Bob Oldfield

(Liverpool, UK / Vernon, BC)

Biography of Bob Oldfield

Educated at Liverpool Collegiate School and then Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire, U.K. and Gonzaga University, Washington, U.S.A. Began a teaching career in 1976 in Wirral, Merseyside, UK. Emigrated to British Columbia 1992. Singer/songwriter, poet, broadcaster and proud grandfather!
Married to Linda in 1975, children Emma, Helen and Dan three cool grandsons, Eli & Zach & Ben, and a grandaughter Imogen. Currently working in school administration in B.C.

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Christmas 1916

In the bleak midwinter frosty wind made moan
As did those who were injured and dying
Slumped unceremoniously in mud-filled trenches
Craving for the warmth of a home-fire burning
But there was none

Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone
And fingers, numb of feeling like brittle twigs
Twisted at the end of slowly rotting branches.

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