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  1. Sir John Betjeman CBE (/ ˈ b ɛ tʃ ə m ən /; 28 August 1906 – 19 May 1984) was an English poet, writer, and broadcaster. He was Poet Laureate from 1972 until his death. He was a founding member of The Victorian Society and a passionate defender of Victorian architecture , helping to save St Pancras railway station from demolition.

  2. John Betjeman. 1906–1984. Mark Gerson. John Betjeman, poet laureate of the United Kingdom from 1972 until his death in 1984, was known by many as a poet whose writing evoked a sense of nostalgia. He utilized traditional poetic forms, wrote with a light touch about public issues, celebrated classic architecture, and satirized much of ...

  3. John Betjeman, in full Sir John Betjeman, (born August 28, 1906, London, England—died May 19, 1984, Trebetherick, Cornwall), British poet known for his nostalgia for the near past, his exact sense of place, and his precise rendering of social nuance, which made him widely read in England at a time when much of what he wrote about was rapidly vanishing.

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  4. Jan 14, 2016 · The best poems by John Betjeman - and some interesting facts about them Sir John Betjeman (1906-1984) was UK Poet Laureate from 1972 until his death, and became one of Britain's best-loved poets of the twentieth century. When his Collected Poems was published in 1955, it was a bestseller. Below is our selection of Betjeman's best…

  5. Betjeman in 1961. Sir John Betjeman (1906–1984) was a twentieth-century English poet, writer and broadcaster. Born to a middle-class family in Edwardian Hampstead, he attended Oxford University, although left without graduating. [1] He turned down a position in the family furniture business, [2] and instead took a series of jobs before ...

    Town Tours
    12 April – 24 June 1937
    BBC West of England Programme
    Six episodes
    Eccentrics: "Adolphus Cooke Esq of ...
    24 September 1937
    The producer of the programme was Guy ...
    Built to Last
    17 April – 27 June 1939
    Six episodes
    29 May 1944
    Betjeman read excerpts of Oscar Wilde 's ...
  6. Mini Bio (1) John Betjeman was born on August 28, 1906 in Hampstead, London, England, UK. He was a writer and actor, known for But Seriously, It's Sheila Hancock (1972), That Was the Week That Was (1962) and Londoners (1965). He was previously married to Penelope Chetwode. He died on May 19, 1984 in Trebetherick, Cornwall, England, UK.

  7. John Betjeman was born on August 28th, 1906, near Highgate, London. His father was a cabinet maker, a trade which had been in the family for several generations. The family name was Betjemann, with two 'n's, but John dropped the second 'n' during the First World War, to make the name less German.

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