Morning Service of Remembrance

Morning church service to commemorate William Barnes death.

Sunday 8th October 2017

Articles 

A selection of articles and stories relating to William Barnes and Dorset's cultural heritage.

William Barnes by Llewelyn Powys

William Barnes by Llewelyn Powys

Extract taken from Thirteen Worthies by Llewelyn Powys published in 1923

The Folk-Lore of William Barnes

The Folk-Lore of William Barnes

The Folk-Lore of William Barnes by John Symonds Udal

WESSEX WORTHIES: William Barnes

WESSEX WORTHIES: William Barnes

WESSEX WORTHIES: William Barnes by J. J. Foster

Social Changes in the 1830's

Social Changes in the 1830's

Social Changes in the 1830's by Marion Tait. William Barnes insight into Social Change and upheaval in the 1830’s can be found in the following eclogues. The eclogues present discussions and at least two viewpoints. They give a detailed picture of social conditions and the society of the land folk.

The Stained Glass Attitude

The Stained Glass Attitude

The Stained Glass AttitudeL: The Parsons' Window at Liverpool Cathedral

Surdly Sam

Surdly Sam

Surdly Sam by David Downton. A sketch ‘Surely Sam’ and poem entitled ‘Zummer’ taken from George Philip Rigney Pulman Pulman’s ‘Rustic Sketches: Being Rhymes on Angling and Other Subjects Illustrative of Rural Life’ written in the East Devon dialect.

Dorsetshire Customs, & C.

Dorsetshire Customs, & C.

Dorsetshire Customs, & C. by William Barnes. Harvest Home, Hay making, Matrimonial Oracles, Midsummer Eve, Peace in 1814, Country Pairs, Perambulations

Part 1: My Early Years in the Dorset of William Barnes

Part 1: My Early Years in the Dorset of William Barnes

As a part of series, Hilary Townsend looks back at her childhood and how William Barnes poetry reflected in her growing up in the Blackmore Vale

With Barnes Around the World

With Barnes Around the World

With Barnes Around the World by Jim Potts.

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Forthcoming events

Morning Service of Remembrance Morning church service to commemorate William Barnes death. Sunday 8th October 2017
Willam Barnes Society Annual General Meeting Followed by performances by John Blackmore entitled West Country Sound and Song Tuesday 10th October 2017
Keepen Up O' Chris'mas Festive celebrations in words and music. Refreshments: Christmas cake, chocolate log, mince pies and more. Tuesday 12th December 2017
Willam Barnes Society Members Annual Summer Lunch Willam Barnes Society Members Annual Summer Lunch Saturday 23rd June 2018

Latest news

Stock Gaylard Oak Fair 2017 Once again Members of the William Barnes Society were invited on August 27th to The Stock Gaylard Oak Fair. for the special event celebrating woodcraft, timber, conservation and the countryside. Monday 28th August 2017
Tea, Scones and Poetry William Barnes Society Poetry Readings and Cream Tea at Pine Lodge Farm Tea Rooms, Bockhampton, Dorchester. Sunday 16th July 2017
William Barnes Society 2017 Annual Summer Lunch The society annual Summer lunch took place on Saturday 24th June at Cerne Abbas Village Hall, Dorset. Tuesday 27th June 2017
An evening to celebrate the Life and Works of William Barnes As part of Sherborne Literary Festival, a celebration of William Barnes by members of the William Barnes Society at Raleigh Hall, Sherborne, Dorset. Friday 9th June 2017

Surdly Sam

Surdly SamSurdly Sam Surdly Sam by David Downton. A sketch ‘Surely Sam’ and poem entitled ‘Zummer’ taken from George Philip Rigney Pulman Pulman’s ‘Rustic Sketches: Being Rhymes on Angling and Other Subjects Illustrative of Rural Life’ written in the East Devon dialect.

Bibliography

BibliographyBibliography A selection of related works by and about William Barnes
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