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Please join Dr Tony Fincham, Chairman of The Thomas Hardy Society, for a circular walk and talk around the southern part of the island. Meeting at Portland Museum at 10:00 am, the walk will take you from Portland Museum, down to the Bill, and back to the museum along the west coast – a distance of roughly 6.5 miles. Entry to the museum is included in the cost.
Hardy quote : ‘.. one man’s doorstep rising behind his neighbour’s chimney..’.
Hardy novels/references to Portland: Portland is known as The Isle of Slingers – included in The Well-Beloved and The Trumpet Major. The museum’s Avices’s cottage is mentioned in Thomas Hardy’s The Well-Beloved.
Lunch will be available at the Hayloft Café at an additional cost. Numbers will be limited, please contact the museum to book.
There will be a mixture of poems with a section remembering the 100 years since WWI and the suffragette movement. There will also be light hearted topics, ably interspersed with folk songs by Rick Potter on guitar. Bring a poem, read a poem, or just listen.
Tickets are £6.00 or £5.00 for Friends of Portland Museum members.
Come and join our walk and talk led by Dr Tony Fincham, Chairman of The Thomas Hardy Society. The walk will leave Portland Museum at 10:00 am, progress to the Verne, and return to the museum. It will cover approximately 5.5 miles. This event is part of the Dorchester Literary Festival Events Week and the cost includes entry into the museum.