William Barnes Society Fund-Raising Event to celebrate the life of William Barnes the Dorset dialect poet.
Saturday 24th February 2018
Jim Potts travels to Bermuda to discover the islands connections with Dorset and William Barnes
Jim Potts travels to Greece to explore Evangelistria Monastery and how the wall paintings relate to one of Barnes poems
Jim Potts returns to Greece to explore Athens and the Influence of Greek Culture in works of Byron, Barnes and Hardy
Regular contributor, Jim Potts looks at regional poetry surrounding Christmasing and Wassailing
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
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
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.
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.
Photographs of Rural Life in the time of William Barnes
The Folk-Lore of William Barnes by John Symonds Udal
The Stained Glass Attitude: The Parsons' Window at Liverpool Cathedral
WESSEX WORTHIES: William Barnes by J. J. Foster
Jim Potts examines the illustrations by artists Winslow Homer and Hammatt Billings for William Barnes book 'Rural Poems' published in Boston, America in 1869
Extract taken from Thirteen Worthies by Llewelyn Powys published in 1923
Part 2: My Early Years in the Dorset of William Barnes
The Bride Night Fire