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June on the Moor

May 31st, 2013 | By | Category: Cross Channel

‘Blazing June’, it always seemed an odd description of the month. No month in England was ever really blazing – except, perhaps, August 1976. Nevertheless, there were some who reckoned it the best month of the year, the days were long and the sun frequently shone.

At our school on Dartmoor, it was undoubtedly the finest time of the year. It seemed that an easing of the weather, after the severity of the winter, brought an easing of the regime to which we were subject. By June the school year …