In conversation with Dr Alan Chedzoy, local William Barnes’ expert and biographer

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SDRLBSgreyThis time David and I were off to Weymouth to meet renowned local William Barnes’ expert and biographer, Dr Alan Chedzoy.

We spoke about Barnes as Rector of Winterbourne Came and Whitchurch; a role he continued to fulfill until the end of his life, tramping all over his parish on foot, regularly visiting all his parishioners. And at length about his poetry, particularly discussing the contrast between his dialect poetry and those poems written in “English”. :: more

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