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Bunting, Basil Cheesmanlocked

  • Richard Caddel


Bunting, Basil Cheesman (1900–1985), poet, was born on 1 March 1900 at 27 Denton Road, Scotswood upon Tyne, Northumberland, the elder child of Thomas Lowe Bunting (1868–1925), physician and respected amateur scientist, and Annie Cheesman (1875–1968), daughter of a local mining engineer. One of his earliest memories was of the Northumbrian folksongs sung to him by his nursemaid. After early schooling on ...

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