"Into my heart an air that kills; From yon far country blows; What are those blue remembered hills..."
On a summer's afternoon in 1943 seven children play in the fields and woods of old England. The children's roles are all played by adults to act as "A magnifying glass to show what it's like to be a child."
It was an entertaining play made perfect by the characters and actors. It also starred the late Michael Elphick and a young Helen Mirren.
Mr. Welland had suffered Alzheimer's for the last few years.
In a statement released via his literary agent Anthony Jones, his family "Colin will be desperately missed by his family and friends. Alzheimer's is a cruel illness and there have been difficult times but in the end Colin died peacefully in his sleep. "We are proud of Colin's many achievements during his life but most of all he will be missed as a loving and generous friend, husband, father and granddad."
He was a Lancashire lad!