Uncle Chris, my Godfather, friend and hero: Christopher Booker 1937 to 2019

3 July 19

…– rightly banning the goggle box from Butterwell Farm. Later on, after my mother’s death, my …


The Field No 8 - Halloween, at last something sweet to eat

2 March 17

…of the year, late October until November 5th, at Butterwell Farm Byfield provided some greatly appreciated treats. …


The Field No 7 - Rob, Maggie, the horse and caravan

1 March 17

…a rounded wooden roof, parked in our field at Butterwell Farm in Byfield. Next to it a horse stood gazing. My …


The Field No 6 - Chocolate was very much a treat

28 February 17

…tooth later in life but, in my early years at Butterwell farm Byfield, chocolate was a real rarity and sweets …


The Field Number 5 - My Godfather Vicious, Anthony & Cleopatra

27 February 17

…has somehow passed on to me. During our time at Butterwell farm Byfield when I was a young boy, Vicious was in a …


The Field Number 4 - I think I watched 3 TV programmes in my first seven years.

9 February 17

…little path that ran by the non Daventry side of Butterwell farm up to the nearest of two cottages behind our …


The Field Number 3 - Wringing the neck of the vicar

6 February 17

…Above the main field at Butterwell Farm in Byfield was a smaller field. On one side was a …


The Field No 1 - the goldfish on their doomed swim to freedom

3 February 17

…At the bottom of our big field at Butterwell farm in Byfield was a stream. For a small boy the bank …


Sarfraz Nawaz – A great influence on me

9 June 12

…remember who it was but a great cheer went up at Butterwell Farm Byfield and I was a Northants supporter for life. …

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