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Nick Alexander
Written by Steve Glennie-Smith   
Friday, 03 March 2017 16:51

Nick Alexander, a talented and eccentric poet, lost his courageous battle against cancer on 8th January 2017.

Nick moved from the 'Sarf-East' to Dymock and thence to Ledbury in the early 2000s

As well as being a prolific poet, Nick was also a musician, and had been involved with many bands, including but not limited to: Echo Road, The Five Malcolms, Fretlock,
Happy Valley, One Night Stan, Pig’s Eye View, Santa’s Twin
and most recently, pOxymoron.

Jim Dening (friend and fellow poet) recalls:

“Nick and I suddenly became pals in 2011 or thereabouts - not long ago - probably in the Feathers or the Prince of Wales.  We used to go to the Prince on Wednesday evenings: Nick to play and sing, I perhaps to drone or howl strange lyrics to musical backing.  For a while we also attended The Retreat.

“Presently we, with like-minded friends, took to attending business meetings at midday on Saturdays in the Prince around the committee table in the front bar.  It was in the pub that Nick and I thought of starting a band.  I knew that he had been involved with bands in the past, but we resolved there should be something sublime about this one.

“Let’s call it Oxymoron”, he said, with his liking for contradictions.
“Let’s call it pOxymoron”, I said, with my liking for contradictions.”

Ledbury Community Portal Registration
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Friday, 14 June 2013 10:29

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New User Registration
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Thursday, 10 January 2013 11:19

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Supply us with your preferred Ledbury Portal user name and we will use this and your email address to set up your individual account.  You will be given a unique password, which we will prompt you to change immediately.

Unfortunately, we cannot use our previous front end system of registering new users due to a Joomla failure to block spam accounts.

"Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam...."

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015 12:47
Ledbury Portal cookie policy
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Friday, 14 December 2012 17:58


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Last Updated on Thursday, 24 December 2015 12:48
How to write for the Portal
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Thursday, 08 October 2009 15:02

The much awaited help file 'How to write for the Portal' has been completed and is now published on the side menu under 'Site Help'.

Many thanks to Marcus Morris and his aide, Philip Barber, for researching and writing this important document for Ledbury Portal writers.

Ed: Following the major hiccup in early 2012, the 'Publications' folder and all its contents were lost. The folder has now been re-created and those files that could be recovered will soon be reinstated.

Marcus's original treatise has recently been found in the bowels of one of the computers in Ice Bytes. An addendum page has been added and it is now back in its rightful place.


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