Peter Pickering - Words and Worlds Interwoven

The Lincoln Green Chronicle

The journey from adolescence to adulthood is marked by milestones that seem, at the time, monumental. For me, that defining moment came at seventeen, after a year of yearning for the independence that seemed just out of reach. Restricted to tractors, motorcycles, and the unappealing option of three-wheeled cars — the latter quickly dismissed due to their glaring lack of dignity — I longed for true freedom. The stage for this transformative chapter was set in Stratford-upon-Avon, a town as steeped in history as I was in impatience, awaiting my driving test in my father’s stylish Ford Zephyr.