Writers

Madeline Browne

Madeline Browne

This section is dedicated to the writings of family members, of which there are two contributers , the first is a short story by Rosina

Madeline Browne (nèe de Dulin 1902-1973) and the others are poems by her daughter Iris Weller (nèe Browne).

Madeline Browne’s short story, FAIR ISLE FOR THOMAS was transmitted, from the BBC Southampton studio on the 6th June 1969, as part of the Morning Story series.

Iris Browne’s poems are as follows. The  first poem, Birth of a Butterfly, was read by Charlie Chester on his

Iris Weller

Iris Weller

BBC Radio 2 Sunday evening program on March 18th 1973. The second poem, A Room of my Own, was read by Charlie Chester on his BBC Radio 2 Sunday evening program on April 2nd 1973. And was read again by Rachel Newman on 15th September 1973 on a programme called Summer Bouquet of Verse. The third poem,poem was read by Charlie Chester on his BBC Radio 2 Sunday evening program on February 17th 1974. The fourth and final poem was read by Charlie Chester on his BBC Radio 2 Sunday evening program on 23rd September 1973. Iris was awarded a bouquet as a prize for best poem of the month, it is entitled, The burning of the fields.