Coleridge in Cresselly 1802

7th June, 2016

7 Fehefin, 2016

Starts | Dechrau: 19:00pm

Ends | Diwedd: 21:00pm

Mixed activity event

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Cresselly House

Cresselly, Pembrokeshire SA68 0SP


Festival founder Richard Parry calls into Cresselly House, Pembrokeshire

where Coleridge visited with his friend Tom Wedgewood in 1802.

Wedgewood was visiting his aunt who lived at Cresselly, and he was hoping to a find a cottage in the Preseli hills where he might live. Like Coleridge, Wedgewood was a friend and collaborator with Humphrey Davey. Tom Wedgewood is credited with making the first photographs and he and Davy wrote an early paper on photography and chemistry.

For the 2016 festival journey Richard drops in to a fundraising evening for nearby Jeffreyston Church and offers a song or two in the surroundings that entertained and diverted Coleridge on his Welsh excursion two hundred years ago.

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