While on holiday in Cornwall I was delighted to be able to visit Cyprus Well, the home of Charles Causley, a 20th century poet who, like Nicholson, recognised the value of localness and celebrated the ways of his home town, in Causley's case Launceston. This was not just a sight-seeing trip but a wonderful opportunity to meet Malcolm Wright of the Charles Causley Trust and find out about the excellent work the Trust is doing to celebrate Causley's life and work. Bearing in mind our own ambitions to develop Nicholson's house and encourage interest in his writing, it was great to tap into Malcolm's experience. He was extremely generous with his time and advice and I hope we will be able to show direct benefit from this in the coming months.
Charlie Lambert, chair of the Norman Nicholson Society