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Richard Jefferies and Alfred Williams
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Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) and Alfred Williams (1877-1930) were two Swindon poets and writers who, still today, remain relatively unknown outside their home county of Wiltshire. They were poets who shared a mutual love of the local countryside, and especially a love for the Downs close to their home town of Swindon. There are commemorative plaques to both men on the Ridgeway, and their poems and prose ring with a love of those places.

In honour of both men the Friends of Alfred Williams and the Richard Jefferies Society, are holding an event on Saturday, 3 March from 2pm at the Richard Jefferies Museum, Marlborough Road, Coate, Swindon, Wiltshire. The event is entitled, Appreciation on Richard Jefferies and Alfred Williams. Entrance is free and you are invited to select and read your own five minute extract from the poets' repertoires - or to just go along and listen. If you are able to attend, make sure you visit nearby Coate Water, a place which is stunningly beautiful but which, sadly, is threatened with development.

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23rd February 2007ce

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