An Evening with Sabine Baring Gould and Thomas Hardy

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Thomas Hardy and Thomas Hardy in Cornwall.

Speaker from the Thomas Hardy society.

While Hardy wrote poetry throughout his life, and he gained fame as the author of such novels as Far from the Madding Crowd (1874), The Mayor of Casterbridge (1886), Tess of the d’Urbervilles (1891)
However it was the North Cornish coast the Valency Valley was where English novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy, met his first wife, Emma, in 1870. Both the place and Emma herself provided inspiration for Hardy’s works for years to come.
Thomas Hardy was a 30 year old architect who came to survey the building and prepare the design for St Juliot Church and the rectory it was then he met Emma on 3 March 1870. Emma Gifford was living at the rectory with her sister, the Revd Cadell Holder’s second wife. The first visit lasted four days during which Hardy visited Tintagel, Beeny Cliff and the Valency Valley.
Hardy returned to St Juliot in August that same year when he stayed longer. As well as working on the church he and Emma continued to explore the North Cornwall coast including Bude, Trebarwith Strand and The Strangles beach.
Other visits followed and they married in 1874. Thomas Hardy’s third novel, ‘A Pair of Blue Eyes’, had been published in 1873 and Emma was the model for the heroine of the book. However, many places were deliberately disguised and created by Hardy as a fusion of great houses he once visited.
The marriage between Hardy and Emma turned sour but when she died in November 1912, Hardy, consumed with remorse, wrote several poems in her memory. He returned to St Juliot the following spring. There, he designed the memorial tablet to Emma on the north wall of the church, and had it made by a Boscastle stonemason.
Sabine Baring-Gould in Cornwall
Speaker: Martin Graebe
Though Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) is most closely associated with Devon, his home in Lewtrenchard was close to the Cornish border and he was a frequent visitor to the county to study its history, archaeology and its people. He described them in many of the books and articles that he wrote, and he set several of his popular novels in the landscape of East Cornwall. He was a President of the Royal Institution of Cornwall. He was a leading figure in the restoration of the Well-Chapel of St Clether in 1898. Baring-Gould regarded the collection of songs that he made in Devon and Cornwall as his greatest achievement and he made many visits to the county to hear the songs of Cornish men and women and to make a permanent record of their songs and their lives. Martin Graebe will talk about Baring-Gould’s discoveries in Cornwall at the end of the Nineteenth Century, and about the songs that he heard from its people. Time permitting, some of these songs may be performed by Martin and his wife, Shan.
Biography:
Martin Graebe researches and writes about folk song. He lived and worked for many years in West Devon where he took a particular interest in Sabine Baring-Gould, and the collection of songs that he made in the area around his home at Lewtrenchard. He sings with his wife, Shan, and they have performed Baring-Gould’s songs to audiences around the world. Martin’s book, As I Walked Out, Sabine Baring-Gould and the Search for the Folk Songs of Devon and Cornwall, was published in the Autumn of 2017.
Organised by Barry West Cornish Researcher and the people of St Clether.
barrycwest123@icloud.com

Parish Council Meeting

Johnny Cowling sings Gospel

Brass Band Concerts- Camelford Town Band

The well known Camelford Town Band will be delighting audiences with a concert to be held in Trevena Square. This is a free event but, a collection may be made and all donations welcome.

Please note: there will be no seating at this event.

Silver Band Concerts – St Breward Silver Band

The well known St Breward Silver Band will be delighting audiences with a concert to be held in Trevena Square. This is a free event but, a collection will be made and all donations welcome.

Please note: there will be no seating at this event.

Parish Council Meeting (revised date)

Elvis/Gospel Evening with Johnny Cowling

Tintagel Carnival Committee presents: an Elvis/Gospel Evening featuring Johnny Cowling.

Sunday 2nd April 2017 at 8pm – Tintagel Methodist Chapel.

Tickets: £5 per person (buy early to avoid disappointment).

Available from:

Phil Aston – 0755 1657513

Lyndsay Lynn – 0778 6562398

Cornish Craftyness (opposite the Visitor Centre )or, Tintagel Visitor Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

Tintagel Garden Club – Shoreline & Habitats

 

Come and join Tintagel Garden Club at The Old School Hall.

Friday 17th March @ 7.30 pm.

Guest speaker Charlie Tapper will discuss ” Shoreline & Habitats”.

Friends and Visitors are all welcome.

£2 per head.

Coffee Morning for New Volunteers at Tintagel Visitor Centre

 

The  Visitor Centre plays a very important role in our community which depends heavily on tourism.

 

In the two years, since taking over the Visitor Centre, the Parish Council and its volunteers have managed to run the Centre as a self-funding venture.    Without sufficient volunteers, this may not be possible in the future.

 

The success of the Centre depends on support from local businesses and especially on support from local people who can offer just a few hours a week to volunteer at the Centre.

 

At the moment, we are short of volunteers, particularly in the afternoons and who can be available for cover occasionally during periods of absence and sickness.

 

 

 

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A VOLUNTEER, YOU ARE INVITED

 

 TO A COFFEE MORNING

 

AT

 

 TINTAGEL VISITOR CENTRE

 

TUESDAY 22ND APRIL

 

FROM 10.30 A.M. – 12.30 P.M.

 

 

COME ALONG AND MEET SOME VOLUNTEERS, HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE AND SEE WHAT EXACTLY WHAT WE DO.

 

  HAVE A LOOK AT THE RANGE OF BOOKS, MAPS AND LOCAL GOODS WE HAVE ON SALE.

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU !

 

IF YOU ALREADY KNOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER, PLEASE CONTACT THE PARISH CLERK ON 01840 770022, OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.TINTAGELPARISHCOUNCIL.GOV.UK, WHERE YOU CAN APPLY TO BE A VOLUNTEER ONLINE.

 

Neighbourhood Development Plan Public Meeting

Public Meeting tonight to consider a Neighbourhood Development Plan for Tintagel.