I WITNESS HISTORY

A series of audio dramas which look at historical events from the eyes and in the imagined words of those who were there, or who might have been there.

The Groom's Story - November 8, 1605

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Published on: November 8, 2017

Sometimes in the dead of night in chill-misty, frost-frozen November, along the stretch of the B4176 Bridgnorth Road, between Womborne and the turn-off to the right for Tysull in the Midlands of England, a galloping heedless (some say headless) horse rider, has been seen.

In the year of our Lord 1605 Gideon Grove was the teenage Groom caring for the horses of his masters, the brothers Jack and Kit Wright, who tonight are meeting for a drink with a friend from schooldays in York, and then to help him unload a wagon load of thirty-six barrels in a storeroom under Westminster Palace -The Houses of Parliament as they are better known.


It is the 4th of November 1605 and the friend’s name is Guy Fawkes.

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