swan Hunters shipyard in the mornings and escaping over the wall to hang out in the tower through the day. He frequently accompanied Tom Pickard to gigs and referred to himself as a 'poet's mate'. He will be greatly missed.