New monument to Philip Larkin at Hull station
Wednesday 7th December 2011 12:01 am (first posted 5th December 2011)
Philip Larkin’s well-loved poem, The Whitsun Weddings, is particularly appreciated by those fond of literary works about trains and stations. And now excerpts from Larkin's poetry have been set into the concourse at Hull's Paragon station. Betty Mackereth, Larkin's former secretary, unveiled one of five slate roundels with his poetry inscribed on them. They have been placed at the base of a statue of Larkin, which was unveiled a year ago to mark the 25th anniversary of the poet's death. Sculptor Martin Jennings produced the statue and the roundels.