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Mr Monkey in Bristol, 3rd June

"It's a bit of an odd building"

Mr Monkey looking at the Redcliffe Way frontage of Chatterton's birthplace Mr Monkey looking at Chatterton's birthplace

Walking along Redcliffe Way Mr Monkey saw a slightly odd building, which had part of another building's wall attached to one corner. A plaque told him that it was the birthplace of the poet Thomas Chatterton, famous for 'discovering' medieval poetry that he'd written himself, not getting paid for his work, and for romantically poisoning himself at the age of 17. The spare wall used to belong to the school Chatterton's father worked at, and was added to the house when the school was demolished in 1940.

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