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William Barnes and my Great Grandfather
William Barnes and my Great Grandfather
Sam Jeffery's Great Grandfather Charles Jeffery, a gunmaker in Dorchester reminisces on his meeting with William Barnes.
Part 3: Growing Up in the Dorset of William Barnes
Part 3: Growing Up in the Dorset of William Barnes
As a part of series, Hilary Townsend continues to look back on how William Barnes poetry reflected in her growing up in the Blackmore Vale
Barnes, Hardy and the Sea
Barnes, Hardy and the Sea
Jim Potts has been wondering how little Barnes wrote about the sea or the Dorset coast. Thomas Hardy wrote much more.
Maiden Castle
Maiden Castle
Jim Potts takes a look at Maiden Castle and the archaeologists, writers, poets and composers who where inspired by one of Dorset's magnificent prehistoric Hillfort
AROUND THE WORLD WITH WILLIAM BARNES: Part 2 - Greece
AROUND THE WORLD WITH WILLIAM BARNES: Part 2 - Greece
Jim Potts returns to Greece to explore Athens and the Influence of Greek Culture in works of Byron, Barnes and Hardy
Part 2: My Early Years in the Dorset of William Barnes
Part 2: My Early Years in the Dorset of William Barnes
As a part of series, Hilary Townsend continues to look back on how William Barnes poetry reflected in her growing up in the Blackmore Vale
Christmasing and Wassailing
Christmasing and Wassailing
Regular contributor, Jim Potts looks at regional poetry surrounding Christmasing and Wassailing
Around the World with William Barnes - Bermuda
Around the World with William Barnes - Bermuda
Jim Potts travels to Bermuda to discover the islands connections with Dorset and William Barnes
William Barnes and Winslow Homer
William Barnes and Winslow Homer
Jim Potts examines the illustrations by artists Winslow Homer and Hammatt Billings for William Barnes book 'Rural Poems' published in Boston, America in 1869
The 'Sun-Prints' of Rev. William Miles Barnes, Photographer
The 'Sun-Prints' of Rev. William Miles Barnes, Photographer
Photographs of Rural Life in the time of William Barnes
Around the World with William Barnes: Part 1 - Greece
Around the World with William Barnes: Part 1 - Greece
Jim Potts travels to Greece to explore Evangelistria Monastery and how the wall paintings relate to one of Barnes poems
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
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
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.
The Stained Glass Attitude
The Stained Glass Attitude
The Stained Glass Attitude: The Parsons' Window at Liverpool Cathedral
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
WESSEX WORTHIES: William Barnes
WESSEX WORTHIES: William Barnes
WESSEX WORTHIES: William Barnes by J. J. Foster
The Folk-Lore of William Barnes
The Folk-Lore of William Barnes
The Folk-Lore of William Barnes by John Symonds Udal
William Barnes by Llewelyn Powys
William Barnes by Llewelyn Powys
Extract taken from Thirteen Worthies by Llewelyn Powys published in 1923