Morning church service to commemorate William Barnes death.
Sunday 8th October 2017
A selection of articles and stories relating to William Barnes and Dorset's cultural heritage.
Extract taken from Thirteen Worthies by Llewelyn Powys published in 1923
The Folk-Lore of William Barnes by John Symonds Udal
WESSEX WORTHIES: William Barnes by J. J. Foster
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 AttitudeL: The Parsons' Window at Liverpool Cathedral
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. by William Barnes. Harvest Home, Hay making, Matrimonial Oracles, Midsummer Eve, Peace in 1814, Country Pairs, Perambulations
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 by Jim Potts.