Breathing Life into History
Exploring Gardens from the Armchair
Gardening is arguably the most popular activity in contemporary Britain. We will go in search of meanings and symbolism invested in gardens and flowers; as well as exploring how they have been depicted by British artists. The main focus will be Georgian and Victorian Britain and the first half of the 20th century. This course could be accused of dwelling on the romance of gardening rather than the hard graft!
DATES: Tuesday 21 November - Thursday 23 November 2017
VENUE: Higham Hall, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH
TO BOOK: Higham Hall; Tel: 017687 762 76; e-mail: admin@higham hall.com
Danny is currently seeking publication for the following books:
EAST OF POPLAR IN MANDALAY
This is a story of the rich and turbulent history of Poplar and the East End of London and its relationship to Empire and Indian subcontinent in particular.
It is explored through the life of James (‘Pop’) Wells of Wells’s Junk Shop in the East India Dock Road, Poplar with the focus on the late Victorian period and the first half of the 20th century until the Festival of Britain in 1951.
This is a story of a particular person in a peculiar place in a time of wars and the rise and fall of an Empire.
A two-part article from this book can be found in the Cockney Ancestor, the magazine of the East of London Famiily History Society (EOLFHS) ~ Summer Issue 2017 & Autumn Issue 2017.