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84-year-old Catford man reaches semi-final of UK Songwriting Contest
AN 84-YEAR-OLD Catford man has defied the odds to reach the semi-final of the UK Songwriting Contest.
Ken Watkins, of Wellmeadow Road, achieved the feat in the lyrics category with his song The channels of my mind.
The retired journalist said: "I am happy with reaching the semi-final stage.
"I just like playing around with words and saw this contest and thought why not."
The internationally renowned contest attracts entries from around the world, including the United States of America, the USA and Canada.
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